Reviving the Educational Technology Partners Program

  We are pleased to announce that Academic Technology Services is reviving — perhaps the better verb is resurrecting — the Educational Technology Partners Program, colloquially known as the ET Partners Program. Some longtime users of instructional technology might remember the band of undergraduates who would welcome visitors, answer emails, and even bike out to faculty […]

Video Capture and Production in University Instruction (a report by Professor James Carey)

The following is the preface for Entomology professor James Carey’s Video Capture and Production Handbook. Please download a copy of VideoHandbook_JRCarey, note the many video tutorials created by Professor Carey and his colleagues from various UC Davis departments, and follow the links! PREFACE: This is a first attempt at producing a packet of information (handbook) that […]

EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative

Designing Our Thinking: Crafting New Directions for Digital Engagement Academic Technology Services invites the UC Davis faculty and staff to attend the virtual webinar of the annual EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. Please join us in collaboration and discussion of how the session topics are, or can be, applied at UC Davis. WHEN: Monday, February 9, 8:00 – 6:00, […]

Digital Course Content Pilot from the UC Davis Bookstore!

Good news from the UC Davis bookstore about new opportunity to teach with digital resources while saving your students money on fall textbooks. UC Davis Stores are spearheading a Digital Course Content Pilot that is taking place on campus this fall. During the 2013-2014 school year, the UC Davis Stores have been working with faculty and publishers to reinvent […]

WordPress Sites for Faculty

Are you interested in creating a faculty website with the “” domain name? Academic Technology Services now invites faculty members (including retired and adjunct faculty) to create such sites using WordPress. The sites are free of charge (and of advertising!), and can be set up in under a minute via the Faculty Website Network. As of […]

Workshop on Teaching and Learning with Mobile Devices

This Thursday, June 5, Professor Robert Blake will offer a workshop on Nearpod, a tool that facilitates teaching and learning with iOS, Android, and web-enabled PC and Mac computers. The presentation will take place from 12-1pm in Olson Hall, Room 205. Blake will demonstrate how to use the tool to create presentations, polls, quizzes, links to webpages, and […]

Crowdmark Demonstration this Wednesday, May 14

This Wednesday, May 14, at 10am in 1145 Mathematical Sciences Building, Jim Collander (a mathematician at the University of Toronto) will give a presentation on “Crowdmark: Online Collaborative Grading at Davis?” Crowdmark is a collaborative online grading and analytics platform that helps instructors and teaching assistants evaluate student work more efficiently–the system scans paper exams, which […]

Presentations and Breakout Sessions in Shields Library on Global Accessibility Awareness Day (May 15)

Next Thursday, May 15, UC Davis’ Electronic Accessibility Committee is hosting a series of presentations and breakout sessions focused on accessible instruction. The half-hour presentations begin at 1pm and conclude at 3:30pm, and include topics such as Universal Design, Video Captioning, and the CAT (Center for Accessible Technologies) Lab. All presentations will take place in 205 Shields […]

Save the Date! May 8 Workshop on Using Wikipedia for Classroom Lessons

University Librarian Phoebe Ayers is offering a Workshop on Using Wikipedia for Classroom Lessons on May 8th from 3:30-5pm in the Shields Library Instruction Lab, Room 165. At the workshop, you’ll gain a better understanding of how to use Wikipedia in your classroom to engage student learning by teaching skills like media literacy, critical thinking, expository […]

A Student Perspective on Feminism & Video Games as Art

In the below essay, UC Davis undergraduate student Melanie Manzana offers an insightful commentary on feminist criticism of video games. A Technocultural Studies & English student at UC Davis and an intern for the Davis Feminist Film Festival, Manzana wrote short stories, novels, and stage plays throughout high school and is now interested in writing […]