Remote Learning

This collection of remote learning resources is designed specifically for students.

Zoom Help

Download Zoom

Download Zoom by visiting and click on Download Client at the bottom of the page. Use the Quick Start Guide (text) or Getting Started Video below for complete instructions.

Get Started with Zoom

Zoom Quick Start Guide for Students
This printable PDF guide was created by Oberlin CIT staff and will walk you through how to install the client for Windows and Mac, join a Zoom meeting, and host a 40-minute Zoom meeting.

Getting Started Video for Students
This short video was created by Oberlin CIT staff and will walk you through how to get started with Zoom. (Requires an ObieID and password to view.)

Zoom Best Practices for Students

Zoom's Help Center includes an in-depth Getting Started guide and a collection of one minute video introductions.

Internet Access

A number of internet service providers have temporarily reduced the cost of their services, made them free, or are pausing disconnections and waiving late fees. Visit their websites directly for details and eligibility information.

Oberlin faculty, staff, and student can also use their ObieID credentials to connect to eduroam wi-fi networks wherever they are available.

VPN Access

Some international students may need to start a VPN session to access course material or other restricted applications. Please note that most Oberlin and cloud resources, such as Oberlin Gmail, Box, and Office 365 don't require the use of VPN.

Due to current capacity limitations, please only connect to the VPN when using a service that requires VPN and be sure to disconnect from the VPN when you are no longer using that service.

Software Access

You can use the web browser on your personal computer to access software that has traditionally been available in the physical, on-campus computer labs in our Virtual Computer Labs.

Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office 365, SPSS and other general software is available on all of our virtual desktops. Specialized STEM virtual desktops have additional software installed that is specific to the academic disciplines which use that virtual desktop. Visit the Virtual Computer Lab Software page for a complete list of available software.

Access the Virtual Computer Labs through OberView


To request an invite to access the premier version via the Oberlin College pilot program, fill out a service request using the CIT Tech Support Portal.


Oberlin College has a site license for Mathematica and you may install the software on your own computer. Go to the CIT Software Downloads page,  enter your ObieID and password, and click on the download Wolfram Mathematica at Oberlin College link to get the software and request an Activation Key.

Library and Museum Resources

How to Use EZProxy to Access Library Resources

Allen Memorial Art Museum Remote Learning
The Allen Memorial Art Museum Academic Programs staff is available to teach you how to navigate our eMuseum database for research purposes, provide high resolution images of objects for close study, and offer “office hours” via Zoom to help you think through objects and assignments.

Have a resource to contribute to the Remote Instruction, Learning, or Work pages? We'd love to include it! Fill out the form in the CIT Tech Support Portal to send it to CIT.