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July 22, 2022

It was just over two years ago (on July 1, 2020) that RTL introduced Kaltura to the campus. (For those who aren’t quite sure about what Kaltura is: it’s the campus video management platform, and it surfaces in bCourses as Media Gallery and My Media.)  The platform has been used extensively since then to create, save, and share video content: Kaltura content has been added to over 5700 course sites, and close to 3 million hours of Kaltura content has been viewed.

May 20, 2022

Catch up on the latest resources and opportunities available to the Berkeley campus community: May 2022 newsletter

May 18, 2022

Announcing Ed Discussion

April 28, 2022

April 22, 2022

Review updates, resources, and opportunities for Berkeley's instructional and research community: April 2022 newsletter

April 21, 2022

As we near the end of the Spring 2022 semester, we want to share an improvement that RTL has made in the classroom based on your feedback from the Classroom Technology Feedback Survey - Fall 2021 that we sent in December 2021. Based on our helpdesk ticket review, our team was aware that audio capture for Course Capture was a top issue in our classrooms. As a result, we included a question in the Fall 2021 survey to gauge options to reduce audio capture issues in our classrooms.

A Campus-wide Emergency alert has been issued.Campus police continue to investigate this credible campus-wide threat. If you are not on campus, please stay away from the area. Facilities Services is locking buildings on campus. If you are in a building, please continue to stay where you are and move away from doors and windows. If you are not in a building, please leave the campus immediately.

All campus services are closed until further notice (e.g. libraries, dining, parking garages).

April 14, 2022

Summer Pilot Information

RTL will be offering a Course Capture Pilot this summer. To qualify for this pilot, your course must have

March 17, 2022

The Academic Senate’s Committee on Teaching cordially invites you to the 62nd Annual Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA), a ceremony and reception to honor five faculty recognized this year for their inspiring and transformational teaching. This year’s ceremony will also honor the accomplishments of the four DTA recipients from 2020, whom the campus was unable to honor in 2020 with a ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to replace a projector 25 feet above the ground or what goes into refreshing classroom technology at UC Berkeley? If the answer is yes, then here is a glimpse into this process as our engineers, Vince Barma, Nich Caldwell, and Steve Johnson, refreshed 100 Lewis over the Winter Break in December 2021 - January 2022.

February 18, 2022

Review RTL's resources and opportunities for supporting teaching, learning, and research.

January 28, 2022

Updated Guidance as of February 2, 2022:
Thanks to the hard work and collaboration between our hardware vendor and the classroom technology services team, a workaround has been implemented in all of our video conference capable rooms and Monterey (macOS 12) devices can now connect to our classroom cameras in our general assignment classrooms for use in Zoom or other video conferencing platforms.

January 14, 2022

Review this month's RTL newsletter for up-to-date resources, workshop opportunities, and quick support options.

January 12, 2022

What’s new?

After running pilots of iClicker Cloud and Poll Everywhere in Fall 2021, Research, Teaching, and Learning is licensing both tools at no cost to students or instructors. Support for iClicker Classic is being phased out.

January 11, 2022

As outlined in Chancellor Christ’s update on Friday 1/7/22, most courses are being offered fully remotely between January 18 - 28, 2022. Please visit the campus coronavirus page for details.

January 10, 2022

Review upcoming events and workshops that will help you preapre for the spring semester.

December 2, 2021

Review RTL's upcoming events and training opportunities as well as just in time information as we near the end of the semester.

November 19, 2021

Review our latest instructional support newsletter with the latest updates and resources available to the campus community.

Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) services will be operating on modified schedules for campus curtailment during the winter break, Thursday, December 23 through Monday, January 3. See details below. Emails and requests received during this time will be answered when the campus reopens on January 3, 2022.

October 22, 2021

What a whirlwind semester start. We want to thank all of you, the instructors that support the teaching and learning mission of the campus, for understanding that technology does not always work and for being partners in figuring out solutions to keep instruction going when faced with technical challenges.