Academic Research Programming Services provides support for research and education projects. Programmers develop software applications and websites to enhance teaching and learning on campus. The service also offers recharge programming to the UC Davis Health System.
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.
UC Davis moved to a new learning management system, UC Davis Canvas, during the 2016-17 academic year. The remnant of SmartSite enters digital storage on June 30, 2018.
SmartSite helped instructors organize course material (PowerPoint, podcasts, hyperlinks, etc.) into course sites. It also featured built-in tools such as the gradebook, chat rooms, and collaborative wikis.
UC Davis Canvas, the campuswide learning management system (LMS), is a linchpin of educational technology at UC Davis. Instructors use it to organize and present class materials, assign and view homework, assess submissions, provide grades, and communicate with their students. Students use it to manage their course requirements, find course materials, submit homework, assess their course progress, and communicate with instructors and classmates about course assignments and requirements. The system is flexible.