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About bSpace

bSpace is a web-based communication and collaboration environment powered by the Sakai community. bSpace supports teaching and learning, committee-based projects, and research initiatives for the UC Berkeley community.  Using a supported web browser, users may choose from the many tools in bSpace and combine them to create a site that meets their needs.
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Recent bSpace Articles

Posted August 15, 2013 | Article

As Fall semester gets underway, we'd like all of our users to review this list of tips and answers to commonly asked questions. Doing so might very well address your question and save you time. Thank you.

Posted August 8, 2013 | Article

In order to ensure bSpace's stability for the next two years and to take advantage of new features developed by the Sakai community, ETS recently completed an update to bSpace. This update to Sakai 2.9 is part of a two-year project currently underway, aimed at improving the teaching and learning capabilities of the campus' LMS. You can read more about the LMS project here.

Posted June 13, 2013 | Article

In late May, ETS kicked off its Summer Canvas pilot with three instructors from the Law School, and Art History and Sociology, who bring a diverse set of needs to the Canvas platform. The purpose of the pilot, which is part of the larger LMS replacement project, is to determine whether the Canvas LMS can meet our criteria for replacing bSpace and for meeting the teaching needs of the campus. This pilot includes a total of five departments and about 300 students.

Posted June 3, 2013 | Article

On July 8th, ETS will update bSpace in order to ensure its stability for the next two years and to take advantage of new features developed by the Sakai community. This update to Sakai 2.9 is part of a larger project currently underway, aimed at improving the teaching and learning capabilities of the campus' LMS. You can read more about the LMS project here. Even as we determine which new LMS we'll use and what the rollout plan for the campus will be, ETS will make sure that bSpace remains reliable and useful for our 45,000 users.

Posted April 26, 2013 | Article

Based on considerable feedback from our user community about the limitations of bSpace (powered by Sakai), ETS has undertaken an effort to find a Learning Management System (LMS) better suited to Berkeley faculty and student needs. We have a set of key requirements, derived from our user conversations and from studying the LMS landscape at our peer institutions, that better address the current and projected needs and have determined that the Canvas product from Instructure looks like the most promising option for the Berkeley community moving forward.

Posted February 13, 2013 | Article

ETS staff have received a steady stream of questions about Canvas, CalCentral and the longevity of bSpace.We'd like to answer a few of those questions here.

Posted January 31, 2013 | Article

This semester our Social Media Tuesdays series will be based upon the recently published book, Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best Practices by Tanya Joosten. This book is a fabulous resource for any instructor considering the use of social or new media tools for enhancing teaching and learning - or for their own professional networking. We will loosely follow the subjects through the book, holding focused hands-on workshops each month on the first Tuesday during lunchtime in Dwinelle 4. You may attend any or all of these workshops for free.

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