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Academic Technologies Update​
Winter 2023

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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).

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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.

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Academic Technologies

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.

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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.

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Microsoft Teams in Canvas

Microsoft Teams with Canvas was added to the OSU instance of Canvas this September. This tool allows instructional faculty and staff to enable a Team in a Canvas course site and use the Chat and Channel features. This integration synchs the class roster with the Team to ensure that only actively enrolled students and instructional faculty and staff can access the course Team.

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Academic Technologies

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
Guiding Principles of Academic Technologies
Guiding Principles     Academic Technologies

Collaboration

We strive to build long-term relationships that improve services and gain efficiencies.

Client Focused

We provide one-to-one support and consultation in all our core functions.

Campus Focused

We accept our responsibility as a central service and consider campus-wide needs and long-term benefits in all activities and investments.

Outcome Focused

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.

Innovative

We take pride in our collaborative approach in fostering and growing innovative uses of technology to meet campus needs and solve problems.

Transparent Technology

We understand technologies as tools to advance and improve communication, learning and outreach. We remain focused on the human activities when advancing technology.

Our Departments

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

Media Services

Produces media and instructional products for media networks, web applications, DVD distribution and television. Staff also support videoconferencing, broadcasting and streaming infrastructure.

Media Hub

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. 

Technical Services

Provides audio/video engineering support and consultation, design and installation of innovative media solutions for learning and collaboration spaces and event facilities.

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