Review updates, resources, and opportunities for Berkeley's instructional and research community: April 2022 newsletter
April 22, 2022
April 21, 2022
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
October 4, 2021
SuiteC Fall 21 Update
When we re-built the SuiteC tools earlier this year, we prioritized the popular Asset Library and Engagement Index tools and made the decision to retire the native whiteboard tool and support use of the many available third party whiteboard tools. Our first major update to SuiteC includes a number of ways to make it easier to bring these external whiteboards into the Asset Library.
October 1, 2021
For Course Capture Instructors:
September 23, 2021
September 20, 2021
To keep our tightly scheduled 200+ classrooms operational and updated in-semester, our dedicated engineering team turns to evenings and nights to do some of their best work when the rooms are empty. In addition to addressing more complex issues, such as replacing a bad projector, that requires an empty classroom, we also focus on upgrading smaller, analog-only classrooms during the semester to bring them into the digital world with the following updates: