URI ITS Instructional Technology and Media Services

Explore new technologies and create digital content for teaching and learning

Consultation and Training

Our mission is to assist URI faculty and staff in their use of technology to advance effective teaching and learning.

Request an appointment with a staff specialist.

Table of Contents:

Learning Management System – Sakai
Learning Spaces
(…classrooms, auditoriums, informal collaboration space…)
Software and Hardware
Technology Training & Faculty Workshops
Video Solutions for Online Learning

Software and Hardware –

Consultation on software and hardware:

  • 3D Animation (Maya)
  • Podium touch panel with URI Standard Graphic User Interface and Annotation capture

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Learning Management System Consultation –

Sakai – ITS wiki

  • Workshops and one-on-one consultation and training
  • Use online discussions, chatrooms, conferencing (BigBlueButton), and email in course sites
  • Manage rosters, group activities and grading with Sakai tools
  • Deliver digital course content to students vis Sakai sites
  • Build an instructional knowledge base for use in multiple courses
  • Incorporate guest lecturers from distant locations via Sakai (BigBlueButton or Discussions)
  • Involve students in collaborative writing with Sakai Wikis
  • Develop online teaching skills by workshopping with peers
  • Design courses for 100% online delivery

Sakai Resources from ITS Workshops and other universities


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Learning Spaces

(…classrooms, auditoriums, informal collaboration space…)

Search on Learning Space Design
Renovation and new construction consultation, in collaboration with the Offices of Campus Planning and Design and Capital Projects, and through participation in the Joint Classroom Steering Committee.
General Assignment Classroom planning and improvement through participation in the Classroom Management Team.

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Video solutions for online learning

  • Online office hours (using Meetings Tool in Sakai)
  • Online meetings (using Meetings Tool in Sakai)
  • Web streaming

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Technology training & Faculty Workshops

Throughout the year, ITS offers on-demand, just-in-time, training in the format of instructor-led short courses, workshops, brown-bag meetings and classroom presentations on topics such as the Sakai Learning Management System, website development, digital video production and editing, MS Office, E-mail, online calendar, Turning Technologies audience response system, productivity applications for desktop, and mobile platforms, etc.

ITS hosts technology webinars for the URI Community, and arranges seminars and demonstrations of emerging technology in the Chafee 208 Instructional Technology Center.

In collaboration with the Office of Online Education, ITMS hosts faculty Workshops and Brown Bag discussions on topics of interest, in the Instructional Technology Center.

ITMS also acts as a clearinghouse for additional webinars that you might find useful to register for to watch from your own desk.

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