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Timeline for Transferring Content from bSpace

Timeline for Transferring Content from bSpace

Important updates to the bSpace retirement timeline

 ETS On The Move

ETS On The Move

ETS main offices are moving to 2850 Telegraph and Dwinelle 44.

Academic Integrity Service & Turnitin

Academic Integrity Service & Turnitin

ETS introduces a new service to its teaching and learning tools and offers Turnitin to campus.

ETS 2013-2014 Annual Report

ETS 2013-2014 Annual Report

ETS shares its annual report from the 2013-2014 academic year.

Recent ETS Articles

Posted July 17, 2015 | Article

Reminder: Etherpad is being discontinued! 

Due to concerns about user authentication, Etherpad will no longer be supported in Canvas. Google Docs, however, will still be available for real-time document collaboration. If you have an Etherpad document that you would like to save, please do so by August 8, which is when the tool will become unavailable to users. (One way to save it would be to copy and paste the contents into a Google Doc.)
Posted June 26, 2015 | Article

New Features

Excused Assignments

Instructors can now excuse an assignment for an individual student by going into the gradebook and typing “EX” in the grading cell. When an assignment is excused, it will be left out of the student’s total grade calculation.


Group assignments can also be excused, while still allowing other group members to view and submit them.

Posted June 18, 2015 | Article

Our UC Berkeley community lost one of its guiding lights when Steve Tollefson unexpectedly died on Thursday June 4, 2014. Steve taught writing at UC Berkeley for several decades and was the author of four books on writing and grammar, including Grammar Grams (1989) and Grammar Grams II (1992, HarperCollins), as well as short stories and numerous articles. He was a recipient of the campus Distinguished Teaching Award. Steve retired after over 30 years of service back in 2012, but he continued to contribute to our community and his presence and generous smile never seemed to leave our campus.  

Posted June 5, 2015 | Article

bCourses unavailable Monday morning, June 8 from 6-8am

Due to a maintenance update, bCourses will be unavailable on Monday, June 8 from about 6am to 8am.

Please plan to work in your course site(s) before or after this time. If you have any questions or experience any issues after the update, please contact us at bcourseshelp@berkeley.edu

Posted May 15, 2015 | Article

We hope that the Spring semester has been a good one for you and your students. As it comes to a close, we’d like to share with you some updates to bCourses and offer support, especially for grading, to help you finish out the term.

IMPORTANT: Create a Site, E-grades export, other tools unavailable on Sunday, May 17

Please be aware that the following bCourses tools will be unavailable during a network update on Sunday, May 17 from 9a-3p:

Posted May 7, 2015 | Article

Phising Scam Reported: You are not losing your access to bCourses

We have recieved reports that students are receiving phishing emails claiming to be from “Berkeley Security” instructing users to click on a link so that they do not lose their access to bCourses. The message may look official- as if they are coming from a University source- but please do not click it.

As a reminder:

Posted April 30, 2015 | Article

Beginning Fall 2015, ETS will make key changes to our Webcast service in order to reduce service costs and enable us to maintain a lecture capture service focused on students:

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