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Matthew Burgess

Tech Bytes: Updates from Gradescope, Hypothesis, VoiceThread, and more

This week’s byte-sized updates: Gradescope has introduced a number of new features, including course duplication to facilitate the transfer of assignments from one course to another; anonymous grading and rubric integration to promote more equitable and transparent feedback; additional flexibility for extensions; and a detailed tool status page. More information and resources related to these […]

Requesting collaborative teams and graduate student access in Poll Everywhere

Since its arrival at UVA in August 2020, Poll Everywhere has become one of the university’s most widely used learning technologies, with more than 11,000 activities generating more than 374,000 submitted responses. Two of the most common requests from faculty, staff, and students using Poll Everywhere are for collaborative teams to allow presenters to share […]

A few belated gifts from Learning Tech!

Your holiday decorations are probably long gone at this point, but the Learning Tech team has a few final presents for you as we prepare for a new semester. The latest round of features and updates include the ability to easily search for tools and related content, browse and search recorded workshops, review system requirements, […]

Annotating OneNote documents in Collab and Canvas with Hypothesis

Update: Due to UVA’s security settings, links to OneDrive documents connected with Hypothesis will expire seven days after their creation. Once the links have expired, the document will no longer be visible in Hypothesis, although the comments will remain visible. You can reactivate expired links by following the steps in the reactivation section below. Hypothesis […]

Tech Bytes: A website for the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers, O365 Q&A, and Scholars’ Lab fellowships

This week’s byte-sized updates: A new website for UVA’s Memorial to Enslaved Laborers is live. Maintained by the Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, it includes information on the roles of enslaved men, women, and children in founding and maintaining the university; the context, creation, and meaning of the memorial itself; and opportunities to connect […]

Tech Bytes: Captioning data, a request for Miro, O365 accounts for students, and more

This week’s byte-sized updates: In recent surveys, 80 percent of UVA students indicated that captions are or would be helpful to them in some way; 78 percent of students have used captions with recorded materials such as lectures; and 70 percent of students have used captions in Zoom meetings. Numerous advantages of captions were cited, […]

Tech Bytes: An LMS project, accessibility updates from Digication, and digital mental health services

This week’s byte-sized updates: UVA is beginning a project to select and implement a new learning management system (LMS) for all undergraduate students. The project will include multiple phases and will be led by a steering committee of representatives from each of the University’s thirteen schools. Throughout the process, there will be opportunities for faculty, […]

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

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 […]

Highlights from Collab’s upcoming upgrade

On Wednesday, August 18, UVACollab will receive a major system upgrade, with new features and enhancements included in virtually every tool. A selection of some of the most notable additions for teaching and learning are listed below; detailed descriptions of these and almost every other aspect of the system are also included in the Collab […]

Tech Bytes: Updates from Digication, Poll Everywhere, and more

This week’s byte-sized updates: As part of a beta testing phase, instructors, staff members, and students can now access Digication in Safari 14.0+. Sign into UVA’s Digication portal and select the Yes, Continue with Safari button to proceed. Contact Digication Support to report any issues. Beginning August 30, Poll Everywhere will introduce two significant enhancements: […]