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New Instructor Orientation

Welcome! We're here to make sure that you have a smooth start with instructional technology at UC San Diego. Please use the following resources to get acquainted with the technology available to support your teaching, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

Getting Started with Canvas

If you're new to the Canvas learning management system, we recommend you start here!

Watch Getting Started Training

Course Content Organization

Learn to organize and present your course materials and assignments on your Canvas course page.

Watch Content Organization Training

Zoom Training

From EdTech Support

EdTech Support offers Zoom workshops covering the major features of Zoom meetings and specific recommendations for using Zoom for instruction at UC San Diego. Refer to our workshop calendar for available workshops and dates, or watch our previously recorded training session on Zoom Best Practices.

Recorded Session

From Zoom

Zoom trainers host free and interactive live-training webinars daily. These sessions are less than an hour, and cover subjects such as getting started with Zoom meetings, advanced meeting features, and planning and running Zoom webinars. If you are brand new to Zoom Meeting or Zoom Webinar, we highly recommend you start here.

Live Webinars

Kaltura Trainings

Workshop: Kaltura Overview

In this recorded training session, Galen from our Multimedia Services team describes what you can do with videos in Canvas, including some best practices in creating pedagogically effective videos.

Watch the Kaltura Overview

Workshop: Creating Great Course Videos at Home

Galen from our Multimedia Services team walks you through the basics of filming, namely lighting, framing, sound, and performance. He also briefly discusses some categorical equipment recommendations for creating high-quality videos at home.

Watch the DIY Video Workshop