University of Alaska Anchorage
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AI&e supports the UAA learning environment by fostering quality instructional practices, innovations and technologies. The AI&e team consists of instructional designers, developers, multimedia specialists and student support personnel. We support faculty and students in eLearning, ePortfolio, Robust Online Learning Programs and provide professional development opportunities for all of UAA and our rural campuses.
Screencast-O-Matic is Back!
One of the more popular tools in use over the past several years at UAA was Screencast-O-Matic, a web-based tool that allows a faculty member to quickly and easily create screencasts for instructional materials. While the older version of Screencast-O-Matic had accessibility issues, the newer Pro level version of Screencast-O-Matic has resolved those concerns. View the differences between Free and Pro versions.
If you are a faculty member that uses Screencast-O-Matic, you can access the AI&e Pro version license with these access instructions . If you are new to the tool, please feel free to log in and try it out. You can visit the Screencast-o-Matic tutorials for detailed information on various functions of Screencast-O-Matic. As always, if you’re still in need of help, feel free to contact AI&e’s Instructional Designer team at 786-6219 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Captioning Resources Available to Faculty - FREE!
Awareness of the need for more accessible digital course content has grown at UAA in recent years. As such, many faculty members have made tremendous efforts to make their courses accessible and inclusive. While AI&e has been able to support faculty members with tools and training, significant barriers still exist with respect to captioning video content.
Done alone, captioning video takes hours of tedious effort. Using machine captioning tools from YouTube and Kaltura is a definite improvement. However, both still require fairly extensive reading and editing to reach the 99% accuracy level needed.
This academic year AI&e is offering all UAA faculty access to human 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.
For more information, guidelines, and a submission form, please use this UAA Video Captioning Form. Don’t delay! AI&e’s funding is limited.
Explore Title III ROLL Grant
Online Master Course Shells (OMCs) are templates designed and developed by faculty teams, instructional designers, and support personnel along with other UAA collaborators. OMCs ensure consistency with content delivery as well as the assurance that students acquire the necessary skills and knowledge. Click on the image to learn more about what the ROLL Title III Grant is bringing to UAA.
Learn more about eWolf ePortfolio and how it can serve to augment your teaching and learning in creative, collaborative, and reflective ways. Folio-thinking encourages students to connect all aspects of learning including the process and the learning that happens both within and outside of the classroom.
Accessible Course Design
All students have the right to materials necessary to be successful. Accessible course design removes barriers before they are encountered, reducing the need for accommodations. If you would like assistance making your course or program accessible, check out AI&e's instructor resources or contact our instructional design team at (907) 786-4496 or via email.