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Online and Remote Learning

Online and Remote Learning Resources

OHSU Resource Guides

Guide to Remote Learning at OHSU (login required): outlines key strategies and resources for learning online.

Quickstart Guide to Remote Technology at OHSU (login required): provides information to get you connected and keep you productive from your personal computer. If you have previously accessed student resources remotely, you can continue to use those methods.

PSU Resource Guides

Guide to Remote Learning at PSU: PSU has a variety of tools to help you and your instructors connect, share information, and complete coursework without meeting physically.

PSU Learning Center: Online and Remote Learning Support:Take a self-assessment of your online and remote learning readiness; learn about tech resources at PSU, and how to navigate D2L and Zoom.

Guide to PSU’s Virtual Computer Lab (VLAB): OIT’s Virtual Computer Lab enables students to use a personal device (such as a laptop, desktop, phone, or tablet) to connect to virtual computers that run a selection of academic software applications, at any time and from any location (both on and off campus).

Online Learning Management Systems (Sakai and D2L) and Videoconferencing Platforms

Sakai and Webex

Sakai is OHSU’s online learning management system, supporting courses hosted by OHSU. Instructors use Sakai to organize online course content. It is also the place where you submit homework and participate in discussions. Use your OHSU credentials to log in to Sakai.

Webex, an online conferencing system that can be used for phone and video conferencing, online meetings and screen sharing, is integrated into Sakai course sites. To join a class meeting in Webex, go to your Sakai course site, then click on the Webex icon.

Desire to Learn (D2L) and Zoom

Desire to Learn (D2L) is PSU’s online learning management system, supporting courses hosted by PSU. Instructors use D2L to organize online course content. It is also the place where you submit homework and participate in discussions. Use your PSU credentials to log in to D2L.

D2L uses Zoom for online conferencing, meetings, and collaboration.To join a class meeting in Zoom, go to your D2L course site, then click on the Zoom icon.

Tech Support

OHSU’s Information Technology Group (ITG) works 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, but phones are answered seven days a week, 24 hours a day for support. Call 503-494-2222.

The PSU Help Center is available at go.pdx.edu/help, by phone from 8 a.m. to midnight daily at 503-725-4357, and through chat sessions.