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Educational Technology

Access the services, equipment, and training for a quality multimedia classroom.

Education Technology Resource Awards (ETRA)

Education Technology Resource Awards (ETRA) help faculty cover technology labor costs accumulated for instructional purposes. Grants are awarded on an application basis.

Faculty Support & Training

The Faculty Support Group provides training to faculty on navigating the campus Learning Management System (LMS), developing online courses, using applications, and employing other technology tools.

Lynda

Lynda.com offers online, video-based training on thousands of topics, including office software, data analysis, business, design, communication, programming, marketing and many more. 

The training ranges from beginner to advanced, and Lynda provides "Learning Paths" to guide learners through a series of courses to go from absolute beginner to expert.

Media Cabinets

Media cabinets allow faculty to project videos, presentations, and the web from their laptops onto large screens in lecture halls.

Modeling & Animation

Animation and modeling services include 2D and 3D animation using applications like Flash, After Effects, and 3D modeling with polygons and NURBS using Maya and ZBrush. Animation capabilities include traditional keyframe animation and texture mapping as well as procedural animation and dynamics

Podcasting

Allows instructors and campus-affiliated organizations to record lectures, using digital audio recording equipment installed in lecture halls, or portable digital recorders.

Specialized Programming for Instruction

The Academic & Research Programming group offers recharge programming services to campus and health system clients for projects that are well aligned with ATS' core academic mission. In other words, we provide programming support to projects with pedagogical or research components.

Specialized Programming for Instruction fulfills programming needs for learning simulations or modules. Scripting support covers Action script, CF, Java, Javascript, PHP, and more.

UC Davis Canvas

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.

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