Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology
The Department of Academic Technology and the Center for Teaching and Learning have been combined to form the Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology! This partnership looks to advance the UIW mission by working with faculty and staff to encourage a university culture that rewards teaching and learning excellence. Let us assist you in implementing the latest and most effective instructional technologies, strategies, and course design to foster ongoing learning.
Click through the tiles below to learn about our services and what we can offer. Additionally, you'll find a variety of resources for faculty, staff, and students within the navigational menu on the left side.
Audiovisual support is available to every UIW classroom as well as the various conference rooms and public spaces on campus. Our technology-enhanced classrooms foster opportunities for teaching and learning and we are available for services such as immediate troubleshooting, equipment reservations, training, and more! To learn more about the services and workflows offered, visit the Audiovisual Support and Services page below.
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Canvas is the university's Learning Management System (LMS), which is managed by the Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology. The structure of your Canvas course is critical and sometimes there might be questions about procedures that fall outside of instructor-level permissions.
If you have questions on what's possible, are looking to get started with Canvas, or what tools you can use with the platform, visit the UIW Canvas page below! within Canvas or run into technical troubles, reach out to an LMS administrator below.
We bring an impressive array of expertise in the component subjects that comprise instructional design. Learning theory, instructional technology, online course design, and curriculum design to name a few. Our Instructional Designers study current research and emerging trends to inform our work and partner with experts on teaching and learning, both inside and outside the UIW community.
Many people wonder what Instructional Designers are. We are architects of learning experiences and directors of the process followed to plan, create, and deliver instruction.
Some areas you can expect to work with us on:
- Teaching Skills
- Lesson planning, building on prior knowledge, differentiated instruction, scaffolding, backward design, community building, and experiential learning are areas we can investigate and plan experiences that support academic success.
- Data Analysis
- Examining workload estimates, student evaluation feedback, exam performance, or classroom behaviors are some of the approaches we can use to make data-driven instructional decisions.
- Process Improvement
- Explore ineffective processes faculty or students face to identify solutions using existing technologies or research alternative products.
- Online Course Environments
- Training for Canvas and instructional technologies as well as course design for traditional, hybrid, and online modalities.
- Content Editing and Graphic Design
- Determine effective ways to write and present materials to support learning, including course syllabi, presentations, and content materials.
- Media Development
- Determine appropriate applications for your project and assist in bringing your vision to life.
- Accessibility and User Experience
- Alternative text, closed captioning, keyboard controls, and universal design for learning to ensure ADA compliance and quality courses.
- Collaborative Efforts
- Work in partnership with software specialists, audio visual services, Canvas administration, information technology, faculty committees, health profession school leadership, student services, and academic advising to ensure a holistically positive student experience at UIW.
Any crisis is an opportunity for growth and change. The disruption caused by the pandemic coupled with our move to the Canvas Learning Management System has yielded some fertile conditions for evaluating and modifying our curriculum.
As we become more comfortable, more confident with Canvas, the work of refining curriculum will become self-evident. Canvas will be conducive to this endeavor and the Instructional Design team will be there to partner with faculty and administrators to assure success for the UIW Community.
Not sure who to ask about support for your teaching goals? Reach out to a dedicated Instructional Designer below.
Assistant Director of Instructional Technology
- Instructional Designer for Health Professions
- Feik School of Pharmacy
- Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions
- Rosenberg School of Optometry
- School of Osteopathic Medicine
- School of Physical Therapy
- School of Business and Administration (HEBSBA)
- School of Mathematics, Science, and Engineering (MSE)
- College of History, Arts and Social Sciences
- School of Media and Design
- Dreeben School of Ed.
- School of Professional Studies (SPS)
Cecilia Espitia (Cici)
Title V Instructional Designer
The Center for Teaching and Learning supports UIW faculty in their teaching role through workshops, individual consultations, and other development activities. By partnering with our department's Instructional and Software staff, we can help educators across the UIW community achieve success in their pedagogy. Let the Center for Teaching and Learning work with you to create something new and exciting with practical classroom application; like designing assessments, using technology in the classroom, teaching online, or realizing long-term objectives.
Visit the Center for Teaching and Learning's webpage below to learn more!
The Office of Teaching, Learning, Technology has two Software Specialists working together with campus partners to help facilitate, manage, support, and integrate software into existing environments. We leverage the university's purchasing power to make some software and services available to students, faculty and staff for both work and personal use. To see a general list of software offered to faculty and staff by the university, visit the link below.
Students have their own page dedicated to software and the resources to help them become familiar with new or unknown programs. Faculty and staff can link to this page to help direct students to instructions and curated resources on a product they might use in class. Students can visit the link below to learn more.
Don't see what you're looking for on the Available Software pages? We want to hear from you! If you have any questions regarding university-offered software, access and services, or have feedback for our service strategy, contact a Software Specialist below or email email@example.com.