SITT 2017

The 2017 Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology on September 15th, 2017 — Please Register!

Dear Faculty Colleagues, Academic Technology Services is excited to invite UC Davis faculty to the 2017 Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology. With a nod to our recently-adopted learning management system, we’ve chosen as our SITT theme “Painting on a New Canvas.” Presenters will focus on pedagogical strategies, UC Davis Canvas, data-driven teaching, teaching large […]

Beach Wheels for The Wheel

The New Look of The Wheel

Dear Faculty Colleagues, You may have noticed that The Wheel has a new look. We have been collaborating with our talented colleagues in Academic Technology Services to develop this new site with an emphasis on streamlining and forefronting our Twitter stream. As the editors of an instructional technology blog, we are constantly working on ways […]

Getting Started with UC Davis Canvas

Dear Colleagues, I would like to remind you or make you aware of a resource Academic Technology Services developed to assist faculty in utilizing and implementing our new LMS: Canvas. Getting Started with UC Davis Canvas is a resource you could use to help you transition to Canvas, and to help you design your course […]

Vehicle Wheels

ATS to Hire Graduate Research Student

UC Davis Academic Technology Services is hiring a Graduate Research Student to work with our Instructional Designers in assisting faculty with instructional technology needs. The ideal candidate will have experience in research, teaching and learning, excellent communication skills, and knowledge of instructional technologies. This is a 50% position with the standard tuition remission and GRS salary. Please […]

March FLIP: Digital Storytelling in Higher Education

The second Friday of the month is upon us, and that means it’s time for Academic Technology Services (ATS) to share with you a FLIP workshop. This month FLIP, standing for “The Future of Learning In Practice,” will focus on Digital Storytelling in Higher Education. We hope you will join us Friday, March 13, noon – 1:00, at Academic […]

Twitter as Professional Development?

Brave New World published an article about participatory learning and teaching in the 21st century, which asserts that educators cannot ignore the technologies that permeate our students’ lives, especially since social media creates participatory and communal environments that support a very different kind of learning than the traditional classroom in which an authoritative instructor delivers content to […]

Kirk Alexander

Remembering Kirk Alexander

To the UC Davis Community, Our dear friend and Academic Technology Services colleague Kirk Alexander passed away on October 1st. We were lucky to have Kirk as the lead on the SmartSite project during its launch and first years of adoption at UC Davis, and he subsequently helped many faculty with hybrid and online teaching […]

Steering Wheel

UC Davis to Integrate Google+ and Box.com

This Friday (August 30), UC Davis will roll out “Google Apps for Education,” which means that all UC Davis account holders will now have automatic access to Google Drive (which includes  Docs, Forms, Spreadsheets, etc.) and Google +. Students and many faculty already have access to Google Drive through their DavisMail accounts, but Google+ offers […]