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Zoom-bombing is the term for when individuals "gate-crash" Zoom meetings. These uninvited guests share their screens to bombard real attendees with disturbing pornographic and/or violent imagery. Most of these are perpetrated via publicly available Zoom links; however, not all depending on your settings. Here are ways to protect you and your guests from falling victim. See this resource on how to prevent zoom-bombing in your classes.
The most significant challenges with exams delivered remotely are the need to deliver asynchronous exams to accommodate students in different time zones, and the issue of cheating.
There is no fool-proof solution to the challenge of cheating on online exams. The most effective solution is probably to deploy other forms of assessment that are less susceptible to cheating: oral exams, papers, group projects, poster sessions, discussion boards, etc. If exams must be administered, there are ways to discourage, if not eliminate, cheating and to mitigate its effects on other students.
On Friday March 20, 2020, in response to the challenges to our campus academic mission brought in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the campus announced a new grading policy(link is external) that will be applied in the Spring 2020 semester, whereby the default grading option for all undergraduate student enrollments will move to P/NP. The default grading policy for graduate student enrollment remains unchanged, but the policies approved do provide graduate programs the flexibility to design local responses (Covid-19 information for graduate education(link is external)).
Library Resources for Faculty and Instructors
Some books may be available for rapid purchase electronically, please fill out this purchase recommendation form or contact a subject librarian to inquire about whether a book can be purchased and made available online.
This Statement is meant to provide clarity for U.S. colleges and universities about how copyright law applies to the many facets of remote teaching and research in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. We write this as copyright specialists at colleges, universities, and other organizations supporting higher education in the U.S. and Canada who work every day with faculty, staff, and librarians to enable them to make ethical and legal choices about copyright issues in online teaching.
This website provides guidance on the use of copyrighted materials for courses at UC Berkeley. "Faculty and Instructors of Record (and other Designated Instructional Appointees) own the copyrights in the course materials they create, unless the faculty member/instructor used exceptional University resources to create course materials (which would generally only be done under a specific, signed agreement). Use of Zoom Pro, or other licensed software available to all Berkeley faculty, is not considered an exceptional University resource. That means that only the faculty member/instructor, and anyone to whom the faculty member/instructor has granted permission, may reproduce, distribute or display (post/upload) course materials."