News

November 21, 2016

Early in fall 2016, the Office of the Registrar implemented a new classroom information and management tool, called  25Live , ETS is pleased to be a partner in deploying this new tool. 25Live, part of the larger Student Information Systems Project, provides campus with a new one-stop resource for classroom details and scheduling functions.

November 17, 2016

NOTE: This article is outdated. UC Berkeley is continuing the use the bCourses-Turnitin integration that was implemented in 2015. Any information about future changes to this integration will be posted on the ETS Academic Integrity website.

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November 16, 2016

A new resources hub for creating accessible online course content is now available to the campus community. The accesscontent.berkeley.edu site was officially launched October 2016 as a tool to assist anyone on campus creating digital course content. The site offers help resources, training, guidelines and best practices.

November 7, 2016

UPDATE: 11/07/16, 7:00 PM

This issue has been resolved. Please see http://status.instructure.com/ for more information.

UPDATE: 11/08/16, 1:00 PM

This morning, Canvas engineers deployed better error handling to collect the necessary data from Crocodoc, so they can better help them identify the recent timeouts that are causing these intermittent issues for individual papers. 

November 1, 2016

We are excited to announce a new collaboration between ETS and Campus Shared Services IT (CSS IT) to enhance support for ETS online services. Beginning later this semester CSS IT will provide email, web, and phone support to faculty, staff, and students for ETS online services: bCourses, Clickers, Academic Integrity (Turnitin, iThenticate), Course Capture, Suite C, and Online Evaluation of Courses.

October 21, 2016

Document previews in the Speedgrader and Files tools may not load due to issues stemming from DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks that affected major DNS providers this morning.

October 13, 2016

September 23, 2016

Last Wednesday On September 21, 2016, the Academic Innovation Studio hosted a Grand Opening Reception to celebrate the official grand opening of the new faculty/researcher space. Over 75 people attended the afternoon celebration.

September 13, 2016

Berkeley AV and Berkeley Video are proud to announce we will be adding captions to all videos we produce this fall in our continued effort to uphold a culture of inclusion and meet the University of California’s IT Accessibility Policy.

September 12, 2016

For ETS, the Office of the Registrar, and other service teams on campus, the short summer months at Berkeley usually involve a rush of classroom maintenance, repairs, upgrades, and preparations before students returned for the Fall semester.

August 25, 2016

August 22, 2016

This email was sent on August 22, 2016 to instructors who user Clickers (current, past, and prospective).

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August 16, 2016

This email was sent on August 16, 2016 to instructors who user Clickers (current, past, and prospective).

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Dear Clicker user (current, past, or prospective):

We’re contacting you to provide you with some service updates and make sure you are prepared for the semester. Please note the following:

August 9, 2016

This email was sent on August 03, 2016 to all fall instructors.

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ETS is here to help!

Many exciting changes occurred over the summer including the beginning of the Wheeler Renewal Project, a new classrooms resources system, and the introduction of SuiteC to bCourses. Start your semester off right, and get the information you need before classes start.

August 4, 2016

Scheduled system maintenance this Sunday, Aug 7 will affect some bCourses tools.

August 3, 2016

Beginning with the fall 2016 semester, courses utilizing ETS’s Course Capture service to record and publish their classes  will benefit from an enhanced security feature which will limit content access to users with a CalNet identity. Thanks to the extension of our Berkeley domain identities (CalNet login) to the YouTube interface, we can now limit access to course videos to those users logged in with their Berkeley ID. These security enhancements are being added to help address privacy and security requests across the campus community.

July 26, 2016

ETS is pleased to announce the introduction of a new set of tools for bCourses and partner schools using Canvas. SuiteC currently offers three tools that provide new user-friendly ways to increase and track student engagement with course materials by enabling students to contribute, discuss, and remix a wide variety of course-relevant content in new ways.

July 8, 2016

Earlier this year, UC Berkeley hosted the first cross-UC “Learning Analytics” summit. This two-day event brought together leadership, teaching pedagogy experts, learning technology experts, and more to discuss the emerging teaching concept of learning analytics and what it means to UC schools.

June 28, 2016

Course Evaluations is excited to announce this summer we are adding both the Boalt School of Law and the College of Engineering to our list of participating departments. By fall 2016, the Blue Course Evaluations system will reach 65% of all student enrollments on campus across 35 academic units.

June 27, 2016

KALX Radio
A generous donation and 100 hours of work brings important upgrades to KALX Radio's primary studio space.

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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”.

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”.

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.

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.

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.