Video from June DOLCE

If you weren’t able to attend the DOLCE (Discussing Online Learning and Collaborative Education) meeting last Friday (June 6), we invite you to watch the recording below. Antonella Bassi (professor of French & Italian) gave a talk, “From Stencil to Smart Panel: Teaching Italian at UC Davis, 1988-2014,” Charlie Turner provided an update on the faculty website […]

DOLCE this Friday (June 6) & LMS Working Group Meeting today (June 3)

We hope you’ll be able to join us for the last DOLCE meeting of the school year on this Friday, June 6 from 12-1pm in 1310 Surge III. Antonella Bassi, professor of French & Italian, will discuss her experiences with teaching and technology throughout her 26 years at UC Davis in a presentation, “From Stencil to Smart […]

Workshop on Teaching and Learning with Mobile Devices

This Thursday, June 5, Professor Robert Blake will offer a workshop on Nearpod, a tool that facilitates teaching and learning with iOS, Android, and web-enabled PC and Mac computers. The presentation will take place from 12-1pm in Olson Hall, Room 205. Blake will demonstrate how to use the tool to create presentations, polls, quizzes, links to webpages, and […]

LMS Transition Survey Extended to June 15

If you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to share your perspective on the Future of SmartSite by responding to the LMS Transition Survey. The survey asks you to prioritize specific LMS tools and features, and invites you to submit additional questions, comments, or concerns. We welcome feedback from all UC Davis community […]

Video Recording of the LMS Showcase

We had a great experience last Friday at the LMS Showcase! The presentations (by Asahi Net, Canvas, and Desire2Learn) were very informative and sparked some great conversations. If you weren’t able to join us, we welcome you to watch the video recording of the presentations: http://webcast.ucdavis.edu/lmsshowcase Please note that the recording is only available to […]

The Future of SmartSite: LMS Showcase on Friday, May 23

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the LMS Showcase this Friday, May 23. We’ll be in the Memorial Union (MU II and King’s Lounge) from 9am-3pm. At the event, Sakai, Desire2Learn, and Canvas will all give presentations and answer questions about their learning management systems. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the systems on […]

Crowdmark Demonstration this Wednesday, May 14

This Wednesday, May 14, at 10am in 1145 Mathematical Sciences Building, Jim Collander (a mathematician at the University of Toronto) will give a presentation on “Crowdmark: Online Collaborative Grading at Davis?” Crowdmark is a collaborative online grading and analytics platform that helps instructors and teaching assistants evaluate student work more efficiently–the system scans paper exams, which […]

Presentations and Breakout Sessions in Shields Library on Global Accessibility Awareness Day (May 15)

Next Thursday, May 15, UC Davis’ Electronic Accessibility Committee is hosting a series of presentations and breakout sessions focused on accessible instruction. The half-hour presentations begin at 1pm and conclude at 3:30pm, and include topics such as Universal Design, Video Captioning, and the CAT (Center for Accessible Technologies) Lab. All presentations will take place in 205 Shields […]

Video: The Future of SmartSite (an update on the LMS Transition Initiative)

Today’s DOLCE (Discussing Online Learning and Collaborative Education) focused on the LMS Transition Initiative project. As seen in the video below, Andy Jones gave an update on the LMS Working Group’s progress over the last year, and invited discussion and comments from the DOLCE attendees. To contribute to the ongoing discussions about the future of […]