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Academic Technology Consultants

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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! 

Group Trainings

Training Sessions

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.

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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.

Request Department Training

Individual Consultations

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.

Request Individual Consultation

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.

 

Our Team

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Christina

Academic Technology Consultant
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Christina Ryder

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.

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Academic Technology Consultant

Jacob Henry

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.

Megan

Academic Technology Consultant

Megan Kitts

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.

Rebecca

Program Manager of Academic Technology Initiatives, Consulting and Training

Rebecca Kallemeyn

Rebecca Kallemeyn has worked with teaching technology at CU Boulder since 2013. She joined the Academic Technology team as a Learning Experience Designer in 2017, before becoming a Program Manager. Rebecca manages teams of academic technology professionals and consultants who support CU Boulder's teaching mission by assessing OIT's teaching tools and consulting with faculty on implementing those tools in the classroom.

Rebecca holds an MFA in Creative Writing from CU Boulder and an MA in Theatre Studies from Ohio State. She has taught as a graduate student at both universities and has also worked as an IT professional in HR Information Systems.

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Sarah

Academic Technology Consultant
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Sarah Jaffe

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.

Viktoriya

Associate Director of Academic Technology

Viktoriya Oliynyk

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 oithelp@colorado.edu 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.