Educational Technology Services is committed to helping the campus reduce energy use during the winter break and will be participating in the campus-wide curtailment. Emails and requests received during this time will be answered in the order in which they were received when the campus reopens Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
November 23, 2016
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NOTE: This article is outdated.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.
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
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).
August 16, 2016
This email was sent on August 16, 2016 to instructors who user Clickers (current, past, and prospective).
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.
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
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.