Remote Instruction

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...

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.


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.

Get Started with Gradescope (8/9)

August 9, 2021, 10:00am
This 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.

Back-to-Campus Workshop Series

Digital Learning Services (DLS) and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) are hosting this workshop series that highlights how to transition back to campus while integrating the best aspects of remote instruction into your in-person courses or continuing to teach remotely.

Zoom to the Next Level (9/10)

September 10, 2021, 2:00pm
Building off of our "Getting Started with Zoom" workshop, "Zoom to the Next Level" explores what we learned using Zoom during our first year in the cloud and the improvements that will be available in the Summer.
Registration is unavailable.

Hybrid Teaching Using Zoom (8/13)

August 13, 2021, 11:00am
This workshop goes over integrating your laptop/mobile device in a variety of Berkeley classrooms. We will also explore how to implement Zoom features in any classroom.
Registration is unavailable.

Getting Started with Zoom (8/13)

August 13, 2021, 10:00am
Join Digital Learning Services for an interactive session that explores how Zoom can be used to enhance instruction and online collaboration.
Registration is unavailable.