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FAQs for Remote Work

Tools & Resources

What tools are available to Faculty and Midshipmen for remote instruction?

There are many tools in USNA’s “toolbox.” that are available now to help facilitate this shift to distance learning. These include:

External

Do not use VPN / VDI.

Internal

Faculty / Staff - VPN Required
Midshipmen - VDI Required


External

Blackboard (Learning Management System) - Blackboard is the Learning Management System used by the US Naval Academy for an online supplement to courses, providing a tool for faculty and staff organizations to document class structure, assignments, and media. See the USNA Blackboard Help Site for training.

Respondus LockDown Browser - Download the latest version of LockDown Browser

PLEASE DO NOT use the VPN/VDI to access Blackboard. 
It is not required, and doing so detrimentally affects use of limited VPN/VDI resources for other users.

External

Panopto (Lecture Capture) - Panopto is a tool that can be used within or externally to Blackboard. There is also a desktop client for developing content available in the USNA Software Center (see client download instructions here - Installation requires the VPN/VDIor can be downloaded from within Blackboard for personal computers. Here are some Panopto Video Tutorials. This Blackboard Integration video shows how to use Panopto within Blackboard.

External

The entire GSuite application including: PLEASE DO NOT use the VPN/VDI to access GSuite. 
It is not required, and doing so detrimentally affects use of limited VPN/VDI resources for other users.


Internal

Cascade CMS / USNA Website Editing - Utilize Cascade CMS to edit existing sites. See the Cascade CMS Help site for training. Please note that the VPN or VDI is required to use Cascade CMS from off the Yard.
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