August 10, 2015

Read more to see new features and enhancements for Fall 2015!
Summary: Sign-up for a classroom orientation 8/17/2015-8/24/2015 and get a free VGA computer adapter
ETS introduces new website with enhanced features

August 7, 2015

On Sunday, August 9, between 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, the following bCourses tools will be unavailable due to scheduled system maintenance:

Scheduled Maintenance

Outage Start Time: August 8, 2015, 10PM 
Outage End Time: August 9, 2015, 12PM

Description: Instructors will not be able to access the Course Capture sign-up page during this time. 

August 3, 2015

Updated 1/11/2016

Beginning Spring 2016, ETS will support i>Clicker version 7 Additional Information on the Clickers Getting Started Page.

July 17, 2015

Updates to bCourses this summer include recurring events in the calendar and a few enhancements to the Assignments tool.

June 26, 2015

A long awaited enhancement- the ability to excuse assignments- has been added to Canvas! Read on to find out more.

June 18, 2015

Our UC Berkeley community lost one of its guiding lights when Steve Tollefson unexpectedly passed away on Thursday June 4, 2014. Steve taught writing at UC Berkeley for several decades and was the author of four books on writing and grammar, including Grammar Grams (1989) and Grammar Grams II (1992, HarperCollins), as well as short stories and numerous articles. He was a recipient of the campus Distinguished Teaching Award.

June 5, 2015

Instructors can now create assignments to individual students! Read the first of our summer updates to learn more.

May 15, 2015

We hope that the Spring semester has been a good one for you and your students. As it comes to a close, we’d like to share with you some updates to bCourses and offer support, especially for grading, to help you finish out the term.

May 7, 2015

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

April 30, 2015

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:

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:

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, 2015 at 2-3:30pm
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,

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”.

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.