bCourses

Designing bCourses Quizzes for Academic Integrity

November 24, 2020
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This document is intended to help instructors design online quizzes in bCourses that minimize the opportunity for academic integrity violations.

The quiz tools in bCourses, Gradescope, and other platforms may make it easier to replace a few high-stakes assessments with more, lower-stakes assessments, lowering the incentive for students to cheat on a few, high-stakes instances.

Methods Add time constraints

Students may be likely to share answers if a quiz is available for a long period of time, or is configured to allow some students to...

Changes to Turnitin Academic Integrity Service

April 26, 2021

In-between Spring and Summer instruction, we will upgrade the Turnitin academic integrity integration available inside bCourses: On May 23rd, we will enable a new Turnitin integration, and turn off the legacy integration.

Turnitin Similarity Reports generated before 5/23/21 will no longer be accessible by instructors in bCourses after that date.

We scheduled this upgrade in-between semesters to minimize the impact of this change, but understand that some instructors may need to access reports generated from the legacy integration, and we will have options available...

New integration will automatically copy Zoom Cloud Recordings to Kaltura starting on January 6

December 17, 2020

Starting January 6, 2021, at 8 am, whenever any campus member uses their UC Berkeley Zoom account to host a meeting that is recorded to the Zoom Cloud, the resulting recording will be automatically copied to UC Berkeley’s campus video management system, Kaltura. One of two things will happen:

If the Zoom account owner has no Kaltura account, the recording will be deleted from Kaltura within 24 hours (this does not affect the Zoom Cloud recording, which will still be available in Zoom for 30 days). It will never be shared with anybody else.

If the...