Fernando Socorro, PhD is an instructional technologist for Academic Technology Services, where he hosts drop-in hours and leads workshops for faculty. He sometimes tests Canvas updates. Fernando collaborates with UC Davis Bookstore staff and ATS colleagues on Canvas integration of Inclusive Access publisher content. He is also the UC Davis “clicker guy,” working with instructors and TAs on how best to incorporate personal response systems into their teaching. Sometimes he also writes Knowledge Base documentation about the different tools he supports.
In part, Fernando considers himself an ATS translator between his educational clients and technical colleagues. This is why he is constantly communicating with faculty, staff, and students, to become more familiar with their points of view and keeping up with tech developments that can become tools the ATS team incorporate into their toolset.