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  • Winter Teaching Academy 2021

    UAA's Winter Teaching Academy will meet virtually Jan 6-8, 2021. Topics include managing in the remote teaching context, new UAA resources, and some technology tools, tricks, and updates.

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Teaching Support

If you're working on revising your course, instructional designers can help you think through design questions and identify academic technologies to support you and your students. AI&e staff are currently working remotely. Email the ID team at

Learning Opportunities

New! Pivot 3: Self-Paced Course Design & Development is available. This shell makes all resources developed for #Pivot and #Pivot 2 available to you to use at your own pace as you work on your course for Spring 2021. Check it out!

Save the Date for the Winter Teaching Academy: Jan 6 (evening only) through Jan 8, 2021. Teaching Academy is offered twice a year, in January and in August, to provide faculty development and instructional support opportunities before a new semester begins. Sessions are led by faculty and staff colleagues, experts working in faculty development and instructional design, institutional leaders, external experts, and more. Resources from past Teaching Academies are also Available

Quality Matters provides guidelines for online course design and professional development to support your course design efforts. Workshops for the UA System, delivered in collaboration by AI&e and UAF's eCampus, are being held virtually via Zoom in February 2021. 

Video Captioning Offer

AI&e is thrilled to offer all UAA faculty access to video captioning for course video, done by humans to the 99% level, at no cost to you or your department. Captioning is done through 3Play Media. The process is simple:

  1. Log into Blackboard, click UAA tab
  2. Click My Media (Kaltura)
  3. Click Add New, Media Upload, choose video file to upload
  4. Name, add tags, and save

Next, submit your request for captions using this UAA Video Captioning Form. AI&e’s funding for this service has been extended to January 2021.

Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Screencast-O-Matic is a popular web-based tool that allows you to quickly and easily create screencast videos for instruction. The Pro level version of Screencast-O-Matic has no recording length limit and easy editing options. You can access the AI&e Pro version with these instructions. The free version of Screencast-o-Matic is a great option for your students. Visit the Screencast-o-Matic tutorials for assistance or contact AI&e’s Instructional Designer team at Our Creating Videos page includes general information about other tools that you can use to create, caption, and share videos.

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