Teaching and Learning

Course Content Accessibility

The AIS and Berkeley Resource Center for Online Education (BRCOE) are excited to offer workshops on creating accessible online content and downloadable files.  These workshops provide opportunities for hands-on participation and result in the creation of accessible content in the following platforms:

2019 Teaching and Research Resource Fair

April 18, 2019, 11:00am
Join us for our third annual AIS-palooza! Connect with service providers and academic support units from across campus to get your question answered, find inspiration, and learn about new ideas.
Registration is unavailable.

Publish Digital Books & Open Educational Resources with Pressbooks

May 6, 2019, 11:00am
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.
See event details for participation information.

Google Higher Education Workshop

April 10, 2019, 1:00pm
Come learn from Google's Higher Education team about new products for collaboration and communicating, as well as tips and tricks for getting the most out of Google Drive, docs, mail, and calendar. This two-hour, interactive session allows you to get hands on with Tour Creator, a new virtual reality creation tool; Jamboard, an interactive whiteboard that works for remote collaboration; and other products.
Registration is unavailable.

Accessible Course Content Workshops

Digital Learning Services is excited to offer workshops focused on creating accessible documents.  These workshops provide opportunities for hands-on participation, covering common software (Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Acrobat), specialized software for remediation (Ally in bCourses) as well as best practices for inclusive design. 

Participants will leave each workshop with a list of resources to assist them in future remediation efforts. 

Facilitating an Inclusive Institutional Environment: Evidence-Based Lessons from the Biology Scholars Program Longitudinal Study

April 8, 2019, 11:45am

What lessons can we glean from the longitudinal Gift it Forward study of the Biology Scholars Program that can inform UC Berkeley’s efforts to provide fair treatment, opportunity, and advancement for all? In this workshop Dr. Mica Estrada will describe evidence-based recommendations that can be applied in mentorship, classrooms, advising and to maintaining an inclusive institutional environment in which all students thrive.

Registration is unavailable.

Resources for Teaching with MATLAB/Simulink

April 11, 2019, 12:00pm
Faculty and Staff are invited to join with engineers from The Mathworks, makers of Matlab, for a noon-time discussion on "Resources for Teaching with MATLAB/Simulink."
See event details for participation information.

Immerse Yourself in Cal Performances: Special Faculty Learning Experiences

April 7, 2019, 6:00pm
Sign up to participate in special immersive teaching and learning experiences through Cal Performances. These programs are designed for faculty from all disciplines to engage in a performing arts experience and facilitated conversation to deepen understanding of the subject matter, draw connections between different academic fields, and discuss pedagogical potential and implications. Program dates: March 3, March 22 and April 7.
Registration is not required.

Supporting Student Success through Inclusive Design: From Content to Curriculum

March 21, 2019, 12:00pm
Accessible content authoring is not only essential for students who use assistive technologies, but it also results in more usable, flexible content that can adapt to diverse student needs and devices. During the workshop, we’ll discuss some of the key terms and research around inclusive learning and Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and the different ways Ally’s alternative formats and instructor feedback help support those learning goals.
Registration is unavailable.

Universal Design and Best Practices for Accessibility

August 8, 2018, 3:30pm
Please join the Disabled Students Program (DSP) for the third in a summer series of open forums for faculty. The intent of these forums is to share information with instructors and get feedback to help us improve our processes. This forum will focus on universal design and best practices for teaching students with disabilities.
Registration is unavailable.