Instructional Resilience Resources

Preparing for Fall Instruction

How can I prepare on my own?

The Remote Instruction Guide is an all-around resource for instructors to prepare for remote instruction. Within you’ll find a series of modules that model best practices.

For faculty with specific pedagogical needs, the Supported Digital Learning Technology Guide will identify tools that may be of use. These technologies have been vetted for security and privacy, as well as accessibility for students with disabilities.

What workshops are available?

Remote Instruction Strategies - developing asynchronous options for your class; overview of the assignment, exam, and discussion options available in bCourses.

Tools for Remote Instruction - overview of digital tools available to instructors, with a focus on bCourses, Zoom, the Google suite, and Kaltura

More specialized workshops on various topics can be found on the AIS events page as they become available.

How can I work with other instructors who are focused on similar pedagogical ideas and challenges? 

The Center for Teaching & Learning is putting together a series of Remote Teaching Circles - small-group faculty discussions on subjects of shared interest (e.g. Maximizing In-class Time and Reducing Zoom Fatigue). You can view the initial list of topics and join a circle here. Have questions? Reach out to teaching@berkeley.edu.

Who can I reach out to with questions, for brainstorming, or for course planning?

The Center for Teaching & Learning and Digital Learning Services both offer one-on-one consultations.

Where can I get better hardware for recording lectures?

Research, Teaching, and Learning has initiated a program to furnish instructors with microphones, webcams, tripods, and adapters that can be used to improve recording of audio/video. Interested instructors are invited to fill out this short form.

What software is available to me and my students?

Software@Berkeley maintains a Software Catalog with instructions for downloading Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office, and many other popular software packages for research and teaching.

Important Updates and Communications

Best Practices

To help prepare for disruptions, please refer to these Best Practices for remote teaching and learning. More items will be added, so please check back.

Supported Digital Tools & Resources

I want to...

Technology

Video Tutorials

Text Documentation

Refer to a self-paced digital guide with best practices for teaching remotely and asynchronously at Berkeley
bCourses:
Remote Instruction Guide
n/a
*Access the guide here
Communicate with and send files to my class
bCourses:
Announcements
*Announcements
*Add announcement to course
*Attach files
*Detailed Announcement guides
Create asynchronous discussions with  peer-to-peer interactions and self-reflection
bCourses:
Discussions
*Discussions
*Small Classes and Large Classes
*Detailed Discussion guides
Create quizzes, exams, and surveys
Use bCourses to create customized quiz questions using formulas and question banks
Integrate bCourses with Gradescope
bCources:
Quizzes
*Quizzes
*Detailed Quizzes guides
*Quiz question types and behaviors
*Gradescope Integration
Create homeworks for the entire class or by section
Allow students to upload various types of files to complete an assignment
Allow students to peer review each other’s work
bCourses:
Assignments
*Assignments
*Create an Assignment - basic
*Peer Review
*Detailed Assignment guides
Create a space for peer collaboration, group assignments, and collaboration on files
bCourses:
Groups
*Groups
*Detailed Group guides
Review reporting of student activity and participation
Know when to intervene with a struggling studen
bCourses:
Analytics
*Course/Student analytics
* New Analytics
*Detailed Analytics guides
Determine what format is best for my lecture content for remote delivery
Decision tree
*Lecture Presentation Chart
Deliver live lectures & discussion sessions
Include whiteboards, polls, and breakout rooms
Zoom
n/a
*Virtual Sessions
*Zoom FAQs
Record voice-over presentation software and/or screencast for my lecture
Summer 2020:
Zoom
Fall 2020:
Kaltura
n/a
Kaltura Overview Video
*Recorded lecture content
*Detailed Zoom guides
*Zoom FAQs
*Documentation ready in July
*Kaltura Information/News
*Kaltura Capture
Share my recordings with my class
Summer 2020:
Zoom
Fall 2020:
Kaltura
n/a
Kaltura Overview Video
Download software (licensed by Berkeley) for my home or work computer
*Software Catalog
*Email Software@Berkeley