[Email] ETS Instructors Back to School Fall 2017

August 7, 2017

This email was sent on August 7, 2017 to all fall instructors.

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ETS is Here to Help 

Below is a quick list of things to do and to know before classes start to help you through the next couple of weeks.

To Do:

Find Help in the AIS

The Academic Innovation Studio (117 Dwinelle, Level D) is the place to get help with your syllabus and course design, bCourses, clickers, academic integrity, course reserves, streaming films and clips, and more.  Schedule a consultation or check out our special semester-start office hoursNote: Dates and times for specific partner services vary, so please read carefully.

Schedule a Classroom Tech Orientation

Need help with using audio visual technology in a General Assignment Classroom? To receive an orientation or refresher, drop into the AIS (Dwinelle 117, Level D) any time between 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday, or schedule an appointment online. (Limited appointments availability August 23 through Sep 1)

Update Clicker Software

Instructors who have used the i>clicker system in the past should should check for a software update (see our KB article on updating). You’ll find new branding (the software you knew as “i>clicker” is now “iClicker Classic”), and a few minor changes, including a new checkbox you can select which may help with roster synching. Help Guides from iClicker as as well as ETS Help Documents will appear in the coming days. You can also request support: clickers@berkeley.edu

And don’t forget to put in your Clickers order at the bookstore to ensure there’s sufficient clickers stock for your students.

Check out NEW Canvas Teacher App!

In late July, Canvas released a mobile app specifically designed for instructors, allowing them to manage their courses and use Canvas/bCourses more efficiently from a mobile device. Note: External tools that are integrated with your course site (including those created specifically for UC Berkeley: Create a Site, Roster Photos, Find a Person to Add, Mailing List, Official Sections, and E-Grade Export) will not work in this app.

To Know:

Getting Started with bCourses Workshops

August 14, 2017.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

AIS/ Dwinelle 128

Full Schedule

Helpful bCourses Resources

Need help creating a course site, importing your course contents from a previous site, or sending messages to students? Find the answers to these questions and more in our Instructors Getting Started help articles:

New Classroom Information Database

Need information about technology in your assigned classroom? Check out our new Classroom Database. You’ll find lists of available equipment and locations, operating instructions and pictures unique to each room.

Student Computer Support

Students seeking computer-related support are encouraged to contact Student Technology Services. This new resource hub is available to all students and provides Help Desk support including computer equipment check-out including Hardware Lending options.

Learning Analytics Conference

Join us for a one-day conference on the emerging topic of Learning Analytics and its role at UC Berkeley (more).