Resources to Ensure Your Class Always Meets

There are times when you may not be able to meet with your students in the physical classroom space.  You may be out of the country, attending a conference, or there may be other activities which interfere with classroom accessibility for your students.    

Consider these options below, including using bCourses as a virtual classroom.

Class Activity

Class Size

<100

Over 100

In Lieu of Regular Class Time (Asynchronous)

Lecture (recorded)


For captioning use, see links below table

Create: Quicktime; Camtasia; bCourses Media Recorder (available via Pages, Announcements, and anywhere you see the Rich Content Editor; ability to add captions); bCourses Conferences (live session can be recorded), Course Capture (pre-registration required)


Share: bDrive, Box, or YouTube linked in bCourses (see How do I add an external URL as a module item?)

Create: PowerPoint (instruction links below); Quicktime; Camtasia; bCourses Media Recorder (available via Pages, Announcements, and anywhere you see the Rich Content Editor; ability to add captions); bCourses Conferences (live session can be recorded), Course Capture (pre-registration required); 


Share: bDrive, Box, or YouTube linked in bCourses (see How do I add an external URL as a module item?), Course Capture (pre-registration required)

Discussion

bCourses Discussions

bCourses Discussions within Groups

Reflection

bCourses Assignments (shared with instructors); bCourses Discussions (shared with class)

bCourses Assignments (shared with instructors); bCourses Discussions (shared with class)ap

Small Group Collaboration

bCourses Groups;  bCourses Collaborations; bCourses (Wiki) Pages; Google Docs; bCourses SuiteC

bCourses Groups;  bCourses Collaborations; bCourses (Wiki) Pages; Google Docs; bCourses SuiteC

Assessment

Quizzes: bCourses Quizzes, Google Forms

Assignments: bCourses Assignments

Peer Reviews: bCourses Peer Review Assignments; bCourses Discussions

Quizzes: bCourses Quizzes, Google Forms

Assignments: bCourses Assignments

Peer Reviews: bCourses Peer Review Assignments; bCourses Discussions

At Regular Class Time (Synchronous)

Lecture

Zoom* (Free version: up to 50 students, 40 minute sessions. Paid version: no limit on number of participants or length of session)”), Google Hangouts Meet (up to 25)

bCourses Conferences; YouTube Live Streaming

Zoom (Paid version must be used for > 50 students)

bCourses Conferences; YouTube Live Streaming

Participation

Google Forms; bCourses Analytics (for checking course activity)

Google Forms; bCourses Analytics (for checking course activity)

Group Activities/ Collaboration

via bCourses Groups: Conferences, Collaborations; bCourses SuiteC; Zoom

via bCourses Groups: Conferences, Collaborations; bCourses SuiteC

 

*Please note that Zoom requires an account and use of chartstring

 

For in-person support, visit the Academic Innovation Studio (117 Dwinelle), M-F, 9-5, to help you figure out your selected option.

For all other related inquiries, contact teaching@berkeley.edu.

 

Other helpful links:

DIY Media service page

Uploading Video to Google Drive

Which online video sharing tool should I use?

Screen Capture applications

YouTube - Uploading Videos

Captioning YouTube Videos

How to leverage YouTube automatic captioning to caption your media file


**Consider any Department, School or College policies about the number of class sessions an instructor can miss in a given semester.