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Campus Support

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), 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:

Best Practices for Developing and Delivering Online Instruction

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.

Creating Online Lectures

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 Teaching Strategies

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.

OIT Teaching Tools

A wide array of instructional services are available to faculty, staff and students. Services include a Learning Management System (LMS), synchronous course delivery, technology enhanced classrooms, personal response systems, and instructional video production and delivery.

OIT Training & Workshops

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

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.

Engineering Services

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.

Copyright and Intellectual Property

UT complies with the UT System policy regarding patents, copyrights, and other intellectual property.