UI students in an education course using laptops while the teacher demonstrates a concept

Instructional Technology

Are you ready to enhance your teaching and use technology to foster student engagement and learning? We support the use of instructional technology across the university, including ICON, UICapture, Gradescope, and more.

UI students engaging in active learning in the Main Library commons TILE space.

Classroom Technology

Do you want to get the most out of your learning space? We provide technology consulting, training, and management of more than 300 technology-equipped classrooms that are designed to enrich the teaching and learning experience.

Two UI students looking at computer monitors in a business course.

Teaching and Learning Data

Harness the power of data. We transform gigabytes of data into teaching and learning insights that help instructors understand how students are engaging with course materials and identify timely interventions and support.

News

When AI gets lost in its own reality

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Chat GPT declared that an Australian mayor served time in prison for bribery, but do you believe it? One of the considerations that comes with the use of generative AI platforms such as Copilot is the need to verify all output for accuracy in case of what is known as hallucinations. But what are these hallucinations, and why do they happen?

OTLT seeking instructors for ICON pilot programs

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
We’re facilitating two pilots: Microsoft Teams and ICON integration and ICON Discussion Tool redesign. We're seeking instructors who may be interested in participating as their insights are invaluable in shaping the success of new technologies and ensuring that instructional technology enhances student learning outcomes.

Don’t forget Digital Desk is moving to Gradescope Bubble Sheets

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Digital Desk, the current solution for Scantron bubble sheets, will be decommissioned, and the Exam Scoring service will be replaced with Gradescope Bubble Sheets for fall 2024.

Events

Introduction to Generative AI promotional image

Introduction to Generative AI

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Virtual
Join us for an introduction to generative AI. We'll identify current capabilities, ethical use cases, and the privacy considerations associated with generative AI systems. We will also introduce strategies for effective prompting and offer additional resources to continue learning about AI applications. Register to attend. The Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology provides expertise, tools, and services to optimize teaching and learning through learning sciences research, ICON, teaching...
Introducing University Instructional Technology promotional image

Introducing University Instructional Technology

Monday, August 12, 2024 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Virtual
Join us for an introduction to generative AI. We'll identify current capabilities, ethical use cases, and the privacy considerations associated with generative AI systems. We will also introduce strategies for effective prompting and offer additional resources to continue learning about AI applications. Register to attend. The Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology provides expertise, tools, and services to optimize teaching and learning through learning sciences research, ICON, teaching...
AI in your Syllabus promotional image

AI in your Syllabus

Tuesday, August 13, 2024 10:00am to 11:00am
Virtual
This workshop will give you the ability to craft AI policies that set clear boundaries and expectations, promote adaptability and critical engagement with AI, and spark meaningful conversations with students. Whether you're AI-curious or AI-cautious, you'll leave with sample syllabus statements and the knowledge and tools to confidently address AI use in your courses.  Register to attend. The Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology provides expertise, tools, and services to optimize...
ICON Overview promotional image

ICON Overview

Tuesday, August 13, 2024 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Virtual
ICON (Iowa Courses Online) is the learning management system at the University of Iowa, and is primarily powered by Canvas, but there is even more to know about ICON. Join this session for an introduction to ICON's basic user interface, how to manage your account settings, and learn about the tools available in an ICON course site. Register to attend. The Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology provides expertise, tools, and services to optimize teaching and learning through learning...
View more events

Subscribe to our newsletter

Join the email list to receive our monthly e-newsletter for information about tools, services, and events to optimize teaching and learning.