bCourses

Updates to bCourses Integrated Tools

February 27, 2024
The story so far

When Berkeley first switched to the bCourses (Canvas) learning management system in 2014, there were a number of custom tools the vendor could not provide that we built ourselves. We’ve maintained these tools over the years, but recent changes in software architecture required us to rebuild them from the ground up. For the past several months, we have been gradually updating these tools. We’ve already released new versions of the Roster Photos and Mailing Lists tools. Last week, we replaced the underlying processes that sync enrollments between bCourses and...

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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...

Kaltura in bCourses changes due to upgrade to LTI 1.3

December 28, 2023

Be prepared for some minor changes to the Kaltura integration with bCourses as we have upgraded, largely for security reasons. More specifically, we have upgraded from LTI 1.1 to 1.3. To learn more, see "Why Platforms and Tools Should Adopt LTI 1.3".

While the security improvements that come with the upgrade may not be obvious, the upgrade has led to one user interface change that will likely impact your use of Kaltura: thelocation of My Media ...

Designing Your bCourses Site with the Core Template (5/5)

May 5, 2022, 10:00am
This virtual workshop will provide an overview of site setup and navigation, adding and editing content, and quality assurance best practices using bCourses' built-in course construction and management tools.

Designing your bCourses site with the Core Template

January 13, 2023, 10:00am
This virtual workshop will provide an overview of how to access and use the DLS Core Template to create an effective and engaging bCourses site for courses in any modality.

Best Practices for Designing Your bCourses Site (1/11)

January 11, 2022, 2:00pm
Join us to learn more about how you can leverage the DLS Core Template to jumpstart your bCourses site design and maximize student engagement online.

Designing your bCourses site with the Core Template (8/19)

August 19, 2022, 1:00pm
This virtual workshop will provide an overview of how to access and use the DLS Core Template to create an effective and engaging bCourses site for courses in any modality.

Best Practices for Designing Your bCourses Site (8/17)

August 17, 2021, 10:00am
Join us to learn more about how you can leverage the DLS Core Template to jumpstart your bCourses site design and maximize student engagement online.

Best Practices for Designing Your bCourses Site (12/8)

December 8, 2021, 10:00am
Join us to learn more about how you can leverage the DLS Core Template to jumpstart your bCourses site design and maximize student engagement online.

Ally in bCourses

August 10, 2022, 10:00am

Attend this workshop to learn how to improve the accessibility of your bCourses content so students can better access and convert pages and materials into multiple formats. During the workshop, exciting new features will be demonstrated, along with strategies to increase your accessibility scores within bCourses.

Ally is an integrated accessibility tool in bCourses that provides:

Alternative formats of instructor-uploaded digital course content, which optimize compatibility with mobile devices, screen readers, and other assistive...