Thank you to all those who attended DOLCE on November 2nd. We had a lively discussion and were happy to see such strong attendance, reflecting deep faculty interest in open textbooks, UC Davis Canvas, and iClickers. If you were unable to attend, please feel free to check out the video and audio recordings of the event.
Delmar Larsen, Associate Professor of Chemistry and ChemWiki pioneer, shared updates on his work on LibreTexts. This project provides free and personalizable textbooks to empower students and faculty alike. LibreTexts is an exciting project that started in the Chemistry Department at UC Davis and has since expanded. For more information on the project and its work to create textbooks for the future, check out LibreText’s website.
Todd Van Zandt, Learning Management System Program Manager, discussed updates in Canvas to student and instructor mobile apps, student view, media recorders, analytics, and the Gradebook. In addition, although the site movetocanvas.ucdavis.edu will continue to be updated, a new website will house important information regarding Canvas at UC Davis. This site, still in development, will be found at canvashelp.ucdavis.edu. Finally, for more personalized help on Canvas, faculty can visit any of the instructional technologists at Office Hours in 50 Hutchison Hall or call the Instructure’s Canvas Support Hotline at 1-844-303-8285.
Dr. Fernando Socorro, instructional technologist for Academic Technology Services, and Justin Navarro, iClicker representative, concluded DOLCE with a discussion of iClickers. Justin Navarro shared Learning Science & Insights where faculty can delve deeper into the research behind iClickers.
Please join us for our November Faculty Forum on November 16th at noon in 1310 Surge III/The Grove where we will be discussing online and blended learning.