Topics Map > SCS Computing > Software
Topics Map > SCS Computing > How-To

University Resources for Online Instruction

Zoom (

Zoom is an online audio- and video-conferencing service.  You can use Zoom to share (and record) audio and video for one-to-many lectures, or to hold live chat or audio discussions.  It has software for Windows, Mac, and Linux as well as iOS and Android apps for mobile users.

Microsoft Teams

Teams is a Microsoft application that runs on Windows and Mac, as well as Android and iOS-based mobile devices.  When you’re off-campus, you can use Teams to make and receive phone calls from your office phone number – if you use a computer, you’ll just need a microphone and headset or speakers. Teams can also be used for audio and video conferencing.  It is not as simple as Zoom, but may be a good alternative if the Zoom network is overloaded.  Undergrads (who do not receive Teams accounts) can join a “meeting” (i.e. one-to-many lecture) through the web client.  Students with regular Skype accounts can join meetings with full audio, video, and chat capabilities.


Box (

Box is a file-sharing service.  It can be used to make files available to your students, such as a PDF of a PowerPoint presentation.  We suggest making your links open to “Anyone with the link” (see for more information), so that students do not need to log in to get to instructional content. 

Keywordszoom box Skype teams moodle compass distance online learning teaching lms   Doc ID98760
OwnerJay G.GroupSchool of Chemical Sciences
Created2020-03-12 12:16:26Updated2024-01-10 13:22:37
SitesUniversity of Illinois School of Chemical Sciences
Feedback  0   0