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We provide a wide range of technology-based services to assist instructors and students with instruction and learning.

Academic Innovation Studio

The Academic Innovation Studio (AIS) is a campus resource center that brings together UC Berkeley instructors, researchers and service providers to foster innovation in teaching, learning, and research. Through partnerships with the Library, Center for Teaching and Learning, Digital Humanities and other campus groups, the AIS provides in-person support; hosts programs, events, and workshops; and connects faculty to one another across disciplines and departments. Keywords: faculty, instructor, researcher, teaching, consultation, in-person support, resources, programs, events, workshop
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Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity services at Berkeley provides students and instructors tools to review documents for originality via TurnItIn. In 2015, UC Berkeley launched the Turnitin services to support academic integrity and the campus Honor Code. Turnitin is an opt-in tool enabled through bCourses that allows Instructors and TAs to check student assignments for originality. Instructors can use Turnitin to identify possible instances of plagiarism, or as a student-facing self-assessment tool to improve student writing and citation.
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Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology offers a variety of tools to assist Berkeley instructors and students who require adaptive or assistive technology for teaching and learning including assistive listening technology, ADA computers and software, plus alternative media conversion. Assistive Technology is a part of the ETS effort seeking to allow our services to be accessible to all students, faculty, and staff using our online systems, computer facilities, and general assignment classrooms on campus.
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bCourses

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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CalCentral

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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Clickers

Clickers (also known as “audience response systems”, "classroom response systems", and "student response systems") enable instructors to pose questions to students and immediately collect and view the responses of the entire class. Clickers are often used to increase student engagement and obtain real-time feedback.

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Course Capture

Berkeley's Course Capture (webcast) service offers instructors audio and/or video recording services for their courses. Integrated with bCourses, recorded courses are intended to enhance the learning experience by providing a review tool for students.

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DIY Media

The Do-It-Yourself Media Service is intended to support instructors looking to add video to their teaching techniques. Instructors can use these facilities to create video content for online lectures, flipped classroom activities, blended learning materials, tutorial videos and more.

The service includes:

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Gradescope

Gradescope is a suite of tools designed to accommodate a common grading workflow. Students or instructors scan and upload their homework or exams. Instructors and GSIs create a living rubric used for grading that allows for speedy grading of large courses. The Gradescope software can reveal valuable statistics about student work and provide a path for students to request re-grades of questions.

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Moffitt Makerspace

Moffitt Makerspace is a general access Makerspace located on the first floor of Moffitt Library. Operated primarily by student staff, the Makerspace features support for core maker activities such as CAD design, 3D printing, digital prototyping with digital components (e.g., Arduino, Raspberry Pi), as well as traditional craft and hand tool based design activities for wood and fabrics. It also offers training workshops to help and guide students learning both the basics (e.g.

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Student Information Services (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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SuiteC

SuiteC provides bCourses users with additional tools to support student engagement and collaboration -- the Asset Library, the Engagement Index, Whiteboards, and the Impact Studio. The Asset Library allows students to upload and share multimedia learning objects, and the Whiteboard lets students collaboratively "remix" these assets to create connections between primary and secondary sources.

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