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Visit us in Dwinelle 117 (Level D), Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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We catalyze innovation by bringing together faculty, researchers, graduate students, and service providers to share ideas, connect across disciplines, and inspire advances in teaching, learning, and research.

Featured Program

Art+Feminism, Race+Justice Wiki edit-a-thon logo

Art + Feminism | Race + Justice
Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Tuesday, March 5, 12:00pm-5:00pm
Moffitt Library, Room 405

Drop in any time, stay as long as you like!
More information:

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In partnership with the Cal Performances Department of Artistic Literacy, we’re thrilled to announce several upcoming programs that showcase ways that the performing arts can enrich the Berkeley academic experience. These include a panel discussion and workshop in the AIS, as well as a trio of special immersive program experiences specially designed for Berkeley instructors.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit the series program page.

Designing for Discovery: Assignment Showcase (December 6, 2018)

Ben Spanbock at the AIS

Squeezed on All Sides: Economic Pressures Facing Berkeley Students (October 26, 2018)

Kiyoko Thomas and other panelists

Accessible Course Content

Check out upcoming workshops on how to make your course content accessible (offered by Digital Learning Services).

Over the summer, the Disabled Students Program hosted three open faculty forums on topics related to course accessibility, including proctoring exams, universal design, and general accommodations. Stay tuned for more events from DSP.

Here are additional resources for making your course accessible:

Teaching in Troubled Times

Launched in 2017-18, the Teaching in Troubled Times series is presented by the Division of Equity & inclusion, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the American Cultures Center, and the Academic Innovation Studio. 

These timely, interactive dialogues feature dynamic faculty panelists and engage the Berkeley community in exploring how equity and justice challenges—locally, regionally and nationally—are impacting our students, instructors, classrooms, and campus. All events feature plenty of time for open, facilitated discussion. 

For resources and more information, visit the Teaching in Troubled Times page on the Equity & Inclusion website.

Check out our Stories section for event recaps, photos, links to resources, and occasional blog posts.

Watch recorded programs on the Berkeley Teaching & Learning YouTube channel. Subscribe to get updates whenever new videos are posted.

See below for featured programs.

How to Have Political Conversations in the Classroom (October 29, 2018)

panelists for "How to Have Political Conversations in the Classroom"

Less Is More: Shifting Your Teaching Goal from Comprehensiveness to Comprehension (October 10, 2018)

Panelists for "Less Is More" teaching dialogue
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Our DIY Media Studio, fully equipped with professional video production equipment, is free for instructors to use. Learn more.

As part of Educational Technology Services (ETS), we also have cameras, voice recorders, microphones, projectors, and other equipment for instructors to check out. See a list of what's available (on the ETS website) and find out how to submit requests.

Online Trainings & Software

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Under a campus-wide license, Adobe Creative Cloud for Enterprise is available for all faculty, students, and staff. Learn more and follow step-by-step instructions for installation and getting started. logo

U.C. Berkeley faculty, staff, and students have free access to thousands of online coursese and videos covering software, technology, business, and creative skills through the online learning platform. 

Come for a tour (Fridays, 10:00 a.m.) and get oriented to our programs and services.

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117 Dwinelle Hall (Level D), UC Berkeley

DIRECTIONS:  The Academic Innovation Studio is located in Dwinelle Hall on Level D. We're at the south end of the building; turn left as you enter using the main (Dwinelle Plaza) entrance.