The UT Libraries has a number of resources that may be useful for graduate teaching assistants. The following represent a few examples of what the libraries have to offer.
Instructional Equipment for Checkout
Borrow video cameras, GoPros, tripods, and lighting kits to record lectures, modules for demonstration/performance-based courses, and more. Instructional equipment is available for checkout at the Public Services Desk on the 2nd floor of Hodges Library. This equipment is provided as a shared resource for the support of teaching and learning.
Instructors, including faculty, staff, and GTAs, may reserve room 127, Hodges Library, as a teaching studio to deliver live online lectures or to record lectures for students to watch asynchronously.
The room is furnished with:
- Front projection
- Lapel mic
- Wall-mounted webcam
- Instructor podium with touch panel
- Built-in Mac mini
- Sony Blu-Ray Player
- Cynap collaboration software
The eXperience Point Coding and Gaming Lab
To support curricular initiatives involving coding, gaming design, and graphics-intensive projects, UT faculty, lecturers, and graduate teaching assistants may reserve the eXperience Point coding and gaming lab, room 253, Hodges Library.
The classroom is outfitted with a 98-inch high-definition panel display and enough powerful Alienware Aurora gaming computers to accommodate a class of 20 students and an instructor. The room is designed to allow students to work in teams, storyboarding on walls wrapped in whiteboards and tackable surfaces and bringing their ideas to life with gaming creation software. Instructors can stream student work onto the digital display for group discussion and feedback.