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Faculty Prep Days a SUCCESS!

CIT Faculty Prep Days Need assistance setting up your course(s) for Spring Semester? We can help! Drop By the CIT for instructional technology guidance. Our doors will be open and refreshments will be served. Friday, Jan 6, 9-11AM and 2-4PM. Monday, Jan 9, 9-11AM and 2-4PM. Gordon Palmer Hall, Room A232.

The Center for Instructional Technology (CIT) kicked off the Spring semester with two Faculty Tech Prep Days on January 6th and 9th. We were excited to work with colleagues from Arts and Sciences, Communications, Culverhouse, Education, Engineering, Human Environmental Sciences, and Law.

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Audio Visual Solutions (AVS) representatives answered questions related to classroom tech needs, and OIT Security squad addressed email and account security questions.

If you couldn’t make it to the event, no problem! We offer the same support Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:45 pm in A203 Gordon Palmer Hall. Drop-ins are welcome. 205-348-3532,

Final Exams with Gradescope – Open Workshops

Join us for an open workshop for final exams and learn how you can use Gradescope with your final exams to simplify and speed up the grading process. There will also be time at the end of the session for Q&A.

Thursday, December 8th at 11:00 PT/ 2:00 EST 

Use this link to register and reserve your spot

Instructors are welcome to invite their TAs and grading staff.  Recording of the session will be shared with all registrants. So please feel free to register even if you can’t make it to the live session.

1:1 Meetings

For those unavailable to attend the workshop, or would like to have a one-on-one meeting instead, you can book a consultation a Gradescope Solutions Engineer!

Book with Howard Fooksman

Book with Lyn Riverstone

::: More About Gradescope :::

Gradescope is a feedback and assessment tool that dramatically reduces the pain and time associated with grading exams, homework, and other assignments. Gradescope is widely used to deliver assessments remotely. It enables instructors and graders to give better and more timely feedback, resulting in improved learning outcomes. Dynamic rubrics help streamline the tedious parts of grading while increasing grading consistency. AI-assisted Grading allows instructors to automatically group similar answers and grade all the answers in each group at once. Gradescope also helps with grading programming assignments at scale and can automatically grade printed bubble sheets. You can learn more about how other instructors are using Gradescope and create an account at The Gradescope team is happy to help, so please let them know if you have any questions at or

Instructional Technology News

Hello from your colleagues in CIT! Below you’ll find resources to help with finals and grading. If you need help with instructional technology, including assistance with your exam and grading setup, please contact 

Resources for Exams and Grading:  

Explore Blackboard Ultra  

Curious about Blackboard Ultra Course View? Learn about UA’s Ultra pilot and request a practice course: Ultra Course Pilot Information.