Undergraduates — Submit your feedback before June 30
UCI Undergraduates are invited to participate in the University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES) before June 30, 2016.
UCUES asks about your experiences at UCI and the results help improve campus programs. UCI is giving away over $3,000 in prizes. Fifteen lucky winners will be randomly selected each week to receive their choice of a Starbucks or In-N-Out Burger gift card. Upon the close of the survey, we will have drawings for six Grand Prizes (one $500 and five $100 Amazon gift cards).
To participate, watch for the official email or visit http://assessment.uci.edu/UCUES/.
Congratulations to the 2016 Instructional Technology award winners
The Office of Information is pleased to announce the 2016 Instructional Technology Innovation winners, Dr. Matthew Beckman, Political Science and Dr. Marcelo Wood, Neurobiology and Behavior. Dr. Wood and Dr. Beckman worked together to develop a cutting edge online education system known as Rocketmix. This tool helps pinpoint unknown weaknesses in a student's knowledge using questions and subroutines to bring up additional information that has been identified as misunderstood or unknown to the student.
Learn more about the 2016 Celebration of Teaching
Learn more about the 2016 Instructional Technology Innovation award
Canvas Adoption Announcement
Over the last year, the campus has been piloting use of the Canvas learning management system. 536 instructors, 410 TAs, and 22,409 students have participated in the Canvas pilot and shared their feedback. Based on this feedback, multiple committee reviews, and overall assessment of the pilot experience, we have decided to formally adopt Canvas as part of the EEE instructional technology ecosystem for the UCI campus.
Since 1996, UCI has utilized our homegrown EEE learning management system. For technical and security reasons, maintaining that 20-year old code base is not viable in the long run. The Canvas adoption will provide the campus with a modern, full-featured learning environment with increased functionality and the potential to interface with other educational technologies.
While EEE is not going away, as the campus adopts Canvas over the next several years, some EEE tools that meet needs better served by equivalent Canvas tools will gradually be retired. Unique tools specific to our campus will be redesigned to interface with Canvas.
For more information and details about the Canvas Pilot, please visit http://sites.uci.edu/canvaspilot/.
Information about the launch of Canvas is available at the Canvas Launch FAQ website at http://sites.uci.edu/canvas/.
Resources for students completing writing assignments
The Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication offers consultations for UCI undergraduates throughout weekdays and evenings, and twice per quarter on Sundays. Writing specialists and peer tutors offer advice on developing content, improving organization, and identifying patterns of error. The Center does not simply edit or proofread student work, they will offer guidance on correct standard usage. The mission of the Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication is to promote effective writing and communication as lifelong skills, powerful ways in which people think through issues, consider multiple points of view, and become more consciously aware of the world around them.
Students can access the services in three ways:
- Walk-In Consultations
- Online Consultations
For more information visit http://www.writingcenter.uci.edu/
Have you changed the password for your UCInetID in the last year?
All UCInetID passwords must be changed annually to reduce the risk of compromised passwords. If you haven't changed yours in the last year, please visit the OIT web site and click on the Change My UCInetID Password link in the Top Tasks sidebar. You can use the instructions provided to change your password.
Please note: If you do not change your password on time, your UCInetID will be deactivated and will require re-activation before you can use it to access UCInetID-authenticated services.
Visit http://www.oit.uci.edu/ucinetid/password-policy/ for more information.
Study Abroad in Winter 2017 or Spring 2017
Did you know that approximately 900 UCI students study abroad each year? Destinations include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Semester at Sea, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, and the UK (Read more).
UCI's Study Abroad Center assists students in participating in programs abroad that offer unique academic opportunities, international learning, and personal development while making progress toward their degree. Graduates who have studied abroad become future leaders - in public, private and non-profit sectors - with a more nuanced understanding of other countries and cultures as well as greater self-awareness and self-confidence. We aim to ensure that our students' study abroad experiences help them affect positive change in the world, both locally and globally.
Deadlines for study abroad in Winter 2017 or Spring 2017 are in May and June —Learn more
Replay your lectures, presentations, and more
Instructors can create engaging videos for students using the streamlined UCI Replay service. You can record your screen, with optional video camera by clicking a single button in the free Techsmith Relay recorder. UCI Replay is also available on all SmartClassroom computers. Click 'Submit' to send the video to UCI Replay, where it is formatted and published for distribution. By default, the video will be processed into three separate types: web accessible, mobile friendly, and audio only. Learn more about UCI Replay in this overview video.
Here are just a few of the ways instructors have used UCI Replay:
- Introduce yourself and the course to students
- Connect the course content to your research with a technical presentation
- Demonstrate a computer model or simulation that requires specific software or setup
- Illustrate the process of research by recording fieldwork videos
Instructors can distribute the UCI Replay recording URLs via email, using EEE Replay Publisher, or through Modules in Canvas.
Visit http://replay.uci.edu for more information about UCI Replay.