The Value of Short Instructional Videos

Dear Faculty,  Integrating instructional video into online or face-to-face courses can be a powerful tool to  offer additional explanations about course concepts that students typically struggle with; replace parts of face-to-face lectures to allow more in-class time for students to apply concepts;  establish connections between course content and the real world.  Faculty integrating video into […]

Emerging Educational Technologies: Trends and Challenges from the 2019 Horizon Report

Dear Faculty Colleagues, EDUCAUSE, a leading organization focusing on educational technology, has continued the work of the New Media Consortium in reflecting on emerging educational technologies in a yearly Horizon Report. The 2019 Horizon Report details trends and challenges impacting the adoption of educational technology in higher education as well as important developments in educational […]

The Emergency Closure Resource Curates Resources to Adapt Learning Activities

Emergency Closure Resource: Utilizing group discussions, video lectures, podcasting, peer collaboration, and communication with students

Dear Faculty Colleagues, In response to the emergency campus closure in the fall of 2018, and with the aim of preparing us all for future unforeseen happenstances, Academic Technology Services has created an emergency closure resource to help you adapt course materials should you or the university be forced to cancel in-person class meetings. While […]

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Audio and Video for May 3rd DOLCE on online citizen science tools and flipped classrooms

Dear Faculty Colleagues, Audio and video of the May 3rd DOLCE is now available! The May 3rd DOLCE began with Dr. Laci Gerhart-Barley’s (Department of Evolution and Ecology) presentation on “Integrating Online Citizen Science Tools in College Courses.” Dr. Laci Gerhart-Barley, a recent recipient of the ASUCD (Associated Students, University of California, Davis) Excellence in […]


Registration Now Open for the Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology 2019

Dear Faculty Colleagues, Academic Technology Services staff — our instructional designers, instructional technologists, and media production experts — join me in inviting all UC Davis faculty to the 2019 Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology (SITT). With a nod to the new Teaching and Learning Complex coming in 2022, which will include multiple classrooms configured […]

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 […]