News

June 7, 2021

Thanks to generous support from campus and departmental leadership, ETS has received funding to accelerate our classroom refresh, add video cameras, and add video conferencing capabilities to 37 classrooms this summer. For more information about the new capabilities, please check out our Instructors Getting Started page and stay tuned for new video and documentation on how to use these capabilities when you return to our classrooms.

May 14, 2021

Review events, announcements, and resources to support Berkeley's research and instructional community: May 2021 newsletter

April 30, 2021

Review details of upcoming workshops in preparation for summer remote teaching and rsvp for the Center for Teaching + Learning (CTL) spotlight events.
RTL workshops + events

April 29, 2021

The Lecturer Teaching Fellows Program funds eight lecturer teams to generate dynamic tools and resources for enriching and innovating teaching and learning practices on campus. The spotlight event is designed to provide Fellows from the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 cohorts the opportunity to share and engage with campus leaders, colleagues, and other partners. Read more

The Presidential Chair Fellows Program, sponsored by the Vice Chancellor of Undergraduate Education, funded four faculty teams to carry out undergraduate curriculum redesign efforts at the program level. For the 2020-2021 grant cycle, projects focused on the intentional (re)design of student learning opportunities that address a specific need or opportunity for enhancing instructional resilience. The spotlight event is designed to provide Fellows the opportunity to share and engage with campus leaders, colleagues, and other campus stakeholders.

April 16, 2021

Review events, announcements, and resources to support Berkeley's research and instructional community: April 2021 Newsletter 

March 19, 2021

Review events, announcements, and resources to support Berkeley's research and instructional community: March 2021 Newsletter 

March 10, 2021

RTL will be operating on modified schedules Monday, March 22 through Friday, March 26 during the academic spring break week. Emails and requests received during this time will be answered in the order in which they were received on Monday, March 29. Updates about system outages and maintenance will be available on the System Status page(link is external)and as bCourses announcements.

February 26, 2021

Review events, announcements, and resources:  February RTL Newsletter

January 15, 2021

Timely and important updates regarding instructor options for online discussions technology tools.

Review events, announcements, and resources in preparation for the spring 2021 semester:  January RTL Newsletter

December 21, 2020

Review events, announcements, and resources as the fall semester ends in the December Keep Teaching newsletter

December 14, 2020

Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) services will be operating on modified schedules for campus curtailment during the winter break, Wednesday, December 23 through Monday, January 4. See details below. Emails and requests received during this time will be answered when the campus reopens on January 5, 2021.

November 30, 2020

Review events, announcements, and resources as the fall semester ends in the November Keep Teaching newsletter

November 18, 2020

In support of remote instruction for the upcoming Spring 2021 semester, Digital Learning Services has developed two new bCourses templates that are available to all instructors starting Nov. 30, 2020

The DLS Core Template and the DLS DesignPlus Template both provide instructors a consistent structure for organizing their course site founded in best practices in online pedagogy and promote effective learning for all students by incorporating accessibility standards.

November 12, 2020

RTL will be operating on modified schedules during the week of Thanksgiving from Monday, November 23 through Friday, November 27, 2020Emails and requests received during this time will be answered in the order in which they were received on Monday, November 30. In addition, see specific service notices below.

October 25, 2020

Currently, there are several notices about possible power outages across the Bay Area over the next few days.  As this may be disruptive to your midterm exams, we wanted to remind you of some campus resources that may be useful. Generally, communication with students is key, even if that communication is as simple as “the midterm will be rescheduled, and details will follow when my own power is restored”.

October 16, 2020

Review the latest updates and resources in the October Keep Teaching newsletter

October 12, 2020

To ensure that students and instructors relying on Zoom Cloud recordings for fall semester are not adversely impacted by a change in a previously announced retention policy, the campus is temporarily extending the retention period. Recordings will not automatically be deleted until after fall semester. Zoom Cloud recording is intended only for temporary use due to the extremely high costs of this storage.

August 31, 2020