May 13, 2016
May 11, 2016
In Fall 2015, the bCourses team released bCourses Mailing Lists, which allow instructors to create an email address that can be used to send messages to all students enrolled in a bCourses site. This feature was developed using the bConnected Calmail Mailing Lists technology, which will reach its end of life in December 2016.
During Spring 2016, ETS has been working with stakeholders including the Academic Senate and our departmental Executive Steering Group to begin planning the implementation of new policies about content retention and policy in bCourses and other ETS platforms. These proposed policies include:
May 10, 2016
During Summer 2016, two campus services will be integrated with bCourses:
May 2, 2016
At the same time as the release of the New UI in bCourses (https://www.ets.berkeley.edu/news/may-20-new-user-interface-bcourses), two new tools for teaching and learning will be enabled in all bCourses sites:
April 27, 2016
Between 8-10am on Sunday, May 1, a configuration change will be made to multiple campus systems, including bCourses. During this two-hour window, the following bCourses tools will be intermittently unavailable:
- Create a Site
- E-grades Export
- Official Sections
- Roster Photos
Additionally, if you are using bCourses between 8-10am on Sunday, May 1, you may be logged out and need to re-enter your CalNet credentials to resume your system access.
April 22, 2016
April 17, 2016
An unscheduled outage at the campus data center on the morning of Sunday, April 17 may have affected access into bCourses and other online services. Please see the IST Service Status page for more information.
April 11, 2016
April 8, 2016
March 29, 2016
March 17, 2016
March 14, 2016
February 22, 2016
On February 22, 2016, ETS drop-in support services for bCourses, Clickers, Academic Integrity, and Instructor Equipment Checkout, and Classroom Technology Support (CTS) will move to new locations in Dwinelle Hall.
February 3, 2016
This weekend, a minor configuration change was made to the bCourses-CalNet integration, which resulted in a small number of bCourses users receiving a "Failed to Log In" error message when attempting to access any course or project site.
January 14, 2016
As a follow-up to our announcement in December that ETS will be supporting i>clicker version 7, we want to alert you to the possible need for a firmware upgrade. The vendor has recently let us know that some older white base stations (likely those from Spring 2014 and earlier) will need a firmware update.
January 13, 2016
Educational Technology Services (ETS) is proud to take part in Cal Day 2016, which takes place Saturday, April 16. ETS provides support for audio-visual technology on campus and we invite you to take advantage of our Cal Day services.
In keeping with our Cal Day tradition we are offering most of our services free of charge. However, due to the volume of events occurring on Cal Day the scope of our services will be limited to: