Where can I find past XCITE webinars and courses?
Click on the Support/Training tab and scroll to the Training Library section.
- How do I use closed captioning in Yuja?
Looking to maximize online exam security?
Discover how to use two layers of security to protect honesty and foster an environment of academic integrity to produce more secure exam outcomes.
Click here to learn more.
- Can I use Slack to share videos?
Where can I find Gradescope?
You can add Gradescope to both eLearn and iLearn courses.
eLearn: Go to course Settings/Navigation and enable it from the list of options.
iLearn: Please review the instructions for enabling Gradescope in iLearn here
How do I add a recorded lecture into my course from within YuJa?
Once your video is added to YuJa, you can choose the "More" option from the video thumbnail menu and select "Links" to grab the link or embed code to provide to students through a course. NOTE: you may want to adjust the link "Security Settings." You can also use the "YuJa Media Chooser" integration to deploy videos to course Pages, Modules, or Content Areas from within a course. See these resources for using the YuJa Media Chooser in eLearn (Canvas) and using the YuJa Media Chooser in iLearn (Blackboard).
How do I connect to my Google Drive in Canvas as an Instructor?
The Google Drive web service allows you to integrate Canvas with your Google Drive account. All users can authorize their Google Drive accounts for access to Google collaborations and assignment uploads. More instructions can be found here
For more support:
The Exploration Center for Innovative Teaching and Engagement (XCITE) is available to help you adapt your finals into different formats and to begin your spring quarter online. For assistance, fill out the support form.
If you have questions or are experiencing trouble with this service, you can contact YuJa support directly by calling 1-888-257-2278, tweeting @yujanow, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support is provided through the following channels:
Canvas (eLearn) Support
If you have questions or need support for Canvas, support is provided through the following Channels:
If you have questions or are experiencing trouble with this service, support is provided through the following channels:
24/7 Technical Assistance Zoom Support
If you have questions or are experiencing trouble with this service, you can contact Zoom support directly by clicking on Help Center in Zoom app menu.
Support is provided through the following channels:
- Zoom Support Website
- Zoom Support Hotline: 1-888-799-9666 ext 2
For assistance with creating and adding e-reserves to iLearn, please contact Reserves.
For assistance adding other library resources to your iLearn course, please contact the librarian for your department.
Need something else?
Submit a Help Ticket related to online teaching (ITS Service Link)
BearHelp email: BearHelp@ucr.edu
Webinars & Workshops
Virtual Drop In Hours For Assistance with Academic Technologies
XCITE is hosting Virtual drop-in hours for faculty needing assistance with academic technology tools (Canvas, and other tools, including exams), on Mondays and Thursdays from 11 am-1 pm starting on Thursday 1/20/22.
Zoom Link: https://ucr.zoom.us/j/92984653699
XCITE offers live Zoom Canvas migration support for: Moving iLearn content to Canvas, transferring YuJa videos, and adding Google apps on:
- Mondays and Wednesdays from 11am to 2pm
- Thursdays from 1pm to 3pm
You can also book via Calendly to set up a 1:1 meeting for Canvas migration support.
Transforming Teaching Faculty Learning Program Professional Learning Opportunity
UCR is hosting a Faculty Learning Program for the 2021-2022 academic year. This program (originally hosted by UC Berkeley) brings together faculty at UCR to learn about the science of teaching and learning, improve their instructional practice, and build relationships and understanding of one another’s teaching and learning contexts in order to better align teaching practices to improve undergraduate student outcomes.
- In-person kick-off workshop: September 22, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm hosted on campus.
- Part 1: Fall 2021: 7 to-be-scheduled synchronous online sessions (learning)
- Part 2: Winter 2022: 4-5 to-be-scheduled synchronous online sessions (practice & observation)
In this program, you will:
- Build your education expertise
- Develop your teaching practice to support student learning in lecture courses
- Redesign your lectures to apply what you learn and integrate new approaches to teaching
- Experience online technologies to develop your instructional practice & support student learning
- Give and receive feedback on teaching practice
Seeking participants from any department:
- First-year faculty members who may be new to teaching
- Returning faculty who wish to revise their instruction to incorporate more active learning
- You may attend just the workshop if you choose, limited space may be available for the complete FLP experience.
UCR Program Facilitators:
- Matt Casselman, Assistant Professor of Teaching in Chemistry, UCR
- Annie S. Ditta, Assistant Professor of Teaching in Psychology, UCR
Get started making your own polls
- Title: Poll Everywhere - Getting Started
Dates: Aug 4, 18, Sept 1, 15, 29, Oct 13, 27, Nov 10, 24, Dec 8
- Title: Poll Everywhere - Large Teams
Dates: Aug 4, 18, Sept 1, 15, 29, Oct 13, 27, Nov 10, 24, Dec 8
Poll Everywhere Webinar Slots can be reserved/scheduled here: https://www.polleverywhere.com/webinars Vendor sponsored
Keep up with Zoom for remote live sessions
- Title: Zoom Administrator, Basic
Zoom webinars slots can be reserved/scheduled here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360029527911 Vendor sponsored
This is our go-to media storage tool. Save your media to YuJa!
Yuja webinars and links are provided on Teaching@UCR at this link: https://teaching.ucr.edu/yuja-training-webinars
Teaching@UCR has info on how to incorporate Yuja into Canvas. Specific info can be found here: https://support.yuja.com/hc/en-us/articles/360050434013-Using-the-Media-Chooser-for-Canvas
Plagiarism detection tool – can be used on Canvas or iLearn. Turnitin has many on-demand recorded sessions which can be accessed here: https://www.turnitin.com/regions/apac/webinars
Teaching@UCR does have info on Turnitin, and provides this link: https://help.turnitin.com/integrity/instructor/canvas.htm
The Art and Science of Student Engagement
The Art and Science of Student Engagement (TAS-sie) was a collaborative effort between UCR main campus and UCR Extension. This six-week seminar was offered April 19 - June 03, 2021, and was targeted for UCR and UCR Extension Faculty, TA's, and instructors.
You can still explore TASSE as an online self-paced Canvas course.
The Art and Science of Student Engagement seminar explores concepts and best practices to engage your students. The seminar consists of short videos, research articles and activities to apply concepts to your course. Topics include:
- Preparing Your Students to Engage
- The Pedagogy and Technology of Synchronous Engagement
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Engaging Your Students in Academic Research
- Engaging Students in Academic Integrity Practices
- Restore, Evolve, Transform: Preparing for What Comes Next
Cheryl Diermyer, XCITE Senior Instructional Designer
Recordings of Webinars
- YuJa Video Quiz Demo and Training
- Virtual Badges and Other Remote Teaching Strategies (Nov. 2)
- Learn how colleagues are using virtual badges as part of course design, in addition to other remote-teaching strategies.
- Remote Course Conversion Grant (Oct. 19)
- Gradescope Use Cases (Sept. 29)
- Enhancing Exam Academic Integrity recorded sessions and slide decks. Must use your UCR email to login.
The Enhancing Exam Academic Integrity Webinar Series consisted of the following five 45-minute sessions.
Session 1: Exam Proctoring with YUJA and R’ Proctoring
Session 2: Authentic Assessments for Deeper Learning and Enhanced Academic Integrity
Session 3: A Unique Exam for Every Student
Session 4: Using Gradescope to Reduce Grading Time, Increase Grading Consistency, and Give Quality Feedback
Session 5: Using Respondus LockDown Browser to Secure the Online Exam Environment
- Finding and Using Open and Affordable Educational Resources
- Yuja Basics - Faculty Training (June 19)
- Yuja Advanced - Faculty Training
- Poll Everywhere for Remote Instruction (June 5)
- Authentic Assessments (May 29)
- Building your Course (May 21)
- Instructor Presence (May 15)
- Mapping Your Course Welcome (May 8)
- Summer Orientation (April 30)
- Connecting with Students, recording from 4/17
- Dr. Sherryl Berg-Ridenour, Lecturer, School of Business Administration, discusses ways to use low-bandwidth tools to develop a sense of classroom community and connect learning to deepen student understanding by allowing students to share their own examples and engage in peer dialogue.
- Summer Remote Q&A, Part II, recording from 4/23
- Using Mobile Tech for Lecture Capture, Remote Supplemental Instruction sessions, or Holding Sections, recording from 4/16
- Learn from Pablo Mogrovejo and some of UCR’s Supplemental Instructors (Sis) about the variety of formats and approaches to lecture capture shown at their YouTube page. Review a variety of mobile technology options and considerations, as well as pros and cons.
- Alternative Assessment Workshop, recording from 4/7
- Zoom Security, recording from 4/9
- Summer Remote Instruction Q&A, recording from 4/8
- iLearn Beyond Basics, recording from 4/7
- Notes from the field: Case Studies in Rapid Migration Online, recording from 4/7
- recording by Karolyn M. Andrews, Director, Education Abroad & Adj. Asst. Professor, Psychology
- Hear how Karolyn M. Andrews helped internationally-based SUNY faculty and students migrate online in response to the 2006 war in Lebanon, and the 2008 crisis in Greece. In each situation, new tools and skills had to be rapidly adopted, and adapted, by faculty, students, and staff, in order to remain connected and continue learning in a variety of different majors. Join to learn how to get through this, and then get better at it, as you help strengthen the skills our students need in a 21st century economy.
- Recording a PowerPoint Presentation, recording from 3/31
- PlayPosit Demo, recording from 3/25
- 5 Tips for Effective Video Lectures, recording from 3/24
- Zoom 2: Whiteboards and more, recording from 3/19
- TA/Instructor Communication, recording from 3/18
- Exams in iLearn, recording from 3/12
- Using Zoom, recording from 3/13
ITS Remote Resources
UC Riverside Resources for Working Remotely
Using the UCR ServiceLink Portal: Learn how to access the portal, search the self-help knowledgebase, and submit and track support tickets.
- Accessing Office 365 Applications: Learn how to access Microsoft 365 applications such as Outlook, OneDrive, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, SharePoint, Teams, etc.
- IT Training Toolkit: Learn how to use Office 365 applications, such as Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive, as well as other IT applications.
- Using Zoom for Video Conferencing: Learn how to use Zoom for video conferencing, as well as how to request a Pro License for larger meetings.
- Using the Virtual Private Network (VPN) to Access Secured Campus Resources: Many campus resources and applications are secured. Learn how to use the VPN to access secured campus resources when working offsite.
- Computer Data Security While Working Remotely: Learn security tips and best practices when working remotely to help keep our campus data safe while working remotely.
- Top 5 Steps to Securely Work from Home: Learn and adhere to these top 5 security tips for working from home.
- Using TechAlerts to Monitor Application Status: Performance issues of any kind that affect UCR’s applications and network are reported via TechAlerts. From this site you can view real-time updates on application and network status.