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Rutgers is a large university with many resources. Technology provides students with access to the tools needed to succeed here at Rutgers and beyond. Below are guides for utilizing various online platforms.



Definition of Terms 2021-2022: 

  The words and phrases associated with attending college are often unfamiliar to new students. This glossary of terms, grouped in thematic areas, provides general definitions, as well as some Rutgers-specific definitions, to familiarize students with the words and terms used in regular communications. It also includes frequently used Rutgers acronyms.

Definition of Technical Terms: 


  This site is provided by Rutgers IT and includes definitions and links to various technical resources on campus. 

Academic Integrity: 

Violation Types:

Violation Levels and Outcomes:

  All students are expected to know, understand, and abide by the Academic Integrity Policy.  These short and engaging videos will help explain the policy, the difference between the types of violations, and possible sanctions for students found responsible for violating the policy.  In addition, students will be introduced to the Honor Pledge which asks students to verify that they have not received or provided unauthorized assistance on an assignment or examination.

Big Blue Button (through Canvas):


Canvas Conferences, powered by BigBlueButton, is an open source web conferencing system for online learning. The LTI integration enables teachers to:

  • Embed BigBlueButton virtual classes within their course to provide online office hours, small group collaboration, and online lectures,
  • Record sessions, and
  • Manage recorded sessions.

Canvas Learning Management System:

  In this video, you will learn about your Canvas Dashboard and Global Navigation links. You’ll also learn about navigating a course and accessing assignments.

Canvas External Apps:

External Apps
  External Apps add functionality to a Canvas course. For example, an instructor may want to include a study aid (flashcards, mini-quizzes, etc.) to help students better understand the concepts being taught. Learn more.

Course Scheduling and Add/Drop: 

Overview - Course Scheduling:

Schedule of Classes:

Degree Navigator:



Schedule Planner for Spring 2022:


These videos are general guides for the process, tools, and systems associated with Course Scheduling. For questions about specific course requirements, or prerequisites, contact your School Advising Office.  Contact information can be found at the end of each video.

Important Updates to Course Scheduling Terminology - Fall 2021

These videos were created in Fall 2020 when all courses were offered remote/online. Registration tools have been updated to reflect that the Fall 2021 semester also offers an on-campus experience with in-person classes. Some screen shots and references may not consistently match the current Schedule of Classes or other course scheduling systems. The basic structure of the course scheduling systems and the steps to follow have not changed.

 Please Note:

  • Online has replaced all references to remote or remote instruction.
  • Hybrid courses are those with both in-person and online components.
  • Online-Asynchronous courses do not meet at a specific day/time and are labeled as Asynchronous content with the campus location listed as Online.
  • Hours By Arrangement indicates that regularly scheduled meetings will be set by the instructor and class.  Courses with the notation of Hours By Arrangement are NOT Asynchronous.

Check out the Academic Calendar for the dates and deadlines in which courses may be added or dropped, with and without a “W,” and registration periods are held during the semester.

Check out the FAQs for additional information related to course scheduling and registration.

For questions or help with Add/Drop, contact your School Advising Office

Microsoft Teams:

MS Teams

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration tool that is part of the Office 365 suite of services. Teams enables remote, global and dispersed teams to work together and collaborate through a common workspace, team chat, one-on-one chat, document collaboration and more.


MyRutgers Dashboard: 

  This Overview video explains the key features of the MyRutgers portal for Students who attend Rutgers University. To reach MyDashboard, go to https://my.rutgers.edu and click the "login" button at the top right, then use your NetID and password credentials to log in.

Rutgers Handshake: Career Management

  The Office of Career Exploration and Success brings you Rutgers Handshake, your #1 platform for all things related to career success. Students can utilize Rutgers Handshake to access thousands of job and internship listings in the system, plus schedule appointments with career advisers, read employer reviews from other students, network with employers, register for career events, access exclusive online resources, and much more. 

Sakai Learning Management System:


For help with Sakai sites, go to the portal URL below and click on the “Help” tab at the bottom of the left-side list of tabs:



Zoom Video Conferencing:


Zoom is a synchronous meeting application that allows:

  • Instructors to create, manage and launch Zoom meetings from within your Canvas course.
  • Instructors to host recurring Office Hours across multiple courses.
  • Students to enter Zoom meetings by simply clicking “Join” with the ease of single sign-on.
  • Canvas Instructors to schedule recurring meetings for a single course.
  • Users to view, manage, and download Zoom recordings directly from your Canvas course.

Webex Video Conferencing:


Cisco WebEx is a synchronous meeting application to promote remote and online learning.  As part of the Rutgers enterprise WebEx license, Canvas instructors can schedule Webex meetings and facilitate collaboration within Rutgers Canvas. The Canvas allows instructors to:

  • Schedule single-occurence and recurring meetings.
  • Easily schedule recurring office hours to allow students to claim a meeting time.
  • Automatically award Canvas assignment points for attendance with the WebEx Meetings Attendance Grading.
  • Invite non-enrolled guests via a persistent meeting link.
  • View all scheduled WebEx Meetings via My Meetings.