The author taught many years of color reproduction-related courses to college students in print media and graphic communication programs. He used to think that hands-on lab assignment was only possible in-person in laboratory settings. His recent online teaching experiences proved him wrong. This document describes a lab assignment, Using ColorThink, in an online course, administered by Wuhan University, in the summer of 2020. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, no one was on campus. All eleven students were spread out across many provinces in China. As an adjunct instructor, located in North America, the author was able to connect with his students via Zoom for synchronous communication and relied on WeChat and email for asynchronous communication.

Publication Date

Spring 2021

Document Type


Department, Program, or Center

School of Media Sciences (CET)


RIT – Main Campus