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See Teaching and Learning Continuity for help with remote instruction and learning.

Teaching and Learning Continuity

If routine academic functions are disrupted due to campus closures, it may be necessary to teach and learn remotely. There is a range of support and tools to help you connect, so that work and learning can continue uninterrupted.

MyAccess and the UCSF network

Some services and tools will require you to authenticate with your MyAccess credentials or to be on the UCSF network via VPN. Get an overview of remote work resources.

Best practices for audio and video

Provide quality audio

Minimize video problems

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Learning tools for students

Zoom is a video conferencing platform with a shared display area, real-time video, voice, polls, and chat.

If posted within your online course:

  • Log in to the CLE, and navigate to your course where you should see the video posted by the instructor
  • If you need help, contact us

Your instructor may set up a CLE Forum for online discussions or shared information. 

Zoom is a video conferencing platform with a shared display area, real-time video, voice, polls, and chat.

Your instructor may set up virtual office hours with you. They will share a specific link for their meeting, which will prompt you to join them using Zoom.

UCSF Box is a cloud-based file collaboration tool.

Teaching tools for faculty

  • Include preferred contact method in your syllabus
  • Add contact information at the top of your CLE pages
  • Reach out to your students proactively as your plans for teaching change

Zoom is a video conferencing platform with a shared display area, real-time video, voice, polls, and chat.

Media@UCSF is an online video hosting platform with screen and webcam recording features, integrated with the CLE. To use, log in to the CLE, and click on My Media from the navigation menu.

PowerPoint narrations can be saved as a video file and uploaded to the CLE.

MediaSite is a system for recording classroom-based presentations and sharing them on the CLE or internet.

CLE Forum is an activity for online discussions or share information with students.

Zoom is a video conferencing platform with a shared display area, real-time video, voice, polls, and chat.

Zoom is a video conferencing platform with a shared display area, real-time video, voice, polls, and chat.

The CLE assignment activity allows instructors to collect work from students, review it, and provide feedback including grades.

The CLE Quiz activity is a robust online assessment tool that can be used for self-evaluations, tests, exams, mid-terms, and finals.

UCSF Box is a cloud-based file collaboration tool.