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  • Fall Zoom Updates and Information September 30, 2020
    As the quarter begins, we wanted to remind you of some guidelines and resources related to Zoom that may be helpful for you. If you need assistance navigating the Zoom tool, or would like tips and tricks to use the tool effectively, you can find help and support documentation at Guidance on Zoom RecordingWhen… […]
  • Guidance to Faculty Regarding Options for Internet September 28, 2020
    Effective working and teaching remotely requires a high performance internet connection. Before the fall quarter begins, we encourage you to evaluate the internet bandwidth at your remote teaching location to ensure a smooth start to instruction. The simplest way to test your network speed is to use this tool:, and verify that your reported… […]
  • Fall 2020 Updates from the EEE Team September 24, 2020
    With Fall quarter starting soon, we wanted to make sure that you have the resources needed to be successful during this period of remote instruction. For some of you and your students, this will be your first experience with remote teaching and learning. Through all of it, the EEE team will be there to support… […]
  • Remote Teaching Webinar Series July 28, 2020
    The Division of Teaching Excellence in Innovation (DTEI) Support Team will host several training webinars in July to help instructors prepare for virtual instruction, covering topics on student engagement, Zoom, Canvas and Yuja use for teaching. Please register to attend. Tuesday, 7/28, 3 – 4:30 PMEngaging Students Remotely with Digital Active Learning Strategies Wednesday, 7/28,… […]
  • Avoiding Caller ID Spoofing Scams July 7, 2020
    Caller ID spoofing is when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display in order to disguise their identity. The number that displays on your Caller ID may look as though it’s coming from a government agency, business, or even someone in your contacts list in an attempt to trick you… […]

News & Updates from OVPTL and OIT

Winter Quarter Instruction

October 13, 2020

Dear UCI Community – We write today to provide an update on expectations for winter quarter instruction, which will follow the same general plans as fall quarter. Most undergraduate courses will be taught remotely. Any in-person courses will require approval consistent with the latest public health guidance.Graduate courses will be allowed to be held in-person…

Communication with Students

May 15, 2020

Dear Faculty – As we move closer to finals during this quarter, I encourage everyone to take a few moments to do some additional check-ins with your students. For many students, the stay at home rules have gone longer than expected, and the impact of the pandemic on themselves, family members, and close friends has…

Using Canvas Quizzes webinars

April 28, 2020

Come learn how to deliver online assessments using Canvas Quizzes at the Using Canvas Quizzes webinars hosted by the EEE team in the Office of Information Technology. Three workshops will be offered: Thursday, 4/30 at 10am Monday, 5/4 at 2pm Wednesday, 5/6 at 1pm Learn more, including accessing the webinars →

Canvas course space storage increased to 2GB

April 23, 2020

To better meet the needs of instructors, all Canvas course spaces now have 2GB of available storage. As a reminder, it is recommended that lecture recordings are uploaded to YuJa within Canvas, as these won’t count toward your course space’s storage capacity.

Digital Learning Institute Opportunity (Zotmail)

April 20, 2020

Dear Faculty, We hope this message finds you are safe and healthy. In response to the growing interest in digital learning and teaching with technologies, the Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI), in partnership with the Online Learning Research Center at the UCI School of Education, is launching a faculty development program – the…