Access the 2019 Fall Workshop Calendar to mark your calendar for training opportunities ATS offers throughout the semester. 

Need equipment? Learn more about media reservations and checkouts provided by our Academic Media Center.

Interested in teaching online courses at St. Mary’s University? Learn about our Online Teaching Certification Program (OTCP).

Not able to attend a scheduled workshop? That’s okay! Schedule a one-on-one training appointment with one of our staff members.


We Are

ATS is a service-oriented division whose main responsibility is to assist in the transformation of the pedagogy in the teaching/learning environment. The functions of the department can be placed into several categories: support for instructional design and preparation of material, support for classrooms with technology (equipment), faculty training, and renovation of classrooms. In short, ATS provides faculty with the training and support to use new technologies that enhance classroom instruction.

Instructional Design Support

ATS supports faculty, staff, and students with the design, implementation, and analysis of instructional content. We would love to be a part of your next success!

Support for Classroom Instruction with Technology

We provide assistance and advice for faculty and staff who have questions about using technology in their classrooms and offer strategies on maximizing the student use of technology on individual lessons, projects, or overall courses.

Faculty Training

ATS offers training on a variety of topics, please check out our latest offerings! If a scheduled workshop time is not convenient, you’re always welcome to make an individual appointment with us. We look forward to working with you!

Student Training

Faculty ask students to use a variety of programs such as Canvas, SPSS, R, and others for coursework. We’re happy to assist you with whatever projects you have: both personal and academic!

Classroom Renovations

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A key to instructional technology is training. We provide a wide variety of technology workshops each semester. Available to faculty, staff, and students, these workshops provide both basic and advanced software skills to the end-user. We also welcome large group and one-to-one training sessions. If your department is interested in a private training session, please email Angel Tazzer, Ph.D. to schedule the event.


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Learning Objectives
  • Understand easy ways to organize your presentation before starting to work in PowerPoint​
  • Make a master slide​
  • Apply animation tools, and import media​
  • Learn to format PowerPoint for printing, and how to use it as an organizational tool for other types of projects


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Learning Objectives
  • Use simple functions​
  • Apply formatting techniques to worksheet data​
  • Create and modify charts and insert graphics​
  • Modify page setup and print worksheets​
  • Enter and edit text, values, and formulas​
  • Save workbooks in the Excel and other formats​
  • Move and copy data and formulas​
  • Determine absolute and relative references ​
  • Work with ranges, rows, and columns


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Learning Objectives
  • Create a survey
  • Review different types of questions
  • Use display logic
  • Define the Flow of your survey
  • Distribute your survey
  • Learn how to share your survey for collaboration

Faculty Institute 

On Learning Technologies

Academic Technology Services offers an annual Summer Faculty Institute on Learning Technologies. The four-day institute, held every year in May, is an opportunity for faculty to connect with experienced colleagues and guest speakers, get hands-on practice with cutting-edge technology, and walk away with the beginnings of a technology-infused curriculum plan.

If you have any questions, please email Jeff Schomburg (jschomburg@stmarytx.edu) or call 210-431-5073.



ATS should be given two thumbs up for a job well done. I could not think of a better way to spend the very, very short summer break. I would do it again AND I would do it for two weeks! Great job.
I thought the institute was great. I learned more than I expected. It is not an exaggeration to say that I have completely changed my outlook and ideas about technology.
Thank you so much for this opportunity — it has been a wonderful week! I’m exhausted but energized! My head is spinning with ideas I can try out to improve the learning experience for my students… I look forward to working with you on it. Thanks again!!


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