Reminder: Faculty Microtalk Proposals for SITT Due May 24th

SITT 2019: Building in Active Learning Dear Faculty Colleagues, The deadline for faculty microtalk proposals for the September 13th, 2019 Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology (SITT) is fast approaching. We hope you will consider submitting a proposal by May 24th. We invite presentations on encouraging student engagement, integrating technologies to support student learning inside […]


Faculty Forum on Interactive Video Technologies Friday, May 17th

Dear Faculty Colleagues, Please join us this Friday, May 17th at noon in 1310 Surge III/The Grove for the last faculty forum of the 2018-2019 school year. Our focus this time will be “Interactive Video Tools.” Facilitated by ATS instructional designers Mark Wilson and Dr. Margaret Merrill, this Friday’s faculty forum will review different uses […]

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10 Tips for Using Canvas

This piece is written by Alexandra Mauceri, a communication intern for The Wheel. She is a Phi Kappa Phi honors graduate who earned a B.A in Psychology and a minor in professional writing from UC Davis. She currently works in Santa Barbara and is preparing for the law school admissions test. In her spare time, […]

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Consider Presenting a Microtalk at SITT 2019 on September 13th!

SITT 2019: Building in Active Learning Dear Faculty Colleagues, I’m writing to invite you to propose a presentation for the 2019 Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology (SITT), to be held on Friday, September 13th in 3 Kleiber. For more than 20 years, SITT has provided faculty an opportunity to meet with colleagues from across […]

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Using Technology to Support Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Active Learning

Dear Faculty Colleagues, April 19th’s faculty forum on integrating technologies to support cross-disciplinary approaches to active learning provided insight into common concerns as well as how instructional technology can be used to mitigate these concerns.   Faculty expressed a wide-range of common concerns when thinking about integrating active learning. These included: incorporating active learning with […]

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May 3rd DOLCE: Integrating Online Citizen Science Tools and Flipped Classrooms

Dear Faculty Colleagues, Please join us for the May 3rd DOLCE at noon in 1310 Surge III/The Grove. Dr. Laci Gerhart-Barley, Department of Evolution and Ecology, will share her talk “Integrating Online Citizen Science Tools in College Courses.” Dr. Gerhart-Barley was interviewed for an AudioBlog Entry for The Wheel in which she shared her experience […]

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AudioBlog Entry: Dr. Laci Gerhart Barley on Using Aggie Video During the “Smoke Break”

Dear Faculty Colleagues, Dr. Laci Gerhart-Barley from the Department of Evolution and Ecology recently joined me for the Spring quarter AudioBlog entry to share her experience using Aggie Video during the emergency closure in November 2018. In this AudioBlog entry, we learn that Dr. Gerhart-Barley used Open Broadcaster Software to record her lectures and publish […]

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Language Immersion Through Canvas

Surya Jones, a communication intern for The Wheel, wrote the following piece on using Canvas language settings to improve student learning.  Surya is a senior at UC Davis pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with minors in Anthropology and French. Outside of her academic studies, Surya’s interests include content marketing, social media marketing […]

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Audio and Video from April 5th DOLCE: Professor Walter Leal speaks on “How September 11th Changed the Way I Deliver Instruction”

Dear Faculty, Audio and video are now available from April 5th’s DOLCE. During this DOLCE, Walter Leal, distinguished professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, presented a talk titled “How September 11th Changed the Way I Deliver Instruction.” Walter Leal’s talk presents insights on how to integrate instructional video in a variety of […]

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Update on Research: Faculty’s Use of Mobile Learning Across Campuses

Dear Faculty, For more than two years now, Dr. Margaret Merrill, instructional designer and educational technologist, and I have been collaborating on a cross-UC study on mobile learning with two other instructional designers, Samantha Eastman and Dr. Mindy Colin, from UC Riverside and UC Santa Barbara respectively. In this work, we’ve created a number of […]