UC Merced - Academic Technology
Ready, Set (Course Accessibility Review), GO!
This session will provide quick tips to confirm if the content is accessible and inclusive. Whether it is a document, video, graphic and CatCourse accessibility checker. Let’s explore it together!
Tips for Instructing Large Classes
This is an online workshop. When teaching large classes, what approaches might we employ that can increase student engagement and learning? What are some tips to help reduce the grading load for instructors? Join us for a discussion of several of research-based practices and the accompanying technologies to help manage large groups and instructor workload.
Back 2 the Future...of Teaching- Student Lightening Talk
Join this lightning talk to hear undergraduate and graduate student reflections about how they adapted and experienced remote learning last year and what they are looking forward to seeing remain with the return to in-person instruction.
Teaching Institute - Back to the Future... of Teaching
This institute is a 3 session series focused on preparing faculty to develop student-centered instruction using best practices in pedagogy and technology gleaned from a year of remote teaching.
Back 2 the Future...of Teaching- Faculty Lightening Talk
Join our lightning talks where Instructors share their successes with most significant (and effective) strategies, practices and technologies they adopted last year. They will share their experiences with remote learning and hear about what they are thinking about keeping up as the campus returns to in-person instruction.
Using CatCourse Templates to Build Your Course Site Quickly
Held ONLINE across 4 consecutive days, this workshop is designed to get your course site built quickly using pre-built templates to organize and add content. Starting with your syllabus, you will create a roadmap, select a template, add a minimum of four weeks of your course content, learn and practice video recording and create a welcome video for your students. You will have the opportunity to work with course design experts throughout the process and discuss various strategies with faculty peers.
Using CatCourses to Organize Course Content
This workshop walks through how to organize your course using Modules in CatCourses. Providing visual organization and a welcome module for students is a research-based, best practice. Logical visual organization by week or module helps students easily understand and access weekly assignments, quizzes, videos etc. This lowers stress and cognitive load for your class participants.
Creating and Editing Instructional Videos
For instructors interested in creating instructional videos to post in CatCourses. This online workshop covers the pedagogical considerations and the basics of recording and uploading your videos.
Using Zoom for Instruction or Business meetings
This workshop covers getting set up and using Zoom for class or discussion sessions, office hours and 1-1 meetings with students or colleagues. We will discuss scheduling meetings, using breakout rooms, annotating on slides and recording sessions and uploading recorded videos into CatCourses .
Hands-on help to prepare your course site for Fall semester 2021 (for Faculty)
Meet 1-1 with an Instructional Designer to create a plan, get your CatCourse up and running or discuss other instructional needs for Fall semester.
Pedagogical Consultation for Course Development and Delivery
Get up and running in CatCourses (Canvas Learning Management System)
Get up and running in using Kaltura to provide video and audio files for your courses in CatCourses.
Instructional Video Recording Request
In order to request a classroom or conference room on campus for synchronous course delivery or Zoom recording, a brief meeting with AET is required. Use this link to complete a short form and schedule a time to meet with AET. This brief meeting is required at least 3 days before you plan to us the space on campus. Please complete the form and use the link to schedule a time that is convenient for you.
Once you've completed the Getting Started with Zoom workshop, sign up with one of our Zoom experts to get your individual questions answered.
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