SmartSite, Podcast and Projector Training Sessions Offered

Information and Educational Technology (IET) is offering instructors several free technology training sessions at the beginning of spring quarter. If you're interested, mark your calendar for these dates and times:

Learn to Hook your Laptop to a Projector This session will introduce instructors to the media cabinet installed in every general assignment classroom, and show how to use it to project from a laptop. It will include hands-on practice; bring a laptop.
DATE: Thursday, March 27
TIME: 2-3:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Giedt Hall, room 1001
RSVP: rlralston@ucdavis.edu

Record and Podcast your Lectures
This introductory training tutorial will walk instructors through how to successfully record and podcast their lectures. It will include both an equipment demo and a "hands-on" session to learn how to upload recordings to podcasting course pages.
DATE: Thursday, March 27
TIME: 4-5 p.m.
LOCATION: 2205 Haring Hall, room 2205
RSVP: rlralston@ucdavis.edu
For more information on digital recording and podcasting on campus, see podcast.ucdavis.edu.

Getting Started with SmartSite
SmartSite is the new UC Davis course management system. These sessions can help instructors get a jump on spring quarter by using SmartSite to set up course assignments, an email list, tests and quizzes, a grade book, and other tools in advance--and even set components to time-release as appropriate. No RSVP required.
DATE: Thursday, March 27
TIME: 10 a.m.-noon
LOCATION: Meyer Hall, room 1131

DATE: Monday, March 31
TIME: 2-4 p.m.
LOCATION: Hutchison Hall, room 93

DATE: Thursday, April 3
TIME: 1-3 p.m.
LOCATION: Hutchison Hall, room 93

SmartSite Jumpstart Drop-in Clinic
Get help setting up your course site and learn about the many functions in SmartSite. Staff from IET-Academic Technology Services and the Teaching Resources Center will be on hand to help with both technical and pedagogical questions. Come at your convenience and stay as long as you wish. Open to faculty, staff, graduate students, and teaching assistants. No RSVP required.
DATE: Friday, April 4
TIME: 1-4 p.m.
LOCATION: Hutchison Hall, room 93

Additional Educational Technology Workshops Please check the Teaching Resources Center (TRC) calendar at trc.ucdavis.edu/trc/calendar for more workshops being offered throughout spring quarter.

Faculty Mentoring Faculty Program
During the school year, a number of faculty offer peer-focused presentations on successful teaching practices, instructional technology, and pedagogical innovation. These weekly meetings in Surge II are informal, collegial, and supportive. They are purposefully scheduled to take place at noon on Friday when instructors might have time to take a lunch break (brown bags and carry-out are welcome), and make new friends and connections with faculty from other disciplines. Additional information and streaming video of past FMFP presentations is at fmfp.ucdavis.edu.