Bicycle in the Rain

Live Webinars on Teaching Live Remote Sessions and More!

Dear Faculty, Join ATS Instructional Designers and Technologists for live webinars about the considerations for hosting live remote sessions with your students. New topics available this week. Please sign up for one of the webinar sessions below using the ATS Scheduler. Tues, 4/7, 2-3pm – Teaching Live Remote Sessions Wed, 4/8, 10-11am – Remote Alternatives to […]

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Upcoming Gradescope Workshops and Events

Dear Faculty Colleagues, We are taking a number of approaches this fall to introducing faculty to Gradescope, a feedback and assessment tool that promises to reduce time associated with the process of grading exams, homework, and other assignments. We hope that you will invite colleagues in your department to join us for these discussions. As […]

Fall Cycling

Faculty Forum on October 19th at Noon on Diversity and Inclusivity in Teaching at UC Davis

Dear Faculty Colleagues, The first faculty forum of the 2018-2019 school year takes place tomorrow, October 19th, at noon in 1310 Surge III / The Grove. For this forum, we will discuss ways to address diversity and inclusivity in the teaching of our UC Davis classes. By thoughtfully incorporating technologies into our courses, faculty can […]

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April 20th Faculty Panel on Teaching with Mobile Technologies

  Dear Faculty Colleagues, As we know, cell phone ownership is ubiquitous among 18-29 year olds, and a majority of our UC Davis students bring their mobile devices into our classrooms. An Education Week article published today, titled “10 Step Process to Evaluate Non-Instructional Technology,” reminds us that faculty and students have access to a […]

Spring 2018 DOLCE-FF Forum

Spring Offerings — DOLCE and Faculty Panels (with an invitation to our April 6th DOLCE)

Dear Faculty Colleagues, Welcome back to campus, and to teaching with technology! We hope you have had a restful spring break. We at Academic Technology Services are excited about the schedule of Discussing Online Learning and Collaborative Education (DOLCE) meetings and Faculty Forums scheduled for first and third Fridays at noon during the spring quarter. […]

Bike and Blossom

Faculty Forum on February 16th at Noon — Teaching Students with Disabilities

Dear Faculty Colleagues, I hope you can join us for the February 16th Faculty Forum on teaching students with disabilities. We will be joined by Jennifer Billeci, Director of the Student Disability Center, and Todd Van Zandt, the Academic Technology Services Canvas LMS Manager to discuss ways faculty can, as the SDC website says, encourage […]

PlayPosit and Other Instructional Uses of Video: A January 19th Faculty Forum

We are so looking forward to today’s Faculty Forum on innovative teaching with video. The increasing ease of creating incidental and scripted video lessons and communications, including from within Canvas itself, has led to a growing use instructional video in all our classes. Some faculty have been working with a tool called PlayPosit to encourage […]

Winter Bike

Faculty Forum December 8: Teaching at Scale — How UC Davis Canvas can help teachers of large classes

Dear Colleagues, I hope you can join us on Friday, December 8th for a Faculty Forum on teaching large classes with UC Davis Canvas. We will meet at noon in 1310 Surge III/The Grove to discuss proposed changes to Canvas regarding managing courses with large enrollments, or courses with large numbers of sections. Canvas is […]