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The Art and Craft of Remote Teaching

Sign up now and take our newest professional development course, The Art and Craft of Remote Teaching. This is a learn-at-your-own-pace online course, broken into six modules. Each module should take approximately 1 hour to complete. At the conclusion of each module, you earn a badge. If you earn all six badges from this course...

New Webinar Series: Enhancing Exam Academic Integrity

The Enhancing Exam Academic Integrity Webinar Series consist of five sessions. Sessions are 45-minute and are focused on assessment methods and environments that lead to deeper learning while honoring academic integrity. Webinars are on Wednesdays, 3:00, August 19th – September 16th. Register by clicking the link(s) below. Access to recorded sessions and slide decks. Must...

Application for In-Person Instruction

In-Person Instruction Proposal Form Instructors of record requesting exceptional approval for in-person instruction must use the In-Person Instruction Proposal Form. Details, deadlines, and contact information for the proposal process are described in the form's introduction. Other college-specific guidelines should have been distributed to instructors of record via their cognizant chair/director. APPLY HERE: In-Person Instruction Proposal...

Yuja: UCR's New Video Platform

UCR faculty and students now have a place to store videos, record lectures, video conference, live stream, and more – all within an integrated video platform. You can also use YuJa to proctor exams! No need to store videos in Google Drive or use other tools to record a presentation, we have a one-stop shop...

UCR XCITE develops homegrown solution to online proctoring

At the onset of the campus shutdown in response to COVID-19, the UCR community was tasked with converting over 3,000 courses to remote instruction for the duration of the spring quarter. In addition to restructuring how courses would be delivered, a means for administering and proctoring exams needed to be devised — no easy feat...

Proctoring Request Deadline Approaching

The last week to request proctoring for final exams is Week 9. Please have all of your requests submitted by May 29 so you, your students, and the proctors have time to plan. Submit requests here.

Integrate Well-Being Concepts into Learning Environments

This document suggests strategies to incorporate and integrate health and well-being concepts into your classroom and student activities. Support your students' success by integrating one or more of these practices in your courses. This guide was created by the various partners as part of the University of California's Healthy Campus Network (HCN). What strategies have...

Top 10 Most Asked Questions

Here are the ten most-asked questions we get regarding technology and remote teaching. For general assistance with technology, contact the ITS Helpdesk or search the knowledge base documents. For additional assistance with teaching and learning best practices reach out to XCITE.

A message from a UCR professor about at-home learning

In this short video Frank Vahid, Professor of Computer Science, encourages fellow professors to think of student at-home challenges and to shift focus more on teaching rather than assessment. He shares a message for students as well.

How to Be a Better Online Teacher

This Chronicle of Higher Education article offers advice on how to make your online pedagogy as effective and satisfying as the in-person version.

Preparing for Success after Graduation: A fireside chat

In a remote society, experiential learning and career preparation has become significantly more challenging. Join Dr. Jennifer Brown as she strategizes with students, faculty, and staff on how undergraduates can continue preparing for their post-graduation goals while learning remotely – and how faculty and others can help support them on their path. Register here to...

Tips from the Online Learning Research Center

See this page from the Online Learning Research Center for useful tips for educators about improving online learning. It is organized into three pages: getting started online, improving online courses, and reflecting on online course design. See especially the five evidenced-based ways to improve online courses: clear organization of course materials frequent communication and presence...

Google Meet training and help

Through your UCR Google account, you have access to G Suite, or the Google Apps. In addition to collaborative tools (Docs, Sheets, Slides), cloud storage (Drive), and a web page creation tool (Sites), you have access to Google's video communication service, Google Meet. See our Quick Guide to Google Meet, or look for more training...

How UCR instructors are handling the shift to online instruction

UC Riverside’s faculty members have had to make a swift transition to online teaching over the last few weeks. As they make the adjustment, several have offered advice and resources for their colleagues on how to navigate this new world. In response to the COVID-19 campus shutdown, UCR has created the Keep Teaching and Keep...

Guidance on Protecting Privacy and Data During Remote Teaching Using Zoom

UC Riverside protects the privacy of faculty, students and staff while working or participating in academic programs. Use of remote delivery software and technologies, including Zoom, heightens the criticality of privacy and the need to use the least invasive means of engaging in these alternative methods of conducting our activities. Existing law and policy that...

Navigating UCR’s swift transition to remote learning

By JESSICA LYNN WEBER Associate Editor and Public Information Officer | Email In an unprecedented situation that offered little time for preparation, teams across the UCR community have mobilized to move spring quarter courses and support services online. The campus was closed to all but the most critical functions on March 13 to mitigate the...

Online Exams & Academic Integrity

By Robert Stephens, PhD | Assistant Director | Student Conduct & Academic Integrity Programs Overall Recommendations Be familiar with the Academic Integrity process and report any suspected academic integrity violations to Student Conduct & academic Integrity Programs Consider Authentic Assessment In your syllabus, include an academic integrity statement or contract (examples are linked to on...

Zoom Security & Privacy

Unfortunately, universities across the country (including UCR) have been experiencing "Zoombombing," or uninvited guests entering a meeting and using Zoom’s screen-sharing feature to broadcast racist and pornographic content. Most Zoom meetings have a public link that, if clicked, allow anyone to join. You can protect your virtual space by enabling some of the following Zoom...

Intellectual property and copyright in course materials during COVID-19 remote teaching:

From: Tom Smith, Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Re: Intellectual property and copyright in course materials during COVID-19 remote teaching: information and language for instructors As faculty prepare to deliver more instruction remotely, using videoconferencing and related tools, we are providing this brief review of rules on copyright, both for protecting your own copyright...

Accessibility Tips and Resources for Online Instruction 

UCR-Recommended Platforms As the University moves toward remote learning for Spring Quarter, we are aware that there are a number of tools and companies offering assistance. Not all of these platforms have been vetted to ensure they meet the needs and standards of the University. Unapproved platforms present concerns with respect to privacy, accessibility compliance...