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Faculty share how learning technologies enhance teaching, learning

Created by the University Teaching and Learning Technology Committee, the Small Changes, Big Impact series features UVA and UVA Wise instructors talking about the ways they’re improving the teaching and learning experience. In the videos, some faculty point to a specific learning technology that has been particularly useful in their courses, especially since the shift […]

Review our Tech Week 2021 workshops

UVA’s inaugural Tech Week included interactive virtual sessions with faculty and staff sharing how they use various learning technologies in their courses and projects. Check out the recordings below to see the tools in action and discover how they can support teaching and learning. Some presenters also provided their slides for review. Also, tell your colleagues what […]

Join us for Tech Week 2021!

The past year has presented unprecedented challenges for higher education, but it’s also demonstrated the value of learning technologies and the opportunities they offer for our teaching, learning, and research. As we prepare to return to the classroom this fall, the Learning Tech team and partners across Grounds are joining together to present a series […]

A new assignments option in VoiceThread

VoiceThread users can expect to see a new version of the assignments option this summer. The upgrade will take effect for all UVA faculty, staff, and students on Saturday, June 19, between Summer Sessions I and II. It offers new features and improved functionality for faculty creating and managing assignments for their courses. A few […]

Zoom launches live transcription service

Zoom now includes a live transcription feature that can help to make class sessions, meetings, and webinars more accessible. Powered by AI, the service provides real-time, speech-to-text transcriptions that are visible to all participants. Live transcription can be helpful to enhance understanding, when there’s poor audio quality, and when participants are unable to have their […]

Faculty Spotlight: Paul Bourdon’s rapid switch to Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere is nice. I think it’s a fun collaborative way to get everyone in the class involved in learning. I really like Poll-Everywhere. It’s like mini quizzes/practices that test my knowledge. students in MATH 1190 Paul Bourdon is Professor and Director of Lower Division Courses in UVA’s Department of Mathematics. He previously used iClicker […]

Faculty Spotlight: Rich Ross turbocharges the grading process with Gradescope

Richard Ross is an Assistant Professor of Statistics, currently teaching SAT 2120: Introduction to Statistical Analysis this semester. With 572 students in his class, grading assignments and exams can be challenging and time-consuming. Thanks to Gradescope, he is able to grade quickly and accurately and focus more on interacting with his students.