Course Content Accessibility: An Overview of Best Practices

July 27, 2017, 10:00am

Open to: Faculty and Staff


This workshop is the first in a series on creating accessible online content and download files. Opportunities are provided for hands-on participation resulting in the creation of accessible content in the following platforms: bCourses, edX, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat.

Participants will leave each workshop with a list of resources to assist in future remediation efforts. We encourage attendees to attend all of the workshops as a way to connect...

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Photos and Resources from the Teaching and Research Resource Fair

April 24, 2017

We had a great turnout for our first-ever AIS-palooza on April 18, 2017! Thank you to everyone who came, as well as to all of our wonderful presenters.

For those of you who couldn't make it to the event, check out the photos below to see what you missed. You can also view the program guide and download some of the handouts and slides from our presenters.

See our...

Clickers Faculty User Group Meetup

May 3, 2017, 4:00pm

Open to: Faculty


Come join other instructors to talk about using clickers (aka student/classroom/audience response systems). Newcomers welcome!

This informal gathering (held at the end of each semester) is a great way to share and learn about best practices, to chat about successes and challenges using clickers, and to meet and talk with colleagues from many different disciplines. Martha Olney, Berkeley faculty and author of the recently published article,"...

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Next Generation Academic Integrity Tools

April 19, 2017, 1:00pm

Open to: Faculty


UC Berkeley's academic integrity tools will be changing beginning in Fall 2017! This session will provide information about what's changing, and give instructors a preview of what's ahead.

For more information regarding these new tools, please visit

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From Sources to Data: Using OCR in the Classroom

March 16, 2017, 10:30am

Open to: All faculty, graduate students, and staff


How do you go from materials in an archive to data that you can search, process, and analyze computationally? Students who are learning to analyze research materials are often presented with those materials in an easy-to-use, digitized state, skipping over some of the crucial steps in data acquisition and cleanup that they’ll face when doing their own research.

This workshop will introduce ABBYY FineReader, optical character recognition (OCR) software that can turn...

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Using Jupyter Notebooks on Savio and Integrating with Box

March 7, 2017, 3:30pm

Open to: Faculty, Researchers, Graduate Students, and Staff

The Jupyter Notebook is a web application that enables users to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations and explanatory text. This interactive training session, led by staff from Berkeley Research Computing, demonstrates the use of Jupyter notebooks on the Savio High-Performance Computing cluster.

The second half of the session includes demonstration of more...

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February 8 App-y Hour

February 13, 2017
In case you missed it...

More than three dozen Berkeley faculty and staff turned out on a rainy Wednesday afternoon for our second App-y Hour. Volunteers from Chemistry, MCB, Education, Public Health, Berkeley Law, the Library, Center for Teaching and Learning, ETS, Digital Humanities, and Research IT gave 60-second presentations on an interesting assignment or tool that supports collaboration and/or engagement.

Check out the presenter slides below:

In PDF format:...

Digital Pedagogy Pathways

January 13, 2017, 12:00pm

Open to: All Senate and non-Senate instructors


This session discusses the opportunities technology provides to enhance
learning in classroom-based courses. Participants will be provided support
tailored to their needs and join an online cohort of other Berkeley faculty
seeking to enhance content delivery, learner engagement, and assessment.

For more information, contact ...

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STEM Teaching Faculty Learning Program - Day Two

January 12, 2017, 9:00am

Open to: Invited participants only


In Part 2 of our Faculty Learning Program, sessions focus on peer observations to develop faculty’s skills in observing and providing feedback on teaching practice. The peer observations offer faculty: opportunity to use evidence to reflect on their practice with a colleague; develop knowledge and skills for observing and reflecting on practice; and an applied way to revisit their understanding of learning and teaching. Three online synchronous sessions introduce the peer observation...

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SuiteC Meet-up

December 8, 2016, 1:00pm

Open to: All faculty and staff interested in using SuiteC tools in bCourses (Asset Library, Engagement Index, and Whiteboard)

Description: Come learn about SuiteC and hear how your colleagues are using these bCourses tools (Asset Library, Engagement Index, and Whiteboard) to foster student engagement and learning! ETS staff will be on hand to answer questions and learn how we might improve the tools.

About SuiteC:

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