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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

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Recent activity

Ran Blackboard Ultra preview group

Piloted technology evaluation support

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Next meeting

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

12-1 p.m.

Microsoft Teams meeting

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Join

Advisory communities are open to all

Participate by joining our Microsoft Team for the community

Service roadmap

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.

Recent activity

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:

  • Ran Blackboard Ultra preview group. More than 20 faculty participated in preview groups of Blackboard Ultra and provided invaluable feedback for the future of the University’s Learning Management System. Blackboard Ultra also now supports displaying student and instructor pronouns. 
  • Piloted technology evaluation support. Faculty are able to identify a new technology they would like to pilot and test it with OIT’s support. The most recent pilot was done on Jupyter Hub, a software that supports programming and statistics instruction. 

Advisory Community facilitator

If you have questions about this Community, contact the chair, Eszti Major-Rohrer:


Contact via Teams

Contact via Email

Eszti Major-Rohrer
Manager, Enterprise Learning Systems; Service Owner: Teaching and Learning Tools, Testing, Surveys, Research
OIT

How to Participate

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: 

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  1. Sign up for the Teaching and Learning Technologies Advisory Community on Microsoft Teams.
  2. When prompted, either:
    • Download the Teams app, or
    • Use the web app instead
  3. 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:

  1. Locate a post with a purple calendar invite.
  2. Select the calendar invite and click Add to calendar.

Meeting Schedule

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
06/15/2022 12-1 pm Teams Meeting
  • Jun 15 agenda
  • Meeting minutes and slide deck will be shared after the meeting
04/28/2022 12-1 pm Teams Meeting
03/02/2022 12-1 pm Teams Meeting

View all agendas, minutes, and slide decks

News

2020 LMS survey report

In January 2020, OIT sent a survey to:

  • all current instructors (faculty or staff who teach a course)
  • 100 department heads who were asked to distribute to all instructors and staff who work closely with Blackboard Learn
  • 100 distributed IT staff (departmental IT on the Athens and regional campuses) who were encouraged to send it to anyone who uses Blackboard Learn or any other LMS
  • 16 instructional designers who were asked to send to any instructors with whom they work.

Read the 2020 LMS Survey Report (DOCX hosted on OneDrive)