Resources to Ensure Your Class Always Meets

Over the last few years our campus has experienced an increased number of campus closures or disruptions related to catastrophic events. While each event will differ in length and severity of impact to campus function and student access to instruction, there are some general guidelines that may be utilized toward instructional continuity. Though the campus is in early stages of coming up with further policies and guidelines, the following are useful tools and techniques for instructors to consider depending on their course type, size, condition of the event, and resulting campus impact.

The administration and Academic Senate invite you to complete a feedback form suggesting ways to improve future efforts to support continuity of instruction during disruptions.

Faculty or GSIs seeking support can Book(link is external) an in-person or virtual consultation or email digitallearning@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail) with questions

In Lieu of Regular Class Time (Asynchronous)
Class Activity

Class Size Under 100

Class Size Over 100

Lecture recording


For captioning use, see links below table

Create: 
Zoom (campus-supported videoconferencing platform; requires Pro* account)

Share:
Upload or link recording to bCourses (does not require account to access)

Create: 
Zoom (campus-supported videoconferencing platform; requires Pro* account)

Share:
Upload or link recording to bCourses (does not require account to access)

Discussion

bCourses Discussions

bCourses Discussions within breakout Groups

Reflection

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

bCourses Assignments (shared with instructors); bCourses Discussions in breakout Groups (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)
Class Activity

Class Size Under 100

Class Size Over 100

Lecture

Zoom (campus-supported videoconferencing platform)

  • Requires Pro account to create. Allow 24 hours to set up.
  • Students must download software to access.

Zoom (campus-supported videoconferencing platform)

  • Requires Pro account to create. Allow 24 hours to set up.
  • Students must download software to access.

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 request with set-up time of approximately 24 hours. 

Additional Resources:

Other helpful links:

DIY Media service page

Uploading Video to Google Drive

YouTube: