As we return for the Fall 2022 semester, we are all preparing to conduct teaching and learning while still keeping COVID-19 concerns at the top of our minds. In alignment with university policy and campus needs, adjustments to classroom technology have been made to support teaching and learning while still taking precautions. As the landscape is uncertain and ever-changing, Academic and Emerging Technology (AET) staff will also update this page regularly as guidance and policy changes.
Last Updated: August 22, 2022 at 4:30 pm.
Recommendations for Faculty
- Schedule a Classroom Consult! Get a one-on-one session with AET staff to help you set up, practice, and answer any questions you may have.
- Engage with the Teaching Commons. Here you will find workshops and resources that help you to combine research-backed pedagogy with academic technology.
- Understand COVID-19 policies & guidance. The campus is a one-stop shop for updates, policies, and resources on COVID-19 mitigation at UC Merced.
- Quick question? Feel free to reach out via our online chat, found in the lower-left-hand corner of this page, or call us at: 209-228-4357.
- Need support during your classes? Call us at 209-228-4357 and press 1. Our technicians are on-call during scheduled classes.
- Looking for a consultation on any and all academic technology? Visit our AET Consultations page and sign up for a time that works for you.
- Want to know OIT locations and hours? Visit Locations and Hours in our new Service Hub.
- Want to submit a ticket, see your past tickets, request new services, and look up how-to guides? Visit out Service Hub and begin typing your topic to browse all of our resources!
- Campus COVID-19-related updates and information are available on the Do Your Part website.
- Understand AET's Classroom & Conference Room support strategy.
What equipment is cleaned, and how often is it cleaned?
Can I clean the equipment?
How are classrooms cleaned?
Where are microphones available?
What types of microphones are available in classrooms?
Can students in my class use microphones?
What rooms have Zoom integrated into the audiovisual technology?
What are my options if my classroom does not have Zoom integration?
Can I use classroom technology to deliver my course remotely to students?
The UC Merced Academic Senate has provided guidance and policy around where it is and is not appropriate to use technology to facilitate remote instruction, as in-person instruction is the default modality for Fall 2022. OIT can assist with technology where it is available or provide recommendations when accommodations are needed in accordance with these policies. They are provided below for your convenience: