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The Center for Instructional Technology

The Center for Instructional Technology provides support to all UA faculty, instructors, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students needing assistance with instructional technology and technology accessibility.

As a unit of The Office of Information Technology, The Center for Instructional Technology provides individual and group training, scheduled workshops, tutorials, and troubleshooting support for UA’s instructional technologies and technology accessibility. Instructional technologies are online resources for teaching and learning which offer discussion, assessment and feedback alongside delivery of content, as well as many other features.

UA’s instructional technologies include Blackboard, Turning Technologies (Clickers/Mobile Responseware), Tegrity, Turnitin, Box, VoiceThread, People.ua.edu, and Blackboard Collaborate.

We’re here to help.

  • Our faculty development team meets with individuals and groups across campus to help them navigate the technology UA offers to supplement their classroom teaching and learning, providing training in each of our supported tools, as well as special topics.
  • Our support team meets individually with instructors, from faculty to adjuncts and graduate students, to set up their courses and for hands-on troubleshooting. They also answer questions via email, phone, and our help portal.
  • The functional administration team keeps these tools running behind the scenes, and keeps them up to date when new features and fixes become available.
  •  Our accessibility team provides training in technology accessibility techniques, accessibility evaluations, captioning grants, and support for the AMP Accessibility Tool.

Stop by or contact us today to learn more! The Center for Instructional Technology is located in A203 Gordon Palmer Hall.