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.
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.
Develop a library of short videos for your students
Students in Ko Umezaki's music courses utilize specialized software to create and edit audio recordings. To help the students understand how to use available tools, Ko Umezaki has developed a library of very short instructional videos using QuickTime. Each clip (on average, about one minute long) showcases specific functions of the specialized software. The videos are posted on YouTube and are also easily embedded in the lecture presentations prepared using Google Slides.
Did you know you can use Google Drive to store files of virtually every type?
For example, students in the department of Film & Media Studies utilize the unlimited space available in Drive to submit original, high-definition videos to instructors. The videos are uploaded to shared folders, which makes them immediately available for viewing by instructors and fellow students. Many of the students in Film & Media Studies also use the Google Drive App to click and drag files from their phone, tablet or computer into Google Drive.
Practice what you speak
In the course of your academic career, you will likely be asked to give a public presentation of findings or information.Your materials might include a well-crafted message, visual aids, and talking points or a script. UCI students, faculty and staff who want to rehearse a specific presentation or develop oral presentation skills can now use the Libraries' presentation studio. The studio is setup in the Multimedia Resources Center of the Ayala Science Library. You can utilize standard presentation equipment to practice with a limited audience. In addition, you can use the video camera to record your practice session for later review. Learn more on the UCI Libraries' website.
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:
The Canvas learning management system pilot begins Spring Quarter 2015.