Campus Announcements and Updates


March 10th Announcement from the Office of the Chancellor – “UCLA’s Transition to Online Instruction

March 13th Announcement from the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost – “Remote Learning to Be Extended through End of Spring Quarter

E-mail from the Executive Vice Chancellor/Provost and the Chair of the UCLA Academic Senate – “Academic Continuity Tools for Coronavirus Preparedness

E-mail from the Executive Vice Chancellor/Provost – “Guidance on the Use of Technologies and Software for Remote Delivery

Administrative Vice Chancellor’s site: Planning for Academic Continuity

UCLA Newsroom: Information on COVID-19 for the UCLA community

Quickest Guide to Getting Zoom-Ready

Step 1: Login to Zoom and check your account: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vVI-Tau9AI

Step 2: Start a test meeting to see if your microphone, speakers, and camera are working: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115002262083-Joining-a-test-meeting

Step 3: Learn how to schedule a meeting for your class (or other event): https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362413-Scheduling-meetings

Step 4: Zoom has “Breakout Rooms” to let students do small group work within your larger meeting.

You may need to turn on Breakout Rooms for your account: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206476093-Getting-Started-with-Video-Breakout-Rooms

Instructions on how to use Breakout Rooms once it’s enabled on your account: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206476313

Step 5: Text Chat can be used during your meetings for students to ask you or each other questions, as well as to send files: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/203650445-In-Meeting-Chat

Bonus: You can set a custom virtual background for your videos: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/210707503-Virtual-Background

Strategies for Teaching Online

Videos about Pedagogy by Nicole Mancevice: Creating Multiple Opportunities for Students to Interact on CCLE (March 2020)

[NEW 3-23] Guide: Moving Online Now: How to Keep Teaching During Coronavirus (Chronicle of Higher Ed.)

[NEW 3-23] Guidelines: Designing an Online Course (UCLA Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Article: Humanizing Online Teaching (by Dr. Mary Raygoza)

Handout: Tips & Tricks: Teachers Educating on Zoom (from Zoom)

Handout: UCLA Faculty Guide to Educating Through Zoom

Slides: Teaching Remotely in Times of Need (Torrey Trust, Ph.D., UMass Amherst)

Designing Online Courses (UCLA Center for the Advancement of Teaching)

Guide on Teaching during Unplanned Events (UC Santa Cruz)

Keep Teaching Tools & Resources (Indiana University)

Virtual Meeting Etiquette (USC School of Social Work)

CCLE Site for Online Teaching Information Exchange

CCLE has a site for faculty & TAs to view and exchange information on teaching online. You need to login to CCLE to be able to post, but not to view: https://ccle.ucla.edu/course/view/teaching-remotely