Learning Technologies

FTRC Policies


The goal of the FTRC is to teach faculty how to use technology to enhance their teaching
experience or to facilitate their research project. Resources are available for faculty to use in
support of their classroom assignments, classroom projects, and/or academic research. The
FTRC should NOT be used by students or for administrative, personal, non-UC related, or for-profit

FTRC staff can teach faculty how to perform the following tasks. If an instructor’s schedule
does not permit them to perform a task, we will be happy to work with their TA. It is possible to
make arrangements to have work completed by FTRC staff but a fee of $10.00 per hour will be
assessed. All requests are handled on an individual basis, depending on the scope of the project
and demand for FTRC services:

  • Scan items (text, images, 35 mm slides) to OCR or digital format
  • Create interchangeable files (PDFs)

Instructional Design services can be provided by FTRC staff. The scope of the project and
demand for FTRC services will determine the amount of time required to complete the request:

  • Course Development
  • Web site development

Video production is a self-serve FTRC resource but staff members will provide free training on the
video editing software and hardware. Interested faculty should call to schedule an appointment. If
an instructor’s schedule does not permit them to perform this task, the request will be referred to
the “Presentation Technology & Services Group (PTSG)” where a fee may be assessed.

Equipment cannot be signed out by non-FTRC staff.

Scheduled appointments for use of FTRC resources will have priority over walk-in customers.

When requesting FTRC services, faculty patrons should adhere to copyright and infringement laws
established in “UCit’s General Policy on the Use of Information Technology”.

Blackboard will be promoted as the primary tool to place course materials online.



Each project, task, or service must be recorded in the FTRC Log Book and entered on the FTRC
appointment calendar, as appropriate.

Before a service can be provided, each faculty member MUST complete and SIGN the Notice of
Copyright Liability on the “Services Request Form”.

Faculty patrons are responsible for supplying their own media to save or transfer project files and
information. Please note that the FTRC does NOT provide printing or duplicating services.

Revised: 7/21/10


  • University of Cincinnati Information Technologies
  • 400 University Hall
  • P.O. Box 210658
  • Cincinnati, OH 45221