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.
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
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.
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.
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.