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Frequently Asked Questions about the Zoom to Kaltura integration

The Zoom to Kaltura integration automatically copies all UC Berkeley Zoom Cloud recordings 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

Q: Will everybody’s Zoom Cloud recordings be copied to Kaltura?

A: Yes. If you have a Kaltura account (...

Online Discussions

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 platform, Ed Discussion.

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).

Check for Broken Links with the Course Link Validator

Check for Broken Links with the Course Link Validator

bCourses has a built-in tool that checks for broken links within your course site. This is especially helpful if you've imported content from a previous course that references material that may have changed or is no longer available. This easy-to-use automated tool helps streamline the quality assurance process.

The Course Link Validator searches through your course content and returns invalid or unresponsive external links that may be tricky to track down manually. This includes deleted links, or...

Course Design Tools

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

Include Knowledge Checks and Formative Assessments

Include Knowledge Checks and Formative Assessments

When you’re teaching in person, you may gauge student understanding of topics based on students’ facial expressions during lectures, whether or not they raise their hands and ask questions during discussions, and other non-verbal reactions to course material. When teaching remotely, you may not have the opportunity to pause mid-lecture and ask quick questions to ensure that students are understanding the content as you go, so it is imperative that you incorporate knowledge checks and other formative assessments to monitor and...

Add Your Syllabus

Add Your Syllabus

It is important to provide a downloadable syllabus to your bCourses site for ease of access. Some instructors add the class schedule to the syllabus or use the course calendar with dated assignments to populate a schedule in the Syllabus section. There is also space provided on the Syllabus page to add text. Some professors post a table of their grading criteria or special notes.

In the Core Template

There is an accessible syllabus template for you to download and use on the Syllabus page. Download it and add your...

Edit the Homepage

Edit the Homepage

When students access your bCourses site for the first time, it’s as if they are walking into your classroom. How will you welcome them to the class and make sure they know where to get started? You can do this by setting a Homepage in your bCourses site that includes clear information about the course, how to get started, and welcoming materials and activities. This will ensure students are excited to engage with you and their classmates and can get started without any confusion.

In the Core Template

When you import...

DLS Core Template Getting Started

DLS Core Template Getting Started

The DLS Core Template was developed by Digital Learning Services using bCourses' built-in course construction and management tools including Pages, Modules, Discussions, Assignments, and Quizzes. It offers a consistent organization founded in best practices in online pedagogy that ensures students can easily access materials and engage with your course without the...

Updates to Berkeley SuiteC Instructional Tools

June 8, 2021

The Asset Library and Engagement Index tools are being rebuilt, and new versions will be available in the fall, while Whiteboards and Impact Studio are being retired.

Background:

The SuiteC tool set was developed as part of a grant-funded project and first piloted in 2015. Over time, technologies have modernized, class sizes have increased, and the performance of SuiteC has fallen behind, ultimately leading to the...