Clickers, or personal response systems, resemble handheld remote-control devices. They collect electronic answers from students, and the results help instructors assess individual student responses during large lectures. During class, students use wireless clicker remotes to answer questions from the instructor. The digital feedback is then transmitted to a receiver on the instructor's laptop, where response data is immediately compiled for the instructor's review. The model used on campus is the i>clicker.
SmartSite helps instructors organize course material (PowerPoint, podcasts, hyperlinks, etc.) into course sites. It also features built-in tools such as the GradeBook, chat rooms, and collaborative wikis.
UC Davis is moving to a new learning management system, UC Davis Canvas. SmartSite will be available for teaching through Winter 2017.
In Spring 2017, no active sites will be in SmartSite and guest access will be restricted.
In Summer 2017, student access will be restricted.
UC Davis has chosen Canvas by Instructure as the new campuswide learning management system (LMS).
The service, called UC Davis Canvas, will replace SmartSite starting in fall quarter 2016. SmartSite will remain available until spring 2017 to allow multiple opportunities for individuals to move to the new LMS. IET will work with the campus to manage the transition.