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May 7, 2015

Phising Scam Reported: You are not losing your access to bCourses

April 30, 2015

PLEASE NOTE: The timeline for bSpace content retrieval listed on this page has been updated, and is no longer accurate. Current information and timelines for bSpace content retrieval can be found at:

Beginning Fall 2015, ETS will make key changes to our Course Capture (webcast) service in order to reduce service costs and enable us to maintain a lecture capture service focused on students:

April 29, 2015

Please excuse our dust! Big changes are coming to ETS the week of May 4 as we move a large portion of our team to our new offices at 2850 Telegraph.

As part of series of larger campus department-relocation projects, ETS will soon be vacating our offices on Level C Dwinelle. By this fall most of our team will be located at 2850 Telegraph and the lower-level of Cesar Chavez.

April 27, 2015

Peer Reviews can now be made anonymously! Plus: E-Grades Export and Assignment enhancements are included in the newest updates to bCourses.

April 17, 2015

We have invited Linda Feng, Senior Product Manager, SIS Integration & Analytics for Canvas to give us an update on Learning Analytics features in Canvas (bCourses) and share their roadmap.

WhatLearning analytics features roadmap for bCourses (Canvas)*
When:April 21, 2015at2-3:30pm
Where: Dwinelle Hall 127 - Level D

What do we mean by Analytics? 

April 16, 2015

This morning the CalCentral team deployed CalCentral version 54.

Version 54 includes display of detailed AP and EAP credits, better handling of academic status between semesters, and miscellaneous fixes.

CalCentral view of AP and EAP Students Credits

April 8, 2015

Announcement: Larry Conrad Associate VC - IS&T & Chief Information Officer (campus-wide)

May 13, 2015: 6:03 PM

To the Campus Community,

Over the next several weeks, campus IT systems will undergo important system upgrades which will limit access to web-based systems and websites.

On Sunday April 12, 2015 from 6am - 8am users should expect the CalNet Authentication system to be unavailable. Users will not able to access systems such as bMail, CalCentral, bSpace, bCourses or any other system requiring log-in.

April 6, 2015

UC Berkeley is supposed to be quiet on the week of Spring Break as the students leave campus to take a well deserved break. However for a three day event named “Science for Parks, Parks for Science”, professors, academics, and great minds came from all over to gather here at UC Berkeley to think and speak on key issues concerning National Parks.

April 3, 2015

ETS has created a new feature that allows instructors to add and delete sections from their site.

March 16, 2015

On March 12, 2015 several IT units across campus came together to host a town hall and open house style event to discuss the various collaboration tools on campus including: Google Apps, Box, bCourses, and CalShare. This One IT event was created to assist members of campus in the transition from the soon-to-be retired tools bSpace and Research Hub.  


March 13, 2015

This update includes the ability to choose the average score on quiz attempts, and a better layout of the Create a Site tool.

March 6, 2015

February 20, 2015

We’re excited to announce new features, updates, and bug fixes to bCourses, including Project Site creation for staff and faculty (no need to submit a request!), an improvement in the Gradebook layout, showing the dates and times of delayed Announcements, and more.

February 13, 2015

One IT FlyerJoin One IT Teams from ETS and IS&T for a Town Hall on March 12, 2015 in Dwinelle 370 to discuss content collaboration tools, bConnected: CalShare, bDrive, box and bCourses Project Sites. 

February 11, 2015


Educational Technology Services (ETS) is proud to take part in Cal Day 2015, which takes place Saturday, April 18. ETS provides support for audio-visual technology on campus and we invite you to take advantage of our Cal Day services.

January 30, 2015

Professional development workshops cover Do-It-Yourself video content creation topics using resources available to the UC Berkeley community and are open to instructors, faculty, staff and graduate student instructors at no charge. View upcoming workshops.

This semester we are focusing on the basics of:

January 21, 2015

ETS is excited to announce the introduction of our Academic Integrity Service and a new campus agreement with Turnitin.  Beginning this Spring 2015 semester, Turnitin will be available via bCourses by request to course instructors. This opt-in tool allows students to upload their assignments for comparison against Turnitin’s extensive database of books, journal articles, websites and other student papers. Turnitin then generates an “Originality Check” report for instructors to determine the percentage of an assignment that matches material from other sources in this database.

Profiles and Stories

KALX & Northgate Radio Create a Hands-on Radio Journalism Experience

December 1, 2017

Here at Cal, we’re fond of blue and gold. Both on the field and in the classroom, our students at all levels are renowned for their achievements, earning blue ribbons and gold medals in every discipline imaginable. Earlier this month, the 2017 College Broadcasters, Inc. National Student Electronic Media Convention in San Antonio were no different, with Berkeley claiming two out of the four nominees for “Best News Reporting - Audio”. We spoke with the two finalists, Ariel Plotnick and Christina Koningisor, to...

Berkeley Explores Learning Analytics

November 17, 2017

Early in October, faculty, advisors and academic and IT staff came together to discuss an emerging concept in education, learning analytics, and what it means for Berkeley. The conversations that occurred inside and outside of Sutardja Dai Hall during the 2017 Learning Analytics Conference were a “community discussion”. Those were the words used by Larry...

KALX Radio Featured in Cal Alumni Magazine

August 3, 2017
The KALX Radio team is highlighted in this month's California Magazine. Check out the special behind-the-scenes video.

Making an Impact with Student Learning and Data

May 11, 2017

Here at UC Berkeley, we have a reputation for using cutting-edge technology and tools to affect social change. As the world’s number one public university, it’s in our DNA to use our combined talents and skills for the good of others. Thus, when a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant was announced to support an “Impact Studio” to study how young people develop data literacy by teaching them how to measure their digital footprint, a...

BAV Center for Studies in Higher Ed video Series

May 10, 2017

In 1956, the Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE) was founded as the first research institute devoted to the study of systems, processes, and institutions of higher learning. Dedicated to promoting an interdisciplinary view of the role of higher education in the public sector, it focuses on all aspects of the policy landscape from the international arena to the California community. As part of its programming, each semester it hosts a colloquium series of lectures and discussions about the issues facing higher...

Berkeley AV/Video Regents Meeting with Live Captioning Support

March 10, 2017

For the students, staff, faculty, and administrators of the University of California (UC), the six Regents meetings that take place throughout the year are crucially important. With 10 campuses across California, technology plays a key role in making these meetings accessible to as many of the UC’s stakeholders as possible. Live-streaming and posting the Regents deliberations to the web means the events can be accessed in dorm rooms and offices across our Golden State and anyone with a phone screen or a laptop can stay up-to-date with the high-level decisions affecting them....

Printing the Future on the First Floor of Moffitt

March 6, 2017

Moffit Library is a hub of campus energy and ideas, and if the newly renovated upstairs feels like a tech start-up, the new basement feels like Steve Jobs’ garage in the 21st century with the introduction of a student makerspace. As a free-to-use, collaborative, and community-operated space, it serves anyone on the Berkeley campus interested in the cutting-edge technology of 3D printing and fabrication. The project was made possible by the combined support of ETS, Student Affairs IT, and the Student...