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Faculty IT resources

Instructional Resources

Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar serves faculty with a number of online services, including online grade roll submissions, the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and more. 

Athena

Athena is the University's student information system. Athena provides online access for students to view academic and financial aid records, register for classes, pay tuition and fees, and update personal information. Faculty use Athena to import grades and view class lists.

eLearning Commons (eLC)

UGA's online learning management system is called eLearning Commons (eLC). eLC is available for instructors to post course assignments, learning materials, quizzes, class communications and more.

Students are automatically enrolled in eLC courses when they register for their classes. The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) offers eLC workshops, tutorials and reference guides for faculty. 

DegreeWorks

DegreeWorks helps students and their advisors monitor progress toward degree completion.

Much like a checklist, it combines students' UGA degree requirements and the coursework completed into an easy-to-read electronic worksheet that shows how courses completed count toward degree requirements. 

Kaltura

Kaltura is a media storage and streaming solution for video, audio, images and PDF files. Kaltura media can be shared via kaltura.uga.edu, your own website or with students in eLC courses. Kaltura also provides methods for captioning media, making it accessible to all users. 

More information about Kaltura can be found on the Center for Teaching and Learning's website.

Student Response System

Student response systems facilitate student engagement with in-class polls, quizzes and opportunities to provide feedback. There are two supported systems at UGA: TurningPoint, which allows instructors to require a clicker device or allow a bring your own device option; and Top Hat, which is bring your own device only.

Both TurningPoint and Top Hat are integrated with UGA's learning management system, eLC. Integration allows instructors to share student response grades with their students via the eLC grade book.

Media, Equipment Loan and Production Services

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) offers a number of media and production services, including studio and on-site video recording, equipment loans, and an extensive collection of educational media available for checkout.

A number of units across UGA also provide production services or equipment loan programs. Faculty may contact their own IT personnel for information. 

Classroom Support and Learning Spaces

There are more than 600 classrooms at UGA, most with technology for faculty and student use. The Center for Teaching and Learning provides access, training and support for general assignment classrooms. Departments managed additional classrooms across campus.

Some classroom audio-video cabinets require a key. Instructors can check out key for general assignment classrooms at CTL.

Other units at the University may also provide access and technical support to classrooms. 

Online and Blended Teaching

A number of resources are available for faculty who wish to learn about teaching online, flipping the classroom and blended models. 

The Office of Online Learning and the Center for Teaching and Learning collaborate to provide best practices, resources, and consultation regarding these methods.

Open Educational Resources

Open educational resources (OER) are teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open copyright license that permits everyone to freely retain, reuse, revise, remix and redistribute them.

OERs include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, journal articles, and any other tools or materials used to support learning.

The University is actively engaging in the promotion and adoption of OERs by providing faculty members with resources and assistance to transition away from expensive textbooks to open educational resources. Many large, core courses have been involved in this adoption resulting in millions of dollars in cost savings for students since 2013.

Faculty Consultation and Training

Not sure where to start? Want to talk through a classroom problem? Need a refresher on a particular instructional program? The faculty and staff at the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) are available to help. Contact CTL at 706-542-1355 or by completing the contact form on their website.