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


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

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


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

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)

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* (recharge after 50+), Blue Jeans (ends Nov 4), Google Hangouts Meet (25 limit)

bCourses Conferences; YouTube Live Streaming

Zoom (recharge after 50+), Blue Jeans (ends Nov 4)

bCourses Conferences; YouTube Live Streaming

Participation

bCourses Conferences; Google Forms; bCourses Analytics (for checking course activity)

bCourses Conferences (up to 200 students); Google Forms; bCourses Analytics (for checking course activity)

Group Activities/ Collaboration

via bCourses Groups: Conferences, Collaborations; bCourses SuiteC; Blue Jeans (ends Nov 4); 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

Where can I find instructions on how to use the hardware and software in the DIY Media Studios?

YouTube - Uploading Videos

Captioning YouTube Videos


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