2018 Teaching and Research Resource Fair

April 12, 2018, 11:00am to 1:00pm

View pictures and handouts from presenters and a full schedule of events.

2018 teaching and research resource fair

Open to: All UCB instructors, researchers, graduate students, and academic support staff


Join us for our second annual AIS-palooza! Connect with campus service providers, academic support staff, and other instructors and researchers to get ideas and learn about resources to help you with your work.

Technology demos and ongoing sessions

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. 

  • bCourses Help
    Got questions about bCourses? We're here to help! Consultants from ETS will be on hand to answer your questions.
    Steven Williams, Paula Miranda, Educational Technology Services

  • CSS-IT Support
    Campus Shared Services-IT provides front-line support for many different technology and software services, including Google Suite, Microsoft, bCourses, and Calnet 2-step. Meet the CSS-IT team in person and find out about other resources available to instructors.
    Kyle Pope, Eric Fong, CSS-IT 

  • Classroom Technology Services
    Come learn about the resources and support that ETS offers instructors, including technology orientations, DIY Media consultations, and equipment available for check out.
    Natalie Montanez, Dustin Tran, Educational Technology Services 

  • DIY Media Studio Orientation
    Our free-to-use (for approved academic purposes) DIY Media Studio is equipped with HD cameras, professional lighting, multiple backdrops, pen tablets, and a wide array of screen capture and video software. Come for an orientation and you'll be ready for action in no time! (We'll also point you to where you can sign up for a one-on-one consultation at a later date if you have questions about your specific needs.)
    NOTE: Tours and orientation (limit 5 people) will begin at 11:30 and 12:30. Sign up at the reception desk.
    Tim Gotch, Educational Technology Services 

  • 3D printing demo
    ETS and Moffitt Library have teamed up to create an intro-level makerspace that is open to everyone. Learn the basics of 3D printing and find out about workshops and resources to start tinkering and making.
    Willa Chan and Moffitt Makerspace staff, Educational Technology Services

Topic tables

Active Learning

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
Use Classroom Response Systems (aka "Clickers") to Engage Students

Want your students to do more than just listen in class? Learn about how clickers can be used to encourage active participation, support peer instruction, and give you useful information about student learning.

Judy Stern and Brit Toven-Lindsey
Educational Technology Services and Center for Teaching and Learning

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Models for Flipping Your Class

What are the different ways that you can move content delivery out of the classroom, and more engaging & interactive activities into the classroom?

Judy Stern, Andy Peterson
Educational Technology Services, School of Social Welfare

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Design Effective Team Projects For Your Courses

Interested in helping students develop strong teamwork skills? Want to connect your course content to real world problems? Discuss best practices for integrating team projects and activities into your courses and supporting more inquiry guided learning among students.

Rachel Dzombak, Brit Toven-Lindsey, Noah Wittman
Teaming X Design, Center for Teaching and Learning, Educational Technology Services

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Active Learning Classrooms

With features such as movable furniture, display screens, and whiteboards, active learning classrooms encourage student engagement and collaboration. Come discuss tips and strategies for teaching in one of the an active learning classrooms on campus.

Brit Toven-Lindsey, Devon Harris
Center for Teaching and Learning, Educational Technology Services

Data Science and Digital Methods

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Resources for Incorporating Data Science into Your Course

Do you want to add a digital humanities or data science component to your course? Get help from the Data Science Education Program, using methods such as text analysis, data visualization, or social network analysis.

Ryan Edwards, Eric Van Dusen
Data Science Education Program

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Data Science Pedagogy: A Short Summer Course

Learn pedagogical techniques from the campus-wide Data Science Education Program in a 3-day summer session. Experience & discuss how introduction to programming & statistical inference is taught, with panels about integrating these methods into existing courses. 1.5 day extension opportunity for developing course materials using these skills, with support from student tutors.

Ryan Edwards, Eric Van Dusen
Data Science Education Program

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Learn and Teach Digital Methods in the Humanities

Digital Humanities@Berkeley supports all humanists in their introduction to and implementation of digital tools and methodologies. We offer consulting services on research projects and support in course development.

Evan Muzzall and Cody Hennesy
Digital Humanities@Berkeley, Library 

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Resources for Data-Intensive Social Science Research

The D-Lab is the central resource for data-intensive social science research at Berkeley. We provide a variety of services including workshops on software, programming languages, and methods, one-on-one consulting, and a collaborative workspace housing computers with pre-installed software.

Evan Muzzall


11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
Learn about Berkeley Arts+Design

Berkeley Arts+Design fosters collaboration, innovation, and public access to the arts and design on campus and in public life. Learn about resources and opportunities for instructors.

Sarah Dragovich, Massimo Pacchione
Berkeley Arts+Design

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Learning by Design: Using Makerspaces for Teaching and Research

Jacobs Hall, home of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, is a campus hub for hands-on, interdisciplinary, team-based learning. We offer a range of resources, from teaching space to fabrication equipment to design specialists, to help infuse design and making into your teaching and research.

Amy Dinh
Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Open Berkeley Managed Website Platform for Campus Websites

Learn about Open Berkeley, a complete web publishing turnkey solution that includes hosting, site spinup, training, site launch, security, accessibility, and maintenance updates, branding, new features, and ongoing support. Campus employees with no prior web experience can use Open Berkeley's powerful toolset to easily build sophisticated websites, and customers can rely on Open Berkeley to provide critical solutions to ongoing security, accessibility, and maintenance issues.

Kathleen Lu
Open Berkeley, Information Systems & Technology

Digital Pedagogy

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Support Student Learning with Online Discussion Boards

Student learning doesn't just happen during formal class sessions. Effectively using your bCourses site and online discussion boards can facilitate collaboration and peer support in face-to-face, blended and online courses, and help keep the learning going between class meetings.

Rita Conrad, Andy Peterson
Center for Teaching and Learning, School of Social Welfare

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Strengthen Your Syllabus

How can you make your syllabus irresistible to students? Discuss tips and strategies for rethinking and redesigning your syllabus, including making a graphical syllabus to tell the story of your course.

Rita Conrad
Center for Teaching and Learning

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Enhance Student Learning with Course Capture and Accessible Content

Berkeley's Course Capture (webcast) service offers instructors audio and/or video recording services for their courses. Integrated with bCourses, recorded courses are intended to enhance the learning experience by providing a review tool for students.

Willa Chan and Owen McGrath
Educational Technology Services

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Increase Response Rates and Quality in Online Course Evaluations

Discuss best practices for boosting student participation and engagement in course evaluations to increase the quality and quantity of student feedback. Plus, get ideas for gathering feedback throughout the term and using it to inform your teaching practice.

Miles Lincoln, Richard Freishtat
Educational Technology Services, Center for Teaching and Learning

Equity & Inclusion

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
Addressing Berkeley Students' Basic Needs

The Basic Needs Security Committee provides resources to help students with food and housing security, financial wellness, and emergency services on- and off-campus. Find out how instructors can partner to support students.

Ruben Canedo
Basic Needs Security Committee

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Support Students in "Community Engaged Scholarship" 

As a public university, how do we prepare and support students for justice making in the world? Learn about opportunities to get involved with the American Cultures Center and Public Service Center to critically assess the university's embrace of "community engaged scholarship."

Victoria Robinson, Andrea Wise
American Cultures Center, Public Service Center

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Creating an Inclusive Campus  

Learn about resources for faculty offered by the Division of Equity & Inclusion, including diversity workshops, consultations, planning support, and tools to assist you in creating more inclusive classrooms and departments.

Amy Scharf
Division of Equity & Inclusion

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Tips for Making Your Course Accessible

Learn some basic tips on how to make your course accessible, including your online content. Learn about campus resources that are available and easy to use.

Martha Velasquez, Joseph Feria-Galicia
Disabled Students Program, Berkeley Resource Center for Online Education

Open Educational Resources

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
Affordable Course Content

The high and ever-increasing costs of textbooks and other assigned course readings are major concerns for UC Berkeley students. The University Library and campus partners are launching numerous efforts to help address these challenges—including guidance to help instructors and students locate free or more affordable course content.

Rachael Samberg

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wikipedia as an Educational Tool 

Editing Wikipedia articles allows students to create collaborative work with an immediate visible impact on a global audience. Find out how other Berkeley faculty have incorporated Wikipedia assignments into their courses, learn about tools that support and enhance teaching and learning, and discover how easy it is to get started.

Stacy Reardon, Corliss Lee

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
DIY Digital Publishing 

Learn about various ways that academics can create and use digital books, open textbooks, and open educational resources to support your teaching and research.

Maria Gould

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Resources for Behavioral Research

Discover the resources available at the Xlab to conduct studies with human participants in a laboratory setting, online or at remote locations. We provide space to conduct the research, computer facilities, access to research participants, and small grants to fund studies.

Rowilma del Castillo


11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
Improve Student Research

The Library supports faculty and instructors by visiting classes to teach research skills, consulting on research assignment design, and much more.

Cody Hennesy

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Support Your Undergrads In Their Research Efforts

OURS provides all kinds of resources - intellectually and financially - to students seeking research experiences. Faculty play a key role in advising such students, so the more you know about OURS, the better you can support your students.

Sean Burns
Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Compute Resources for Instruction

Do your students need exposure to high-performance or cloud computing? Do they need access to specialized software for a particular assignment or project? Berkeley Research Computing can help you access compute resources for your class.

Berkeley Research Computing domain consultants
Berkeley Research Computing

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Scaling Up Your Research Beyond Your Laptop
Is running Matlab, TensorFlow, or other Linux-compatible software slowing down your laptop? Berkeley Research Computing can help you run your research computation in a more robust environment.

Berkeley Research Computing domain consultants
Berkeley Research Computing

Research Data Management

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Organize Your Digital Stuff

Achieve digital zen by creating good file names and organizing them, backing up your files, and sharing your stuff. From notes to music, to photos, we've got tips to get your digital life organized.

Amy Neeser, Scott Peterson
Research Data Management Program, Library

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Share Your Digital Stuff

Do you have publisher or funder requirements for sharing your digital stuff? Or are you looking for a more simple way to share with collaborators? Talk with us about options for places to publish, rights and permissions, and workflows for sharing amongst your collaborators.

Amy Neeser, Anna Sackman
Research Data Management Program, Library

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Data Sharing and Storage Made Simple

Looking to organize and secure your digital files? Discuss tools and strategies for using campus-supported sharing and storage solutions such as SPA Accounts, Box Drive, File Stream, FTP, rclone, to simplify your data sharing and storage needs.

Rick Jaffe, Ian Crew and Jen Bellenger
Research Data Management, bConnected 

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Secure Your Research Data

Want to make sure you're using the right tools and methods to secure your research data? Discuss best practices, campus resources, and U.C. Berkeley policies for classifying data, handling sensitive data, and more.

Rick Jaffe, Josh Quan
Research Data Management Program, Library

Technology-Enhanced Teaching 

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Use Technology to Support Teaching & Learning at Scale

Teaching a large enrollment course? Get ideas and best practices for leveraging bCourses and campus licensed technologies to support student engagement in your classes—from discussion boards to Google Suite to Gradescope.

Noah Wittman, Richard Freishtat
Educational Technology Services, Center for Teaching and Learning

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Adobe Tools Across the Curriculum

As part of our campus-wide licensing agreement, Adobe Creative Cloud is available to all Berkeley students, faculty and staff. Learn how to get started, what resources are available on campus, and what you can do with these powerful tools.

Jen Bellenger, Liz Arias
bConnected, Adobe

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Grading at Scale

Do you want to spend less time grading? Want to find ways to streamline your grading process so you can give more useful feedback? Come learn about tools such as Gradescope, iClickers and bCourses that can support grading for large classes.

Miles Lincoln, Judy Stern
Educational Technology Services

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Creating and Using ePortfolios

ePortfolios can be a great tool for students to showcase and share their academic and professional work. Come learn about using popular ePortfolio technologies such as Portfoliom and Google Sites, plus get ideas for using these tools in your classes.

Noah Wittman, Rob Silva, Jen Bellenger
Educational Technology Services, bConnected 


11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
Streaming Films & Clips In and Out of the Classroom

Familiarize yourself with the latest streaming tools and video collections and see how they can save precious time in and out of the classroom.

Gisele Tanasse, Mark Kaiser
Library Media Resources Center, Berkeley Language Center

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Using Online Videos in Your Courses

Are you using videos to support student learning and engagement in your classes? Learn about a variety of tools for using and sharing videos such as Google video, YouTube, Kanopy, and Canvas/bCourses. Plus, get connected to digitization services from the Library and opportunities to produce your own videos in the DIY Media Studio.

Gisele Tanasse, Noah Wittman
Library Media Resources Center, Educational Technology Services

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Best Practices for Effective Instructional Video

Instructional videos don’t need to be scary to make, boring to watch, or long! They can be satisfying for you to create and enjoyable for your students to view. Learn tips for isolating the right on-ground to digital content conversions; writing efficient and effective scripts; and preparing for your best performance on camera or on the mic.

Ryan DiGiondomenico, Agnes Szelag
Berkeley Resource Center for Online Education

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Advance Digital Literacy with Lynda.com + bCourses

Discuss possibilities for embedding digital literacy tools in your classes. Learn more about Lynda.com, where students can access thousands of online videos to learn about software and tools that you can use in bCourses to support instruction.

Cody Hennesy

Participating organizations (to date): American Cultures Center, Arts+Design, bConnected, Berkeley Language Center, Berkeley Research Computing, Berkeley Resource Center for Online Education (BRCOE), Center for Teaching and Learning, CSS-IT, D-Lab, Data Science Education Program, Digital Humanities@Berkeley, Disabled Students Program, Division of Equity & Inclusion, Educational Technology Services, Information Systems and Technology, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, Library, Media Resources Center, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships, Public Service Center, Research Data Management Program, Xlab.

This event is sponsored by Adobe. Adobe Creative Cloud is available to all Berkeley students, faculty, and staff through a campus-wide license.

images from 2017 Teaching and Research Resource Fair in the Academic Innovation Studio at U.C. Berkeley


Registration is unavailable. Registration closed on April 11, 2018 - 5:00pm.

Series description

Our annual AIS-palooza brings together service providers and academic support organizations from all over campus. Come learn tips and tricks for teaching and research and discover new innovations and tools. We've got something for everyone!

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