Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) provides a range of IT resources to the community to support remote, in-person, and hybrid instruction.

Services and software

Canvas is a modern, easy-to-use, cloud-based Learning Management System (LMS) that brings instructors, students, and course content together in online course sites. Access all of your courses from anywhere, on any device. Integrate course sites with popular services including Zoom, Piazza, and Gradescope. Learn more with these Canvas resources for instructors.

Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software. 

Explain Everything Whiteboard is a feature-rich digital whiteboard app for tablets and web browsers.

G Suite for Education is a service provided by Google that allows members of an educational institution or business to collaborate with each other, separate from their personal Google accounts. It is provided free of charge to MIT users upon request.

GitHub Enterprise is a web-based repository hosting service that allows you to upload and share code.

Gradescope is a set of online grading tools designed to accommodate a common grading workflow. Learn more about getting started with Gradescope in the Knowledge Base.

Notability is a note-taking, annotation, and sketching app for Apple computers and mobile devices, enabling users to create and share notes that combine handwriting, typing, drawings, audio, and pictures.

Panopto is an all-in-one secure video platform that allows you to record, live stream, host, share, and search videos.

Piazza is an online, wiki-style question and answer platform for instructors and students. Learn more about Piazza in the Knowledge Base.

Slack Enterprise Grid is a messaging and collaboration tool for teams, groups, and individuals. Members of a workspace in Slack can direct message individuals or create conversation channels for topics, projects, and groups. Log in using Touchstone to the MIT workspace.

Zoom is a video communication tool for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. Get started with Zoom.

Support

Computing Equipment Loan Program
IS&T maintains a limited pool of computing equipment available for loan to MIT students, faculty, and staff who do not possess equipment with which to learn or teach remotely.

Support resources for faculty and instructors:

  • For immediate assistance using software provided to the MIT community dial 617-324-3578 (32-HELP-U).
  • To connect with a cross-functional team providing support for managing the classroom this fall, contact covidclasshelp@mit.edu.
  • Visit Fall 2021 Teaching Resources from the Teaching and Learning Lab for practical resources and tips on everything from planning to masking.