Let’s Just Use Google Drive? Google Doc Collaboration: Advantages and Strategies

Mariana Galindo-Vega, a communication intern for The Wheel, wrote the following piece about her experience using Google Docs to coordinate student schedules.  You will find Mariana Galindo-Vega, a third-year Sociology and Spanish double major, reading and writing around campus on a daily basis. Her friends, cooking, and dancing (sometimes all three) entertain her when she […]

Jeanette Ruiz at May 4th DOLCE

Audio and Video from DOLCE May 4th- Now Available!

Dear Faculty, May 4th’s DOLCE featured James Carey, distinguished professor in the Department of Entomology and Nematology, and Jeanette Ruiz, a lecturer in the Department of Communication. James Carey’s presentation, “Advanced PowerPoint Techniques: Examples from across the disciplines,” focused on effective principles for faculty to use in their teaching and dissemination of research. James Carey […]

Dr. Ted Geier presenting at DOLCE on February 2nd, 2018

Audio and Video Now Available from February 2nd DOLCE

Dear Faculty, The first DOLCE of 2018 set the tone for a great year of faculty and instructional designers sharing their insightful perspectives on using technology to serve and promote diversity at UC Davis. Dr. Ted Geier of American Studies spoke on “Using Canvas to Empower Students.” Ted’s strategies for empowering students to practice ownership […]

Winter Schedule of Upcoming DOLCE and Faculty Forums

Dear Faculty Colleagues, Welcome back, and happy new year. My ATS and faculty colleagues have been preparing a number of talks and reflections on teaching and technology, so I hope you can join us for all of this winter’s meetings of  DOLCE (Discussing Online Learning and Collaborative Education) and Faculty Forums. We meet every first […]

Winter Bike

Faculty Forum December 8: Teaching at Scale — How UC Davis Canvas can help teachers of large classes

Dear Colleagues, I hope you can join us on Friday, December 8th for a Faculty Forum on teaching large classes with UC Davis Canvas. We will meet at noon in 1310 Surge III/The Grove to discuss proposed changes to Canvas regarding managing courses with large enrollments, or courses with large numbers of sections. Canvas is […]

Dr. Jacqueline Bergman presenting at December 1st DOLCE

Recording of December 1st DOLCE

Dear Faculty, DOLCE on December 1st featured a presentation by Dr. Jacqueline Bergman on the instructional use of lecture capture. Academic Technology Services and EdTech Commons provide resources and information about integrating lecture capture into courses. If you were unable to attend, check out the video here or the audio here. Best, Alex Rockey

DOLCE November 3rd

Audio and Video Recording of November 3rd DOLCE

Dear Faculty, DOLCE November 3rd covered a wide range of interesting topics. Distinguished Professor James Carey discussed presentations and ATS instructional technology experts, Dr. Margaret Merrill and Dr. Fernando Socorro, explained a new initiative “Share You.” DOLCE concluded after our LMS manager, Todd Van Zandt, reviewed recent updates and future plans for Canvas. If you […]

Steve Faith

Interview with Steve Faith, Instructional Technologist at Academic Technology Services

Steve Faith, an Instructional Technologist who can be found in 50 Hutchison, has a long history of working in technology and education (he was last interviewed for The Wheel in February 2012) and has kindly offered up his time for faculty to learn more about him and his work. Describe your job in Academic Technology Services. What services […]