Dial in from any phone in the country: 1-866-245-5616
The phone bridge enables students to collaborate with one another or with their instructor via a toll-free line. Students who are alone may participate in group work with other lone students, and students can form study or project-related groups for independent collaboration. The phone bridge can also be used by faculty for toll-free office hours and tutoring. It may be used any time, during or outside of class time, including weekends, and is accessible from any touch tone telephone in the US. Reservations are required. There is no limit on the number of participants.
To Reserve the Phone Bridge
Contact UC Learning Services before the start of the semester to setup a Leader account and the desired date(s) and time(s). We will assist with conference codes for the number of groups you require, and discuss recording options, if desirable. The phone bridge requires a ten digit code for each group.
Working from your class list and the group codes provided, assign one code to each group of students. Post these group codes during class, or in your online course offerings, before you plan to use the bridge for the first time.
Notes Regarding Use
Every group under a Leader account is given a code for access to the bridge. After dialing the number for the bridge, participants are prompted to enter the code, followed by the ‘#’ sign. An sound chimes when anyone enters the phone group. Faculty can use each code assigned to join student groups, or allow students to collaborate by themselves.
Meetings over the phone bridge can be recorded for review. Typically, the recordings are available for a two week period with no cost to the Department or faculty. If a longer period is needed, files can be downloaded at an extra cost. Please speak with UC Learning Services to discuss the specifics of recording phone bridge meetings.
Further Information and Support
UC Learning Services is staffed and available to help you and your students with the phone bridge, Monday through Friday 7:30am – 7:30pm. Call 1-800-868-7000 or email at:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Effective date: 6/1/11