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Academic Technology

Academic Technology Services & Innovation (ATSI) maintains and supports a variety of software and hardware resources to enhance teaching and learning technology at the University of Portland, including:

  • - online video tutorial repository for professional development on software and professional skills
  • Mahara - ePortfolios
  • MediaSpace - capture, streaming, and dissemination of online video
  • Moodle LMS - Online, hybrid, and technology-assisted courses
  • O365 - collaboration and use in the classroom 
  • Scantron - automated quiz or exam grading
  • - campus Wordpress network for academic, event, or professional sites and blogs
  • Techsmith Camtasia/Snagit - desktop capture for videos and images
  • Techsmith Relay - video hosting
  • Turnitin - Plagiarism Plugin for Moodle
  • Webwork - online assignments for math and science
  • - Audio interaction and feedback on assignments

In addition, ATSI supports many technology projects on campus, such as the use of mobile devices for learning.

For questions about these or any of our projects or professional services below, please contact us via email:

Projects and Professional Services

Academic Technology Consultation

One of our core services is academic technology consultation.  Faculty can meet with an Academic Technology expert and create strategies to leverage technology in their course or classroom. 

Academic Technology Professional Development

ATSI provides one-on-one and small group professional development opportunities on academic technologies.  With many learners at different places with technology the one-on-one training tend to be the most popular.  

Accessible Online Content – Universal Design for Learning

In order to support the University in embracing Universal Design for Learning and providing content accessible for all learners, ATSI will continue to support and enhance our captioning of online video services. We will also expand our accessibility offerings to include various types of accessible documents as well as online professional development on the inclusion of accessibility in online teaching and learning.

Instructional Design Services

Meet with an instructional design expert to find ways you can bring your course online.  Develop strategies for engagement, assessment and collaboration. 

Online Professional Development

Continue our efforts to build online professional development.  Working with partners at UP to launch online PD to better leverage resources. 

On The Bluff Studios-

On The Bluff Studios is an ATSI project supported by the Office of the Provost and the Vice President of Operations. It is a student run multimedia design studio that focuses on academic content. Academic departments can work with On The Bluff Studios to build engaging multimedia assets to include in your hybrid, online or technology assisted courses. 

Scantron Support

ATSI will provide the equipment, toner and support for the University's Scantron machines. Our main machine is located in Franz Hall 354 and provides raw scoring as well as analysis options.  Our secondary machine, which provides raw scoring only, is located in Buckley Center 283.

TL Website and the TL Community Blog

Work with Academic Partners to enhance the TL website.  Work to promote the TL Community Blog on campus.  Provide professional development opportunities on how to blog. 

Untethered Lecture Capture (ULC)

Leverage technology to enrich the classroom learning experience with instructional media while being able to move freely around your classroom (untethered). Record this instruction as it occurs (lecture capture) for students to review online later, allowing them to more freely interact with yourself and their peers during class, rather than focusing solely on note taking.