UT values the development and delivery of high-quality courses that use innovative technologies in flexible learning environments, and the faculty and instructors that make those courses possible. Various units across campus, including the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center (TennTLC), provide support to faculty and instructors who are designing and teaching online and hybrid courses. Links to online and on-campus support resources, including information about training and workshops, are provided below:
OIT has developed the Online Instructor Toolkit to assist instructors in preparing and teaching their online courses. Topics covered include course design, instructional materials development, and evaluation of teaching and learning. This is a must resource for anyone new to online course development.
This comprehensive set of standards from OIT Instructional Support is based on best practices in the field of online teaching, learning, and assessment. It should be used as a guideline for course development, and as a checklist to ensure your online course meets quality and accessibility standards.
Self-paced training from OIT presents information about different types of online lectures, including when to use, the impact on student learning, the most appropriate tools for creation, and examples from UT instructors.
OIT has compiled best practices, guides, and other resources that highlight effective interventions and provide strategies for how technology can address pedagogical challenges such as teaching a course entirely online, managing a course, improving student learning, enhancing course content, and assessing student learning.
Learn more about the many tools available to help you enhance teaching and learning with technology. Comprehensive support is provided for all services listed.
Face-to-face technology workshops are available to UT students, instructors, researchers, and staff. The UT technology fee covers unlimited workshops throughout the semester. Just sign up with your NetID and password.
Digital Media Services provides a full range of digitization services to faculty, staff, and departments at UT. Core services include scanning of paper and negative-based materials into electronic text or digital images; capture of analog audio and videotapes; and encoding/transcoding of audio and video to streaming media formats.
Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center (TennTLC) The Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center, or TennTLC, serves UT by advancing teaching excellence as a direct means of facilitating learning excellence. The TennTLC offers a variety of opportunities for faculty, lecturers, adjuncts, and graduate teaching assistants. Throughout the year, individual and unit/departmental consultation services are available as well as various workshops at both the university and college/unit level.
Provides high-quality video conferencing, live and archived web streaming, classroom technical support, residence hall closed-circuit surveillance system support, UT/Comcast cable television support, and game day engineering support to the Knoxville campus and university-wide administration.