A poetic celebration of SITT

Lose Yourself at SITT


If you had only one chance a year to attend SITT,

would you grab that opportunity, or let it slip?


OK. Dr. Andy

We’ve come to the peak of the week,

So try not to freak your freak or

Succumb to internal critique or

Be your typical too tongue-in-cheek

as you rushedly pressure our next presenter.


Tech don’t fail me now;

Just smile and somehow

Learn how to pronounce all the proper nouns:

We’ve got Delmar Larsen, Margaret and Mark and

Please register now for the The Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology (September 14 and 15)

Dear UC Davis Friends and Colleagues,

The Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology (SITT) returns soon, and we would love for you and your faculty colleagues to join us! Keeping in mind this year’s theme—Small Acts, Big Impacts—SITT 2023 will showcase UC Davis faculty who creatively use technology to help students succeed one step at a time.

Summer is almost upon us! Please fill out this survey to help Academic Technology Services support you this summer and beyond

Dear Faculty Colleagues,
Rather than hold a DOLCE event at the busy end of the spring quarter, this week we are asking you to fill out a brief survey so we can tailor our future faculty events and our summer instructional design support to your expressed needs. We value your feedback and insights on our services, events, and resources.

Gradescope webinar for existing users

Many instructional teams at UC Davis are now using Gradescope to more efficiently review and give feedback on student work, benefitting from core features like automated answer sorting, collaborative rubrics, and paper-to-online grading workflows. Beyond those key functions, however, there are a number of new features and strategies to discover.

Join us on Friday for talks about ChatGPT and Teaching with Kindness

Dear Faculty Colleagues,

As AI continues to be in the news, and as our town and campus community grieve recent tragic losses, we hope you will join us for discussions about how both of these contexts might impact our teaching.

At our DOLCE (Discussion Online Teaching and Collaborative Education) event this Friday, May 5th, at 12pm on Zoom, we will be joined by two faculty guests.

Join us for SITT 2023!

Dear Faculty Colleagues,

The 2023 Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology is coming up this September, and we hope you will join us!

Join us to share and hear about “plus 1” accessibility efforts

Dear Faculty Colleagues,

Faculty often find that when they are seeking to accommodate students with documented disabilities, or when they simply wish to make their courses more effective and inclusive, the challenges of increasing accessibility can be daunting. Some of us lessen the anxiety of making learning materials more accessible by adopting a “plus 1” strategy to improve the accessibility of just one element of a course or activity per quarter, the benefits of which extend to all participating students.

April 7 DOLCE features talks on student engagement and student success – join us at noon via Zoom!

Dear Faculty Colleagues,

Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed a restful spring break.

Our April DOLCE takes place this coming Friday at noon via Zoom, and I hope you can join us for an opportunity to hear presentations from faculty in Psychology and Computer Science. Dr. Cam Hostinar will be speaking on “Promoting Student Engagement in Large Courses,” while Matthew Buttner will be speaking about “Insisting Students Plan for Success.”

Announcing Spring 2023 Ed Tech Week offerings!

As UC Davis wraps up another successful winter term and looks ahead to spring, the staff at Academic Technology Services (ATS) invites instructional teams to join its quarterly Ed Tech Week of live webinars and curated resources intended to streamline setting up instructional technologies and learning activities for upcoming courses.

In addition to asynchronous resources like knowledge base guides and recorded webinars, this spring’s Ed Tech Week includes three live webinars during the first week of the term (click each title to RSVP):