There are many tools available to help you enhance teaching and learning with technology. Comprehensive support is provided for all services listed below.
OIT provides equipment for students to
practice a presentation in a realistic environment. The Practice
Presentation Room (220E) and the Martha L. King Small Group Study Room
(220C) located in Commons North of
the John C. Hodges Library, include equipment found in the
OIT-sponsored Technology-Enhanced Classrooms throughout the UTK campus.
OIT's Student Technology Assistants for Research and Teaching (START)
Program provides training and support for these rooms.
Learn more about Presentation Rooms or Schedule training, practice - Commons Reservation Form
DMS provides a full range of digitization
services, including text scanning, audio and video capture and
streaming, slide scanning, and CD/DVD duplication. Instructional materials are digitized, hosted (stored and
streamed), and made available to students and faculty via Web links that
can be published in Online@UT course sites, or faculty or departmental
you need to know to get started is here
A new program for faculty wishing to incorporate mobile learning in their classroom. The Instructional Development & Training group is offering an iPad loan program. Faculty can reserve, and borrow from 5-20 iPads.
Click here for additional details, or to apply for a classroom iPad loan
The centrally supported course delivery
system for courses that require synchronous audio, video, text and/or
graphic content delivery to one or more remote (off-campus or across
campus) locations. Sessions are conducted live, and can also be recorded
for later review or for time-shifting one or more class sessions. Learn more about LiveOnline@UT (Zoom)
Learn more about Online@UT (Blackboard Learn)
UT supports student and faculty use of
personal response systems using the Turning Technologies clickers and
software. Clickers are particularly useful in large lecture courses for
gathering feedback, gauging understanding, and supporting collaboration
started with using Clickers
Over 160 classrooms across campus have TEC systems, which include touch panel controls for system components, computer display via projector, and in most cases a high quality document camera and Smart Technologies interactive panel for computer control and digital content annotation, manipulation and presentation archival. View TEC Guides and see a list of classrooms
We provide training, development assistance, and technical support for faculty who want to make course materials available to students via audio or video podcasts. Students and faculty can download or stream these podcasts, hosted on iTunes U servers, and linked to Online@UT (Blackboard Learn) course sites, faculty course sites, or departmental web sites using free iTunes software on virtually any computer and most audio or video enabled SmartPhones and handheld media players such as iPods. Learn how and why to use iTunes U here
A course capture system provides the hardware and software required to deliver course sessions live (as a webcast) while simultaneously saving a digital video of the session for later review or for time-shifted delivery. One facility in Hoskins 110 is available for webcasting and/or archiving individual sessions of official UTK courses, but must be scheduled in advance. Schedule system training and use by contacting the Helpdesk
In addition, portable Mediasite Course Capture systems are available for use in any campus venue with direct (wired) network ports. These systems require professional technicians, must be scheduled in advance, and include modest fees to cover the cost of providing on-site technicians/operators. Learn more about Course Capture
Free video conferencing services are available in a limited number of locations on campus, including the Practice Presentation Room in the Commons at Hodges Library. Services must be scheduled in advance.Schedule system training and use
There are also three studios in the Communications Building and portable units available for use in other campus locations with available wired network connection ports. These facilities and services must be scheduled in advance, and may include modest fees when their use requires the presence of technicians or operators.Learn more about Video Conferencing
OIT provides free and discounted licensing for a large number of software packages, from Microsoft Office products, to research and statistical packages, to audio, video, graphics and multimedia authoring and editing applications.See available software packages
In order to help faculty harness software for teaching and learning purposes we provide guidance on how some of the more popular software packages can be used.
In addition, OIT professionals will provide product testing, evaluation, training and support for non-site licensed products, including web based services, mobile device applications and services, and other externally hosted services upon request, when the provision of such services is both academically appropriate and economically feasible.To inquire about emerging technologies and services Request Help
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