Remote Learning

This toolkit is intended to guide faculty, staff and students as they:

  • Develop technical skills and plan for remote learning experiences
  • Design and facilitate pedagogically-sound, high-quality remote learning experiences

By using the resources in this toolkit, faculty, staff and students should be able to:

  • Describe best practices and strategies for leading or participating in remote learning experiences
  • Develop technical skills in Zoom for remote learning experiences
  • Identify key strategies for humanizing and creating engaging learning experiences
  • Assess their competency level for delivering remote learning and acquire resources to fill any gaps
  • Create remote learning experiences that promote equity and build community

UCSF Remote Learning Guides

Zoom for Remote Learning

Zoom is used in most of the remote learning experiences. Before using Zoom, we encourage learners to:

  • Update your Zoom app to get all of the latest Zoom features you need to participate fully in the live workshops
  • Log in to UCSF Zoom so that you join your Zoom meetings with the correct meeting role and capabilities

TEE Remote Learning Workshops

These six workshops are offered to School of Medicine faculty and staff who support medical students in courses and blocks in years one through four of the Bridges Curriculum.

Register here for the live workshops described below.

The six workshops build foundational and specialized technical and teaching skills, with the expectation that each learner will need to practice a few more hours after completing a workshop. This toolkit includes some workshop resources including recordings, PowerPoint slides, guides, and competency checklists if available. Learners can use the workshop competency checklists to assess their skill level, then practice existing skills—or develop new skills to reach full competency.

Foundational workshops:

  • Zoom Essentials
  • Humanizing Remote Learning

Specialized skill-building workshops:

  • Small Group Engagement & Equity Strategies
  • Collaborating Virtually
  • Zoom Polling & Poll Everywhere
  • Zoom Breakout Rooms
            1. Zoom Essentials

            This workshop is designed to cover the basic and intermediate levels of Zoom. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to use essential Zoom tools to prepare for your meetings, manage meeting roles, use breakout rooms, and share content. Use the competency checklist to assess your skill level, then practice existing skills—or develop new skills to reach full competency.

            2. Humanizing Remote Learning in Zoom

            Since our learners spend ample time in remote learning sessions, it’s important to build community and humanize the sessions. By the end of this workshop, you will identify and empathize with the challenges learners encounter in remote environments such as Zoom. You will learn strategies and Zoom features you can leverage to increase learners’ feelings of connection in support of reaching learning outcomes. Use the competency checklist to assess your skill level, then practice existing skills—or develop new skills to reach full competency.

            3. Zoom Small Group Engagement and Equity Strategies

            By the end of this workshop, you will identify challenges learners encounter in remote environments and gain hands-on practice using strategies and Zoom features that enhance equity. Use the competency checklist to assess your skill level, then practice existing skills—or develop new skills to reach full competency.

            4. Zoom Breakout Rooms

            By the end of this workshop, you will be able to describe, set up, and run breakout rooms. You will also be able to identify breakout room good practices and practice hosting breakout rooms. Use the competency checklist to assess your skill level, then practice existing skills—or develop new skills to reach full competency.

            5. Collaborating Virtually: Annotating, Whiteboarding, and Managing Screen Space

            By the end of this workshop you will identify tools for annotating, whiteboarding, and collaborating virtually. You will gain hands-on practice using tools to collaborate within a synchronous Zoom session. Plus, you will learn how to utilize screen space to effectively manage visual communication on one or more devices.

            6. Zoom Polling and Poll Everywhere

            By the end of this session, you will be able to use Zoom Polling and Poll Everywhere for instruction and for meetings.

            UCSF Zoom Resources

            • TEE Zoom Guides: Use these guides to utilize Zoom more effectively in your meetings and in your small and large group class sessions.
            • IT Zoom site: Use this site to find out more about Zoom and how to get support from UCSF IT.
            • ETS Zoom site: Use this site to find out more about Zoom and how to get support from UCSF ETS, especially for in-classroom support.
            • Library Zoom site: Use this site to find out more about Zoom and how to get support from the UCSF Library's Learning Tech Group.

             

            This toolkit is created by Technology Enhanced Education (TEE), School of Medicine. If you have questions about these remote learning resources, or would like to suggest additional resources to add here, please email irocket@ucsf.edu

            Last edited: November 17, 2020