RTL Services and Programs
Academic Innovation Studio (AIS)
The Academic Innovation Studio is a campus resource center that brings together UC Berkeley instructors, researchers and service providers to foster innovation in teaching, learning and research. The AIS provides RTL services, resources, and support, workshops, events, and much more!
Academic Integrity services at Berkeley provide students and instructors with tools that integrate with bCourses Assignments to promote compliance with Berkeley's Honor Code. These opt-in tools are enabled through bCourses, allowing Instructors and GSIs to review Assignment submissions for originality.
Ally in bCourses
Ally is a set of tools within bCourses that helps make course content more accessible by allowing students and instructors to convert files to HTML, EPUB, electronic braille, Immersive Reader or MP3 (audio). The Ally tool also provides instructors with visual indicators gauging the accessibility of source files and assigns an accessibility score to each uploaded file.
bCourses is Berkeley's official campus Learning Management System (LMS), using the open-source Canvas platform. This tool provides a resource for instructors and students to enrich the teaching and learning experience. bCourses is integrated with our Academic Integrity, Clickers, CalCentral, Course Capture, SuiteC, and Gradescope services.
bCourses Project Sites
bCourses Project Sites support Berkeley courses requiring an online space beyond the standard bCourses course sites. Designed to assist instructors and course-based projects, these sites provide an academics-focused collaboration area.
Berkeley Audio Visual (BAV)
Berkeley Audio Visual provides our campus with professional event technology support including PA systems, audio/video recording services, live webcasting, and online media publishing.
BerkeleyX helps UC Berkeley instructors and staff develop, launch and run open online courses using the edX platform.
BOA (Berkeley Online Advising) provides academic advisors unified student data from multiple campus services to access information that supports student success.
Classroom Technology Support
Classroom Technology Support (CTS) is the UC Berkeley General Assignment Classroom (GAC) AV support team. CTS provides real-time support to our instructors teaching in our classrooms as well as training and consultations to prepare instructors to teach in different modalities.
Consulting for Instructors
Keep your teaching moving forward with new approaches, effective strategies and resources through consultations, workshops, and other quick support options.
Berkeley's Course Capture service offers instructors lecture recording services for their courses. Integrated with bCourses, recorded courses are intended to enhance the learning experience by providing a review tool for students.
Course Design Tools
Course Design Tools provides instructors with resources to develop pedagogically sound remote courses. This service includes the DLS Core Template, developed by Digital Learning Services using bCourses’ built-in course construction and management tools.
Course Evaluations at Berkeley offers departments the opportunity to coordinate course evaluations through a customizable online system with easy management and reporting. This campus-provided common-good service is managed by RTL and is available to departments who have opted into the service.
Berkeley DataHub is a JupyterHub infrastructure that ensures that all students and instructors share a common computing environment, data sources, and storage for their notebooks in the cloud.
The Do-It-Yourself Media Service is intended to support instructors looking to add video to their teaching techniques. Instructors can use DIY Media facilities and support resources to create video content for online lectures, flipped classroom activities, blended learning materials, tutorial videos and more.
Gradescope is a suite of tools designed to accommodate a common grading workflow. The software can reveal valuable statistics about students work, and provide a path for students to request re-grades of questions.
Instructional Computer Facilities
Instructional Computer Facilities offer UC Berkeley instructors as well as campus and local groups computer classrooms that can be scheduled for a semester or as needed for computer/software-based instruction and workshops.
Instructional Equipment Checkout
Instructional Equipment Checkout provides instructors additional technology beyond the standard equipment in General Assignment and department classrooms across UC Berkeley.
Kaltura is a web-based video management platform that allows for the upload, editing, managing and sharing of videos and other media. Kaltura can be accessed from bCourses (Canvas).
Online Discussions allow students to participate in an asynchronous conversation with a group or the entire class. These include bCourses built-in discussion tool and integrated platform Ed Discussion.
Research IT provides research computing technologies, consulting, and community for the Berkeley campus. Our fundamental goal is to help campus faculty and students with their research by providing the best IT tools as inexpensively as possible.
We utilize SensusAccess to assist with our Alt Media conversions. SensusAccess is a self-service solution that automates the conversion of documents into a range of alternative formats including mp3, e-books, Braille, and Daisy. The service can also be used to convert otherwise inaccessible documents such as image-only pdf files, scanned images, lecture notes or other educational material into more accessible formats.
Student Response Systems (Clickers)
Student Response Systems, also known as “clickers,” “audience response systems,” or "personal response systems" enable instructors to pose questions to students and immediately collect and view the responses of the entire class.
SuiteC provides bCourses users with additional tools to support student engagement and collaboration.
Zoom for Instruction
"Zoom for Instruction" provides workshops, consultations and other support for Berkeley instructors using Zoom.