Upcoming events

Below are programs open to all instructors, researchers, graduate students, and academic staff on topics related to teaching, learning, and research.

For a complete listing of all scheduled AIS events (including invite-only meetings), please view this web page.

August 28, 2019, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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.
September 5, 2019, 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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...
September 9, 2019, 10:00am to 11:30am
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.
September 11, 2019, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Hosted by
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Center for Japanese Studies, UCB East Asia Library
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...
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September 12, 2019, 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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...
September 12, 2019, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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.
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September 12, 2019, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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.
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September 12, 2019, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Hosted by
Cal Performances
Do your classroom goals include creating space for multiple perspectives and cultivating tolerance for ambiguity ? Do you want your students to stay open to the possibility of many "right answers" (or even, "no absolutely right answer")? Do you welcome critical thinking from your students that is...
September 16, 2019, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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...
Registration is not required.
September 16, 2019, 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Hosted by
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...
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September 19, 2019, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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.
September 19, 2019, 3:30pm to 6:00pm
Hosted by
Research IT / Berkeley Research Computing (BRC)
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...
September 25, 2019, 11:00am to 12:30pm
Hosted by
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,...
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September 26, 2019, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
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...
October 15, 2019, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Hosted by
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...
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October 16, 2019, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
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...
November 21, 2019, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
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...
December 11, 2019, 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Showcase session on Discovery Experience curriculum projects through the Presidential Chair Fellows Curriculum Enrichment Grant.
Registration is not required.