UCLA Resources for Remote Learning & Teaching

***Many of the teaching resources below are collaborative, crowd-sourced “living documents” that will continue to be updated as new resources become available online and as we tackle new questions and problems.***

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    • UCLA Planning for Academic Continuity. UCLA’s central resource for critical updates, resources for transitioning to online instruction, and how to maintain academic integrity and clear communication between instructors and students.
    • CCLE Collaboration Site for Teaching Remotely. This site is designed to introduce UCLA faculty and instructors to the basics of teaching remotely. It is a quick start guide to help you make effective use of instructional resources and tools the campus makes available within CCLE and outside to meet the immediate challenges introduced by COVID-19. The site will be constantly growing so visit often.
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For Undergraduate Students

This is a challenging time for our students. Many of them may be feeling anxious about our transition to online learning but they may also be worried about accessing resources for remote classes (laptops, reliable internet access). EPIC is working with teaching support units on campus to provide students with a comprehensive resource list for everything from academic and financial aid to health and wellness concerns. We will share that page once it is up but in the meantime, here are some resources that you may share with your students.

Campus Teaching Centers & Programs
Remote Teaching Guidelines and Approved Software

Please read and adhere to the UCLA guidelines for remote teaching to protect faculty and student privacy.

Important to note: If you plan on recording or collecting images from any of your remote teaching sessions, instructors must give students notice. Per UCLA, use the following language to inform students:

“This program uses video recording or other personal information capture for the purpose of facilitating the course and/or test environment. Pursuant to the terms of the agreement with UCLA, the data is used solely for this purpose and any vendor is prohibited from redisclosing this information. UCLA also does not use the data for any other purpose.”

The following is a list of software that is approved by the University. For up-to-date information of additional approved remote teaching tools, please see here.

    • Zoom. Video conferencing software. Students can watch lectures in real time, participate in discussion sections and review sessions, and work with other members of their project teams. 
        • Getting started with Zoom at UCLA. UCLA has procured the licensing so that all faculty and teaching assistants may download and set up Zoom Pro.
        • Zoom Security Settings. Please review these guidelines prior to hosting Zoom classes or meetings.
        • Zoom Video Tutorials
        • Zoom Backgrounds. A collection of free-to-use images of UCLA for your remote teaching virtual background, courtesy of HumTech. Includes instructions on how to change your virtual background.
        • Tips & Tricks: Teachers Educating on Zoom. Handout with tips on effective virtual delivery of lessons and on how to create and sustain student engagement during class using a variety of available tools.
        • Quick links on how to activate and use in-app features in Zoom to enhance the teaching and learning experience.
            • Non-verbal feedback feature: allows students to communicate with instructor by placing an icon next to their name without disrupting the flow of discussion or lecture (i.e. Raise Hand icon to simulate a raised hand).
            • Polling feature: enables faculty to poll students using pre-set or spontaneous questions.
            • Whiteboard feature: share a whiteboard that faculty and students (if given permission in the settings) to annotate in real time.
            • Break-out room feature: allows faculty to split Zoom meetings into separate sessions (up to 50 separate rooms) giving students opportunities for collaboration. Instructors can impose time limits for split sessions after which, students will be automatically returned to the original meeting ‘room’.
            • Closed captioninghow to enable closed captioning in Zoom.
    • BruinCast. Video stream and/or audio podcast regularly scheduled undergraduate lectures.
    • Respondus. Conduct exams online. 
    • Turnitin. Students can submit papers and assignments via integrated Turnitin tools on CCLE.
    • Voice-over PowerPoint Presentations. Record and share lessons.
    • The Center for Accessible Education has compiled a list of recommended Assistive Technology to enhance student learning; some programs are free for the duration of COVID-19.
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