Strategies for Success in Online Learning
UCR Keep Learning is designed to be an information resource and a campus community to help you learn remotely. The Keep Learning website contains Quick Guides to Zoom, iLearn, and Yuja, as well as Best Practices for Exams in iLearn and suggestions for online assignments, Recording Lectures, and more.
UCR Information Technology Solutions (ITS) resources:
New to learning from home? Get set up and connected.
- Download software for free from the Software Catalog.
- Run software in the Virtual Computer Lab.
- Apply for a loaner laptop, WiFi hotspot, or headphones.
Find answers in the IT Knowledge Base
- Having trouble accessing a service? Check TechAlerts to see if there’s a known issue or planned maintenance,
- Submit a support ticket or call 951-827-4848 for IT help.
- Protect yourself when online and report suspicious activity
Phone: (951) 827-4848
How to: Self-Record
How to: Video Calls
How to: Boost Your Mental Health
How to: Stay Healthy (Physically)
Online Jargon - Terminology that is specific to online learning
Asynchronous - An online class holds asynchronous classroom hours when students can log-in to view course materials rather than meeting at a scheduled time.
Synchronous - An online class that holds regular schedule in-person meetings. The opposite of asynchronous.
Blended/Hybrid Learning - A course that is a mix between online and in-person instruction.
Discussion Boards - Discussion boards or forums, are places within iLearn that host conversations within groups in the class.
Virtual Library - Provides students with access to online materials such as e-books, databases, research materials, and other publications.
Proctored Exam - For an online exam that needs supervision, a proctored exam monitors students' webcams, audio, and desktop usage by the student during the exam.
Webinar - A seminar or workshop where the facilitator and participants are all viewing the same screen at the same time.
Active Learning - Active learning prompts users to read, discuss, and problem-solve as a way to synthesize course materials.
Assessment - Anything completed in a course that allows the course instructor to evaluate student understanding of course materials. Also allows the student to receive feedback on their understanding and comprehension of course materials. Can take the form of exams, quizzes, surveys, discussion, essays, final exams, and more and doesn't always have to count towards a student's grade in the course.
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