Collaboration, consultation and support for enhancing student learning with technology

The Educational Initiatives (EI) unit in the Office of Information Technology (OIT) works with and supports faculty as they consider new approaches to facilitating student learning. The EI team includes specialists in both pedagogy and technology, such as web tools, software, video, learning management systems, audio/visual equipment, multimedia production, and more.  We can offer various forms of support: pedagogical consultation, materials creation, technical support, research, vetting and selecting tools, piloting and testing, lesson planning, and general assistance and advice. ​ We work in close collaboration with many partners across campus and can help you to figure out how best to connect with additional resources. Some of the recent projects in which our team has been involved include:


• Digital portfolios

• Rubric and assessment creation

• Development of online materials

•​ Instructional video and screencasts

• Teaching in web conferencing environments

• Photoshop, Premiere, and other projects using Adobe Creative Suite

• Community workshops

• Ramping up with Canvas

• And more...


Got an idea? Just ask us! We’re happy to help you in whatever way we can.

Listen to the previous Director of IT explain why Educational Initiatives was created:


Educational Initiati​ves Statement - Dominic Veneto from The Polk-Lillard Center on Vimeo.​