At Digital Learning, we are passionate about student success and believe that the digital learning environment offers unique opportunities for interaction, engagement and access. To learn more about the online course development services we provide to instructors teaching courses for the fully-online programs offered by Arizona Online and UA Global, visit Digital Learning.
The Digital Learning Instructional Technologies (InTech) team also offers proactive training and direct support for four tech tools that can help instructors and students across the University collaborate, create community and practice skills:
- PlayPosit, an interactive video player
- Examity, an online proctoring service
- VoiceThread, a visual discussion board
- Canvas Credentials (Badgr), a digital badging platform
For more information on these technologies, please visit Tools. For details about upcoming technology training workshops and events, visit the Digital Learning Events Calendar.
We keep our eyes on emerging educational technologies, but we also want to hear what interests you. If you want to learn about a new technology, are using a tool in your course that you think could be useful for others, or are curious about how to solve a teaching and learning challenge, please talk to us. Our instructional technologists evaluate new technologies and run tech pilots throughout the year, and we are happy to work with you on tech innovations. To learn more about our current pilots and how you might get involved, Contact Us.
There are many more digital tools available to the University of Arizona instructors and students than those supported by Digital Learning. Please contact our campus partners for information and support for the following technologies and services:
Adobe & Arizona
Digital Learning’s Adobe & Arizona team supports Adobe Creative Cloud (Adobe CC), a set of applications and cloud services that gives subscribers access to software and mobile apps used for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, and more. As an Adobe Creative Campus, the University of Arizona makes Adobe CC available for free to almost all faculty, staff and students, however users must opt-in to access Adobe CC.
Office of Instruction and Assessment (OIA)
OIA supports the University of Arizona in course development, curriculum design, program and classroom assessment and evaluation, instructional strategies and learning technologies. It also houses the D2L Team, which provides support for course design, leveraging D2L and its capabilities in the best way possible for student success, and basic tool usage for Panopto, Zoom, Turnitin.com, TurningPoint clickers, Respondus Lockdown Browser, Taskstream and Inclusive Access Integrations (digital textbooks) all of which are integrated into the D2L platform.
University Information Technology Services (UITS) Academic Technologies
The UITS Academic Technology team supports the University of Arizona in troubleshooting technologies, managing integrations, and working with vendors in technology development. The team supports Qualtrics and troubleshoots advanced use-cases for TurningPoint clickers, Panopto, and Zoom.
24/7 IT Support Center
The 24/7 IT Support Center technical consultants are available in person, by phone, or over chat to assist with campus applications and services or to help you with your personally owned computer or device. The center can also provide information such as the location of campus computer labs, the availability of on-campus training, and information about obtaining off-campus assistance.
Disability Resource Center (DRC)
DRC leads the University in a progressive and proactive approach to campus accessibility. Their goal is to ensure that disabled students, employees and visitors have a similar, if not identical, experience to that of their non-disabled counterparts. In addition to facilitating individual accommodations, DRC works proactively to impact the systemic design of our campus environments to be seamlessly accessible, reducing or eliminating the need for individual accommodations or modifications.
OSCR Computer Labs
The Office of Student Computing Resources (OSCR) manages and runs the computer labs on the UA’s main campus. There are multiple labs and varying hours. Check the OSCR Labs Overview for details of hours and locations. Anyone with a UA NetID may use the computer in the labs.
Software Licensing serves the University community by providing public domain, bulk purchase, volume, and site-licensed software.
There are a variety of software packages available for no additional charge to students, faculty and staff. For more information, please visit Software Licensing for Students or Software Licensing for Faculty and Staff.
Gear-to-Go offers technology equipment reservation for course-related and/or not-for-profit uses for UA students, faculty and staff.
Classroom Technology Services (CTS)
CTS provides support to all University of Arizona faculty who use audiovisual equipment in centrally scheduled classrooms. Classroom services include room tech support, room tech training, and connecting instructor computer to the campus network. CTS supports Room and Course Scheduling as well as campus Collaborative Learning Spaces and rents equipment for non-course events.
The libraries help faculty find alternatives to expensive course materials and improve students' research and information literacy skills. Check the Libraries For Instructor page for details. Catalyst Studios gives faculty, staff, and students access to a wide range of innovative tech, including 3d printers, green screen, and many more. For more information, please visit CATalyst Studios.