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Tech Bytes: Grant opportunities, a virtual conference, and a new website for LDT

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Matthew Burgess

This week’s byte-sized updates:

  • Two grant opportunities are currently available for UVA instructors. The 2021-22 Arts and Sciences General Faculty Teaching Support grant, which is accepting applications from general faculty in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences until November 8, offers support for inviting collaborators to Grounds, registering for virtual conferences, or conducting projects related to pedagogy. The Affordability and Equity grant, which is accepting applications from all UVA faculty teaching two-, three-, or four-credit courses until January 7 of next year, offers support for adopting, adapting, or creating open educational resources (OERs).
  • UVA instructors and students using Collab can register for the upcoming Sakai Virtual Conference for just $5. (Sakai is the open-source platform on which Collab is based.) Proposals for ten-minute lightning talks will be accepted until October 18; general registrations will be accepted until November 9.
  • File uploads in Digication will be unavailable between 6:00 AM and 7:00 AM on Wednesday, October 27 due to system maintenance. The tool will remain accessible and no other features will be affected.
  • A&S Learning Design & Technology has released an entirely new website for their team, featuring valuable resources, timely announcements and updates, and options to schedule consultations with their experienced group of instructional designers and technologists.

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