Who we are:
We consist of Grant Matheny, ASSETT’s Technical Director, and five Teaching Technology Assistants (TTAs). We’re all familiar and comfortable with technology, and are happy to research technologies we don’t yet know much about. If we don’t already know enough about a given technology to help you use it, we’ll either research it until we do, or we’ll help you get in touch with someone who already does. Our primary goal is to help people in A&S learn to use and maintain technology, rather than to fix broken technology. You can contact Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-735-4595, or if you’re working with a specific TTA, you can contact them through their individual email addresses or by phone at 303-735-5354.
What we do:
- Help you use classroom technology during class. We’ll come and stay in your classroom throughout a class period or an entire semester to provide an extra set of hands to make your technology-based lesson or lessons run smoothly.
- Help your department decide on, purchase, install, or use technological solutions for learning or the efficient functioning of your department.
- Provide consultation in any context where technical expertise is required. We’ll either use an in-house expert or find one on campus to help.
- Host your department website on the ASSETT server, and troubleshoot any issues with it.
- Answer your tech questions, including how to use a given technology, what kinds of tools are available for what you want to do, and anything else related to learning and technology.
Some things we’ve done before:
- Upload clicker grades and field student questions about clicker technology for a large course.
- Help staff install a replacement projector bulb for the first time.
- Show a professor how to edit a webpage with Dreamweaver and do small Photoshop edits to photos.
- Be a liaison between ITS and a department on a major technical project.
- Attend a class where the professor is using Clickers for the first time to make sure the clickers work properly.
- Help a department enable Single Sign On for several departmental computers by using the Active Directory.
- Develop documentation for an existing system so that future staff can understand the system more quickly.
- Help a department craft a position description for a technical position.
- Develop expertise in using off-the-shelf games to teach a variety of subjects