Online instruction

Campus computing resources


A variety of campus organizations are available to help with research computing and the broader topic of data science.

Collaboration and data storage

  • The bConnected Google apps, especially bDrive, are an excellent way to collaborate.
  • Bcourses (Canvas) can also be used to create projects and will be familiar to faculty and students from their courses.
  • Box also has very good collaboration tools.
  • A comparison of  tools is in the campus knowledge base.
  • For projects consisting of small amounts (recommended 1GB or less) of text or code and involving non-Berkeley collaborators or audience, GitHub is a useful service.
  • You can create a bConnected List (Google Group) for email communication and other collaboration features like shared bDrive content and calendars.

About CalNet passphrases and access keys

Your CalNet identity is used to authenticate and authorize your use of many campus web applications and services--notably, bMail's webmail interface. Normally you provide your CalNet identity and passphrase in a web portal when accessing these services. However, some applications and services cannot capture access through a web portal, and these require an access key instead of the usual CalNet passphrase. Such services include Eduroam and bMail when accessed through a mail client (Thunderbird, or the Mail client on a mobile device). Go to bConnected to manage your access key if you use one of these services.