What We Do
Academic Technology Consultants (ATCs) are dedicated to helping instructors use campus-supported teaching and learning technologies. ATCs offer group and individual consultations on a wide variety of topics. Many ATCs have taught at CU Boulder as graduate student instructors and have an intimate knowledge of how technology can be used to facilitate teaching and learning. Learn more about our helpful services below!
Interested in learning about a service with other instructors on campus? We offer a variety of live and prerecorded trainings and workshops online. Trainings range in scope from overviews of basic Canvas functionalities, such as using Gradebook or Quizzes, to more narrow topics, creating videos for your course using Canvas Studio.
Department Canvas Training
Interested in a Canvas training for your department? We are be happy to work with departments to either facilitate one of our predesigned workshops or develop a custom training tailored to your department’s needs. A list of our current workshops can be found on the ATC trainings page or on the Department Training Request Form below.
Interested in a consultation with a Academic Technology Consultant? Our team is available for one-on-one consultations with faculty members, instructors, TAs, and staff. We are happy to assist you with a wide array of topics relating to CU Boulder supported technologies.
Technologies We Support
If you are interested in exploring a teaching technology not listed above, please contact us. We can help you find campus-supported alternatives and discuss potentially piloting new technology.
AishaAssistant Vice Chancellor and Assistant Vice Provost for Academic and Learning Technologies
Aisha Jackson is the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Assistant Vice Provost (AVC/AVP) for Academic and Learning Technologies with the Office of Information Technology. Aisha provides vision, strategic leadership and direction for academic technology, initiatives, and support services across the spectrum of instructional technology functions at the University of Colorado Boulder. She provides leadership in planning and policy related to digital learning and other instructional technology initiatives that facilitate achievement of CU Boulder’s strategic goals. Prior to her time at CU Boulder, she was a Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of the West Indies’s St. Augustine campus in Trinidad and Tobago, where she also served as the campus Information and Communications Technology Trainer. Aisha has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Flagler College, and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, specializing in Educational Technology and Teacher Education, from the University of Florida. She earned her Doctorate in Education from the University of Colorado Denver’s Educational Leadership program and specialized in Professional Learning and Technology.
ChristinaAcademic Technology Consultant
Christina Ryder is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology. Her research interests include hard-tissue biogeochemistry, nutritional ecology, and archaeological science. Her current project focuses on developing spectroscopic techniques to characterize the preservation status of organic matter in skeletal remains. Before becoming an ATC, Christina instructed anthropology courses at Brooklyn College and CU Boulder. She finds the intersection of technology and pedagogy intriguing and, as an ATC, works to assist the CU Boulder community in fitting technology into individual teaching styles. On the weekends, you will find Christina hiking with her dog, Penny.
JacobAcademic Technology Consultant
Jacob Henry is a Academic Technology Consultant in OIT. He is passionate about integrating technology into the learning experience and helping instructors find creative ways to engage their students. In addition to having years of experience working in university IT, Jacob also previously worked as a technical trainer for the healthcare software company Epic. Jacob is a first-year PhD student in the Linguistics Department, where his interests are focused on the intersections of language, politics, and identity in South Asia. In his free time, Jacob likes to cook and experiment with new recipes.
MeganAcademic Technology Consultant
Megan Kitts is a third-year doctoral candidate in Philosophy. Her research focus lies at the intersection of applied ethics and medicine, studying both philosophical ethics and how theory should apply in the clinical space. As an LTC, Megan develops documentation and leads introductory Canvas trainings for faculty. She enjoys creating understandable resources that make tools easy to implement in courses. In her spare time, Megan likes to play music in local groups and play games with her friends.
SarahAcademic Technology Consultant
Sarah Jaffe is a fifth-year graduate student in the Environmental Studies department. Previously using only pen, paper and Microsoft Excel to analyze ecological data in Indonesia, she returned to school to become more technologically savvy. Sarah joined the ATC team to fulfill her interest in making technology more accessible and less scary to others. This interest also drives part of her dissertation where she’s designing automated computer programs for wildlife managers that will help them better understand changing elk behavior and bring together stakeholders through science and maps. In her spare time, Sarah explores Colorado with her husband and two dogs.
ViktoriyaAssociate Director of Academic Technology
Viktoriya Oliynyk has worked at the intersection of teaching and technology at CU Boulder for over 8 years. She joined ATAP as the Learning Technology Consulting Service Manager in December 2017. In addition to leading the ATC team, Viktoriya works on developing and improving the ATC service. With the ever changing technology landscape, Viktoriya also frequently works with her ATAP colleagues to evaluate new tech tools to bring to the campus. Currently she’s leading a CidiLabs design tools pilot. Viktoriya is originally from Ukraine, where she earned her B.S. in Documentation and Information Technology and M.S. in Education Management from Lviv Polytechnic National University. Viktoriya also has an M.Ed. in College Student Services Administration, with a minor in Business Administration, from Oregon State University. When not on campus, Viktoriya can be found on local playgrounds and hiking trails with her husband and daughter.
How to Contact Us
You can reach us through the IT Service Center. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and request ATC assistance or call (303) 735-4357.
You can also request a consultation with us using one of the consultation request forms above.