How will online office hours function in 61b? #
In Fall 2022, we will be using Zoom to host online office hours. Currently (as of 8/24/22), our planned online office hour slots are Monday 5-6 PM, Wednesday 12-1 PM, and Friday 10-11 AM. All office hours start on Berkeley time.
Joining the Online OH Zoom #
You can find the link to online office hours on the bottom of the course website with the calendar of office hours. They are in pink - simply click on the box and you will be redirected to the online zoom.
Note that you must be signed into your Berkeley zoom account in order to access online office hours. You can do this by selecting “sign in with SSO” and typing “berkeley”, which will take you to the CalNet authentication page.
Office Hours Policies #
Office Hours will be one of the main resources you use for help. We have very particular policies for assisting students in Office Hours, so we can get to as many students as possible. It is very important that you follow all these guidelines exactly, otherwise you will always be skipped when trying to get help. These policies are repeated here, on our Office Hours Discord server, and on the Office Hours Queue.
As soon as you join the zoom meeting, you will enter the main session, and will see many breakout rooms open. Simply select any of the open breakout rooms and join it. Once you’re in, you can place a ticket on the queue - make sure to specify your breakout room number in the location!
To get help in Office Hours this semester:
- Create a ticket on the Office Hours Queue, and specify what room you are in (Zoom or physical).
- The Office Hours Queue will notify you once a TA or an academic intern grabs your ticket off the queue. Note that they can typically only spend about 10 minutes with you, unless it’s a setup issue. If this time is not enough, you can always get on the queue again.
- We will rarely give help with extra credit in Office Hours. We may decide to help you if no other student is seeking help with regular assignments.