Teaching and doing mathematics remotely

On the particular online co-working needs of mathematicians.

Best practice

Carpentries have some pragmatic tips for teaching computational tasks online, and a COVID update.

For bad internet

Richard Wong suggests how to record things for the bandwidthistically challenged which realistically includes many students and some teachers.. Teaching in the Time of Coronavirus, Part I, noting the importance of:

  • posting your lecture notes online
  • making lecture slides (and posting them online)
  • recording your lecture

Math-friendly chat options


See online whiteboards.


There are many generic videoconferencing options. I like Jitsi since the other ones are privacy horrors. Social dynamics of online presentation can be tricky.


See webcams


See screen casting/screen capture.

Drawing input devices

See stylus input.