UCSC Instructional Support Resources

    Website & Technological Support

  • Information Technologies Faculty Support

    A catalog of the services available to instructors and researchers through the campus Information Technology Services.
  • Faculty Instructional Technology Center (FITC)

    FITC, located in the renovated McHenry library, offers instructors, graduate students and support staff services and assistance. "FITC Student consultants" provide technical assistance by appointment or during drop-in hours at the FITC (1330 McHenry Library, on the first floor). Intructional design support is offered through FITC as well. Learning Technologies staff are available to consult with instructors on how they can meet their learning objectives by integrating appropriate technology into their curriculum - see events-manager.ucsc.edu
  • eCommons

    eCommons is a collaborative learning environment (CLE) that consists of a suite of integrated web tools that can be used to support a class or project It is based on an open source application, Sakai CLE. eCommons allows instructors, researchers, and others to create websites for collaboration, teaching, and learning. Within those sites, they choose the tools that meet their needs for managing and participating in courses, collaborating on research, and other activities.
    You will need a Gold CruzID and Password to use eCommons.
  • Instructional Technology Workshops

    Workshops are available in person or on the web and are designed for UCSC instructors, graduate students and staff supporting instruction.
    Topics include "Introduction and use of eCommons," "Videoconferencing," and "Recording your presentations."
  • Web Training and DIY Resources

    Web Training and DIY (Do-it-yourself) Resources are available for people who want the tools, scripts, and technical resources used by UCSC web developers, and want to know about web accessibility tools and policies. 
    For WCMS Classroom Training and help with your web site please submit a ticket through IT Request. Assistance and support is available Monday - Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For quicker response, use the "Web Services" Request Type. This is a free resource.
  • Scantron Scoring

    Information Technology Services provides a Scantron test scoring service to the UCSC campus. This service is fee-based and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. First time users of this service are encouraged to contact ITS in advance to review the process prior to a real test-scoring situation. Exams are administered using the Parscore f-1712 form for the student responses and the Answer Key(s) and submitted to ITS with a Scantron Request Form (available at Kerr Hall Room 149) and online at Download Scantron Job Request Form (PDF).

  • Media Support

  • Webcasting through Media Services

    The Webcasting service records lectures and presentations and makes them available for viewing online. Request the Webcasting Service (for Instructors Only). Courses are captured only with the permission of the course instructor. This service is available only for courses. A course is defined as being listed in the schedule of classes and having a class number. Webcast files are only available during the quarter of the course's instruction.
  • Software for the Campus

    ITS Software Licensing provides purchase assistance, software installations and support for software in use on campus.
  • Classroom Media Services

    Information Technology Services provides support for academic courses and special events using high-end audio-visual media both on and off campus. Some services are free, some are available with a fee.In-room media service equipment info is also listed.

  • Library Services

  • Course Reserves

    Reserves, is a service provided for instructors and students in which a small number of course materials (books, handouts, lecture notes, DVDs, etc.) are made available for a large number of students for a limited loan checkout.
  • Environmental Studies Subject Guide

    Maintained by Lucia Orlando, this site provides links to many resources related to Environmental Studies researchers and scholars; books, journals, data sources, policy references, etc.
  • Meeting and Study Rooms at the Libraries

    The University Library has 28 group study rooms: 20 are in McHenry Library and eight are in the Science & Engineering Library. We want you to use them and we want to make it as easy for you as possible. But like any scarce resource, sometimes demand will exceed supply. These rooms are intended as a place for students to work and study together. They are not intended for individual study. Neither are they intended as meeting rooms for the business of the University or as general assignment classrooms.

    Primary: UCSC students
    Secondary: UCSC faculty and staff
    Tertiary: Everybody else
  • Library Laptop/iPad Checkout

    Though the ENVS department has laptops available to loan for instructors and teaching assistants only, the library also has laptops and iPads available for current UCSC students, staff, and faculty. Laptops are available on a first-come, first-served basis from the Science and Engineering Library Circulation Desk, and the McHenry Library Circulation Desk. They may be reserved one-day in advance. One laptop per person may be checked out.