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Faculty/Staff Online Tools & Resources


Getting Connected

  • About your CalNet ID your online identity to access many UC Berkeley online services.
    • Your CalNet ID is your online identity at UC Berkeley. It will be used for system access log-ins and authentication, and it will be your campus email address when combined with (e.g., the CalNet ID “oskibear” becomes “” as an email address).
    • You will need your Employee ID number (9-digit number on your Cal 1 Card or Earnings Statement) to activate your CalNet ID or reset your forgotten passphrase.
    • CalNet Customer Support (activating your CalNet ID, changing/resetting your passphrase)
    • The GSE's CalNet Deputy is Beth Muramoto 1627 Tolman Hall (510) 643-0203
  • Cal 1 Card your official campus ID. All current students, faculty, and staff are required to get a Cal 1 Card. How do I get one?
    • You will need your ID card to access classrooms equipped with card-key locks in Tolman Hall (see Tolman Classrooms and Access in the following section).
  • CalNet Directory contains records for current faculty, staff, and students at UC Berkeley.
    • Update Your Directory Listing (
      • Click Authenticate button, log in with your CalNet ID and passphrase.
      • Click Edit Address Information button (or Edit Person Information to change the way your name is displayed, add Degree Title, etc.; an "Official Email Address" ending in is required and cannot be changed to a non-bMail address.)
      • Under Options (far right), click Edit.
      • Under Email Information, add or confirm your Email Address (please use or Gmail), check the box next to "Yes, release my Email Address so others can see it.", click Update button.
      • All fields other than email are optional and can be left blank. No physical address is required, but you can include the PLI office information there if you wish.
    • Update Your Directory Listing Instructions (with screenshots)
  • bConnected your e-mail account: Berkeley's implementation of Google Apps for Education, including Mail, Calendar, and Docs/Drive.
    • All year-round PLI instructional/coaching staff are required to use their address for all PLI and/or LSP correspondence.Semester-only staff may use a personal Gmail account instead, as CalNet access may be revoked in between semester appointments. All staff should create a bConnected account regardless.
  • bCourses Berkeley's new Learning Management System (LMS) powered by Canvas. (Replacing bSpace in fall 2014-spring 2015)
  • Bear Facts login for faculty for review of student information such as class lists, wait lists, e-mail for students lists, registration, grades, and more.
  • bSpace a web-based communication and collaboration environment. (Retiring in summer 2015)
  • NEW! UC Berkeley Box Service available to the campus community, a cloud-hosted platform that allows users to easily store and share documents, photos, research materials and other files for collaboration. The current storage quota assigned to each account holder is 50GB.
  • Campus Wi-Fi Options
    • AirBears2 is an enhanced replacement service for AirBears. It provides simplified authentication for campus users, and improved confidentiality for data being transmitted wirelessly. Currently it does not have support for guest accounts. Airbears2 goes live! June 5, 2013
    • AirBears is the basic wireless access to campus networks with web-based connection. It provides access to all students, faculty and staff and allows for the creation of guest accounts for campus visitors.
    • attwifi is a service provided by AT&T Wireless. It is available to AT&T customers with devices that are provisioned for the service. It is also available to members of the general public for a fee.
  • Password Management
    • Unless you have a personal system of password management (or a good memory), I recommend using a 'universal' login for anything Berkeley related, i.e. setting your At Your Service Online, etc. Username and Password to be the same as your CalNet ID and Passphrase. This is generally not recommended for security; you may have to sacrifice security for convenience.
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Tolman Classrooms and Access

  • Getting to Tolman Hall Google Map (also embedded on our Contact page)
  • Parking UC Employees with a valid Cal 1 Card are eligible to purchase Faculty/Staff "F" Daily Scratcher Permits from the Parking & Transportation Office at 2150 Kittredge Street. Permits are valid Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm in any designated Faculty/Staff (F) lots, and after 5pm and on weekends in Central Campus (C) and F lots (subject to posted requirements), up to 48 daily permits per year.
  • Tolman Hall Room Reservations
    While the support staff submits room requests for all regular scheduled courses in advance of each semester, any additional needs for one-time or unscheduled events/meetings must be submitted individually. Please submit the PLI GSE Room Reservation Request form, or provide the following information via email to the PLI Program Assistant:
    1. Request Date
    2. Request Time (start AND end)
    3. Event Title or Course Number
    4. Expected Audience Size
  • You will need your Cal 1 Card (Cal Photo ID) to access classrooms equipped with card-key locks in Tolman Hall (see Getting a Cal 1 Card). Once you have your card, please email the 5 or 6-digit number from lower right corner of the back of the Cal 1 Card along with your name and GSE affiliation (e.g. faculty, staff or student) to to set up card-key access.
  • GSE employees can check out a key to the exterior door from the GSE Business Services Office.


Human Resources

  • Viewing Your Online Earnings Statement (Instructional web page, summarized below)
    • Go to At Your Service Online (AYSO) - the Office of the President's Human Resources and Benefits web site for all University of California employees.
    • To login, you need to enter a username and password. (NOTE: This Web site does not use UC Berkeley CalNet authentication.)
    • New Users: Click the 'New User' link and follow the instructions on the website. New hires may use their birth date as their password during the first 30 days after your hire date.
    • Returning Users: Enter your AYSO login ID and password. If you have forgotten your ID and/or password, click on the applicable link. You will be asked to identify yourself with your SSN or username. If you have a email address on file, a temporary password will be emailed to you. If you do not have an email address on file, send an email to with subject heading 'Reset AYSO password'. Include your name, employee ID, and phone number in email. Central payroll will send you an email to notify you that your password has been reset. Your temporary password will be your Date of Birth in MMDDYYYY format.