Initiatives

Here are the current initiatives from Academic Technology Solutions.

One Button Studio Launching Fall Quarter 2018

Academic Technology Solutions (ATS) is launching UChicago’s first-ever “One Button Studio” (OBS) for Fall Quarter 2018.  It is located in Regenstein Library, Level A, and is based upon similar successful facilities at a number of other universities. The One Button Studio is a simple and easy-to-use video studio that requires no previous video production experience to operate. It allows users to create high-quality video in two simple steps: press a button to begin, and press again to stop. All of the work of setting up a camera, microphone, and lights is already done and pre-configured, leaving the user with only the task of recording the video.  Read more

 

Poll Everywhere Pilot

Academic Technology Solutions (ATS) will continue piloting Poll Everywhere, a student response system, in a limited number of courses for the Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 quarters. Instructors can use Poll Everywhere to promote discussion among students, quickly gauge their knowledge, and receive and provide feedback instantaneously.  Read more

 

Expanding Canvas Support with Custom, On-Demand Workshops for 2018-19 Academic Year

For the 2018-19 academic year, ATS is expanding Canvas support by offering departments custom, on-demand workshops for their faculty and instructors. In addition, these departments can obtain walk-in support hours located in a departmental space of their choosing.  Read more

 

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