Classroom & Instructional Support

Ad Astra

UGA Campus Reservations provides class scheduling services through Ad Astra.

Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate (Bb Collaborate) is a web-conferencing system that allows users to meet, present, and collaborate in a virtual room.

Classroom Renovation and Audio-Visual Equipment Upgrades and Planning

Franklin OIT provides consultations for classroom renovations and audio-visual upgrades.  We are available to schedule walk-throughs, identify equipment needs based on instructional and functional goals, collect drawings and estimates, and provide guidance for funding request and purchasing options.

Classroom Technology Support

Franklin OIT supports over 200 technology-enhanced classrooms dispersed throughout the college, providing training and troubleshooting support for computers and audio-visual equipment.  In situations where classrooms experience an audio-visual equipment failure, Franklin OIT partners with the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) to provide a spare part when possible and assist departments with arrangements to repair or replace broken equipment.

eLearning Commons

The University of Georgia utilizes eLearning Commons (eLC) as it's online learning management system. eLC is powered by Brightspace's Desire2Learn LE 10.3 and is used to host fully online classes and course materials for face-to-face classes.  The system provides a variety of instructional tools including the ability to organize and publish course materials, assignments, discussions, quizzes, grades, as well as third party integrations for textbook resources and collaboration tools.

Kaltura: Digital Media Storage and Streaming

Kaltura provides centralized media hosting services for the University of Georgia, replacing the recently decommissioned Podcast Server. Kaltura is a solution for storing and distributing digital content for course-related materials (through eLC) or non-course-related content via kaltura.uga.edu. Faculty and staff can request Kaltura accounts and channels to upload virtually any kind of media files to kaltura.uga.edu.

Online Course Evaluations

Franklin College provides an Online Course Evaluation System for Franklin College departments. This software is also available for non-Franklin departments at the rates listed below in the Rates section.

Online Evaluation Login for Students

Login to Course Evaluations

Purchasing and Allocations

The Administrative Services team coordinates with Franklin units and the Dean’s Office with allocations and purchasing of IT components for instruction, research, and administration.  These allocations include both student technology fee and college-level funds.

Student Response Systems / Clickers

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) provides support with clickers and clicker selection.

Student response systems, also called clickers, allow instructors to ask questions, take polls, give quizzes, and get feedback from students during class.

Workshops & Training

Franklin OIT offers workshops and training for Franklin College's faculty, staff, and graduate students by request. Workshops are typically held in the Gilbert Hall lab (room 113) or locally in departments where appropriate technology is available.  In addition, Franklin OIT provides referrals and/or partners with other training and development resources to offer workshops as needed.

Typical workshops include tools support for campus-supported desktop and instructional technologies, software support, pedagogy support, and information about emerging trends in teaching with technology.