Technology for remote learning

Information on getting started and staying up to date on devices and software, as well as tips on instruction, course development, assignments, exams and other topics.

Frequently asked questions

  • Students should visit the Resources for Remote Learning page, which explains the hardware and software they’ll need for their classes and gives advice on how to adjust to learning online, developing good remote-study habits, avoiding distractions and other topics.
  • The Helping Students Stay Connected at Home page lists a variety of free and low-cost technology options to help students get and stay connected.
  • This introductory guide to remote classes will help students familiarize themselves with class meetings, completing course assignments and taking exams online.
  • The UCLA Store site provides information on the availability of textbooks and other course materials for students learning remotely.
  • For those students who have limited access to the necessary technologies for remote learning, UCLA has several programs that can help with purchasing or borrowing laptops, wifi hotspots and other devices. Please visit Bruin Resources and Tools for more information.
  • UCLA’s twin Keep Teaching sites — one on remote teaching and one on remote technology resources — cover everything from hardware and software to shaping online courses, teaching strategies, Zoom lecturing, proctoring exams and student assessment.
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Remote Instruction provides comprehensive step-by-step instruction for faculty and TAs teaching remotely for the first time. That guide is part of Resources for Teaching Remotely, which goes into further detail on the pedagogical and technological aspects of remote instruction.
  • The Shifting to Remote Teaching table offers helpful teaching tips and and links for faculty and TAs based on their remote instruction experience and the amount of time they have to prepare their courses.
  • UCLA’s Planning for Academic Continuity page is the campus’s central hub for up-to-date news and resources related to remote instruction. Faculty are encouraged to check the site regularly for the latest on technology, teaching strategies and messages from the campus administration pertaining to online learning.
  • The Copyright Concerns and Remote Teaching page addresses copyright issues around remote instruction, including instructors recording video of themselves, the use audio and video resources in lectures, and sharing copies of course material with students.
  • UCLA offers ongoing online teaching workshops for faculty and TAs, as well as quarterly training workshops for TAs.
  • Campus IT Services provides a list of IT support resources for each division, school, department and unit.
  • Hardware, software and accessories are available through the UCLA Computer Store, which offers academic discounts and has an in-depth knowledge of UCLA departments’ technology requirements.
  • To help members of the UCLA community manage Zoom security — including preventing unwanted intrusions during remote classes and meetings — the Office of the Administrative Vice Chancellor has published guidance on Zoom security settings.
  • Information Technology Services also offers guidance on Zoom updates, including which of the platform’s features are approved for use at UCLA. 

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