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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.

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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 upcoming workshops on how to make your course content accessible (offered by Digital Learning Services, formerly the Berkeley Resource Center for Online Education).

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:

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.

Teaching and Research Resource Fair (April 12, 2018)

Participants at 2018 Teaching and Research Resource Fair

View photos and handouts from the resource fair

Teaching With and About VR/AR (April 19, 2018)

Virtual reality demo in the AIS

View photos, videos, and a recap

Online Trainings and Software

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Access the Creative Cloud Suite of Tools

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 Online Training Now Available

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

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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.

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.