Dear Colleagues, The Academic Senate has been engaged in conversations with the Office of Information Technology about the privacy and security of remote teaching tools, particularly for our international students. Below please find the latest information we have to share. Sincerely, James Steintrager, Chair Academic Senate, Irvine Division — Executive Summary Recent revelations of gaps… Continue Reading Remote Teaching Tools: Privacy and Security Concerns

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The Division of Teaching Excellence in Innovation (DTEI) Support Team will host several training webinars in July to help instructors prepare for virtual instruction, covering topics on student engagement, Zoom, Canvas and Yuja use for teaching. Please register to attend. Tuesday, 7/28, 3 – 4:30 PMEngaging Students Remotely with Digital Active Learning Strategies Wednesday, 7/28,… Continue Reading Remote Teaching Webinar Series

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  UCI Community, In light of recent Zoombombing incidents, a new resource has been created to help hosts ensure that Zoom meetings, events and classes are configured correctly, preventing disruption from bad actors seeking to post inappropriate images or video, hate speech, harassing commentary, threats and other disruptive content. Nearly all Zoombombing incidents can be… Continue Reading Prevent Zoom Bombing

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Dear Campus Community, UCI again experienced an incident of Zoombombing yesterday during a public lecture event. Zoombombing describes an individual or a group of individuals misusing Zoom features to interrupt a meeting or class, often with criminal, vulgar, or inappropriate images or chat messages. These incidents are unacceptable at UCI. If you experience Zoombombing, please… Continue Reading Zoombombing Incident Update

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We have learned that security vulnerabilities exist in Zoom.  Zoom has created a patch which corrects these vulnerabilities and will continue to monitor the security landscape. It is very important that you are running the latest version of Zoom which includes these patches. Please follow Zoom’s instructions at: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362233-Where-Do-I-Download-The-Latest-Version- to update Zoom. If you are not able to… Continue Reading Important Information About Zoom Security

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Zoom is a powerful web conferencing tool that enables remote work and frequent collaboration. With significantly increased usage during the spring quarter, it is necessary to get acquainted with available options and select the most suitable configuration for your meetings that maintains the privacy of the participants, as well as the security of the information shared. Control… Continue Reading Keep Zoom Meetings Secure

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