March - December 2020

2020 was an especially challenging year for providing quality educational experiences, as faculty and students were forced to quickly pivot to remote education, to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Amherst College rose to meet this challenge by focusing on the needs of faculty and students. There are four main ways that Academic Technology Services (ATS) provided technological support throughout this unprecedented situation, which are presented here. The overview for each dimension of support includes examples illustrating how these tools and approaches were applied, as well as information for getting started using these solutions as we continue to meet the challenges presented by COVID-19.

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Supporting Teaching & Learning Needs - Highlights

Facts and figures about how ATS helped provide remote education and resilience.

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Carrying the Pedagogical Vision to Fruition

Faculty examples of innovative online, remote, and HyFlex teaching.

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Rapid Research & Implementation of Academic Technology Tools

Support for new and expanded usage of academic technologies.

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Inclusive Approaches with Technology

Striving for inclusivity and equity in online learning.