Anteater Learning Pavilion at One Year
We’re celebrating one year since the opening of UCI’s premiere active learning facility, the Anteater Learning Pavilion (ALP)! In the 2018-2019 academic year, ALP supported 50,000 course enrollments or about 8.4% of total enrollments! Instructors who would like priority scheduling in ALP classrooms are encouraged to complete the Active Learning Institute.
eTech Mini Grants (Renewed for 2019-2020)
Each mini-grant provides up to $500 for faculty to acquire services, software or equipment that will be used as part of one or more courses. In return, recipients are asked to provide feedback on their experiences that can be shared with instructors who may be considering a similar solution.
New Website & Updated Classroom Info
We’ve launched a brand new website (you’re looking at it!) where you can find the most up-to-date information about classroom equipment, layouts, and much more.
Many rooms in Humanities Hall and Social Science Labs have been upgraded for Fall quarter.
Video Classrooms (New on YuJa)
Try out YuJa’s new Video Conferencing feature for your class or meeting of under 200 participants. This is great for virtual discussion sections or informal meetings.
Now in all lecture halls greater than 140 seats!
Instructors teaching in a large lecture hall can now schedule your courses to be recorded and each lecture will be placed in your private library for review, distribution, or editing.
More info and a list of classrooms:
Equipment Checkout Service
Several items can be checked out by instructors at no cost, including: portable wireless microphone, portable document camera, VHS player, iClicker instructor remote (not for student use), and NEW this quarter CatchBox throwable microphone.
TechnoExpo – Register Now!
Join the OIT and campus partners to explore all the ways technology can help you work more efficiently, more securely and more collaboratively. Try out tools and services, discover new resources, and meet the staff and experts that can help you find solutions for your work needs!
Anteater Learning Pavilion has 4 AntCAVES (ANTeater Collaborative Audio Visual Enhanced Spaces) available to students and faculty for studying, office hours, informal discussions, or small reviews.
Scheduling Computer Labs
OIT has 8 instructional labs (Or Computer Focused Classrooms) which can be scheduled for classes.
More info and availability: https://www.oit.uci.edu/labs/instructional/
Virtual Computing Labs
OIT Instructional Labs Support is excited to offer the ability to run specialized instructional/classroom software within an internet browser (50 concurrent licenses available).
More info: https://www.oit.uci.edu/labs/vcl/
Zoom Video Conferencing
Zoom is now available in all smart classrooms and a free account can be used to wirelessly display one mobile device or laptop computer through the lectern computer on to the projection screen. Department paid accounts can be used for group chats, webinars, discussions, and conferences.
By popular request, UCI is running a one-year pilot of Poll Everywhere to assess the usability and value for class instruction. The pilot is open to campus instructors teaching undergraduate lecture courses. While we are pretty much at capacity for large Fall courses, we may still be able to add some smaller courses and we encourage instructors to apply early for Winter and Spring!
Mersive’s Solstice is a free-to-use application which manages wireless projection from mobile devices and laptops and is now available in several classrooms.
More info & list of classrooms:
Have a great Fall quarter! If you have any questions about these services or about OIT Classroom Technologies, please email firstname.lastname@example.org