Welcome to the new Web site for the Office of Academic Technology. We’re glad you are here. Before you click around, let us give you a tour. For an interactive image of the site, check out OAT on Flickr. Flickr is an image sharing site. It also allows you to place notes on images. Mouse over the image to see the different features.
The new OAT site has become a comprehensive landing page for all resources and services for SAU faculty. It has in essence replaced the first OAT Web site which contained news and events and the OAT Blackboard Community site which contained tutorials and authenticated resources for the SAU community. With this new site, we’ve rolled them together. There will be public content for anyone to see. However, there will also be content that is password protected to maintain copyright rules as well as SAU academic policy. If you see “Login to see more”, simply click the link, use your standard SAU username and password, and you will be logged in as a faculty member to the OAT site to see all content. Contact us for more information on authenticated content vs. public content.
News & Events
The news and events section will be very similar to the original OAT Web site. You will be able to find all the latest goings on in OAT, tips, tricks, and ways you can interface with OAT staff and OAT services. Go to news & events
This site is created in a content management system. Every piece of content is created to stand alone. Each piece of content has categories attached to it to make it searchable as well as organized. For example, we make a tutorial on how to use the blog tool in Blackboard. We would write some words, insert images and/or video, then publish it with a category of tutorials as well as Blackboard. That way when you look for tutorials, you will find this tutorial. Also, when you drill down in tutorials, you can see only Blackboard tutorials. This enables all content to be more flexible and independent to serve everyone. It’s different from making tons of pages. It’s the best way to make a Web site.
Archives are a date-based, category-based, and tag-based organization of the site. You can drill down into the site based on any way that would make sense to you. Why archives? It simply offers another way for you to get to content. Go to archives.
You may need some time to transition to the new site. New navigation and structure. New categories. New resources. It’s okay. If you are looking for anything, you’ll find it by using a comprehensive and robust search engine . Can’t find what you’re looking for? Type it into the search. You’ll find it.
Contact forms can be a bit clinical. You need answers. Help. Someone to respond. Our contact page is intentionally our staff page. There you’ll find each of our phone numbers, e-mail, and instant messanging information. Go to contact us.