Supported Learning Tools

These tools are licensed for use by all of campus, and backed by local resources and experts to assist with their use. These tools have been vetted for accessibility, privacy, and security.

Ally (Accessibility and Remediation)

Ally is a set of tools within bCourses that helps make course content more accessible by automatically remediating documents.

License Status Ally is licensed for use by all Berkeley students and instructors
Support Email
bCourses Integration Yes
More Info Ally in bCourses Service Page

bCourses (Canvas)

bCourses allows instructors to create or upload course materials to build graded activities online, communicate with students, and provide feedback.

License Status bCourses is licensed for use by all Berkeley students and instructors
Support Email and 1:1 Consultations
bCourses Integration Yes
More Info bCourses Service Page

Ed Discussion (Online Discussions)

Ed Discussion is a forum organized to make it easier for students to ask questions  and find answers.

License Status Ed Discussions is licensed for use by all Berkeley students and instructors
Support Email
bCourses Integration Yes
More Info Online Discussions Service Page

Gradescope

Gradescope is a suite of tools designed to accommodate a common grading workflow.

License Status Gradescope is licensed for use by all Berkeley students and instructors
Support Email and 1:1 Consultations
bCourses Integration Yes
More Info Gradescope Service Page

iClicker Cloud (Student Response System)

Student Response Systems enable instructors to pose questions to students and immediately collect and view the responses of the entire class.

License Status iClicker Cloud is licensed for use by all Berkeley students and instructors
Support Email and 1:1 Consultations
bCourses Integration Yes
More Info Student Response Systems Service Page

Kaltura (Video Management Platform)

Kaltura is a web-based video management platform that allows for the upload, editing, managing and sharing of videos and other media. 

License Status Kaltura is licensed for use by all Berkeley students and instructors
Support Email and 1:1 Consultations
bCourses Integration Yes (as Media Gallery and My Media)
More Info Kaltura Service Page

Poll Everywhere (Student Response System)

Student Response Systems enable instructors to pose questions to students and immediately collect and view the responses of the entire class..

License Status Poll Everywhere is licensed for use by all Berkeley students and instructors
Support Email and 1:1 Consultations
bCourses Integration Yes
More Info Student Response Systems Service Page

SuiteC

SuiteC provides bCourses users with additional tools to support student engagement and collaboration.

License Status SuiteC is licensed for use by all Berkeley instructors
Support Email
bCourses Integration Yes
More Info SuiteC Service Page

Turnitin (Academic Integrity)

Academic Integrity services at Berkeley provide students and instructors tools that integrate with bCourses Assignments to promote compliance with Berkeley's Honor Code.

License Status Turnitin is licensed for use by all Berkeley instructors
Support Email
bCourses Integration Yes
More Info Academic Integrity Service Page

Zoom for Instruction

In addition to live lecture streaming, Zoom can also support other instructional scenarios, such as video recording for asynchronous viewing, and active learning (polling, breakout rooms, whiteboards, screensharing).

License Status Zoom is licensed for use by all Berkeley instructors
Support Email
bCourses Integration Yes
More Info Zoom for Instruction Service Page

Using an Unsupported Tool

Using a supported learning tool is strongly recommended and offers the benefits listed in the right-hand column. Instructors have the ability to use tools not included in the list of supported tools. However, when using an unsupported tool, instructors assume responsibility for reviewing and vetting the factors mentioned on this page. RTL is unable to provide any assistance for unsupported tools. If using an unsupported tool, please work with DSP to ensure that accommodations can be made: Contact Us | Disabled Students' Program (berkeley.edu).

Benefits of using Supported Learning Tools

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Accessibility

Our tools undergo rigorous testing with experts in all types of accessibility needs to ensure that all students can experience the full benefit of a tool, and those in need of an accommodation can receive one through our relationship with the UC Berkeley Disabled Students Program.

If you encounter an accessibility issue with one of the tools listed on this page, please let us know using this accessibility reporting form.

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Equity & Affordability

Supported tools are licensed at the campus level to remove or reduce the student cost burden.

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Privacy & Security

Research, Teaching, and Learning reviews tools to ensure they only access and store data essential to their function, minimizing the risk of mis-use of student data, and reducing the risk of exposure if a tool is compromised. While many tools offer free versions, our licensed tools typically limit the vendor from monetizing or re-using our student data.

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Support

All licensed tools include a level of support provided by Research, Teaching, and Learning Staff. This level of support varies by tool, and may include 1:1 consultations, email support, and self-serve documentation.