All Upcoming Events in the AIS

Below is a list of all upcoming events taking place in the AIS. Note that some of these are invitation only or intended for specific audiences.

To view only those programs that are open to all and focus on teaching, learning, and research, visit our Featured Programs page.

Inclusive Design Demonstration with Ally

August 28, 2019, 11:00am
Please join us for a demonstration of an inclusive design tool within bCourses, called Ally. Ally helps make course content more accessible by allowing students and instructors to convert files to HTML, EPUB, electronic braille, MP3 (audio), and over 30 translated languages.

Campus Climate Dialogue

September 5, 2019, 12:00pm
Since Spring 2016, the Teaching in Troubled Times dialogue series has broached many topics essential to the well-being of our students and of our campus community. As we enter the next academic year, our first event will be an open dialogue, supported by an early read of preliminary data from the 2019 campus climate survey.

Coffee with Colleagues: Welcome Event for New and Returning Lecturers

September 9, 2019, 10:00am
New to campus or a veteran lecturer? Join us for an informal get-together to connect to your colleagues. Although this event is intended for lecturers, all instructors and academic staff are welcome.

New Frontiers in Japanese Digital Humanities: A Collaborative Workshop by the Art Research Center of Ritsumeikan University and the University of California, Berkeley

September 11, 2019, 9:00am

Participants in this workshop will have hands-on experience with transcribing Japanese cursive texts from the Edo period in the portal to Japanese Special Collections in the C. V. Starr East Asian Library. This new tool developed in collaboration between ARC and Toppan Printing Co. applies deep learning technology in order to transcribe Japanese cursive texts and helps readers to identify characters with significant accuracy.

10:00AM-12:00PM: Workshop "Transcribing Japanese Cursive Texts from the Edo Period" [registration required]

See event details for participation information.

Difficult Knowledge, Trauma-Informed Pedagogy, and Safe-ish Spaces

September 12, 2019, 12:00pm

Violence and trauma are all around us—fatal shootings by police, sexual violence, family separations, addiction, abuse, displacement of refugees. Often, these situations give rise to individual healing journeys and collective efforts to create change. But the pain and loss embedded in them also has a damaging effect long after the events have passed.

Learn to Use Microsoft Powerpoint

September 12, 2019, 1:00pm
This hands-on workshop demonstrates how to use Microsoft PowerPoint. Attendees will learn how to add content, use Master Slides, check for accessibility, and export to Adobe Acrobat. Accessible PowerPoint templates are provided that users can customize and use as they please.
See event details for participation information.

Microsoft Powerpoint Workshop

September 12, 2019, 1:00pm
This hands-on workshop demonstrates how to use Microsoft PowerPoint. Attendees will learn how to add content, use Master Slides, check for accessibility, and export to Adobe Acrobat. Accessible PowerPoint templates are provided that users can customize and use as they please.
See event details for participation information.

Adobe Acrobat Accessibility

September 16, 2019, 11:00am

This workshop focuses on remediating Adobe Acrobat files by using and leveraging the "Make Accessible Wizard" available in Adobe Acrobat DC. Sample files are provided that offer common challenges in making Acrobat files searchable and accessible for all users.

NOTE: This program takes place in Wheeler 210, not Dwinelle Hall.

Registration link: https://dls.berkeley.edu/events/adobe-acrobat-accessibility/2019-09-16

Registration is not required.

Web Platforms for Digital Projects

September 16, 2019, 3:30pm
How do you go about publishing a digital book, a multimedia project, a digital exhibit, or another kind of digital project? In this workshop, we'll take a look at use cases for common open-source web platforms WordPress, Drupal, Omeka, and Scalar, and we'll talk about hosting, storage, and asset management.
See event details for participation information.

Inclusive Design Demonstration with Ally

September 19, 2019, 11:00am
Please join us for a demonstration of an inclusive design tool within bCourses, called Ally. Ally helps make course content more accessible by allowing students and instructors to convert files to HTML, EPUB, electronic braille, MP3 (audio), and over 30 translated languages.

Introduction to the Savio High-Performance Compute Cluster

September 19, 2019, 3:30pm
New and prospective users of Savio and other Berkeley Research Computing high performance computing (HPC) clusters (Cortex and Vector) are invited to attend this introductory training session. Topics will include a system overview and a review of basic cluster usage, such as logging in, accessing software, running jobs, and transferring files. Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/wcnp6Y9K2UxtDx5q1.

Copyright and Fair Use for Digital Projects

September 25, 2019, 11:00am
This training will help you navigate the copyright, fair use, and usage rights of including third-party content in your digital project. Whether you seek to embed video from other sources for analysis, post material you scanned from a visit to the archives, add images, upload documents, or more, understanding the basics of copyright and discovering a workflow for answering copyright-related digital scholarship questions will make you more confident in your publication. We will also provide an overview of your intellectual property rights as a creator and ways to license your own work.
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Visual Literacy: Learning to Look // Looking to Learn

September 26, 2019, 4:00pm

Visual literacy emcompasses analyzing, interpreting, creating, and sharing images. An important component of visual literacy is understanding how to assess images that are found and used in the research process. How do we teach students to look critically? How do we support students as they experiment with visual content in their own research? How do we evaluate projects that incorporate graphics and images?

Publish Digital Books & Open Educational Resources with Pressbooks

October 15, 2019, 2:00pm
If you're looking to self-publish work of any length and want an easy-to-use tool that offers a high degree of customization, allows flexibility with publishing formats (EPUB, MOBI, PDF), and provides web-hosting options, Pressbooks may be great for you. Pressbooks is often the tool of choice for academics creating digital books, open textbooks, and open educational resources, since you can license your materials for reuse however you desire. Learn why and how to use Pressbooks for publishing your original books or course materials. You'll leave the workshop with a project already under way!
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Defining Digital Literacies

October 16, 2019, 4:00pm

Models of digital literacies emphasize the importance of critical consumption and creation of content as a part of one’s digital identity and wellbeing. How do we facilitate students’ active engagement online as responsible digital citizens? How do we encourage the skillsets and mindsets that make up digital literacies in a classroom setting? How do we define digital literacies?

We will look at several models (Virginia Tech, Jisc, and New Media Consortium) in order to better understand and define digital literacies and discuss how we can develop them in teaching and learning.

Instagram, Memes and Viral Videos...Oh My!

November 21, 2019, 4:00pm
In the "misinformation" age, it can be difficult to distinguish between fact and fiction, especially when we are inundated with a seemingly infinite cycle of media being copied, shared, retweeted, and modified. Join us for a discussion of viral media and strategies for facilitating critical discussions about citations, copyright, and ownership in the digital landscape.

Presidential Chair Fellows Showcase Session

December 11, 2019, 12:00pm
Showcase session on Discovery Experience curriculum projects through the Presidential Chair Fellows Curriculum Enrichment Grant.
Registration is not required.