Collaborating with bSpace
Not just your every day
learning management system
Educational Technology Services
What is bSpace?
Collaboration & Learning Environment
UC Berkeley’s flavor of Sakai 2.6
The Apple to Google Docs Orange
How is bSpace being used?
3,500 Total Courses
3,000 bSpace Project Sites *
bSpace Course Sites
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*bSpace Project Site statistics:
Fall 05 - Spring 09: # of projects created each semester
Fall 09 - Spring 10: # of active projects during that semester
Everybody’s doing it
What happens in bSpace, stays in bSpace
1 GB of storage to organize documents, presentations,
images, video, audio, web links, and web pages.
News Feeds Include RSS style news feeds to your site to add dynamic
content for your project.
Announcements Default Post announcements to your project or group (email optional)
Send email using built-in mailing list. Copies of messages
Email Archive Add on
are stored in an archive on bSpace.
Send email to individuals or groups of individuals in your
Messages Add on project. Copies of messages sent within bSpace are stored
in personal mailboxes.
Highly conﬁgurable Discussion Board to organize
Forums Add on
Wiki Add on rWiki-based collaborative writing environment.
Chat Add on Chat rooms for synchronous text messages.
Poll members of your project for quick feedback on ideas or
Polls Add on
Quiz & Survey Add on Survey your project members using multiple question types.
What do we recommend?
Understand your project’s needs
Use what works for you
bSpace - http://bspace.berkeley.edu
bSpace Help - http://bspacehelp.berkeley.edu
Educational Technology - http://ets.berkeley.edu
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