Academic Technologies Update
Canvas Hack: Using Outcomes to Generate Assurance of Learning Reports
John Morris is Senior Instructor I in the College of Business. Prior to joining OSU in 2009, he worked at Hewlett-Packard Company in software and technology training.
Generative AI: ChatGPT
Google Trends shows the rapid increase in interest in the term “ChatGPT” since the end of November. This trend aligns with the announcement on November 30, 2022 from OpenAI regarding a publicly available tool called ChatGPT. This tool falls into the category of generative artificial intelligence (AI).
Inclusivity in Zoom
Inclusivity is best achieved with technology that happens behind the scenes and delivers a seamless experience without interruption. OSU’s commitment to inclusivity in teaching and learning through Quality Teaching (QT), champion a culture of diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning, and OSU’s SP4.0, a culture of belonging, collaboration, and innovation, is reflected in Zoom being the enterprise solution at Oregon State University for web-collaboration for teaching and learning.
2023 Media Services & Technical Services Commencement Broadcast
As we head into the new year, Media Services and Technical Services are focused on the goal of celebrating students’ achievements and the completion of the current stage of their academic journey; Commencement.
Learn@OregonState Winter 2023 Updates
The UDOIT accessibility tool upgrade brings improved features for faculty to scan your Canvas site and making it fast and easy to fix accessibility issues in pages, assignments, announcements and discussion topics.
DS@OSU Opens Student Access to Powerful Computing Environments
Data Science@OSU (DS@OSU) places powerful computational environments and resources at the fingertips of students and instructors, regardless of their device. DS@OSU is designed to support interactive data science, and provides over 40 programming languages, including Python, R, and Julia, in a streamlined and highly accessible cloud environment.
Academic Technology’s mission is to enrich OSU’s academic ecosystem, enable innovative pedagogy and information sharing through effective use of technology, and enhance the student experience.
We attain our mission through:
Leadership in understanding and applying instructional and communication technology trends and innovations
Investing in products and services that align and integrate with the goals and needs of OSU students and faculty
Maximizing the University’s investments through user support, training and resource maintenance
We strive to build long-term relationships that improve services and gain efficiencies.
We provide one-to-one support and consultation in all our core functions.
We accept our responsibility as a central service and consider campus-wide needs and long-term benefits in all activities and investments.
We consider careful planning and broad input as key in designing applications and services, and we consider assessment and evaluation as components in ongoing support.
We take pride in our collaborative approach in fostering and growing innovative uses of technology to meet campus needs and solve problems.
We understand technologies as tools to advance and improve communication, learning and outreach. We remain focused on the human activities when advancing technology.
Classroom Technology Services
Provides instructional and presentation technology for classrooms, conference facilities, and special events.
Learning Platform Services
Learning Platform Services provides technical, operational and user support for Learn@OregonState, OSU’s dynamic learning ecosystem that allows the OSU community to manage a broad array of teaching and learning resources in one succinct space
Produces media and instructional products for media networks, web applications, DVD distribution and television. Staff also support videoconferencing, broadcasting and streaming infrastructure.
Media Hub is a multimedia unit available for use by all currently enrolled OSU students, faculty, and staff working on academic projects. Whether that’s designing a print, creating a podcast, photography project, or video assignment;
Media Hub is there to help with a variety of resources tailored to fit your needs.
Provides audio/video engineering support and consultation, design and installation of innovative media solutions for learning and collaboration spaces and event facilities.