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Technology continues to bridge on-campus and remote teaching and learning.
And as Sacramento State emerges from the COVID-19 closures, campus is hosting a variety of simultaneous teaching and learning modalities: in-person, hybrid, and some still fully remote. However you’re planning to deliver instruction, we’ve rounded up the essential technology resources, links, and support to help you transition confidently.
New for Fall 2021
Teaching with Technology
- Classroom Technology Upgrades - 450 classrooms!
- Panopto replacing Mediasite as official lecture capture platform. Get up to speed with this recording of the August 23 Faculty Workshop #1
- Gradescope Pilot - Fall 2021
- Join the Educators Using Technology Microsoft Teams group
Accessible Course Design & Materials Resources & Support
- Learn about accessibility tools in Canvas including Ally and Rich Content Editor
- Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Resource
- Course Materials Remediation Services
Using HEERF funds, we've been busy working with colleges and divisions to provide updated laptops, docking stations and monitors for almost half of campus staff and faculty. Strategically moving away from fixed desktop computers in favor of a laptop standard will help ensure continuity for remote teaching under both expected — and unexpected — circumstances!
Digital Transformation Tools
New OnBase forms and workflows, including the most requested PTF forms!
- Employee Personnel Transaction Form
- Academic Student Employee Personnel Transaction Form
- Student Employee Personnel Transaction Form
- Flexible Fundamentals Workshop recording from Summer 2021 Faculty Learning Community
- CSU WebAIM Accessible Document Training and Certification
With school back in session, cyberattacks are likely to increase. Brush up on what to look for at our online phishing resources, and be sure to report anything suspicious using the PhishMe Reporter button in your Outlook menu.
For Your Students
- Adobe Creative Cloud licensing changes impacting students' free access.
Important: If you require Adobe CC access for your students, please request it as soon as possible.
- Student poster printing and other coursework printing now available through University Print or The Lab at the University Union
- New Student Online Technology Resource (OTR) to help students navigate Canvas, Zoom, and other coursework tools
Academic Technology Resources
Your IRT Academic Technology Center (ATC) Team specializes in the instructional and academic research technologies you're using today - and is excited to show you the new tools of tomorrow! They're the go-to resource for:
- Learning instructional technology tools - in and out of the classroom
- Empowering you to use the technology supporting in-person, hybrid, and hyflex modalities
- Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles
- Creating digitally accessible, inclusive course materials to support all learners
- Course material remediation support
- Collaborative faculty support programming and learning communities in partnership with the Center for Teaching and Learning
Check the training calendar for drop-in virtual support sessions and upcoming forums and events, or schedule a one-on-one consultation:
If you haven't already, bookmark their Online Teaching Resources (OTR) guide. This constantly updated online guide provides in-depth how to's on using technology tools, self-paced resources, specific time of semester support, and more!
Instructional Technology Tools
In addition to the Academic Continuity Resources, the ATC gathered links to the essential academic instruction and research technology tools you use most frequently.
They also feature an at-a-glance Instructional Technology Matrix that breaks out the functionality and use cases for each tool.
Traditional, Hybrid, HyFlex — there are exciting upgrades to University learning spaces. From Spring – Summer 2021, campus teams updated technology standards to ensure every classroom and learning space can meet the needs of faculty and students. We've developed self-service resources to learn how to use the new classroom technologies, and are here to provide whatever support you need to be successful.
Want to test out what's new? Schedule a consultation with the IRT Academic Technology Center (ATC) team, where you can practice with the tools within an on-campus training room.
Web Conferencing Tools
Stay connected through campus-supported online and web-based tools to conduct formal and informal meetings with colleagues, or use via the Canvas integration for recording and sharing course sessions. Visit each tool to learn how to's for scheduling, attending, and how to use advanced features including live transcription for accessibility.
While designed with campus staff and faculty attendees in mind, the "Hybrid Meetings: How To's for Hosting & Attending" flyer includes helpful tips for structuring remote learning recordings to help optimize student access and engagement. Also visit the Zoom faculty resources for a deeper dive.
Laptop & Equipment Checkout
Whether you will resume teaching on campus by bringing your own device (BYOD), are using a department-issued University-managed device, or have a long-term loan through the Laptop Checkout program, the Laptop & Equipment Checkout Program will continue to be a resource for you.
Device Checkout Guidelines
- No longer need the device(s)? Please return whatever is unneeded to either your department or to the IRT Service Desk Team at your soonest convenience to help create opportunities for our campus community.
- Still need it? If you continue to need a checked out device or equipment for any remote teaching purposes, please arrange for longer checkout.
- Need new/different equipment? You can request equipment (such as a webcam, internet hotspot, headphones) which are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Internet Connection Options
Once you arrive back on campus, your devices should automatically recognize and connect to eduroam, our official campus internet. If you have new devices - or just new to being on campus - our campus wireless section covers device-specific connection instructions.
In addition to on-campus options, the campus closure necessitated additional options for supporting remote operations. Whether on-campus or working remotely, learn more about off-campus alternatives.
Wi-Fi 6 and Expanded Campus Coverage
Over this past year, more campus buildings have been upgraded to the new standard, Wi-Fi 6 - which may require some driver updates to personal devices you bring to campus. Find out which buildings offer this even faster internet connection, and what you need to know to ensure your devices such as laptops and mobile phones can tap in!