A Bicycle in The Grove

Invitation to DOLCE on Friday, October 7 at Noon in 1310 Surge III / The Grove

Dear Colleagues, This Friday we restart our meetings of DOLCE: Discussing Online Learning and Collaborative Education. Taking place on the first Friday of every month, DOLCE meetings typically feature a number of speakers on a variety of pedagogical and instructional technological topics. This coming Friday we will hear from new instructional technologist Tabia Lee (known […]


Canvas Town Hall on September 30th at noon — join us in 1310 Surge III / The Grove

Canvas Town Hall Friday, September 30th at Noon 1310 Surge III / The Grove   Many faculty at UC Davis have questions about Canvas, our new Learning Management System. Many have attended introductory workshops, but now that we are ten days into the quarter, we may have more advanced questions about assignments, grading, and the use […]


Canvas “Boot Camps” Take Place September 13th and 14th — Register now!

Faculty can get a helpful introduction to UC Davis Canvas during a special “Canvas boot camp” in 75 Hutchison Sept. 13-14. The sessions are intended for instructors who will teach with the new learning management system (LMS) this fall, although all UC Davis faculty are welcome. There’s no cost to attend. For both new and […]

Canvas Fundamentals Workshop on June 29 at 9 AM in 21 Olson

Dear Faculty Colleagues, I’m writing with news of two Canvas-related summer opportunities, a three-hour UC Davis Canvas workshop coming up this Wednesday morning, and the Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology coming up on September 9. Due to faculty interest, we are holding yet another Introduction to Canvas workshop this coming Wednesday, June 29th, from […]

June 16 Workshops on Canvas, the new Learning Management System for UC Davis

Dear UC Davis Faculty Colleagues, Because of the dramatically increased interest in UC Davis Canvas, the Learning Management System to be rolled out officially this coming fall quarter, 2016, we in Academic Technology Services are offering a series of Canvas workshops on Thursday, June 16th from 9-12. We will meet in the Student Community Center Computer […]

Audio from our recent Faculty Panel on teaching with Box.com

Dear Faculty Colleagues, On Thursday, May 26, a number of faculty and staff came together to discuss teaching with Box.com, a tool that UC Davis faculty are using to share materials with students during the extended SmartSite outage. Questions were asked and answered about communication via class mailing lists, the use of Box to share […]

SmartSite is Still Down as of Noon on Monday, May 23rd — Here is the latest

Dear Friends and Colleagues, The update found below has been posted at http://status.ucdavis.edu. We at Academic Technology Services regret this downtime that affects all of us and our students. Andy Jones   Update – The SmartSite learning management system continues to be unavailable. Scriba, which hosts the service for UC Davis, is performing emergency maintenance and […]

Emergency maintenance: SmartSite will be unavailable from 9 p.m. Friday, 5/20, through 11 a.m. Monday, 5/23

Emergency maintenance: SmartSite will be unavailable from 9 p.m. Friday, 5/20, through 11 a.m. Monday, 5/23   Colleagues, Scriba, which hosts SmartSite for UC Davis, told UC Davis Thursday afternoon that the company is taking SmartSite offline this weekend for emergency maintenance. SmartSite will be unavailable from 9 p.m. Friday, May 20, until 11 a.m. […]