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Remote Instruction Resources for UCLA School of Law


Introduction and How to Use this Guide

For Faculty:

  • Zoom Quick Start Guide for UCLA Law Faculty is a two-part how-to in a single Word file: Part I of this document contains a Pre-class Checklist, Contingency Plans (in the Event of internet or Zoom outage), and a Quick Start Guide for Remote Instruction. Part II contains: Various in-depth “how-tos” (e.g., recording an asynchronous class, and advanced features of synchronous class teaching via Zoom like polling, online whiteboard, breakout rooms, chat, and screen share), and Links to recordings of faculty workshops on pedagogical approaches to remote teaching.
  • The How do I... section provides "nuts and bolts"  (and often UCLA Law School-specific) instructions and procedures for conducting online or hybrid courses, focusing primarily on the technological aspects.
  • The Enhance the Student Experience section includes information on sharing your screen in Zoom, using a whiteboard (or iPad as an annotator for your shared screen), Breakout Rooms, and Polling options, including the Law School's new license for PollEverywhere–an exceedingly easy way to create a poll inside your PowerPoint presentation to which students will respond by simply going to the respective website and punch in once your recurring poll ID. 
  • The General Resources for Faculty page includes general guidance on remote instruction available from the UCLA campus, the UC system and a few other curated resources we thought would be helpful. 
  • Finally, the Useful Articles on Remote Instruction is for faculty members who wish to take a deeper dive into the pedagogy of online instruction.
  • Please see also next section of this home page, for other UCLA resources about remote instruction.

LawNET Zoom Workshops

The LawNET is hosting a series of workshops to help visiting and current faculty in getting acclimated to the Zoom interface, and how Zoom can be best utilized for instruction. The Zoom Introductory Workshop will cover the basics of Zoom, and will assume that attendees have little to no experience using the Zoom application. The Zoom Intermediate Workshop is for instructors more familiar with Zoom video conferencing, and want to learn how to use the more advanced features in a classroom environment.

Keep an eye on this space for future workshops!

For students:

  • The Resources for Students page is intended to provide insight into online learning from the student's perspective.


This resource is a work-in-progress and we welcome suggestions from the UCLA Law School community for additions to this guide. Please email us your suggestions for consideration.

Upcoming and Past Workshops

NOTE: Items with red stop sign icon ()  are time sensitive.

UCLA & UCLA School of Law Remote Instruction Workshops for Faculty

Upcoming Workshops
Past Workshops

External Workshops