Tips on Teaching & Working Remotely

On March 13, 2020 workshops were held on the Missouri S&T campus to help faculty get started with Zoom, Panopto, and Getting your course in Canvas. Approximately 100 people attended at least one of the workshops in person and 40 attending online. If you missed it you are not too late. Videos of the workshops are posted below.

More opportunities to Learn

Additional virtual workshops on various tools are coordinated by the University of Missouri System’s office of eLearning. These are hosted by colleagues across the UM System and are open to any S&T faculty or staff member. Registration is required for some webinars. Click here for days and times of webinars.

if you have questions about Canvas, Zoom, Panopto, or any other teaching tool, contact CAFE. We are working from our home offices to help you with your questions, concerns, and course needs.

Concerned about the secuity of Zoom? Check our Zoom references below.

Visit the CAFE Events Calendar to find more opportunities for professional development in teaching and learning.

Additional Resources

Video Help

Sharing Labs Online

 Just for Fun

  • Need some inspiration? Michael Bruening,  Missouri S&T interim chair of history and political science, with a parody of "I Will Survive."

CAFE Events


 Spring ntt social gatherings

  • Thursday, March 19 (9:00-11:00) Coffee at Einstein Brothers;
  • Wednesday, April 15 (4:30-6:30) Happy Hour at Hopper's;
  • Monday, May 11 (4:30-6:30) Potluck End-of-Year Celebration (Location TBA)

 During this period of social distancing or self-isolating, it is probably more important than ever to connect with our peers. Each week we will have a virtual happy hour. Pop open a can of Elusive IPA from the Public House (we want to continue to support our local businesses, of course!) or whatever your beverage of choice may be and join us for casual conversation and commiseration.

 Christi Luks is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 Join Zoom Meeting every Wednesday at 5:00   Meeting ID: 966 289 3638

 For connection via phone, dial by your location   +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) - Meeting ID: 966 289 3638



Please check out our trainings from March 13 on using Zoom and Panopto:

Using Panopto to record your class

How to record using Zoom

POSTPONED: APRIL 6 - HOW TO WRITE a teaching philosophy

To be rescheduled



Early career faculty forum events

april 1 - Steps for Writing a research proposal

Via Zoom; check back for link to join the meeting

Speaker: Melanie Mormile

APRIL 15: Digital Literacy for Canvas

Via Zoom; check back for link to join meeting

Featured Services


eFellows Awards

Five proposals for provost’s eFellows grants, funded by The Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE), have been awarded for 2019-2020 as part of a program which promotes innovative and collaborative course design for blended or fully online courses. CAFE provided $20,000 to fund the following five projects:

  • “Course Design: Historical Representation in Video Games (History 4281),” Andrew Behrendt, assistant professor, history and political science, $5,000.
  • “American Literature Since the Civil War, Significant Course Revision and Redesign (English 1222),” Trent Brown, professor, English and technical communication, $2,500.
  • “Philosophy 1115 Introduction to Logic,” Darin Finke, associate teaching professor, arts, languages, and philosophy, $3,500.
  • “CS Software Engineering Capstone Design (CS 4090, CS 4091),” Michael Gosnell, assistant teaching professor, computer science, $4,000.
  • “Course Redesign Computer Engineering 2210 – Intro to Digital Logic,” Robert Woodley, assistant teaching professor, electrical and computer engineering, $5,000.

The provost’s eFellows program provides funding to improve the learning environment while maximizing the physical learning facilities available for instruction. Support is provided by the CAFE instructional designers using best practices for eLearning. Projects will be piloted in at least one course section in academic year 2020, and expanded to additional course sections in the following semesters. For more information about the Provost’s eFellows program, visit