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March 22, 2024

Review resources that support the campus instructional community in the March RTL Update.

Honoring Berkeley's Brightest Stars
April 23 | 5:00 - 6:30pm | West Pauley Ballroom, MLK Student Center
The Academic Senate’s Committee on Teaching cordially invites you to the 64th Annual Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA), a ceremony and reception to honor five faculty recognized this year for their inspiring and transformational teaching.

  • Kristen Holmquist, Law

March 18, 2024

In this week’s Teaching newsletter learn about how to cultivate student engagement with Self-Determination Theory. Also review past issues on topics that may help throughout the semester.

February 27, 2024

February 23, 2024

Take a look at this month's events, opportunities, and highlighted resources in the February RTL Update.

February 15, 2024

Responding to feedback from instructors and insights gleaned from the Classroom of the Future pilot program, our engineering team is gearing up to implement a range of new technologies aimed at enhancing the teaching and learning experience in a select set of classrooms in the Social Sciences Building for the Spring 2024 semester.

February 13, 2024

Kaltura has scheduled a planned maintenance window between 9pm, Saturday, February 17 - 12pm, Sunday, February 18.

January 31, 2024

Review the latest updates from RTL in the January 25 newsletter to support the campus community.

January 10, 2024

Review semester start resources and opportunities in RTL's January Update.

January 8, 2024

Have you ever wished that you could automatically send a message to students as soon as they enroll in your course? The bCourses Welcome Email feature is designed to do exactly this! While you can send an announcement at any time, students who enroll later might miss it. The Welcome Email is designed to solve this problem.

January 5, 2024

Review workshops and events brought to you by UE and RTL to support instruction this spring semester.

December 28, 2023

Be prepared for some minor changes to the Kaltura integration with bCourses as we have upgraded, largely for security reasons. More specifically, we have upgraded from LTI 1.1 to 1.3. To learn more, see "Why Platforms and Tools Should Adopt LTI 1.3".

December 15, 2023

Review the latest RTL Update that includes event listings and resources that will help you prepare for spring instruction.

December 4, 2023

In preparation for the Spring 2024 term, we will be making an updated Zoom-bCourses integration available to all instructors. The newer integration is actively supported by Zoom and receives regular feature improvements. Read about the new features

November 20, 2023

Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) will be operating on modified schedules for campus curtailment during the winter break, Monday, December 25 through Tuesday, January 2. Emails and requests received during this time will be answered when the campus reopens on January 3, 2024. The full curtailment schedule and further details are listed below.

Winter Holiday & Curtailment

  • Monday, Dec. 25, 2023: Administrative & Academic Holiday

October 31, 2023

For this edition of "Behind the Scenes of a Classroom Refresh", we bring you 177 Stanley, which received a major technology update in July 2023.

October 25, 2023

Campus-supported academic tools are rigorously vetted for accessibility, privacy, and security but feedback from Berkeley’s instructional community is essential to determine a tool’s usability, effectiveness, and suitability. To accomplish this, RTL needs volunteers to participate in testing new tools throughout the academic year. Participants then also have the opportunity to influence the selection of tools that align with the teaching and learning needs of our campus.

October 19, 2023

Please note: the change that this article describes has been rolled back as of 11/26/23. The current behavior is that Zoom alternative hosts do NOT become Kaltura co-hosts or co-collaborators. 

An update to the Zoom to Kaltura integration made by Kaltura in early October benefits many Zoom users who have wanted colleagues (co-instructors, GSI’s,staff, etc) to be able to manage the recording files copied to Kaltura via the integration. 

October 6, 2023

Review the October RTL Update for uypcoming events and resources as well as campus announcements.

October 2, 2023

Review the latest issue on equitable grading strategies.