Digital Tools

Call for Proposals — Winter 2021 Online Courses

In order to best prepare our instructional capacity and quality for the likelihood of some continuation of remote instruction beyond the Fall, the campus seeks proposals from faculty to develop on a voluntary basis fully online courses to be offered in Winter 2021.
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Tools Recommended and Supported for Remote Instruction

Tools Supported but not Recommended for Remote Instruction

  • Google Gmail

  • Google Groups

  • Google Calendar

  • Google Hangouts/Meets

Self Supported Tools through Vendor Support Materials

  • Google Classroom

  • Google Tasks

  • Qualtrics

For remote assessment, Canvas and Gradescope are the recommended solutions. ProctorU may also be considered.

Divisional and Departmental Solutions

Individual departments and divisions maintain some specific instructional solutions. Refer to your ITS Divisional Liaison for guidance on divisional and departmental solutions.

Before you Consider Other Solutions

If you are considering using a solution or an add-on that integrates with Google that is not mentioned above, please contact the ITS Support Center to ensure the solution complies with all requirements related to Information Security, FERPA and privacy of student information, security, and accessibility. See Click-through Services and Allowable Data Use for a summary of these issues and related resources.

Also, solutions not sanctioned for instructional use by the campus or division/department, should not offer incentives to the student or have a cost to the student.

If you have questions, please submit an IT Request ticket at http://itrequest.ucsc.edu, contact the ITS Support Center by email at help@ucsc.edu, or telephone 459-HELP(4357).

Below is additional information about resources and tools that may be helpful for remote instruction.

Google Suite

  • For those of you who use the G Suite services (Docs, Sheets, Forms (for quizzes and polls), Team Drives, etc.) for instruction, support is offered through ITS. Please see above for a list of supported tools and here for support documentation. If you still need help, eMail: help@ucsc.edu.

Convert DVD Clips to MP4

  • Handbrake: An open source video transcoder. See here for step-by-step instructions.

General Resources