News

August 31, 2017

ETS is excited to introduce the Gradescope tool to the campus community. Thanks to feedback from instructors and a dedicated group of testers, we are pleased to announce that Berkeley has signed a contract with Gradescope giving campus instructors access to all of the features available in this assignment grading tool.

August 29, 2017

Business Intelligence Journal

In recent years, the concept of technical debt has gained attention as a key factor to consider when designing a system, developing code,
or managing a software implementation. This article proposes that a technical-debt manage­ment strategy can be a powerful driver of efficiencies and data quality improvements in the data warehouse.

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August 28, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

This year’s University of California Computing Services Conference (UCCSC) included a new track -- Research IT -- and was hosted at the beautiful UC San Diego (UCSD) campus August 7–9, 2017. The annual conference gathered together over 500 people from all 10 UC campuses, 3 Medical Center campuses, and the Office of the President.

August 24, 2017

The latest CSS HR/APS ServiceNow release is live as of August 24! Starting today, Campus will make HR service requests for Staff Recruitment, Staff Extension, Staff Waiver of Recruitment, Staff Mass Hiring, and Classification and Reclassification utilizing new online forms in ServiceNow.

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August 17, 2017

Qingkai Kong aims to solve some of these real world problems through his work on the MyShake app, which was released to the public on Android in February 2016.

August 16, 2017

//eclipsemega.movie/Open to: Faculty, researchers, graduate students, and staff

What? Live Eclipse Viewing

When? Monday, August 21, 2017, 9 - 11:30 a.m.

Where? Academic Innovation Studio (AIS)

ffective August 1, 2017, Research IT, the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), and Educational Technology Services (ETS) have been aligned into a single portfolio.

Members of the One IT community at UC Berkeley gathered Tuesday, July 18, for the annual IT Summit. This year’s theme was Lead From Where You Are, with tracks focused on strategies and tactics related to the Reimagining IT Strategic Plan.

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August 11, 2017

Research IT’s innovative approach to supporting digital humanities was on display in multiple venues at the international Digital Humanities 2017 conference, held from August 8-11, 2017 at McGill University in Montreal.

August 9, 2017

Often by fluke. Six months could pass and someone would casually mention a great resource. For example, the UCCSC listserv, which for a long time was the only way to communicate across locations to a broad group of IT personnel.

August 8, 2017

UC IT Blog

Ten teams across the University of California won the 2017 Larry L. Sautter Award for using information technology to make university operations more effective and efficient and to better serve faculty, staff, students and patients.

Systemwide Chief Information Officer Tom Andriola announced the winners today (Aug. 8, 2017) at the UC Computing Services Conference in San Diego.

August 2, 2017

Ray Lee of UC Berkeley’s Research IT department is the lead for the CollectionSpace UI rewrite project, code-named “Drydock.” The following piece describes progress in improving record types, template selection, and custom validation functionality in CollectionSpace. This work is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to LYRASIS, CollectionSpace’s institutional home.

August 1, 2017

Members of the One IT community at UC Berkeley gathered Tuesday, July 18 for the annual IT Summit. Programming throughout the day centered around this year’s theme Lead From Where You Are, with tracks focused on Reimagining IT Strategic Plan strategies and tactics, and offered opportunities for information technology staff to engage with campus IT leadership, network, share their work, and learn about new technology.

July 31, 2017

Google SItes is now available for bConnected users.

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July 27, 2017

IT Colleagues and Campus Partners,

The beginning of the semester is a peak period of activity for the campus, which results in increased demand of our services and impacts our IT systems and infrastructure. To provide optimal IT service and systems performance for our campus and minimize potential disruptions, we are implementing our customary IT systems freeze on production changes for UC Berkeley student systems to prepare for the start of fall semester 2017.

July 26, 2017

As both a visiting doctoral candidate at UCLA’s Department of Sociology and a lecturer in the School of Information’s Master of Information and Data Science program (MIDS), Brooks Ambrose needed an efficient way to organize and switch between his different workflows throughout the day.