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ATS Resources for Generative AI

ATS is offering a variety of workshops, blog posts, and planning aids for instructors who are seeking to respond thoughtfully to the impact generative AI tools are having on teaching and learning. See our new page to explore our array of resources.

ATS Office Hours Available

Drop by ATS Office Hours to ask your questions about teaching with technology. Both in-person and virtual hours are available, and no appointment is needed.

LinkedIn Learning at UChicago

LinkedIn Learning is free for all members of the UChicago community, and can help your students master new skills to meet your course learning goals.

Teaching in Multiple Modalities

Workshops

ATS offers workshops in Canvas, Zoom, Panopto, and other technologies related to digital pedagogy, as well as other topics. See our workshops and events

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Office Hours

At office hours (in-person or virtual), you can get one-on-one help with any questions you have about technology and teaching. Learn more about Office Hours

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Instructional Design Consultations

Our instructional designers can help you structure your course to meet the demands of teaching in multiple modalities. Request a consultation

News

Text-to-Speech Is for Everyone

Text-to-Speech Is for Everyone

The academic life is filled with reading. Whether you are a student with copious amounts of coursework, or a professional academic balancing teaching, research, and keeping up with current literature, reading is central to success. While reading can be enjoyable,...

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What’s New in Canvas-Summer 2024

What’s New in Canvas-Summer 2024

The author wishes to thank his colleagues on the ATS Learning Design Team for their feedback, and Digital Pedagogy Fellow Kinley LaBerge for valuable assistance in the compilation of this post. Canvas has implemented features over the past months that can provide...

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Use the Redesigned Canvas Discussions and Announcements

Use the Redesigned Canvas Discussions and Announcements

The author wishes to thank ATS instructional designers Michael Hernandez, Joe Olivier, and Cheryl Walker, whose suggestions improved this post. Canvas Discussions and Announcements have recently been redesigned. The new designs offer improved functionality and more...

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Events

Initiatives

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Center for Digital Accessibility

The Center for Digital Accessibility (CDA) is expanding onboarding to Siteimprove, the University’s enterprise accessibility tool, which can identify issues with your websites for courses, labs, blogs, and more. To learn more, please email digitalaccessibility@uchicago.edu.

AY 2023-24 Workshops

Academic Technology Solutions has designed workshops to help instructors explore digital teaching tools in the 2023-24 academic year. Faculty, instructors, teaching assistants, and support staff can view our schedule of current offerings or view recordings of past offerings.

Classroom AV Updates

A portion of registrar-scheduled campus classrooms receive AV upgrades each year. For a link to the updated list of technology in the central pool classrooms, visit the Registrar’s page on Classroom Scheduling, and visit the Classroom Technology link.