XCITE Welcomes Dr. Swati Ramani

XCITE, UCR’s center for innovative teaching and learning, is proud to welcome the newest member of our team, Dr. Swati Ramani as Faculty Development Specialist in XCITE. Dr. Ramani’s background includes more than nine years of related faculty development experience in higher education. Her most recent experience was at the Southern California University of Health...
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RIDLE Grant App Deadline Extended

The application deadline for RIDLE Grant applications has been extended to January 7, 2022. XCITE is announcing 20 RIDLE course grants of $4000 that will fund new and existing courses designed to be taught online or hybrid in the 2022 Fall or 2023 Winter quarter. Click here for complete information.
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Teaching in the Round Symposium a Success

XCITE and faculty from Oregon State University collaborated on a symposium for teaching in the round. OSU has two 360°classrooms, and UCR just inaugurated its 404-seat round classroom in the new Student Success Center.

REMOTE - the connected faculty summit

On June 9-10, 2021 - Join educators and decision makers from global universities and colleges to view and engage with presenters and peers on pedagogy, blended learning and best practices for student engagement online or on campus. REMOTE helps to design & deliver the best possible experience and outcomes for teachers and learners and provides...
Looking to Maximize Online Exam Security?

Looking to Maximize Online Exam Security?

Protect your online exams and foster an environment of greater academic integrity by using multiple security and design approaches. Use two layers of security as a best practice. Choose two, three, or more exam design techniques and combine that with your choice of proctoring method to achieve more secure online exams.

Disruptive Education Symposium

The virtual Disruptive Education Symposium hosted by UCR University Extension and XCITE will introduce new skills and techniques in “disruptive education” to teachers in K-12 and higher education. Presenters for the conference will discuss the innovative concepts and methods needed to meet the current challenges of online instruction and distance learning. Download the DES Flyer...

Weaving Health into Pedagogy: UCR Faculty Share Their Experiences

Register to learn about wellness strategies our colleagues are implementing in courses to promote and support student health and well-being in this online panel discussion.
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TASSE Seminar Registration

The Art and Science of Student Engagement is a collaborative effort between UCR main campus and UCR Extension. This seven-week seminar is offered April 19 - June 03, 2021, and is targeted for UCR and UCR Extension Faculty, TA's, and instructors. The seminar is self-paced with weekly live sessions on Thursdays, 2:00 - 3:00. The...

UCR Switching to Canvas

UCR is making the switch to Canvas! In response to faculty requests for a new learning management system platform, UCR began piloting the application during Summer Session II and continued into Fall 2020. More courses will be added each subsequent quarter over the next two years with the goal of retiring iLearn by June 2022...

"Putting Inclusive Pedagogy into Practice,"

Professor Angela Jenks of UCI notes: "The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified long-standing inequities based in race, ethnicity, class, and ability. As faculty and students contend with the challenges of teaching and learning during this crisis, it is essential that we prioritize inclusive pedagogical practices. This presentation identifies common barriers to inclusive teaching and offers concrete...
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Remote Course Conversion (RCC) Grants

Office of the Provost Remote Course Conversion (RCC) Grants “Enhancing Student Learning and Success from Our Collective Experiences of Remote Teaching” Grant Recipients: Katie Burnette, BIOL 5: Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory Matthew Casselman, CHEM 8A: Organic Chemistry Joab Corey, ECON 003: Introduction to Microeconomics Annie Ditta, PSYC 011: Psychological Methods: Statistical Procedures...

UCR continues to build a robust remote learning environment for students and faculty

Since the campus shutdown in mid-March, teams across UC Riverside have worked diligently to develop a robust educational technology framework to serve the needs of students and faculty, opting to invest in multiple effective remote teaching and learning solutions to keep the UCR community safe as the campus remains closed through the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Art and Craft of Remote Teaching

Sign up now and take our newest professional development course, The Art and Craft of Remote Teaching. This is a learn-at-your-own-pace online course, broken into six modules. Each module should take approximately 1 hour to complete. At the conclusion of each module, you earn a badge. If you earn all six badges from this course...

Application for In-Person Instruction

In-Person Instruction Proposal Form Instructors of record requesting exceptional approval for in-person instruction must use the In-Person Instruction Proposal Form. Details, deadlines, and contact information for the proposal process are described in the form's introduction. Other college-specific guidelines should have been distributed to instructors of record via their cognizant chair/director. APPLY HERE: In-Person Instruction Proposal...

New Webinar Series: Enhancing Exam Academic Integrity

The Enhancing Exam Academic Integrity Webinar Series consist of five sessions. Sessions are 45-minute and are focused on assessment methods and environments that lead to deeper learning while honoring academic integrity. Webinars are on Wednesdays, 3:00, August 19th – September 16th. Register by clicking the link(s) below. Access to recorded sessions and slide decks. Must...

Yuja: UCR's New Video Platform

UCR faculty and students now have a place to store videos, record lectures, video conference, live stream, and more – all within an integrated video platform. You can also use YuJa to proctor exams! No need to store videos in Google Drive or use other tools to record a presentation, we have a one-stop shop...

UCR XCITE develops homegrown solution to online proctoring

At the onset of the campus shutdown in response to COVID-19, the UCR community was tasked with converting over 3,000 courses to remote instruction for the duration of the spring quarter. In addition to restructuring how courses would be delivered, a means for administering and proctoring exams needed to be devised — no easy feat...

Proctoring Request Deadline Approaching

The last week to request proctoring for final exams is Week 9. Please have all of your requests submitted by May 29 so you, your students, and the proctors have time to plan. Submit requests here.

Integrate Well-Being Concepts into Learning Environments

This document suggests strategies to incorporate and integrate health and well-being concepts into your classroom and student activities. Support your students' success by integrating one or more of these practices in your courses. This guide was created by the various partners as part of the University of California's Healthy Campus Network (HCN). What strategies have...

Top 10 Most Asked Questions

Here are the ten most-asked questions we get regarding technology and remote teaching. For general assistance with technology, contact the ITS Helpdesk or search the knowledge base documents. For additional assistance with teaching and learning best practices reach out to XCITE.