Academic Innovation Studio (AIS)

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The AIS is open for hybrid consultations, events & meetings, and drop-in support & resources. 

The Academic Innovation Studio (AIS) brings together faculty, researchers, graduate student instructors, and service providers to inspire and support experimentation, connect people, and share ideas. As part of Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) in the Division of Undergraduate Education, the AIS serves instructors and researchers across the entire campus community.

Come to the AIS to:

  • Connect with peers, particularly across disciplines
  • Connect to campus resources and services
  • Learn about and share novel and interesting ideas/approaches/tools
  • Engage with campus-wide initiatives

We also work to foster collaboration among academic support staff, and partner with service providers, centers, and academic programs from all over campus.

AIS Features

bCourses & other tools Drop In Support

Need help with bCourses? Whether you're new to bCourses or need a refresher, we're here to assist!

Appointments are strongly encouraged to ensure personalized attention. Make an appointment for an in-person consultation!

If you would like 1:1 or small-group help with Kaltura, Student Response Systems (iClicker Cloud and Poll Everywhere), Ally, Ed Discussion, Gradescope, or Datahub, please set up a virtual consultation.

ITCS Drop In Support

Drop-in IT support for faculty, graduate students, and/or staff is available at the Academic Innovation Studio (AIS) in 117 Dwinelle Hall on Level D. Hours are:

  • 9 a.m. - 12 p.m | Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
  • 1 - 4 p.m | Monday through Thursday
  • 1 - 3 p.m | Friday

Instructional Equipment Checkout

Looking to check out equipment for your course and/or research project? Check out the Instructional Equipment Checkout page for more information. 

Reserve our Event Space!

The AIS has one event space that can support hybrid meetings. RTL partners and events that serve the needs of Berkeley’s instructors and researchers will be given priority for booking. Other events will be considered depending on space and staff availability.

We make reservations within the academic calendar year, with at least 2 weeks advance notice for an upcoming event.

Reservation requests received between July 2 - 11, 2024 will be reviewed on July 12, 2024.

Reservation Process

  1. Check the Google Calendar to see if your desired date and time is available.
  2. Review our Event Space Policy to ensure your request meets our space policy.
  3. Upon confirming availability and reviewing our space policy, please submit your event request via the following booking request form, (accessible via accounts).
  4. Your event request is confirmed when you receive a bCal email notification.

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Location and Hours


Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Monday, September 2. 2024

Monday, November 11, 2024

Monday - Friday, November 25 - 29, 2024

Monday - Friday, December 23, 2024 - January 3, 2025

DIRECTIONS:  We are located in 117 Dwinelle Hall on Level D. We're at the south end of the building; turn left as you enter from the main (Dwinelle Plaza) entrance.


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