Learning Tech is live! This site is your connection to learning technologies available across UVA, but it’s also much more. It’s a unique space that spans the intersection between the physical, the digital, and the missional parts of our Academical Village, and helps you harness the power and potential of each of these parts in your teaching and learning. Whether your classroom is on Grounds, online, or a combination of the two, the resources presented here offer opportunities to enhance, refine, or even reimagine your courses.
For now, the core component of Learning Tech is its innovative, searchable catalog of tools, which provides vital information about their pedagogical purposes, functions, availability, and support options. Many tools are accessible directly from the catalog with a single click, while others may be integrated into your course sites in UVACollab, Canvas, or Blackboard. Most importantly, each tool is described in the context of its practical applications for teaching and learning, from fostering a range of learning activities and improving assessment and evaluation processes to encouraging increased student engagement and collaboration.
As exciting as these features are, we think the best is still to come. Together with our partners—the Learning Design & Technology Group, UVACollab Applications Group, and Information Technology Services—and with the support of the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Chief Information Officer, we’re already working on more enhancements. These include a ratings system that will allow you to share detailed feedback on tools you’ve used previously, review similar feedback from your colleagues, and connect with additional use cases.