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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...

Guidelines for Remote Teaching

Below are some important things to remember for any class that are especially important to remember when teaching online (inspired by Bailey & Card, 2009): Communicate with your students (Perhaps even more than you normally would) Send regular updates via announcements or emails, and show them your personality through these announcements Express empathy for them...

Bookstore & Course Reserves

UCR Bookstore While regular bookstore services are closed from March 16 to (at least) April 5, front window service for rental book returns and online order pick up will be available 8am to 12pm Monday – Friday (closed Friday, March 27). For general questions, please call x24213 or 24456 or email sm8106@bncollege.com There will be...

LinkedIn Learning

All UCR employees have access to LinkedIn Learning resources, which can be accessed in R'Space. If you are not already logged into LinkedIn Learning via R'Space, you will be prompted to either log into LinkedIn or provide your name and email in order to access the resources below. Course Recommendations for Online Teaching Learning to...

Campus Closure: Building Access

The Riverside County Public Health order requires UC Riverside to minimize the number of people on campus while maintaining the critical functions of the university. This is an unprecedented global pandemic with rapidly changing circumstances that require the campus to make all efforts to comply with this public health declaration. The campus closure is intended...

Best Practices for iLearn Exams

Avoid creating large exams (50+ questions) involving many/complex questions. Consider breaking them into smaller exams taken in sequence instead. Large exams also create more server load when submitting the final exam; which can lead to failures due to application overload when groups of users submit at the same time. Use the all-at-once display instead of...

Computer Labs, Watkins 2117 & 2111, Remain Open

The computer labs in Watkins 2117 and Watkins 2111 (ITS-run labs) will be open according to the below schedule (which is subject to change). With the direction that no more than 15 people in each room, the labs can accommodate up to 30 people at a time. ITS is working to gain access to a...

Unlimited Access to Ebook Central Holdings

NOTE: Unlimited access to Ebook central holdings The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is having an unprecedented effect on higher-education institutions across the globe. Many libraries have found they suddenly need to support a new level of distance learning and research – and access to electronic resources is imperative. To support this urgent need, ProQuest has partnered...

4 Points on Spring 2020 Remote Learning

Dear UCR Senate Colleagues: As everyone prepares for Spring Quarter “remote learning” classes, i want to offer some advice and insight that is informed by what’s been happening at other UC campuses and universities around the country. As always, feel free to email me at my personal UCR email address if there’s anything you think...

Zoom

What is Zoom? Zoom is a communications software that combines video conferencing, online meetings, chat and mobile collaboration. Zoom allows for video and audio for all meetings, and it allows multiple participants can share their screens. Zoom can also be used to record and share webinars and trainings. You can access your free basic account...

Accommodations & Accessibility

What you need to know about Online Finals and Accommodations Consult your student accommodation letters Review your students' accommodation letters to know what accommodations the students with disabilities still may require. Extra time: To extend time for individual students on an exam in iLearn follow these instructions or contact sdrc-at@ucr.edu Provide a Word doc: If...

Winter Finals 2020

Due to the timing of campus change on face-to-face exams, the only impact to Winter Quarter is the week of finals (March 16-20). If your final assignment can be submitted via iLearn, the impact will be minimal and you can proceed as planned. If you have to adjust your final assignment, you should: Determine a...

Academic Continuity and Campus Operations Related to COVID-19, March 10, 2020

Thank you for your commitment to providing a safe and healthy environment for everyone at UC Riverside. There are currently no known cases of COVID-19 within the UC Riverside community. However, as local, national and global public health recommendations shift to include mitigation of transmission, we are proactively taking steps that will help to protect...