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Teaching & Learning

Development of Online & Hybrid Courses

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.

eLearning Studio

For clients who wish to create and record content on their own, ATS supports a fully equipped eLearning Studio in Hutchison 50. This eLearning studio has the latest in digital recording technology and software applications, and will allow faculty to record lecture materials and demonstrations for online teaching and course development.

Faculty Support & Training

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

Lecture Capture

UC Davis lecture capture records lectures and automatically posts them in the Canvas course site for students in that class. The service is available in 70 general assignment classrooms and can record your audio as well as content from your computer and the document camera. In 24 of those rooms a remotely operated camera can also record video of the instructor and their board work. 

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda)

LinkedIn Learning (formerly 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 LinkedIn Learning 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.


Allows instructors and campus-affiliated organizations to record audio of lectures using MP3 audio recorders installed in lecture halls. For classrooms not equipped with for podcasting, portable MP3 recorders can be checked out for instructional use at Academic Technology Services.

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.