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Information and Educational Technology

Information and Educational Technology (IET) provides a wide range of services and support to undergraduate and graduate students. For more information, see http://iet.ucdavis.edu/student/index.html.

A good place to get more information about IET's services is itcatalog.ucdavis.edu.

For answers to your campus technology questions, you can find the IT Knowledge Base at http://kb.ucdavis.edu.

For campus IT help, contact the IT Express Service Desk at 530-754-HELP (4357); ithelp@ucdavis.edu.

Taking Care of Business Online

  • Enroll in classes, add or drop courses, view and print your class schedule
  • Access course grades
  • View and print your unofficial academic record
  • Check balances, view bills, make payments, and manage your student account
  • Apply for and view financial aid awards
  • Plan your class schedule and pre-check your registration status with Schedule Builder
  • Make campus bookstore purchases; see http://ucdavisstores.com/

Learning and Teaching with Technology

  • The campus has two Learning Management Systems (LMS) in 2016-17: SmartSite, which is being retired, and UC Davis Canvas, which is being phased in. Talk with your instructors to see which LMS they are using for your courses during 2016-17. You can use the LMS to communicate with your instructors and fellow students; work together on papers and projects;
    manage assignments, study, and more. See http://movetocanvas.ucdavis.edu/ for information about UC Davis Canvas, and http://smartsite.ucdavis.edu for information about SmartSite
  • Searchable electronic databases. Find them at Shields Library. You'll have free, easy access from on- or off-campus; see http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu
  • iTunes, YouTube and podcasting. Digital audio recording equipment is installed in several lecture halls, and portable digital recorders are available for rental from IET-Academic Technology Services (Surge II). Audio and video podcasting services are available to all instructors and campus groups; see http://podcasting.ucdavis.edu &http://itunes.ucdavis.edu
  • Classroom technology. All 128 general assignment classrooms have audio, network and projection capabilities, and include a projector, CD player, DVD player, VCR, built-in microphone and laptop hook-up. Classrooms with more than 50 seats also have assistive hearing systems; see http://registrar.ucdavis.edu/faculty-staff/classroom/
  • Lecture Capture. Academic Technology Services is working with the Office of the University Registrar to provide automated lecture capture technology in 20 of our General Assignment classrooms. These lecture-capture rooms have the ability to record video, audio and lecture content and automatically publish these recordings to the instructors SmartSite for viewing by students. For more information, contact ats@ucdavis.edu; see https://video.ucdavis.edu

The Essentials: Computers, Email, Software, Labs

Computer purchases. Our recommendations can help guide your purchases. Financial aid is available for qualified applicants; see http://computerownership.ucdavis.edu. To buy computers and accessories at the campus bookstore, see http://ucdavisstores.com/



Computer security. Blocking computer viruses and preventing unauthorized access to computing systems are important parts of campus computing life; see more information at http://security.ucdavis.edu.

Technical Support

IT Express. Free computing help with almost anything related to campus tech. Call 530-754-HELP (4357) or see http://kb.ucdavis.edu, http://itexpress.ucdavis.edu, or https://www.facebook.com/ucditx.

All information above is current as of spring 2016. News about campus technology is distributed via TechNews at http://technews.ucdavis.edu.

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Updated: November 21, 2017 12:17 PM