Performance issues affecting EEE
An intermittent, ongoing network issue is affecting multiple campus systems, including EEE, Webmail, and the High Performance Computing cluster.
This issue tends to occur in the afternoon or evening. OIT systems administrators are working to resolve this intermittent, ongoing network issue as quickly as possible.
As a precautionary measure, we recommend trying to conduct or schedule important assignments and course activities in the mornings or on weekends when possible.
UCI Canvas Pilot Spring Update & Instructor Panel - June 2, 2–3:30pm
Beginning in Spring 2015, UCI is conducting a year-long Pilot of the Instructure Canvas learning management system. Participating instructors, TAs, and students will provide feedback on Canvas to help determine the future directions of learning management technologies at UCI.
The two-part Canvas Pilot Update & Instructor Panel will include general information about the project and the assessment data collected so far, followed by a panel discussion featuring UCI instructors currently using Canvas.
Spring Update & Instructor Panel
- Nancy Aguilar-Roca (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology)
- Ricardo Chavira (Social Science)
- Rose Jones (Academic English/ESL Program)
- Miryha Runnerstrom (Health Sciences/Public Health)
Please RSVP for this panel.
Complete UCI courses over the summer
UCI Summer Session offers more than 800 courses across 70 academic disciplines each summer, including a wide variety of online classes. It is composed of three different sessions:
- Summer Session I: June 22 - July 29, 2015
- Summer Session 10 week: June 22 - August 28, 2015
- Summer Session II: August 3 - September 9, 2015
Summer Session can help students progress towards their degrees year round, often making a difference for those who want to graduate on time or even early.
Students' Words Resonate with Distinguished Faculty
Relevance. Passion. Respect. These three themes emerged from a recent research project from the UCI Assessment Group. This informal group of faculty, researchers and administrators followed Richard Light's model in interviewing undergraduate students to identify student perspectives to improve the undergraduate experience. Student researchers and faculty interviewed 72 Junior-level students about memorable courses, instructors, events and topics around student engagement.
The findings and themes that emerged are shared by three of UCI's distinguished faculty who provide their reactions in a video. You can watch these faculty present the students' words and respond to the themes of relevance, passion and respect on YouTube (http://youtu.be/TV3AESyjsX4) .
UCI Canvas Pilot Project Spring 2015 - Winter 2016
The Office of Information Technology, in collaboration with units across campus including the Distance Learning Center, will be piloting the Instructure Canvas learning management system in 2015 - 2016. This pilot will test expanding existing EEE offerings with a commercial LMS (Canvas) to address the increased call for third-party integration and other enhancements, without compromising EEE’s unique functionality, capabilities, and responsiveness to campus needs.
The EEE team will continue to maintain and support the existing EEE toolset for the campus. Offering both EEE and Canvas will be a significant change for the campus and a great opportunity to increase our capacity for innovation.
Our goal is to ensure that the UCI learning community continues to have access to the best possible learning environment. The engagement and support of instructors and students will be essential in achieving this goal .
Learn more about the UCI Canvas Pilot at sites.uci.edu/canvaspilot.
Distribute your syllabus as a video
A class syllabus providing information about the course and articulating instructor expectations is often introduced during the first day of class, which takes valuable class time. Dr. Terry Dalton uses an innovative method to distribute this information via video recorded using Camtasia Studio.
In addition to saving class time, the syllabus video is an effective way to provide late-add students with an introduction to the course. The video also provides a reference point for students to review as the course progresses.
UCI Students utilize industry-standard tools to create and distribute code
The GitHub Student Developer Pack (http://education.github.com/pack) provides students with free access to industry-standard developer tools. This system allows students to create software and web-based tools by actually developing code in a repository system.
GitHub has been used in instruction at UCI for projects including: