Center for Instruction and Technology
The Center for Instruction and Technology is a teaching, learning, and research facility designed to provide USF faculty, staff, and students access to tools for the successful integration of technology into today's classrooms.
The CIT originated in 1984 as the teaching lab for the Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAT) program. Today, we have expanded to host university-wide faculty, staff, and student training. We support many special projects, including the establishment of the university's first wireless smart classroom, access to state-of-the-art multimedia technologies, and a teaching and learning facility that supports the university's initiatives to integrate technology into the curriculum. We have a team of dedicated staff who offer demonstrations and workshops on the latest technology solutions for higher education with a full training schedule on enterprise, productivity, web-based, graphics and design, social-media and multimedia applications.
CIT Labs and Reservations
CIT maintains three computer training labs located in the basement level of the School of Education on Turk Street:
- Mac Lab CIT 001
- PC Lab CIT 002
- Wireless Lab CIT 010 (Echo 360 Lecture Capture is available in this room.)
- Lab Reservations
Our labs are open to the public for non-academic events and are often reserved as classrooms for teaching technology. Requests are made via ems.usfca.edu/virtualems. Students are welcome to work in our PC or Mac labs when they are not in use.
Directions and Hours (see map below)
CIT is located on the basement level of the School of Education at 2350 Turk Street, near the intersection of Turk and Masonic.
Monday - Friday 8am-10pm; Saturdays 7:30-am-6pm; Closed Sundays.
Monday - Friday 8am-6pm; Saturdays 8am-4pm; Closed Sundays.
Facility and Equipment
The CIT lab facility is comprised of two multimedia technology labs classrooms (PC lab and Mac Lab), and one wireless laptop lab. All labs have a presentation screen, a projector and an instructor's workstation. All desktops are equipped with microphones, speakers, webcam and authoring software to support the development of digital media projects.
Equipment for Checkout and Support
Digital cameras, video camcorders, digital recorders, microphones, and headsets can be checked-out. Special requests can be made to reserve iPads and iClickers. Contact the front desk at (415) 422-2223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to place a reservation. Lab monitors are available for assistance during regular hours Monday through Saturday. CIT staff members are also available by appointment for training and consultation.
Training and Classroom Resources
lynda.com is an online training platform to assist in honing your technology skills. lynda.com provides hundreds of high-quality tutorials, including Microsoft Office, Adobe, Canvas, and SPSS. Login through myUSF.
Visit our Tech Tools page to find tools recommended by our staff, and that are usually free. We have categorized them into areas of Design and Media, Communications, Office Productivity, Teaching and Learning, and Wikis.
CIT is conducting various usability studies with faculty on iPad implementation in the classroom. If you are interested in learning more about the iPad, check out the iPad resource page that includes tips on plug-ins, apps, innovative uses inside or outside the classroom, accessories, and much more.
All CIT training documents from our various training classes are downloadable in PDF format.