Remote Instruction

Include Beginning of the Course and Mid-Semester Surveys

Include Beginning of the Course and Mid-Semester Surveys

One way to learn more about your students and their experience in your course is to conduct surveys at the beginning and mid-semester points. A survey at the beginning of the course will allow you to get a better understanding of the challenges students may face in a remote instruction course, as well as provides an opportunity to learn more about each student on an individual basis. A mid-semester survey provides an opportunity to find out what’s working and what’s not in your course, and then make adjustments where needed. It...

Get Started with Gradescope Workshop Series

This workshop will offer guidance on delivery of assignments that are paper-based, fully online, or a combination of the two.

Get Started with Gradescope (8/12)

August 12, 2021, 11:00am
Join us for an online workshop and learn how instructors use Gradescope. The workshop will offer guidance on delivery of assignments that are paper-based, fully online, or a combination of the two.
See event details for participation information.

Import the DLS Core Template

Import the DLS Core Template

Canvas Commons is a repository of digital resources that allows users to share and import content into a course site. The DLS Core Template is available in Canvas Commons to UC Berkeley users in the Instructor, TA, or Designer roles.

Follow the steps below to import the template to your new course site.

1. Open Commons

In the Global Navigation, select Commons.


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...

Updates to Berkeley SuiteC Instructional Tools

June 8, 2021

The Asset Library and Engagement Index tools are being rebuilt, and new versions will be available in the fall, while Whiteboards and Impact Studio are being retired.


The SuiteC tool set was developed as part of a grant-funded project and first piloted in 2015. Over time, technologies have modernized, class sizes have increased, and the performance of SuiteC has fallen behind, ultimately leading to the need to retire the current toolset.

Since these tools are critical to many...

Engage Students Through Discussion

Engage Students Through Discussion

Learning requires a social component, and much of what is enjoyable about teaching and learning is wrapped up in the exchange of ideas. This is true for in-person and remote instruction. In an in-person class, methods for creating an environment for engaging students can seem more intuitive, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t possible to also create this environment in a remote instruction course, too. So, the first thing you might consider is how to relay and share in that sense of camaraderie in your remote instruction class. Discussion...

bCourses Basics + Best Practices for GSIs (9/1)

September 1, 2021, 2:00pm
Join us for an overview of the bCourses learning management system (LMS) and its native (built-in) features, and gain familiarity with basic site setup and navigation.
Registration is unavailable.

Ed Discussion for Class Communication (8/19)

August 19, 2021, 4:00pm
In this virtual workshop, an Ed Discussion expert will provide an overview of supported features including customizable thread categories and subcategories, anonymous posting, private posts among instructors and TAs, image annotation, LaTeX equations, code execution for multiple computer programming languages, and more.
Registration is unavailable.

Summer 2021 Remote Instruction Workshop Series

These virtual workshops will focus on considering how to (re)design your course or section to increase student learning, create engaging audio and video materials, and use campus tools to record those materials.