All News

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:

August 25, 2021

Visit the Academic Innovation Studio (AIS) in Dwinelle 117 (Level D), 9am - 4pm, to get connected with support for RTL services starting August 18. All workshops will continue to be offered virtually in the near future. Check out RTL's Quick Support Options available to the campus instructional and research community.

August 13, 2021

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

August 10, 2021

Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) is offering several programs and support services for faculty as they prepare for the Fall semester.

August 4, 2021

August 2, 2021

The fee for Video with Operator Course Capture has been reduced from $2000 to $1000 for the Fall 2021 semester. This fee only applies to auditoriums in Wheeler Aud, Pimental, 2050 VLSB, and 245 Li Ka Shing. This is not to be confused with the new feature Video without Operator service that has been added to other existing classrooms. The new Course Capture Video with Operator service remains free to use.

July 13, 2021

Review our instruction/research support newsletter with the latest updates and resources available to the campus community.

June 8, 2021

The Asset Library and Engagement Index tools are being rebuilt, and new versions will be available in the fall, while Whiteboards and Impact Studio are being retired.


The SuiteC tool set was developed as part of a grant-funded project and first piloted in 2015. Over time, technologies have modernized, class sizes have increased, and the performance of SuiteC has fallen behind, ultimately leading to the need to retire the current toolset.

June 7, 2021

Thanks to generous support from campus and departmental leadership, RTL has received funding to accelerate our classroom refresh, add video cameras, and add video conferencing capabilities to 37 classrooms this summer.

April 26, 2021

In-between Spring and Summer instruction, we will upgrade the Turnitin academic integrity integration available inside bCourses: On May 23rd, we will enable a new Turnitin integration, and turn off the legacy integration. 

Turnitin Similarity Reports generated before 5/23/21 will no longer be accessible by instructors in bCourses after that date.

April 8, 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.

March 1, 2021

The Academic Senate’s Committee on Teaching is pleased to announce 42 individual and team awardees for the UC Berkeley’s Extraordinary Teaching in Extraordinary Times award.

February 26, 2021

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

February 18, 2021


The Instructional Computer Facilities (ICF) service from ETS provides dedicated computer lab access to instructors for their classes that have specialized hardware or software needs.  During the shift to remote and virtual instruction, the service was able to pivot and offer scheduled instructors the option to connect to the physical computers on campus remotely through the Citrix platform.  

February 3, 2021

On Wednesday, February 3, BOA received updates including a new layout of past, present, and future student enrollments on the student page:

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 17, 2020

Starting January 6, 2021, at 8 am, whenever any campus member uses their UC Berkeley Zoom account to host a meeting that is recorded to the Zoom Cloud, the resulting recording will be automatically copied to UC Berkeley’s campus video management system, Kaltura. One of two things will happen:

  • If the Zoom account owner has no Kaltura account, the recording will be deleted from Kaltura within 24 hours (this does not affect the Zoom Cloud recording, which will still be available in Zoom for 30 days). It will never be shared with anybody else.