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 […]

Jessica Chiartas Presenting at DOLCE

Video Recording and Audio Available for October 6th DOLCE: Teaching with Video and Real-Time Online Assessments

Dear Faculty, On Friday, October 6th Jeff Mitchell and Jessica Chiartas discussed using video to increase student engagement as well as to connect with and engage the larger community. Towards the end of the hour, David Osleger led a discussion about students taking midterms and final exams in real time using student laptops and devices […]

“The Silence”

Dear Faculty, On September 15th, per tradition, Dr. Andy Jones read a poem he wrote for the 2017 Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology while we were tempted by the delicious smells of shawarma wafting across the hallway. If you are interested, check out the poem below. Luckily for us all, the poem finally concluded, […]

Pumpkins and Wheels

University of California Computing Services Conference 2017

By Alex Rockey, Graduate Student Researcher, Academic Technology Services and Margaret Merrill, Instructional Designer, Academic Technology Services Margaret and I had the pleasure of presenting at the University of California Computing Services Conference (UCCSC) in San Diego in early August. We have been collaborating on a mobile learning research project with other instructional designers from […]

SITT Participant Andy Jones

Throwback Thursday: Revisiting the SITT Effect

Dear Faculty, The 2017 Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology is officially tomorrow! In honor of this event, we thought we would take a moment to enjoy Throwback Thursday with the article “The Great SITT Effect,” first published in October, 1999. We hope that all who attend SITT tomorrow experience “The SITT effect” and revel […]

Photo of Chairs from Haring Hall

Agenda for SITT 2017

Dear Faculty Colleagues, The September 15th date for the 2017 Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology (SITT) is fast approaching, and we have room for more faculty participants! Running all day on the last Friday of Summer Session II, SITT this year will focus on Canvas, our new learning management system to which all faculty […]

Interview with Dr. Janine Wilson, Keynote Speaker for SITT 2017

Dr. Janine Wilson will be the keynote speaker for SITT 2017. Those of you who attended her presentation at DOLCE on May 5th, 2017 know the inspiring and insightful thoughts she has to share from her experience teaching and developing hybrid and online courses. Dr. Janine Wilson has been gracious enough to answer some questions […]