With the pivot to remote course delivery during Summer Sessions 2021, Digital Learning Services has provided the following self-service guidance to quickly move face-to-face content to an accessible remote model for Summer 2021.
Resources to support immediate needs for Summer 2021 include:
- Remote learning development and teaching checklist
- Digital pedagogy documentation resources
Instructors are directed as follows:
- Use of bCourses to include:
- Digital Syllabus - downloadable document from bCourses or within Syllabus feature
- Assignments feature for homework or uploaded exams
- Quizzes feature for knowledge check, assessments/exams and/or Gradescope integration
- Asynchronous lectures (also means all live lectures must be recorded and shared via bCourses or link from bCourses - time zones)
- All grades must be recorded in bCourses
- Asynchronous discussions
- Zoom office hours
- Meet IoR and GSI engagement expectations
- Take brief, async training course
- Use UC Berkeley’s approved proctoring methods
- Timing: Week of April 17
We highly recommend you take advantage of the support available through the Keep Teaching site to ready your summer courses for remote delivery.
Remote Instruction Guide in bCourses
Please review the Remote Instruction Training Guide developed by Digital Learning Services specifically for Summer Sessions instruction. This guide addresses how to use a bCourses site as a virtual classroom, develop asynchronous instructional materials, foster student-to-student interaction, and re-imagine assignments and exams for a remote format.
If you do not have a current CalNet ID, you can still access and view the guide here: https://bcourses.berkeley.edu/courses/1492740
Remote Instruction Workshop Series
- defining the difference between asynchronous and synchronous instruction;
- demonstrating how to develop your bCourses site as your virtual classroom;
- examining assignment, exam, and discussion options available in bCourses; and
- showing how to access and use remote instruction resources available to all summer sessions instructors.
This session will highlight topics that are covered with greater depth in the Remote Instruction Guide, a self-enrollment course available to all Summer Sessions instructors on bCourses. It’s recommended that you join the course and review it before the session. You can access the course via the following self-enrollment link: https://bcourses.berkeley.edu/enroll/AJMHL8
Please note that this session will not cover the basics of how to use Zoom. You can sign up for a Zoom training session via the DLS Consultation Calendar.
To register for a workshop, instructors should visit the AIS website and choose a workshop session that will work for them. After they've registered, they should receive a bCal invitation with the meeting link.
If you do not have a current CalNet ID, you can still register for these workshops.
Zoom Bombing Issues
The campus is working directly with instructors who have experienced Zoom bombing to prevent future occurrences, and we are in contact with Zoom to implement additional security options to prevent this reprehensible behavior.
- Use unique meeting IDs to schedule meetings.
- Share links with only enrolled students through bCourses.
- Consider requiring a password for Zoom sessions or locking the meeting after it begins.
- Turn off “Join Before Host,” to prevent unauthorized users from joining before you arrive.
- Change screen sharing to “Host Only” before a call starts and turn off the "annotation" feature.
- Enable a “Co-Host,” so you can assign others to help moderate.
- Turn off “File Transfer” to prevent virus sharing.
- Turn off “Allow Removed Participants to Rejoin."
- Turn off the meeting chat.