Gradescope for New and Advanced Instructors

August 30, 2018, 1:00pm
Have you heard about Gradescope and want to learn about how you can use it in your class? Have you used Gradescope in the past and want to hear about new functionality like bubble sheets? Want to get started but not sure where to scan your assignments? Join us for an intro to Gradescope at 1:00pm, followed by Gradescope office hours from 1:30-3:00pm where you can bring your questions to the developers and ETS service team. Gradescope is a suite of tools designed to accommodate a common grading workflow: Students or instructors scan and upload their assignments. Instructors and GSIs create a living rubric that allows for speedy grading of large courses. The Gradescope software can reveal valuable statistics about students work, and provide a path for students to request re-grades of questions.
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Parallel Computing with MATLAB and Scaling to the Savio Cluster

August 15, 2018, 9:00am
A hands-on workshop for more experienced MATLAB users seeking to reduce workflow cycle and solve computationally and data-intensive problems faster by scaling to the Savio Cluster. The agenda will include: 5-minute introduction by Berkeley Research Computing staff 20-minute overview of parallel computing with MATLAB 90-minute hands-on, self-paced workshop for building parallel MATLAB applications 30-minute Q&A session of workshop 45-minute hands-on session of submitting job to Savio Cluster Highlights: Reduce cycle time for your workflow & solve computationally and data-intensive problems faster Built-in support for parallel computing Creating parallel applications to speed up independent tasks Scaling up to computer clusters, grid environments or clouds Employing GPUs to speed up your computations Programming with tall and distributed arrays to work with large data sets
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Active Learning

Active learning refers to an interactive style of teaching that engages students in reading, writing, talking, listening, and reflecting—often in specially designed, customizable classrooms.

More info: Active Learning at Berkeley

Consultations: Email

Course Evaluations

Course Evaluations at Berkeley offers departments the opportunity to coordinate course evaluations through an online system with easy management and reporting. This common-good tool is available to departments who have opted into the service.

More info: ETS website

Consultations and support: Email


Gradescope is a suite of online tools designed to make grading faster, easier, and more consistent. It can also reveal valuable statistics about student work.

More info: ETS website

Consultations and support: Email


Berkeley's official campus Learning Management System (LMS).

More info: bCourses Website

Online Help: bCourses Help

Consultations: AIS Consultation Calendar

Pedagogical Course Support

Get personal advice from experts from the Center for Teaching and Learning on how to improve your course(s), from rethinking your course design, fostering student engagement, and infusing technology into your teaching. If you can't make it to a workshop or program, you can find resources online or schedule a consultation by emailing

Strengthen Your Syllabus

January 9, 2018, 10:30am
Do you have the feeling your students might not be reading your syllabus or referring to it throughout the semester? What can you do to change this? In this session, Rita-Marie Conrad, senior consultant from the Center for Teaching and Learning, will discuss common pitfalls and share tips and creative strategies to strengthen your syllabus. Participants will also have the opportunity to give and receive feedback on their syllabus. Please RSVP and please bring your laptop and at least one printed copy of your syllabus, even if it's still in draft form. All questions are welcome!
Registration is unavailable.

Summer ESL App-y Hour

August 2, 2018, 4:45pm
Special App-y Hour hosted by the Berkeley College Writing Programs for Summer ESL instructors! Come share or learn about new apps that work well for task- and project-based learning for language learners.
Registration is not required.