The Academic Technology team provides an environment which supports the university mission and values and enhances the delivery of teaching and learning. Our team is comprised of the University Director of Academic Assessment and Support Services, and IT liaison/ Sakai administrator, and instructional designers. The instructional designers are experts in learning theory and practices, and their specialty is technology-supported learning. Our team can help adapt course content and the learning environment to help students effectively and enjoyably meeting their learning objectives.
To promote the effective use of technology in teaching and learning within Antioch’s learning communities. At Antioch, technology has the potential to foster our work together as students, faculty, staff, and administration. We endeavor to utilize technology in ways that facilitate instructional activities that are:
- Construct meaning from information and experience,
- Cultivate personal growth, pragmatic idealism, and the achievement of professional goals
- Adapt to learners’ needs,
- Provide for self-direction, and
- Foster collaboration.
- Engage learners in meaningful, relevant, contextualized, real-world problems or situations,
- Require learners to demonstrate their understanding, engage with others, and reflect on their learning,
- Involve formative and summative feedback, and
- Lead to transfer of knowledge and skills in new situations.
We offer a variety of services, including one-on-one consultations and group faculty training sessions. We can assist with developing new courses, or with “translating” course components from existing courses to hybrid or online formats.
AT maintains an online guide for faculty. Information here is applicable to all subject domains and faculty members. The guide offers orientation, teaching and learning pathways, and a rich repository of resources. All the content you will find here is research-based and related to the theoretical concepts that underpin successful student-centered, experiential learning environments.
The pathways are rich collections of relevant resources intended to foster self-inquiry, exploration, and reflection.
Faculty Orientation Pathway: An overview of the academic technology tools and services available at Antioch University
Course Essentials Pathway: Essential elements of Antioch learning environments, and ideas of incorporating them across teaching modalities
Class Tech Pathway: Ideas and considerations for using technology in your physical and virtual classrooms
Collaboration with Academic Technology
AT Services: What services Antioch University Academic Technology team can provide to faculty and academic departments
Course Development: Responsibilities for Planning & Implementing Technology in Courses: Charts detailing faculty responsibilities for online course development and implementation, along with the responsibilities of other academic collaborators on the project
Use the information below to help you with the many technologies you may use at Antioch University.
Antioch University Information Technology Orientation for faculty and students
Sakai is Antioch’s Learning Management System (LMS) and is where course sites are housed for many students across the university. Tutorials linked below may be produced and shared by other schools that are also using Sakai.
Sakai Help (How-to Guides)
Engage is the learning management system for Antioch University Online and is where course sites are housed for students in Antioch’s fully-online programs. For technical information on Engage, visit Engage > Site Pages > Resources.
Antioch has multiple web conferencing options for conducting course meetings, group sessions, or office hours remotely.
Antioch University faculty, staff, and students have access to Google’s suite of tools which include Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Sites. These tools offer an intuitive platform to easily create content, share information, and collaborate with others. For more information on each of these tools you are encouraged to visit the G Suite Learning Center and G Suite Quick Start Guide.
AUDirect gives you quick access to all of Antioch’s main systems through one login, as well as providing direct links to often-used services like the IT HelpDesk, registration or employment information, and university announcements. Click on Get Technical Help to get support with any technical questions or problems. The Antioch HelpDesk staff will respond promptly. Click the question mark icon in the upper right for information about AUDirect.
Antioch University Library Services provide access to full-text electronic periodicals, online research databases, subscription services, and streaming media collections.
Read&Write Gold is a discreet, customizable toolbar that integrates reading, writing, studying, and research support tools with common applications. Antioch University offers free downloads of PC Windows or Mac for use on desktops or laptops. This toolbar includes the following features:
- Word prediction
- Visual & talking dictionaries
- Self-editing tools
- Organizational tools
- Brainstorming tools
AUView is the system that holds academic and financial information for students, including course registration, academic credit reports, and narrative evaluations. Faculty fill out narrative evaluations for students here, and can view their course rosters. It also contains payroll, finance, and human resources information for all employees.
Visit the Help Desk or call 1-866-662-0056 24 hours / 7 days a week.
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