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UC San Diego to transition to online classes amid coronavirus concerns

Posted at 12:33 AM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 09:24:16-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- UC San Diego officials announced the school will begin transitioning to offer lectures and informational courses online starting in the spring quarter amid ongoing coronavirus concerns.

In a release, the school said the change “will mainly involve offering conventional courses via online teaching and learning tools."

The online courses and lectures will begin March 25.

The release mentions the use of Zoom and Canvas LMS as ways to deliver real-time lectures, office hours, videos, podcasts, and assignments.

Students with lab and studio courses will still have to attend those classes in person.

The release also said that while sporting events will continue, "events will now be ‘fan-less,’ meaning there should be no fans at the events."

Events expected to have more than 100 people will be canceled, and any campus tours or other events that bring visitors to campus will be canceled for groups of more than 15 people.