Office of Digital Learning

The University of Texas at Tyler


The Office of Digital Learning exists to innovate and advance the use of digital technologies in meaningful university experiences for students, faculty, and staff.

Digital technology should enhance, not impede, teaching and learning. We strive to partner with programs and people to find appropriate solutions to support teaching, service, and research. Technology can simplify the complex, bridge gaps, and connect teaching, exploration, and learning.

Our team includes support specialists who work with specific college faculty, programs, and departments to serve digital learning needs and provide support, ideas, and collaboration. Instructional designers provide both pedagogical and technological course and program support. This includes resource repositories for faculty, course design templates and starter course shells, website resources including badges and online credentialing, and online / on demand programs and workshops to address specific course, program, and department needs. 

The Office also administers learning systems support including Canvas and department digital and physical resources. Video equipment checkout as well as recording and production services are available at your request. Canvas support includes enrollment and user presence, system functionality, integration, user experience, and system modification and tuning for all faculty and students.


LightBoard at UT Tyler

LightBoard video recording at UT Tyler

Create Engaging, Interactive Videos at UT Tyler!

"The LightBoard is a new experience available FREE to UT Tyler faculty. Imagine being able to write on a whiteboard or chalkboard without your back to the students.

Imagine being able to create engaging, interactive videos that students love and can play over and over to help them learn. Imagine being able to have as many takes as needed to get it “just right.''

Universities like Penn State, Duke, Columbia, Notre Dame, Stanford, North Western and now UT Tyler have this incredible new technology to make this happen. Whether you teach face-to-face, hybrid or online, this technology will allow you to create learning modules you never thought possible for any class you teach face-to-face, online or hybrid."

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Highlights and Accomplishments

 2020 - 2021



  • Workshops and attendees - Over 75 unique faculty served in 18 workshops covering plagiarism, proctoring, digital learning tools, captioning, accessibility, instructor presence, and engagement

  • Provided over 5,100 support contacts (phone, email, Zoom meetings) to faculty and staff

  • Supported 78 faculty with online proctoring needs and requests

  • Processed 2,100 records each week to maintain co-curricular and administrative courses in Canvas (New Employee Orientation, FNP Cohorts, New Patriot Orientation, etc.)

  • Delivered 194 online instructor certifications

  • Managed 1,130 First Level Support contacts (24/7 student and faculty support channel)

  • Hosted 488 fully online courses in Summer 2020, 1,284 courses in Fall 2020, and 1,277 courses in Spring 2021







  • Led and delivered transition to new plagiarism software to comply with UTS requirements (Unicheck)

  • Produced classroom technology instructional videos for the Fall instructional model

  • Expanded captioning supports and services

  • Delivered New Faculty Orientation

  • Led and delivered virtual environment for SACSCOC virtual site visit

  • Developed and maintained Canvas sub-account for Health Science Center faculty

  • Supported Master of Occupational Therapy virtual external review