Academic Technology Solutions
Academic Technology Solutions works closely with faculty to facilitate the use of technology in teaching, research, and scholarship. Through close partnerships with the UChicago Library, the Chicago Center for Teaching, and all other academic units across campus, we help faculty explore new ways of approaching academic endeavors using online tools, digital materials, and other technology solutions.
We partner with instructors to implement instructional technology, develop instructional projects, create digital course materials, and more.
We can assist with content development through creating or enhancing imagery, animation, 3D renderings, video production, and more.
We can help you with your audio-visual needs, whether it be using AV in our campus classrooms or support for a departmental event.
This post is an installment in an ongoing series that explores possibilities for creative classroom assignments. We will showcase courses that have successfully employed creative assignments, and introduce tools and strategies that can help your students master...read more
Implementing the Flipped-Classroom Model in Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast — A Progress Report
The “flipped-classroom” model of pedagogy, replacing in-class lectures with active learning, is rapidly growing in popularity within higher education. At the University of Chicago, Academic Technology Solutions has been working with Prof. Dorian Abbot of Geophysical...read more
Promoting Accessibility in Digital Learning, Part 3: Increasing Accessibility for Migrated Canvas Courses
In this three-part series, Academic Technology Solutions, in conjunction with Student Disability Services, explores how faculty and instructors can make digital learning materials more accessible for students with disabilities. The principal author of these posts is...read more
ATS will continue piloting Poll Everywhere, a student response system, in a limited number of courses in the Winter 2019 quarter. So far, pilot faculty have seen more engagement with students in class.
ATS launched UChicago’s first-ever OneButton Studio in Fall Quarter 2018. Located in Regenstein Library, Level A, the studio allows anyone to create high-quality videos by simply pressing a button to start and again to stop.