Administration

We provide a number of tools, guides and services to help with class administration. From setting up your seating chart to adding content to your bSpace course website, we work to support you through the process.

Schedule of Classes Page

Before course registration, students have access to a directory of courses known as the Schedule of Classes. This directory not only helps them to choose courses for the upcoming semester, but it also allows faculty to post a public version of their syllabus and first assignment. Posting your syllabus and first assignment on your Schedule of Classes page allows students to prepare for the first day of class by reading over the syllabus and even completing the first assignment. You can also post reading materials needed for your course on your Schedule of Classes page and check your class enrollment. Visit Schedule of Classes

Schedule of Classes Guide:

Adding Syllabus and Assignment to Your Schedule of Classes Page (PDF)


bCourses

bCourse websites provide a number of administrative tools, including online class announcements, the ability to upload and organize resource files into modules and advanced collaboration tools. Students can also upload assignments directly into bCourses and faculty can view submissions and send comments back to students without ever having to download files.

As a service, Information Systems and Technology will create all bCourses before the semester begins and customize them with tools for the coming semester. Faculty will gain early access to their site and can choose to publish their courses to students  when they are complete.

If you would like to import materials from a past bCourse or bSpace site please email bcourses-support@law.berkeley.edu. If you would like training on bCourses or please contact John-Mark Ikeda at jikeda@law.berkeley.edu.

bCoruses Guides:

Visit the bCourses Quickstart Guides page.


Classroom Seating Chart Tool

The Classroom Seating Chart Tool allows faculty and students to set up a seating chart at the beginning of the semester. Once your seating chart is filled out, you can keep track of student responses and even learn about your students by viewing their profiles and taking a face quiz. To learn how to use the seating chart tool contact John-Mark Ikeda at jikeda@law.berkeley.edu . Visit Classroom Seating Chart Tool

Seating Chart Tool Guide:

Adding Students to Your Seating Chart (PDF)


Keeping Remote Office Hours

Office hours are a fantastic resources to students, but often can conflict with the schedule of some students and in certain circumstances must be canceled if faculty are out of town. Using chat tools and video conferencing tools can allow faculty and students to be more flexible on the time and location of their meetings. 

For more information on how to keep remote office hours contact John-Mark Ikeda at, jikeda@law.berkeley.edu.

Video Chat:

Blue Jeans (Supported)
Fuze (Supported)
bCourses  Conferences (Supported)
Skype (Partially Supported)
Facetime
Google Hangouts

Messaging:

Law School Email (Supported)
bCourses Chat (Supported)
bCourses Messages (Supported)
Twitter


Final Exam Confirmation

During the semester you are required to confirm the type of exam that you will give out to students. Options may include a final exam or final paper.

Final Exam Confirmation Guide:

Confirming Final Exam Information (PDF)