Teaching and Learning

Teaching and learning services provide direct support to the teaching mission of the university. Services in this category include the management and provisioning of enterprise level instructional technologies, which allow instructors to manage, share, and develop course materials, and facilitate learning through collaboration technology.

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Technology Solutions provides, maintains, and offers training on the technology available to students, faculty, and staff in over 180 classrooms and over twenty computer labs on campus. Our Learning Technology Solutions support office provides a single point of contact for any learning environment support needs.

Open educational resources and digital textbooks, or e-books, are common ways to add content to online and blended courses. They offer a computer rendition of physical textbooks with additional features. A digital textbook may be more interactive and engaging. It is often designed with modern tech-savvy learners in mind. To address their learning styles and needs, a digital textbook is usually designed with progress indicators, note-taking, reference tools, advanced searching, videos, animations, or audio resources.

Technology Solutions provides short-term loans of various equipment to support the academic needs of students and faculty. Information about checkouts and reservations can be found in Short-Term Lending.

Assessing student learning can be done directly on Blackboard or using tools such as Gradescope, a rubric-based grading tool. Also, online proctoring offers students and test-takers the option to take a proctored exam from any location. The process ensures the identity of the test taker and the integrity of the test environment.

Create quality learning environments and experiences for your students by considering the content, structure, timing, pedagogical strategies, learning activities, and assessments in your course.

A learning management system is a web application that allows the creation, administration, tracking, and delivery of digital content via course sites.

With an eLearning content authoring tool you can create and package digital content for online learners. Here is a selection of software available to UIC instructors and staff to help create engaging eLearning content.

Learning Technology Solutions can help you explore and get started using various solutions for student engagement in the classroom. Solutions include UIC-supported tools such as Echo360 as well as vendor-supported tools such as iClicker and TurningPoint.

With lecture capture, instructors can easily record lectures as videos and allow students to review them after class. Lecture capture systems offer three important benefits: an alternative when students miss class; an opportunity for content review; and content for online course development. Lecture capture enhances and extends existing instructional activities, whether in face-to-face, fully online, or blended learning environments.