Past events

Past Events

Past Events from RTL + Across Campus

April 16, 2024, 10:00am to 11:00am
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Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL)
Peerceptiv is a peer collaboration tool now available for all UC Berkeley classes as part of a pilot. It facilitates peer assessment, producing research-validated grades for students and improving their learning outcomes. In this workshop, you will: Explore various ways Peerceptiv peer assessment...
April 10, 2024, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL)
Do you use Jupyter notebooks as part of your teaching? Are you eager to enhance the accessibility of your notebooks to better serve your student needs? Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting, join us for the open office hour on best practices for creating accessible notebooks. Mark your...
April 10, 2024, 2:00pm to 2:45pm
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Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL)
What does it look like when students sustain effort in their learning? How can instructors cultivate learning activities that incorporate strategies to sustain effort and engagement? Through a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) lens, this 30 minute session will provide suggestions for strategies...
April 4, 2024, 2:00pm to 2:45pm
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Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL)
In this workshop, you will learn how to streamline attendance-taking processes in your classes using iClicker and PollEverywhere. We will explore the functionalities of each platform and provide hands-on guidance on how to effectively leverage them to automate attendance tracking, and syncing to...
April 2, 2024, 10:00am to 10:45am
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Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL)
This workshop addresses the unique challenges and opportunities of implementing active learning strategies in large, introductory lecture settings, which are crucial as they often mark the beginning of a student's journey into a specific discipline or way of thinking. Research in educational...
March 20, 2024, 9:00am to 11:00am
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Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) and the College of Engineering EMPOWER Program
Can you think of a particular course assignment that causes frustration and challenges for either you or your students? Would you like support in revising and improving this assignment, particularly to align with equitable grading practices? In this hands-on clinic, participants will work...
March 13, 2024, 11:30am to 1:00pm
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Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) and the College of Engineering EMPOWER Program
Grades have become ubiquitous in the college teaching and learning environment, but how did we get here? Join us for an informal journal club to learn more about the history of the traditional grading system (e.g. A-F course grade scale) and review a synthesis of the literature on how grades have...
March 12, 2024, 10:00am to 11:00am
Hosted by
Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL)
Berkeley’s Active Learning classrooms (ALC) are teaching and learning spaces that allow the instructor to customize the physical learning environment to meet pedagogical needs. In an ALC, the room design, flexible furniture, writing surfaces, and technology allow for multiple pedagogical activities...
March 6, 2024, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Hosted by
Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL)
As part of our series of workshops on DataHub, the second part will concentrate on introducing the Berkeley Data Stack–a suite of tools that support Data Science instruction at Berkeley–and exploring how instructors across the campus are integrating such tools as part of their course work. The...
March 5, 2024, 1:00pm to 2:30pm
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Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) and the College of Engineering EMPOWER Program
Interested in advancing equity within the courses that you teach? Eager to try grading in new or different ways? We invite you to network with like-minded colleagues who have explored different strategies for equitable grading. In small roundtable discussions, participants will have the chance to...
February 15, 2024, 10:00am to 10:45am
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Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL)
Research shows that students thrive when they actively engage with course content and collaborate with peers, but it can be tricky to figure out the best Active Learning strategy for a given topic, lesson, or learning objective. This workshop will help you develop your personal criteria for...
February 12, 2024, 9:00am to February 16, 2024, 5:00pm
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UC Libraries
UC Libraries and their partners are collaborating on another UC-wide “Love Data Week” from February 12-16, 2024. This will be a jam-packed week of talks, presentations, and workshops all about data! All members of the UC community are invited to attend these events to gain hands-on experience,...
February 8, 2024, 10:00am to 10:45am
Hosted by
Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL)
Active learning is an approach that emphasizes student engagement with course materials during class rather than solely listening to lectures. While active learning techniques have been shown to significantly enrich students’ educational experience, active learning does not have to be a replacement...
February 7, 2024, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Hosted by
Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL)
Kicking off our series of workshops on DataHub, the first part will concentrate on introducing the essential elements and capabilities of DataHub, its possibilities, and how instructors from different departmental units across the campus are actively integrating notebooks in Python, R, and Julia as...
January 29, 2024, 1:15pm to 2:00pm
Hosted by
Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL)
Creating accessible course materials can ensure that students are able to fully engage with your course. In this session, you will learn how to leverage Ally, an integrated accessibility tool in bCourses, to make your bCourses content more accessible. Ally is an integrated accessibility tool in...
January 12, 2024, 1:00pm to 1:45pm
Hosted by
Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL)
Live polling is a great way to make lectures more interactive. UC Berkeley sponsors two online polling tools, Poll EveryWhere and iClicker Cloud. In this session, we will review the basics of iClicker Cloud. With iClicker Cloud, you no longer need physical clickers! iClicker’s software works right...
January 12, 2024, 10:00am to 10:45am
Hosted by
Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL)
Live polling is a great way to make lectures more interactive. UC Berkeley sponsors two online polling tools, Poll EveryWhere and iClicker Cloud. In this session, we're going to take a look at the basics of Poll Everywhere. You will learn how to use Poll Everywhere in class to encourage student...
January 11, 2024, 2:00pm to 2:45pm
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Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL)
Designing a student-friendly bCourse course can be time consuming and overwhelming, and it may seem easier to think of bCourses as a file repository shared with students. However, creating a bCourses site that is organized in an intuitive way can save you time and help students find the information...
January 11, 2024, 10:00am to 11:00am
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Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL)
Join us for a hands-on workshop focused on equipping you with essential skills to develop key components of your course on bCourses. By the end of this workshop, you will have: Uploaded and formatted your syllabus Developed an assignment Designed a quiz Created at least one Module Bring your laptop...
January 10, 2024, 9:00am to 11:30am
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Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL)
Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) invites you to our Spring 2024 Teaching Kickoff and Social! Get ready for a fun couple of hours where we'll explore a range of topics to refresh your teaching approach. The event features a series of 15-minute sessions, followed by a fun mixer. It's the...
January 9, 2024, 2:00pm to 2:45pm
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Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL)
Join this workshop to discover the ins and outs of setting up your Gradebook in bCourses. We'll guide you through weighting grades, dropping the lowest scores, and various other techniques to make sure Canvas calculates your grades exactly as you intend. In this workshop, you will learn how to:...
January 9, 2024, 10:00am
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Oliver O’Reilly invites UC Berkeley faculty for a special session on instructional updates. The Spring 2024 Instructional Update will take place on Tuesday, January 9, 10-11 a.m. via Zoom. The event will feature presentations on emerging issues, resources,...
January 8, 2024, 2:00pm to 2:45pm
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Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL)
Creating a learning environment that includes and supports all students can be challenging. Although inclusion and diversity are important to all of us, professional development can provide lots of great ideas but not sure how to integrate them into your content and teaching. In this session, we...
January 8, 2024, 10:00am to 10:45am
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Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL)
Join us for an overview of bCourses (Canvas), and its native features such as, Pages, Modules, Assignments, and other basic settings to familiarize you with this learning management system.
November 14, 2023, 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Hosted by
Graduate Division & Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL)
Join our faculty panel as they share their frameworks and experiences using generative AI in teaching. We'll dive into strategies, experiences, and the pros and cons of AI in education. Whether you're considering AI or simply curious, this event is insightful.

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