All News

September 4, 2015

Some instructors, when uploading from i>grader to bCourses,  are experiencing a bug that causes scores to appear for only the first student listed in "Grades". If this impacts you, please see our help document What to do if only one student's i>clicker scores appear in bCourses.

August 28, 2015

New and updated features as Fall 2015 gets underway!

August 27, 2015

Billboard has listed KALX Radio as one of the top college radio stations in the country.

August 26, 2015

Users may have experienced system slowness Wednesday 8/26/2015 from 11:00 AM to 11:15 AM. Please see the Canvas system status page for more information:

On Monday, August 31, 2015, between 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM, the following bCourses tools will be unavailable due to system maintenance:

August 18, 2015

ETS and key campus partners working together to create a new integrated service space for instructors to learn, explore and collaborate.
The AirBears Wi-Fi connection point has been retired. Users with a CalNet id should connect via AirBears2. Guests are encouraged to use the CalVisitor Wi-Fi network.

August 13, 2015

After a national search, ETS is pleased to welcome Meggan Levitt, PhD as our new Deputy Director. Thank you to our interview team which included a cross-section of campus including instructors, IT partners, and teaching and learning partners.

August 12, 2015

Scheduled outage on 8/13/15 from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM will affect some tools in bCourses

August 10, 2015

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

August 7, 2015

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. 

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

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.

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...