Consulting Services

Learning Technologies & Consulting Group

If you’ve ever encountered an instructional challenge in your teaching or wondered if technology might help you to enhance your students’ learning, ISS Learning Technologies & Consulting can help you. Enhancing student learning through the use of instructional technology is central to the Learning Technologies & Consulting team. Our consultants are eager to explore, plan, and work with faculty to fulfill learning objectives on instructional technology projects.

Learning Technologies & Consulting will also help you with other academic technology options in LSA, including 

  • collaborative writing using blogs and wikis
  • ePortfolios with WordPress and Google Sites
  • the Google suite of tools
  • digitization of video course content and related copyright concerns
  • workshops and in-class training
  • presentation tools such as i>clicker, PowerPoint and Prezi and more…

Enhancing student learning through the use of instructional technology is central to our mission. Meet with consultants one-on-one to explore your learning objectives and discuss funding opportunities.

Drop by and see us!

G333 Mason Hall, 419 South State Street
734.615.0099
LSA-ISS-LTC@UMICH.EDU

Resources
Instruction Group Blog
LSA Guide to Google Tools

LSA Instructional Technology Committee

BlueCorps Advisors

LSA faculty may apply for a BlueCorps Advisor to help create technology-based resources, plan for and assist in implementing new technology or a new pedagogical approach, and help the faculty develop technological expertise in the context of action-based courses. Recent LSA graduates, BlueCorps Advisors, work one-on-one with a small number of faculty members, providing direct assistance in the creation and implementation of new teaching materials/approaches. 

BlueCorps Advisors can assist LSA faculty with: 

  • Using CTools more effectively
  • Sympodium/ interactive pens
  • LectureCapture: Blue Review
  • Presentation software
  • Improving note-taking strategies
  • Clickers
  • Lecture tools
  • Video clips
  • Screencasts
  • Online Office Hours/ Hangouts
  • CrowdSourcing information in courses with Piazza
  • Engaging students in large lecture courses
  • ePortfolio
  • Document cameras

BlueCorps Advisors will supplement existing support staff by providing course specific on-site, in-class support during the most critical –and often the most challenging—points of a project, including initial pilot, student course evaluation, and improvement cycles.    A BlueCorps Advisor/Assistant may be used in conjunction with any other grant funding or project. 

If you are interested in working with a BlueCorps Advisor please send an e-mail to BlueCorps@umich.edu. You can also check out the BlueCorps website for more information.

ISS Media Center Consulting

Whether you are a student needing help with a class project, or a faculty member wanting to incorporate video and/or audio components into your course, the ISS Media Center staff are ready to help you. Our professional staff will work with you to determine the best audio and video methods and technology to fit your needs. From beginning to end our staff will provide the support you need to make your project or course a success.

For more information on how we can help, visit us at 2001 MLB, email us at lsa-iss-media@umich.edu.

Design & Engineering Consulting Services

The ISS Design and Engineering team offers consultation services to LSA departments and programs with audio-visual system needs. Design & Engineering offers both free and for-fee consultation services for LSA departments and programs. A la carte design and engineering services are also offered to University of Michigan units outside LSA on a for-fee basis.

The services offered at no cost to LSA departments and programs include: 

  • Budget planning for new and replacement audio-visual systems
  • Preliminary audio-visual system conceptualization

The for-fee services offered to LSA departments and programs include: 

  • Detailed system design and specification
  • Audio-visual vendor selection and oversight
  • Procurement and bid administration
  • Audio-visual system project management from concept to design to installation

ISS encourages LSA departments and programs with audio-visual needs to initiate a budget planning project with Design and Engineering early in the annual budget cycle.

For-fee consultation work typically requires execution of a service level agreement between the LSA department or program and ISS, detailing  the project scope of work and responsibilities, omnibus project costs, and payment information.

To contact Design and Engineering regarding consultation services (including budget planning), telephone 734.936.1958 or email us at lsa-iss-engineering@umich.edu