Education Technology Support, Training & Consulting
The UO LIbraries Educational Technology Support office provides free training, consulting and support to all UO instructors interested in exploring innovative ways of integrating effective technology into teaching and scholarly publishing. Training and consulting services are available in a number of ways:
- drop-in to Knight Room 19 during our regular hours (19 Knight Library - ground floor)
- schedule an appointment (346-1942 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
- arrange for an in-office visit
- attend or request a training workshop
- apply for the Working Group on Active Teaching and Learning
Educational Technology Support also serves as an important referral service for faculty who may need more advanced technical help or instructional design assistance.
Drop-In and By Appointment
Educational Technology support specialists are available to provide one-on-one training and support any time during our regular business hours. Appointments are also encouraged - in our office or yours are also available.
We can also provide free in-office visits to faculty and GTFs who would like assistance using Canvas or other specific instructional technologies in the courses you are teaching or developing. Make an appointment with an instructional technologist or designer to visit you in your office.
We can design and deliver workshops to your department to meet instructional technology training needs of our faculty, GTFs and staff. Workshop topics range from Canvas, VeriCite, instructional technologies and support, active teaching and learning, to PowerPoint, EndNote, and Excel to name a few.
Working Group for Active Teaching and Learning
The popular, funded Working Group for Active Teaching and Learning invites faculty fellows to revise one course taught by each member, enhancing its creativity, interactivity, rigor, and skill building in keeping with research on how people learn. In brief: research on teaching and learning indicates that active classes that ask students to grapple with authentic problems and questions, give prompt facilitative feedback, and align assignments and activities tightly and transparently with faculty goals have the potential to increase student learning. But how do we achieve this as individual faculty members—especially considering the particular strengths and challenges of our disciplines, classrooms, and students? The group provides an intriguing and supportive framework to help each participant find compelling answers to this question.
We welcome faculty members from across the curriculum who would like space, support, and camaraderie as they experiment with their courses, perhaps shifting some lecture time to participatory activities designed to boost critical thinking; or building peer-learning frameworks to enhance students’ sense of ownership of course material; or exploring what technology can do to enliven the classroom and serve as a vehicle for class interaction and creative production.
The Working Group for Active Teaching and Learning is sponsored by Academic Affairs and the Division of Undergraduate Studies, and hosted by the UO Libraries, Teaching Effectiveness Program, and the Yamada Language Center. For more information, see the TEP Web site or contact us.
Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs)
We provide limited support and technical consultation for graduate students preparing theses and dissertations for electronic submission on a best effort basis. For more information, refer to the Graduate School ETD page. Unfortunately, due to staffing issues we are not able to provide in-person LaTeX support, but can offer links to online resources, including many online tutorials and courses, on the UO LaTeX Web site.