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.
The AV Equipment Installation and Support team consults with faculty to configure instructional media equipment. They can also propose systems and designs for classrooms, lecture halls, conference rooms, and other campus facilities. Qualified technical staff can install and upgrade state-of-the-art media systems.
Provides fast technical support for faculty having difficulty with any media equipment or service in general assignment classrooms. The hotline dispatches a team member to the classroom within minutes, getting the lecture back on track with minimal disruption.
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.
Academic Technology Services uses Adobe Presenter to synchronize video, audio, and PowerPoint slides to create learning modules that are searchable (on the PowerPoint text) and include the ability to offer text files of the audio. Sample uses range from a single event, such as a guest speaker's presentation that the university would like to capture, to putting course lectures online.
The Instructional Designer program supports UC Davis' involvement in the Online Instruction Pilot Program (OIPP). The group uses applications like Adobe Presenter, Articulate, and Soft Chalk to develop online and hybrid courses. An instructional designer works one-on-one with faculty to align technology with pedagogical goals.