Engaging course materials

Development Studio technical staff collaborate with UT faculty and other Project 2021 staff to create and deliver engaging digital instructional materials, to develop and support software tools, and to integrate tools with content and data to enrich and advance teaching and learning at the University.

Web Publishing and Content Management

The Development Studio supports faculty in developing learning applications for use in course and other instructional settings. Well known examples include Comparative Agendas Project, eSkeletons, Pitch Perfect Pinyin, The Texas Politics Project website, What Jane Saw, and more.

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The Texas Politics Project: a data and instructional content site

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What Jane Saw: a multimedia research and teaching site

Custom Web Application Development and Technical Integration

The Development Studio provides custom software solutions to meet instructional and educational needs at the University. We assist faculty and staff with technical analysis and architecture, software development, and custom Canvas LTI tools and integrations.

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Nanosourcer: crowdsourcing image metadata platform

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Unit Circle: Canvas learning tool interoperability (LTI)

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Comparative Agendas Project: data with research and teaching applications

Infrastructure and Technology Integration

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The Development Studio provides consultation, infrastructure support, and software integration to meet the growing educational need for applications and systems that link together across the University and beyond. We also assist with technology selection and infrastructure to support hosting academic technologies.

  • Learning management systems – Canvas, edX
  • Educational infrastructure integration – LMS, SIS, ESB, etc.
  • Application hosting and deployment
  • Reporting and feedback
  • New technology evaluation and selection – proctoring, peer evaluation, web conferencing, etc.

for more info, contact:

Tim Fackler | Director of Instructional Technology
fackler@austin.utexas.edu | 512-232-5698

Sejal Shah | Sr. Project Manager