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Free and for-purchase software is available to UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students under specially negotiated licenses. Web-based ordering sites allow students and authorized employees to review, order, and manage IT subscriptions and services. In some cases, software products are implemented and managed centrally on behalf of departments.


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, BeeLine 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. Additionally, we are beta testing a translation tool within Ally that automatically translates course documents into over 30 languages.
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Application Support

UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff have several options for getting help with installing, using, or troubleshooting various application. Find the application you want assistance with and contact the service provider listed in the table below.

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bCourses is Berkeley's official campus Learning Management System (LMS), using the open-source Canvas platform. This web-based tool provides a resource for instructors and students to enrich the teaching and learning experience.

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BFS (Berkeley Financial System)

The Berkeley Financial System (BFS) is the Enterprise Fianancial application used at the University. BFS is composed of several distinct modules. These include General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Purchasing, Billing, eBill, Commitment Control, Grants, Contracts, Project Costing and BIBS. BFS integrates with other campus systems such as Campus Solutions (BCS), Human Capital Management (HCM) and the Enterprise Data Warehouse. In addition it provides services to upload financial data from feeder systems.
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Blu Portal

The Blu Portal is an employee portal designed to be your one-stop employee resource for personalized access to information, services, and online resources. Blu integrates several UC Berkeley online services and Web applications into one convenient and secure location. When you log in, the system will recognize you as a faculty or staff member and present you with tools and information that are relevant to your job functions or academic pursuits.

Blu Categories

Blu is arranged in four categories to help organize the information:

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Cal Viz: Tableau Enterprise Server

Tableau is a data visualization tool that allows campus analysts to dynamically connect to and integrate hundreds of types of data sources ranging from an Excel spreadsheet, to an on-premise or cloud database, to an unstructured web server log file, to a student data API. Tableau is already speeding up data delivery and allowing campus departments to tell compelling stories using the latest data visualizations.

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CalCentral simplifies and unifies the online experience for students, faculty, and staff at UC Berkeley. Whether you are a student enrolling in classes, an instructor checking your class roster, or an advisor assisting a student, CalCentral delivers information from multiple campus systems to a personalized, mobile-friendly dashboard.


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CalPlanning (Budgeting and Forecasting)

CalPlanning is UC Berkeley's financial planning and analysis tool, which enables the shifting of finance professionals’ effort from heavily manual to analysis and decision support. CalPlanning provides a direct line of sight into financial plans and actuals at all levels of the institution that will enable multi-year, strategic decision-making within and across campus constituents.
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CalTime (Time and Attendance System)

CalTime tracks and reports work and leave time. Everyone is responsible for accurate timekeeping. Employees report leave and approve their time on their timecards. Supervisors review and approve their employees’ timecards. Timekeepers sign off on their units’ timecards. The system also includes the ability to assign "friendly names" for reporting to specific work chartstring accounts and project tracking to track time to specific projects.
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Student Affairs Information Technology (SAIT) supports the ClassPass application which manages AC Transit and campus shuttle bus access for students. The ClassPass gives registered students unlimited rides on AC Transit buses and Bear Transit shuttle buses throughout the semester and is now electronically loaded onto the AC Transit Easy Pass Clipper card.
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Cloud Resource Center

The Cloud Resource Center (CRC) is a set of materials and tools that will help campus determine whether to use the cloud for a particular business or technical use case and, if so, how to do so. The CRC is always evolving and we hope it will become a focal point for a cloud community of practice where campus can share questions, answers, resources, and activities.

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Course Evaluations

Course Evaluations at Berkeley offers departments the opportunity to coordinate course evaluations through an online system with easy management and reporting that is customizable. This common good tool managed by ETS is available to departments who have opted into the service.

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Document Management

UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff have several options for managing and storing documents as well as for applying business process workflow to their documents. The table below can help you decide which option may work best for your needs.

See table for service provider information.

Emergency Alert Systems (WarnMe/Nixle)

WarnMe/Nixle is UC Berkeley's alerting and warning service for students, staff, and faculty. It is activated to contact you when there is an immediate threat to safety or health affecting the campus community. WarnMe/Nixle can alert you by email or text message.
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eSignatures at Berkeley

The eSignature service at UC Berkeley enables campus to reap the time and cost saving benefits of using electronic signatures via an electronic process instead of collecting "wet signatures" using a paper process. The service platform is DocuSign, a cloud hosted service that is approved by campus and the state of California to process legally binding signatures. Individual users may only use DocuSign via their Department or Region's account.
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GitHub @Berkeley

GitHub @Berkeley is UC Berkeley’s on-premise, private instance of GitHub, and is available for campus software development teams and individual developers to build software in private repositories or repositories shared within the Berkeley domain. Faculty, staff, students, and certain affiliates are eligible to use GitHub @Berkeley and the associated GitHub Pages to build websites. GitHub @Berkeley is not suitable for public or open source projects.
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HCM (Human Capital Management)

University Enterprise PeopleSoft Human Capital Management Services Suite including: Workforce Administration, Position Management, Direct Deposit, Employee Self Service, TAM (Talent Aquisition Management), and Candidate Gateway-Applicant Self Service.
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Imagine Document Management & Workflow

The Imagine Service provides a document management, imaging, and workflow system that enhances how the campus manages paper and documents processing. The service provides hosting and support for a document imaging system that enables customers to reduce or replace paper-based storage and business processes with more efficient and cost effective electronic storage and business processes.

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JIRA is a bug tracking and project management tool available to campus software development/implementation teams and their partners to help manage projects and ongoing application support. JIRA provides workflow management for teams to track defects, issues, enhancement requests, tasks, and deadlines. The ability to organize and track issues facilitates collaboration among project teams to improve code quality and the speed of development. Enterprise Integration Services (EIS) has licensed JIRA from Atlassian and offers it as part of the UCB Development Tools and Services.
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Production Control (PCSSC)

The PCSSC is a UC multi-campus organization responsible for delivering workload automation, batch scheduling and file transfer services in IBM mainframe and distributed (UNIX, Windows, Linux) platform environments. Our customers include UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, UC Office of the President and UCPath. Our services are used for IT application support organizations and users of UC business applications such as Payroll, Financial Systems, UC Retirement System, Student Systems and Human Resources. The primary goals of the PCSSC are to:

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SARA (Enterprise System Access Request)

The System Access Request Application (SARA) allows faculty and staff to request access to several different campus enterprise systems including Berkeley Financial Systems (BFS), the Berkeley Integrated Budget and Staffing System (BIBS), BearBuy (Supply Chain Management), Campus Deposit System (CDS), Payroll, Travel and Entertainment, CalAnswers HR Reporting, and UCPath.

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Providing Information Technology (IT) and Human Resources (HR) Service Management software solutions for campus customers. Service offerings include application support, custom application development, integrations, business process mapping, migration, and IT Service Management (ITSM) consultation.
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Software@ Berkeley

Software @ Berkeley (previously Software Central) provides comprehensive listing of campus-licensed software available for both institutional and personal use. UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students in need of software can view everything currently available in our Software Catalog, plus information on licensing, downloading software, eligibility, cost and more.


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Student Information Systems (SIS)/Berkeley Campus Solutions (BCS)

UC Berkeley’s Student Information Systems (SIS) provides a single, easy-to-use point of access to all student information: admissions, financial aid, registration, enrollment, course management, advising, billing and payment, records, and more. SIS, also known as Berkeley Campus Solutions (BCS), provides tools and functionality that support the academic experience and helps cultivate a rewarding work environment for staff that is less transactional and more service-oriented.
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Travel and Entertainment

Connexxus is the UC system-wide online travel portal used for arranging business-related travel for faculty, student field study, staff, and hosted guests. It is coupled with the Direct Bill ID system which allows for business related airfare to be directly charged to the University. All airfare, hotel reservations, and car rentals should be booked using Connexxus. By booking travel using Connexxus and Direct Bill the University gets significant volume discounts and travelling faculty and staff minimize their out of pocket costs or time until reimbursement.

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