Academic Course Evaluation (ACE) makes course evaluations easier for the students as well as reduces the effort needed get accurate course evaluation data. Ace also significantly reduces the amount of time before evaluation information is available to faculty and staff.
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, during the 2016-17 academic year. SmartSite will be available for teaching through the 2017 spring term only.
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.