bCourses is the official UC Berkeley campus learning management system (LMS) using the open-source Canvas platform.
This web-based software provides a useful resource for instructors and students to enrich the education and study experience.
bCourses is incorporated with the companies College of California, Berkeley’s Tutorial Integrity, Clickers, CalCentral, Course Seize, SuiteC, and Gradescope.
How to log in to bCourses
You will be able to enter bCourses considered one of two ways:
- By URL: bcourses.berkeley.edu
- From your CalCentral dashboard under My Lessons.
If your teacher uses bCourses, you can access the course websites by logging into your CalCentral or bCourses account.
bCourses enrollments are updated daily between 6:00 AM and 8:00 AM using information from the coed information system. So, if you have registered for a category after this time, you will get access to the course website at the later time when the registration is updated.
b Course websites are areas where your teacher can post course materials and notes. They can be used to work together with your classmates and instructors in a wide range of artistic and productive methods.
Associate: UC Berkeley Tutorial Calendar: Vital Dates and Deadlines.
Furthermore, if your teacher uses Course Seize (“Webcast”), hyperlinks to your course videos will be discovered there.
How can I make sure I have a Kaltura account?
When you’ve ever accessed My Media or Media Gallery in bCourses, whether or not you want to add media or simply to view it, you’ll be prompted to “authorize” Kaltura.
Assuming you just clicked the Authorize button, your Kaltura account has been created.
Also, if you have accessed MediaSpace (kaltura.berkeley.edu) and logged in with your Calnet credentials, you have created a Kaltura account.
For those who are undecided whether or not you’ve done any of these, do one of the many below:
For those who already use bCourses
- Log in to bCourses and access any course or venture website.
- In the left navigation, click on both “My average” or “Media Gallery“.
- If My Media or Media Gallery loads, you already have an account. If you are asked to authorize, go ahead and click on “Authorize” and your account will be created.
For those who do not use bCourses
- Access the MediaSpace via kaltura.berkeley.edu
- Click in the top upper corner on Visitor and choose Login.
- Log in with your Calnet credentials. You now have an account.
How to flag your UC Berkeley Zoom account
Before you can join most Zoom conferences at UC Berkeley, you must sign in to your Zoom account using your CalNet ID and Passphrase.
Within the Zoom desktop and mobile apps, you can do this via the “Sign in with SSO” (Single Signal-On, using your CalNet ID). See below for step-by-step instructions.
Sign up via the desktop app
When you haven’t already introduced the Zoom desktop app, you may be able to set it up from Self Service on computer systems managed by Berkeley Desktop or get it instantly from Zoom.
- Open the Zoom app on your laptop.
- Click on “Sign in with SSO” (Single Signal-On, using CalNet ID).
- Enter “Berkeley“the place where it is written”Your company domain”, and click on “Keep going“. Your web browser will open.
- For those not already logged in to CalNet, you will see the usual CalNet login screen. Register using your CalNet ID and Passphrase.
- After you log in to CalNet (or if you are already logged in), you will notice the following display screen that says “Launch Zoom“
- Click on “Open zoom.us“
- The Zoom desktop utility will reopen. Click the icon at the top right of the Zoom window to confirm you’re connected.
Register via the mobile app
- Set up the Zoom app from both the Apple App Retailer and the Google Play Retailer.
- Open the zoom app.
- Tap on “Log inbutton in the lower right corner.
- Tap on “SSO” option in the lower left corner.
- Enter “Berkeley“the place where it is written”company domain“, and faucet “go” on the keyboard. Your car’s network browser will open and you’ll see the usual CalNet login screen. Register using your CalNet ID and Passphrase.
- After you log in to CalNet, you will see a display screen.
- water tap”Open“. You will note your identity in the middle of the display screen, confirming that you have successfully signed in.