Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Technology Pilots

The CTL works with the campus community to initiate change and explore new technologies that improve the teaching and learning landscape at Yale. Multiple groups on-campus work to identify, test, and implement these technology solutions. Below is information about current pilots and the results of archived pilots:

Current

Ally is designed to help institutions gain greater insight into the accessibility of their digital course content; to provide guidance to teachers about how to improve the quality of their content for everyone; and to provide students of all abilities with immediate access to content in formats that may be more suited to their specific needs.

Archived

The fall 2015 pilot of Canvas, a learning management system, included 71 courses from across Yale’s varied academic departments and schools. More than 2,100 students and 100 instructors participated. Yale selected Canvas as its new LMS and it will support all active courses by summer 2017.
In 2014, Yale commissioned a report to analyze the landscape of video-related services at the University. This report ultimately resulted in the pilot of Panopto. Several faculty members participated in the pilot to evaluate Panopto as it relates to: ease of use, video creation and curation, and accessibility.