Teaching remotely

We are still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic but ANU can continue to operate successfully if we all behave in a COVID-safe way. ANU will largely stay with working and studying remotely for 2021. Our return to campus will be gradual. After 29 October, core activities that can't be undertaken remotely may return to campus within ACT Public Health Guidelines.

Visit the ANU Covid-19 Advice page for more ANU advice on easing out of Lockdown in the ANU context. 


The timetable, published here, will remain open. All Echo360 recording schedules have been cancelled until the start of Semester 1, 2022.

Previous Echo360 recordings will NOT be deleted. Academics need to start ad-hoc recordings. If academics need to use previous recordings, they can contact LSSG through the ServiceDesk

Rooms initially allocated in the S2 2021 timetable have been deallocated (scheduled timeslots without locations remain) to allow for the timetabling of essential classes in locations on campus.  

Teaching from home 

1. Zoom 

The University has a corporate license, which is available for all University staff to use at https://anu.zoom.us. If your computer does not already have Zoom, this software should only ever be downloaded from the official Zoom download site or official app stores. A maximum of 300 attendees can attend a single Zoom meeting using the standard ANU license. 

To arrange for any of the following, please log a ticket through the ANU IT Service Desk portal:  

  • A large meeting space where all participants can speak (up to 500 people). 
  • A Webinar license broadcasting to up to 500 attendees.  

Note: Upload all recordings to Echo360 from your Wattle course. See instructions on how to HERE.

2. Echo360 Livestream 

Academics can use Echo360 Livestream as a teaching mode during lockdown, using Echo360 Universal Capture Personal on their ANU or personal devices such laptops and PCs. For instructions on how to start an Echo360 Livestream, click HERE.

If academics want to pre-record content, they can also do this with Echo360 Universal Capture on their ANU device or personal device.

3. Teams for remote teaching 

Academics can also use Microsoft Teams available as an application on ANU managed devices such as Laptops. You can also access Microsoft Teams through the Office 365 suite of tools available to all ANU staff and students. Use your ANU email address and password to sign in. 

Microsoft Teams allow for up to 1000 participants in an interactive, video and chat, meeting without the need for additional licensing.  

For "How to" guides, please click on the relevant links below: 

Note:  Once your meeting has finished, the meeting recording will be made available in the meeting chat that can be accessed during and after the meeting.  Download the recording and manually upload to Echo360.

Advice for Teaching Remotely

The need for empathy, flexibility, and connection emerged as themes in Lunch Vox #6 – In your students’ shoes. Students, from a variety of disciplines and program levels at ANU, shared practical strategies that could be applied by course conveners, tutors and ANU more widely to create a high-quality university experience for offshore students.

Create opportunities for students to connect & interact via Zoom breakout rooms and Wattle discussion forums.