Instructional Technology Track

4 improvements to the student computing and printing experience. How cloud based print kiosks have changed student work flow in computer labs and beyond.
How do you manage giving students the ability to print documents in support of instruction without monitoring the academic purpose of every page printed? By allowing them to print whatever they want! This strategy resulted in various levels of waste and abuse, and tried the patience of our lab manager for years. By tying an “instructional print credit” for each student to a cloud-based, print on demand system we successfully meet both instructional and other printing needs.
Monday, 09:15 AM | Dawn Canfield | Los Angeles | Porter, Room D249

Free Interactive Polling for your students
The Online Polling Tool (or OPT), is a homegrown, award winning FREE polling service, available to all UCLA faculty, staff and students. We are currently working to expand it to the UC. The OPT system features: • Integration via LTI with any LTI enabled LMS • Full Course roster integration for all UCLA faculty • Six different types of questions • Tablet and mobile device friendly • Easy to use poll creation interface • Poll cloning for easy to use poll replication OPT eliminates the need for expensive and clunky clickers and expensive vendor apps.
Monday, 09:15 AM | Rose Rocchio | Los Angeles | Porter, Room D144

Practical Web Accessibility
As with accessibility in the physical world, digital accessibility benefits everyone, not just differently-abled people. Attention to accessibility improves user experience, SEO, and benefits users on slow internet connections. The perception of web accessibility is onerous in web dev. The primary goal of the presentation is to illustrate the most prevalent accessibility issues, pairing those issues with solutions, and demonstrating how web accessibility can be continually improved over time.
Monday, 09:15 AM | Jenn Dandle | San Diego | Porter, Room D148

Tales from the Octagon: Technology for New Learning Spaces
UCI launched its first General Assignment Active Learning Classroom in Winter Quarter. We designed the furniture and technology to encourage and support collaboration and interactivity. Flexible display configurations are facilitated through wireless projection using Mersive Solstice pods, Extron controls with matrix switching, a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet, and multiple video inputs. We’ll discuss our technology choices, faculty and student feedback, support needs, and lessons learned.
Monday, 10:15 AM | Patrick Lemon | Irvine | Porter, Room D144

Demo of how UCLA’S APP STORE embeds right into our LMS (Moodle) as an LTI tool itself
Do you wish your faculty and instructional designers could shop for LTI teaching tools based on how accessible, secure and privacy conscious they are? Wouldn’t it be neat if they selected tools knowing how mobile friendly they were up front and how likely they could get data out of them before they required students to use them? Wouldn’t it be nice, if your faculty could benefit from all the cloud tool reviews going on across higher Ed, and even share “ratings” on tools and vendors? Come and see a demo of how UCLA’S APP STORE embeds right into our LMS (Moodle (as an LTI tool itself)), and simplifies the configuration of LTI tools considerably! UCLA’s “Apps” plugin, which is contributed to Moodle Core, embeds a CASA on Rails based App Store right into our CCLE instance of Moodle. The HED community is working to realize the vision of a sharable "Network" of independent resource "Creation Hubs" with their own "App Stores" that speak a standardized App Sharing Language from IMS Global called CASA (Community App Sharing Architecture). CASA lets institutions share mobile friendly websites and native app resources in a peer to peer network, allowing users to leverage a curated and trusted set of cloud services or campus-based resources that can be searched for and discovered using an App Store User Experience.
Monday, 11:15 AM | Rose Rocchio | Los Angeles | Porter, Room D249

UC Santa Cruz Opencast Matterhorn Roll-out
Since 2012, the Learning Technologies group at UCSC has been looking for a new technology for lecture recording and playback. We compared commercial and open-source offerings. We settled on Opencast Matterhorn, an open-source project which emerged from work of many institutions (UCB, ETH Zurich). Presentation will discuss both the general concerns related to lecture recording to enhance education, and the some of the specific technical challenges and implementation details of this work.
Monday, 11:15 AM | Michael Nardell | Santa Cruz | Porter, Room D248

Accessible Course Material Initiative at UC Berkeley
In implementing the UCOP Electronic Accessibility Policy, UC Berkeley has ramped up support to instructors for ensuring that online course content is accessible. Since the learning management system serves as an online hub for course material, it’s an obvious place for accessibility interventions. It’s even better to address accessibility before documents get posted online. So we also help instructors and instructional content creators to adopt principles of universal design for learning.
Monday, 03:00 PM | Owen McGrath | Berkeley | Porter, Room D148

Designing, Building & Piloting the Academic Innovation Studio
Over the past two years, staff from UC Berkeley Educational Technology Services engaged diverse stakeholders from across campus to develop and implement plans for a new facility to support academic innovation ( In this panel presentation, members of the project team will discuss how they developed the concept, gather requirements, and build out the new space. The presentation will explore: Architecture & Furniture, Digital Signage, Video Service, and Events/Programming.
Monday, 03:00 PM | Noah Wittman | Berkeley | Porter, Room D144

Supporting Global Telecollaboration
Global Health Live Pacific is an innovative graduate course based at UCI, which used Google Hangouts to connect 45 students and faculty from 5 universities in 4 countries. The class debuted in Fall 2015, after a year of logistical planning and academic approvals. Guest lecturers included representatives of the WHO and a range of NGOs. Piazza was used as the central space for course materials and message boards. This session will cover logistics, technical details, and lessons learned.
Monday, 03:00 PM | Judi Franz | Irvine | Porter, Room D249

From Homebuilt LMS to Canvas: Lessons from the Developer Trenches AND Carrots and Sticks: Transitioning Faculty to a new LMS
Transitioning from a 20 year old homebuilt LMS with full control over the stack to hosted Canvas was no easy feat. We'll cover the lessons learned while integrating in-house SIS, providing an integrated user experience with the existing LMS, customizing Canvas with JavaScript, and other developer trench stories. AND UC Merced transitioned from a Sakai-based Learning Management System to the Canvas platform over the 15/16 school year. While technical limitations and necessities certainly required focus, the largest challenge was helping faculty transition to a new LMS after years of using, hating, but also being comfortable with the Sakai system. We'll go over some of the strategies and methods UC Merced used to bargain, plead, cajole, and yes, force, faculty to embrace and love the new LMS.
Monday, 04:00 PM | Su Wang | Irvine and Merced | Porter, Room D248

Gamifying an Online Class in Environmental Health
In this presentation, two instructional designers will demonstrate how they adopted elements of gamification to create a highly interactive and engaging undergraduate online class on Environmental Health. Through the use of innovative educational technologies, the designers created novel methods for drawing in the students. Furthermore, the adoption of a case study centered on deforestation in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil added a strong pedagogical component.
Monday, 04:00 PM | Janet DiVincenzo | Irvine | Porter, Room D144

Fostering Instructional Innovation with New Spaces & Services
How can we foster instructional innovation with new spaces and services? What role do new spaces, programs, and services play in helping faculty and students change their teaching and learning practices? Four campuses will share how they have launched new facilities and services that bring together faculty, students, and academic support staff to foster instructional innovation. Themes include: Instructor Engagement, New Pedagogies, Program Design, and Assessment. We will provide time for Q&A.
Tuesday, 09:15 AM | Noah Wittman | Berkeley | Porter, Room D148

The ABC's of Digital Pedagogy
21st century teaching and learning continues to evolve. With growing evidence that weaving the online and classroom environments together provides more effective and efficient learning, there is a need for information technologists, instructional designers and faculty developers to collaborate on instructional strategies, learning environments, and technology tools. Each panelist will discuss key aspects of how their campus is moving forward in promoting a digital learning strategy.
Tuesday, 10:15 AM | Rita-Marie Conrad | Berkeley | Porter, Room D148

Zoom Web-Conferencing @ UCR with Hands on Demonstrations
Examples & demonstration: Office Hours | Discussion Sections & Breakout Rooms | Team Projects | Flipped Classroom | International & Remote Sessions | iPads & Google | iPads in the Classroom | Helpdesk | Micro-learning | Remote Sessions | Online Faculty Panel Discussion; Focus tracks: Instructional Design; Technical level: Beginner, Intermediate; Length: 20 minutes; Equipment needed: web-conferencing, web-camera/mic; Key words: Instructional Design, iPads, web-conferencing, Faculty Technical Fluency, Google Apps
Tuesday, 11:15 AM | Nathaniel Wildes | Riverside | Porter, Room D245