Review events, announcements, and resources to support Berkeley's research and instructional community: March 2021 Newsletter
March 19, 2021
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
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, 2020. Emails 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
August 25, 2020
Review the latest updates and resources as we roll into the Fall 2020 semester in the Keep Teaching newsletter
August 5, 2020
Review just-in-time support as we near the start of the Fall 2020 semester: Keep Teaching Newsletter
July 31, 2020
Review the Fall 2020 Instruction FAQ from the Berkeley Academic Senate website.
June 22, 2020
Review support and resources for remote teaching: Keep Teaching Newsletter
June 4, 2020
June 3, 2020
In July, Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) will roll out a new enterprise video management platform to support remote and hybrid instruction called Kaltura. Kaltura is a web-based, secure platform that will integrate with bCourses and will allow instructors, students and staff to upload, edit, manage and share videos and other media through bCourses.