Email: Spring 2017 Instructors

January 11, 2017

This email was sent on January, 10 2017 to all spring instructors.

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To help you start your semester, we are sharing a quick list of thingsto doandto knowbefore classes start to help you get through the next couple of weeks.

To Do To Know
  • bCourses Mailing Lists
  • Classroom Tech Orientations
  • i>clicker Update
  • AIS Supports You
  • New Classroom Information System
  • ETS Help Desk
  • Pilot: Academic Integrity Tools
  • Student Computer Support
  • DIY Media


bCourses Mailing Lists - On Demand

Need a bCourses Mailing List for your course? Instructors can now create their own bCourses Mailing Lists and start using them right away.Instructions on how to enable the bCourses Mailing List toolare available online. Other helpful bCourses tips:

Classroom Tech Orientations

Need help with using technology in a General Assignment Classroom? Drop into the AIS (Dwinelle 117, Level D) any time this week or next orschedule an appointmentto receive an orientation or refresher on the classroom “black boxes” that control AV computer connections in General Assignment Classrooms.

i>clicker Update

All i>clicker users should be running v7.10 of the i>clicker software released at the end of December 2016. If you’re already running version 7, follow theseupdate instructions. If you’re new to the i>clicker system or haven’t used it in over a year, follow the instructions todownload i>clicker software. Refer toClickers Instructors Getting Started Pagefor general info and support.


AIS Supports You

TheAcademic Innovation Studiois open in Dwinelle 117 (Level D) for one-stop, in-person course support from ETS as well as the Library, Research IT, the Center for Teaching and Learning, bConnected, and Digital Humanities. Get help with bCourses, Clickers, DIY Media, Google apps, library course reserves, open access content, media resources, digital pedagogy, and more. Check out ourdrop-in office hoursorschedule a consultation.New to the AIS? Come for a tour, Fridays at 10am.

25Live: New Classroom Information and Management System

Need the details of a classroom including furniture and technology? Check out the new classroom information and management tool,25Livefrom the Office of Registrar. Along with regular classroom scheduling functions, this new system has many features including lists of classroom furniture, room layouts and pictures, as well as technology attributes.

ETS Help Desk Partners with CSS IT

We are excited to announce anew collaborationbetween ETS and Campus Shared Services IT (CSS IT) to enhance support for ETS online services. Beginning this semester  CSS ITwill 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.  Drop-in consultations will still be available in theAcademic Innovation Studioand support for classroom technology will remain unchanged.

Pilot new Academic Integrity Tools this Spring

TheETS Academic Integrity tools(Turnitin and iThenticate) will be changing in Fall 2017! During the spring semester, ETS will evaluate replacements for the current version of the bCourses-Turnitin integration, which is being discontinued by the vendor. Check your bCourses announcements for more information about focus groups and other opportunities for instructors to provide feedback.

Moffitt Computer Help Desk for Students

A new drop-in computer support help desk for students is now locatedFirst Floor Moffitt.Students can receive support with bCourses, downloading software, troubleshooting, and more. This new support location is part of a larger student technology funded project:Student Computing at Cal

DIY Media

Want to create an instructional video for your course? Considering flipping your classroom? The DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Media service in the AIS provides free-to-use facilities for you  to create and/or edit content. See ourGetting Started page.