Alternatives for Instruction, Engagement, and Assessment

Information on tools for developing pre-created modules that students access at any time (class members' viewing or participation is asynchronous), and live interactions at scheduled times that are remotely administered or attended (class members' viewing or participation is synchronous). In most cases, links can be included in Canvas for ease of access and integration with graded assignments. 

Contact the FITC for help with determining the best solution for your needs and implementing it. 

Also see Common Scenarios for Remote Interactions 

In the event of campus disruption or other emergency when access to your assigned meeting place is not possible, see this one-page guide on using Zoom for Remote Instruction. As with any emergency procedure, it is recommended that these procedures be reviewed and practiced in advance.

Interaction

Asynchronous Participation

Synchronous Participation

Lectures

Recorded Presentations

Create*

Share

Any application that creates video files can be used. This list represents applications commonly used at UCSC.

Live Video Connections

* Zoom Basic accounts support 40 mins. max meeting time and up to 25 participants. Zoom Pro accounts support any meeting length and up to 100 participants. Check account status by logging in at zoom.us. Banner will say "Zoom Pro Account" or check for settings User Type (Pro) and Capacity (100) under Profile.

Discussions

Discussion Boards

Video Conferences

  •  Zoom
    • Up to 100 connections with UCSC Faculty account (Zoom Pro)
    • Share screen to view, annotate content from host or participant(s)
    • Live video of participants via webcam
    • May be recorded for later viewing
    • Can use Breakout Rooms for separate discussions
  • Google HangoutsGoogle Meet
    • Up to 25 connections
    • Live video of participants via webcam

Group Collaborations

  •  Canvas Collaborations
    • Shared Google Docs, Slides, Sheets within Canvas Collaborations tool
    • Can be graded 
  • SuiteC (pilot)
    • Asset Libraries 
    • White Boards
  • Google Drive 
    • Shared Google Docs, Slides, Sheets directly accessed
  • Canvas Collaborations
    • Shared Google Docs, Slides, Sheets within Canvas Collaborations tool
    • Can be simultaneously accessed and interactively edited by multiple people
    • Can be graded
  • Google Drive 
    • Shared Google Docs, Slides, Sheets directly accessed
    • Can be simultaneously accessed and interactively edited by multiple people

Assessment

 Tests, Surveys

Peer Reviews

 Tests, Surveys