IT Advisory Community: Teaching and Learning Technologies
The Teaching and Learning Technologies Advisory Community is open to OHIO students, faculty, and staff who have an interest in teaching and learning technologies.
At a glance
IT Services roadmaps display where we currently are and where we expect to be in the coming months and years in regards to technology at Ohio University. This Advisory Community is one of the major channels that influences the roadmap and IT's future work for the service.
To view the Teaching and Learning Technologies roadmap, navigate to our IT Services roadmaps webpage. Under Available roadmaps, in the Service dropdown menu, select Teaching and Learning Tools.
Advisory Communities not only provide a means for participants to engage with OHIO IT, but they also provide a platform for faculty, staff, and students to influence technology decisions based on their needs and experiences. In the past several months, this Advisory Community has:
Launched LMS Evaluation Project. Blackboard has been OHIO's preferred learning management system for more than 20 years. In that time, the needs of OHIO students and faculty have significantly evolved. Based on the results of a recent faculty survey and significantly increased usage in a variety of courses, OIT will launch a request for proposal that best aligns with the University's teaching and learning goals. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to provide feedback or get more involved in the process by completing the LMS Feedback Form.
Update course evaluation tool. Class Climate will be replaced as part of the second phase of the Survey Technologies Evaluation Project. The first phase of the project was completed under the Surveys Advisory Community.
Advisory Community meetings are flexible and open. Anyone can attend. To get the most out of the experience, we recommend joining a special Microsoft Team that we have created to keep track of community-related conversations, documents, and meeting dates.
How to join the Microsoft Team
Advisory Community meetings are flexible and open. Anyone can attend. To get the most out of the experience, we recommend joining a special Microsoft Team that we have created to keep track of community-related conversations, documents, and meeting dates:
- Sign up for the Teaching and Learning Technologies Advisory Community on Microsoft Teams.
- When prompted, either:
- Download the Teams app, or
- Use the web app instead
- Check your email for a welcome message with more information on how to get the most out of the online group.
Any time the community meets, an online meeting space will be available inside of Microsoft Teams that you can use to participate remotely. The community's space in Teams also can be used to conduct chat-based conversations outside of scheduled meetings.
We also will post relevant files in the Team, such as agendas and minutes.
How to add Advisory Community meetings to your Outlook calendar
Once you have joined the Community on Teams:
- Locate a post with a purple calendar invite.
- Select the calendar invite and click Add to calendar.
Meetings will take place approximately once per month with additional sessions scheduled as needed to accommodate time-sensitive discussions or to address demand. The three most recent meetings are listed below.
|Date||Time||Location||Agenda & Minutes|
|09/22/2022||12-1 pm||Teams Meeting||
|08/18/2022||12-1 pm||Teams Meeting|
|06/15/2022||12-1 pm||Teams Meeting|