bCourses

Online Discussion

Online Discussions allow students to participate in an asynchronous conversation with a group or the entire class, and there are several options available for UC Berkeley courses. These include bCourses built-in discussion tool, and integrated platforms Ed Discussion and Piazza.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Zoom to Kaltura integration

On January 6, the Zoom to Kaltura integration began operating, automatically copying all UC Berkeley Zoom Cloud recordings (recorded on January 6 at 8 am or later) to Kaltura, Berkeley's video management platform.

If you have a question about this integration, please check below to see if it's answered on this page. If not, send email to kalturahelp@berkeley.edu




New integration will automatically copy Zoom Cloud Recordings to Kaltura starting on January 6

December 17, 2020

Starting January 6, 2021, at 8 am, whenever any campus member uses their UC Berkeley Zoom account to host a meeting that is recorded to the Zoom Cloud, the resulting recording will be automatically copied to UC Berkeley’s campus video management system, Kaltura. One of two things will happen:

Course Design Tools

Course Design Tools provides instructors with resources to develop pedagogically sound remote and online courses. This service includes the DLS Core Template, developed by Digital Learning Services using bCourses’ built-in course construction and management tools.

NEW Course Templates in bCourses - Available Nov. 30

November 17, 2020

In support of remote instruction for the upcoming Spring 2021 semester, Digital Learning Services has developed two new bCourses templates that are available to all instructors starting Nov. 30, 2020

The DLS Core Template and the DLS DesignPlus Template both provide instructors a consistent structure for organizing their course site founded in best practices in online pedagogy and promote effective learning for all students by incorporating accessibility standards.

Kaltura

Kaltura is a web-based video management platform that allows for the upload, editing, managing and sharing of videos and other media. Kaltura can be accessed from bCourses (Canvas).

Designing bCourses Quizzes for Academic Integrity

November 24, 2020

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This document is intended to help instructors design online quizzes in bCourses that minimize the opportunity for academic integrity violations.

The quiz tools in bCourses, Gradescope, and other platforms may make it easier to replace a few high-stakes assessments with more, lower-stakes assessments, lowering the incentive for students to cheat on a few, high-stakes instances.