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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 […]

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 […]

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: […]