Why professors should switch from bSpace to bCourses

It’s no secret how fond our school is of displaying its Berkeley pride in virtually everything remotely related to the university. We have BearWalk, Bear Market, BearFacts — you get the idea. A crucial part of this esteemed ‘b’ club was bSpace, but it is slowly being phrased out by the
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5 helpful UC Berkeley websites you may not know

We at the Clog understand that a billion websites are tossed at you when you first arrive at Cal. We figured you already know your bSpace from your BearFacts, so we probed into Berkeley’s database of websites to find useful yet underutilized websites you should know. 1. BearCheck This website
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Can CalCentral bring us into the 21st century?

One of the most surprising things about attending one of the world’s most acclaimed universities is how antiquated some of the online technology is. It only takes a fleeting glance at the disgusting 1990s-looking Tele-BEARS or BearFacts to realize that the general Berkeley area seems immune to the rest of
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UC Berkeley launches CalCentral to integrate online resources

CalCentral, which will launch Wednesday, combines bConnected, bCourses, Financial Aid, bSpace, and BearFacts in one convenient portal. It will also include bConnected email, CalLink student groups, messages from professors, registration status, final grades, financial aid messages, and bCourses assignments among other features.
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UC Berkeley to pilot bSpace alternative

As part of an ongoing effort to upgrade the campus’ online educational tools, UC Berkeley’s Educational Technology Services (ETS) has announced it will pilot online platform Canvas with the long-term goal of replacing bSpace, the current system for hosting course webpages.
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A look back at UC Berkeley’s computer evolution

When Carlos Noreña entered UC Berkeley as a freshman in 1988, he, like so many university students,  “came armed with a large, boxy Apple Macintosh computer.” As students, the computer is our lifeline, our bread and butter, the indispensable utility belt to our Batman. But, for Noreña, the situation was
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Campus increases use of social media, online platforms for discussion

Due to the inflexibility of current UC Berkeley online discussion forums, campus instructors and administrators are increasingly turning to social media and other online platforms to better communicate with students. Most recently marked by the launch of a campus Facebook application, social media and other nontraditional platforms for discussion are
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New proposals aim to save campus more than $2 million

Three project proposals — one of which involves hiring an outside consulting firm — were approved by Operational Excellence leadership Monday. The proposals, which include creating a council to oversee campus advising, hiring a team to plan for new technology and forming a center to help staff navigate online systems,
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