COVID-19 Remote Teaching Resources

 

ZOOM LIVE

BEST OPTION: Conduct live sessions with your students at your normal class time

Start here: Basic steps to create and manage Zoom meetings

Zoom log in page

Schedule training, testing, and troubleshooting

 

Comfortable with Zoom and want to learn more? Good! Check these out:

Breakout rooms

Hand raising

Using Chat to field questions

Change the video layout

Sharing video clips

 

SECURING YOUR ZOOM SESSIONS

There are several ways to guard against potential disturbances to the virtual classroom and seminar environments, such as ‘zoom bombing’ or just having the wrong students show up in your class. See below:

The best and simplest way is to generate a unique meeting ID for each session. When you schedule a meeting there is an option to ‘Generate Automatically’ rather than use your Personal Meeting ID. 

There are additional measures you can take if you are concerned about the security and privacy of your sessions. These measures will add some effort to the process but may be worth it in some scenarios:

Meeting password: Each session can have a password required for entry. This is less effort for the instructor but puts some onus on the student to potentially manage and track multiple passwords. 

Waiting room: With this feature on, the host has to manually accept each person into the meeting from a virtual waiting room. For this to work, students would need to enter their full names or be logged in to their Zoom accounts (rather than use a nickname). 

 

It is really important to take measures to protect your public events from disruption. Using the registration requirement, or restricting attendance to authenticated users only (see screenshot below), are a few of many ways you can help protect your events. If you are planning an event using Zoom, please look over this page from campus security, and watch this video which has great tips for ways to prevent and manage disruptions:

  1. https://security.berkeley.edu/resources/cybersecurity-and-covid-19/settings-preventing-zoom-bombing
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1IMmOujc9c

 

 

 

 

Please take a moment to review these best practices for using Zoom securely for classes, events, and meetings. 

  1. Review this campus resource
  2. View a helpful video tutorial from Zoom on this topic
  3. Keep your Zoom software up-to-date:

Do not forget to update to the latest version of Zoom on your computer. It is important that you update your Zoom clients immediately; the updates will install quickly. The Zoom desktop client should prompt you to update on opening. If you are not seeing the update prompt, you can manually check for updates:

Mac: With Zoom open, click on zoom.us  in the top apple bar then click Check for updates.   

PC: With Zoom open, click on your portrait and Check for updates.

More detailed instructions are available at:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362233-Where-Do-I-Download-The-Latest-Version

 

MANAGING YOUR ZOOM RECORDING

The best option for providing immediate backup to students who were unable to connect to your live session is to follow the instructions in the zoom guide above for cloud recording and sharing those links.

For long term ownership of your recordings and to make sure they are available to students later on for review, these recordings should be uploaded to the Media Gallery in your bCourses site. Here are instructions for how to do that using either cloud recording or local recording:

After the Zoom meeting has ended, Zoom will convert the recording so you can access the files.

It may take up to an hour before your video has been processed and can be viewed. Once the conversion process is complete, the folder containing the recording files will open. (Note: By default, the audio/video file (MP4) will be named Zoom_0.mp4. The audio only file (M4A) is named audio_only.m4a.)

  1. Now, navigate to the Media Gallery of your bCourses site

  2. Click ‘+ Add Media’

      3. Click ‘Add New’ and choose ‘Media Upload’

      4.  Choose the audio/video file (Zoom_0.mp4) that you earlier downloaded on your local computer.

* Note: It may take up to an hour before your video has been processed and can be viewed.

      5. Hit “Save”. Once you see “Your changes have been saved” message, click “Go to Media” to check if your media is now there. Announce to students that your video recording is posted on the Media Gallery and that is all you need to do.

After the Zoom meeting has ended, Zoom will convert the recording so you can access the files. It may take up to an hour before your video has been processed and can be viewed. 

  1. Go to https://berkeley.zoom.us/recording

      2. Download the recording file to your local computer.

      3. Now, navigate to the Media Gallery of your bCourses site

      4. Click ‘+ Add Media’

       5. Click ‘Add New’ and choose ‘Media Upload’

      6. Choose the file audio/video file that you earlier downloaded on your local computer. Most likely, what you would only need is the video file (Item type: mp4 File). The item type of the file will show up if you hover over each file. See below.  

* Note: It may take up to an hour before your video has been processed and can be viewed.

 

RECORDING LECTURES ASYNCHRONOUSLY

  1. Launch Quicktime Player

  2. File/New Movie Recording (camera only)

    1. Or File/New Screen Recording

  3. Click small arrow next to record button to check settings

  4. Click red record button to begin recording

  5. Click stop button (if recording screen, stop button is up in the right side of menu bar)

  6. Save and name your file. (File/Save)

 

EDIT IN MEDIA GALLERY

Click on the video you would like to edit in your Media Gallery.

Under Actions – Select Launch Editor:

Select your IN and OUT points – using the slider. Hit Save. 

Then press Close Editor to close this window.  You will get an email when the process is complete.

Notes on options:

Save – the media is replaced with the edited video.  

Save a copy – the media is duplicated and uploaded as a separate video.

 

POWERPOINT RECORDINGS

First record narration on your PowerPoint file:

Instructions on how to add narration to your PowerPoint file

Then post the file to your bCourses site:

Uploading files tutorial

 

If you have any questions, email bcourses-support@law.berkeley.edu

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