Faculty and Staff Training and Workshops

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ETS offers professional development for faculty and staff through training and workshops throughout the academic year. Training and workshops are available as small group, one-on-one, or customized for special projects and departmental requests. All training is currently offered online through Zoom.

Instructional Technologies Training

ITT training are listed under four different categories, which are offered year-round for all Faculty and Staff. Choose the category that you are interested in and register. IMPORTANT NOTE:  Please sign up for any classes at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled time. Last minute registration will not be processed. 

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Express Yourself! Recording Screencasts for Instruction and Training (NEW)

This class explores the basics of recording your screen and voice to capture content for lectures as well as instructional videos. We'll cover preparation of the content, scripting, and the actual recording process. We'll also cover voiceover tips and the options for screen casting at USF.

Instructor:  Ken Yoshioka

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Doing More with Panopto (NEW)

This class covers features that extend beyond the introductory Panopto class. We will cover the video editor tools that go beyond basic trimming such as inserting additional content, Caption editing and embedding quizzes in video. We will also cover video Smart Chapters, and using Panopto in Canvas assignments. Please take the Panopto Introductory Training class before registering for this class.

Instructor, Ken Yoshioka

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Introduction to Panopto

This class covers the basics of using our new lecture capture and video platform, Panopto.  We will cover the Panopto interface, downloading the capture software and recording.  We will also cover video management, editing and sharing of videos.

Instructor: Ken Yoshioka.

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Canvas Essentials / Setting up Your Course

(Prerequisites: No prior Canvas knowledge needed)
In this introductory,  hands-on class, we will create the outline of a basic Canvas course from scratch. Topics covered include:

  • Configuring a few basic course Settings
  • Uploading Files to our Course Files Repository
  • Linking a Syllabus to your Canvas course site
  • Configuring Your Course Homepage
  • Creating an Assignment, grading it & giving feedback
  • Organizing our Course with Modules
  • Sending Announcements  and Emails to students
  • Discussion Boards

Instructor: Greg Crum

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Canvas Online Assessments with Canvas Quizzing

(Prerequisites: Setting up Your Canvas Course/Canvas Essentials or basic knowledge of Canvas)
This class covers creating and configuring online assessments with the Canvas quiz tool. Topics include:

  • Viewing the quiz from the student point of view
  • Allow extra time and extra attempts for students with SDS accommodations
  • Techniques and tools to avoid student cheating
  • Moderating quiz sessions  and examining student result stats.

Instructor, Greg Crum

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Canvas Gradebook, Feedback and Collaboration Tools

(Prerequisites: Setting up Your Canvas Course/Canvas Essentials or basic knowledge of Canvas)
In this class we will briefly review creating a Canvas assignment. We will cover managing the Canvas gradebook as well as cover these grading related topics:

  • Speedgrader
  • Rubrics
  • Creating a Turnitin Assignment
  • Peer Review assignments and Groups assignments

Instructor, Greg Crum

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Canvas: Introduction to New Quizzes

Canvas now gives instructors and students an enhanced quizzing experience. The New Quizzes interface gives instructors additional question options such as hotspot and categorization. It also streamlines the management of quiz question banks and quizzes for sharing and reuse. Beginning July of 2022, New Quizzes will be the only way to create Quizzes in Canvas, but for now, instructors have the option to use both Classic Quizzes and New Quizzes in their Canvas course. In these sessions, we will examine how to enable the option in your existing course, convert existing quizzes to the new format and create new quizzes from scratch.

Instructor: Greg Crum

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Canvas- Create a Department Site/Training Module

(Prerequisites: No prior Canvas knowledge needed)
Are you tasked with creating or maintaining a Canvas page as a department collaboration site or student resource page? This class is for you! We will cover creating a custom front page and examine techniques to structure and organize your content. We will also explore how to add participants and manage participant communication and interaction.

Instructor, Greg Crum

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Getting Started with Digital Badges

Learn how to use digital badges to recognize learning achievements. Use Canvas to organize your program then grant badges to share on a resume, ePortfolio, or LinkedIn social media.

Instructor, Insun He

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Pathway for Digital Badges

Badgr Pathways is an additional feature that can help you enhance your existing badge programs by extending their scope with a series of badges. You can also leverage external badge credentials available via the Badgr platform or contribute to share your badge program.

Instructor: Insun He

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Engagement Tools in your Zoom Classroom

Learn about the tools and strategies to manage your classroom in Zoom including using chat, managing participants, working with breakout rooms and more.

Instructor, Ken Yoshioka

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Teach HyFlex with Portable Zoom Kits

 

 

This training is designed as an introduction for faculty who are delivering a HyFlex course but are NOT scheduled in a HyFlex classroom.

In this workshop, we will review planning for, setup and use of equipment needed to facilitate a HyFlex class in a classroom where portable Zoom equipment is needed to allow for remote student participation. In addition, we will discuss strategies and considerations for optimizing the student experience for in-person and remote students in the HyFlex environment.

Instructor: Ken Yoshioka

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Hypothes.is

Collaborative annotation can increase student engagement, expand reading comprehension, and build critical-thinking and community in classes. Hypothes.is makes reading active, visible, and social, enabling students to engage with their texts, teachers, ideas, and each other in deeper, more meaningful ways.

Instructor, Eileen Lai

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Labster - Virtual Simulation Lab

Would you like to enhance your students' knowledge using a  virtual lab? Check out the comprehensive, virtual learning module that can be implemented right in your Canvas course. 

Learn more about Labster, Virtual Simulation Lab that is ready-to-use for all faculty members at USF.

Instructor, Insun He

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Secure and Proctored Online Exams with Respondus LockDown Browser/Monitor

LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Canvas. LockDown Browser is the “gold standard” for securing online exams in classrooms or proctored environments. Monitor allows for secure testing from a remote location using a webcam and LockDown Browser software.  Learn how to use Respondus Lockdown Browser/Monitor to conduct secure and proctored online quizzes and exams.

Instructor, John Bansavich

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What's New With Turnitin Turnitin is a tool to help instructors detect and correct plagiarism and for students to avoid improper citation. Instructors can enable Turnitin while configuring a Canvas assignment. If you have not used Turnitin for a while or are wondering how it works, this training session is for you.

Instructor, Greg Crum
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Intro to Piazza Discussion Forum

Piazza is a robust, Wiki-style discussion platform that can be installed right in your Canvas course The rich text editor allows LaTeX equations as well as code typing, making it easy to teach or discuss any subjects in online format. The participations in Piazza can be made public or anonymous and the discussion posts can be set to be public or private as needed.

Instructor, Insun He

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Advanced Engagement on Piazza Discussion Platform

Piazza Discussion board provides many features for instructors to create more dynamic engagement in students’ online learning experience.
Learn more about advanced features such as different types of post, Live Q&A, Reading List, Runnable Code Snippet, Statistics and more.

Instructor: Insun He

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Engage Your Students with Poll Everywhere

Attend this workshop to learn about a tool that will support student engagement in the classroom. Poll Everywhere is a software based product that will allow you to create polls that students can respond to on their smartphones or on their computer web browsers.  Learn how to embed polls in Powerpoint, Google Slides and how to create a variety of questions to break up the lecture time and increase participation.

Instructor, Ken Yoshioka

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Portfolium for Canvas (ePortfolio)

Portfolium is an ePortfolio tool inside Canvas that will help students to easily create digital portfolios to showcase their best work. Students can share their projects, skills, and connections with prospective employers. Learn more.

Instructor, Eileen Lai

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AR Prototyping with Reality Composer

Offered in two sessions, this class provide you an introductory, step-by-step instructions to create an augmented reality prototype using Reality Composer.
The participants must have the required device available to themselves. Please see the specifications and platforms below:
Option 1: Design using a Computer
A Mac computer with MacOS10 Catalina
Xcode 11 (Download free from App Store)
iPhone (iOS13.4 or later) - can be optional

Option 2: Design using an iPad
As an alternative, you can use qualified iPad device to use Reality Composer. Please make sure your iPad is compatible by reviewing here.

Instructor, Insun He

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In Your Own Words:  Recording for Podcasts, Voiceovers and More

Learn the craft of audio recording for podcasts, voiceovers in video.  We’ll cover the strategies and the preparation for recording your voice including microphone work and scripting.  This class also introduces methods for recording from digital recorders, your computer or a mobile device.  Learn to edit and produce the recordings with the free open source audio editor Audacity and then finally to export the final product to share the podcasts through podcast hosting solutions.

Instructor: Ken Yoshioka

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Simple Syllabus

Simple Syllabus is the online platform that enables instructors to create an easy-to-manage, interactive syllabi for their courses at USF.
After the pilot testing phase during the 2019-2020 academic year, ETS will promote the adoption of Simple Syllabus for Fall 2021 semester and provide instructor-led training beginning July 1st

Instructor: Insun He

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Adobe Creative Cloud Express (Spark Page) Video for Presentations

Adobe Creative Cloud Express is a web-based tool that can be used on different platforms and devices. Share projects with images, video and music to Facebook, and Twitter, share through email link, or even embed it on a website. This class focuses on creating webpages.

Instructor, Eileen Lai

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Adobe Creative Cloud Express (Spark Video) Video for Projects

Adobe Creative Cloud Express is a web-based tool that can be used on different platforms and mobile devices. All projects are stored online and can be retrieved for edit on any devices. You will learn how to create projects with still images, video clips and music, and then share on social media or via email.

Instructor, Eileen Lai

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Digital Storytelling for the Classroom

This class covers the strategies and tools to setup up digital storytelling assignments for your class.  Learn how to develop the steps for implementing both audio and video projects in your course and of course the software and hardware tools to capture, edit and publish the final products.

Instructor, Ken Yoshioka

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Introduction to Zoom Web Conferencing

This class covers an introduction to Zoom web conferencing,  including setting up your account, installing the software, scheduling meetings, as well as meeting tools.

Instructor, Ken Yoshioka

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Express Yourself! Recording Screencasts for Instruction and Training (NEW)

This class explores the basics of recording your screen and voice to capture content for lectures as well as instructional videos. We'll cover preparation of the content, scripting, and the actual recording process. We'll also cover voiceover tips and the options for screen casting at USF.

Instructor:  Ken Yoshioka

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Introduction to Panopto

This class covers the basics of using our new lecture capture and video platform, Panopto.  We will cover the Panopto interface, downloading the capture software and recording.  We will also cover video management, editing and sharing of videos.

Instructor: Ken Yoshioka.

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Appointment Slots in Google Calendar

Learn how to set your availability for meetings on your Google Calendar and have your students sign up for the time.

Instructor, Insun He.

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Banner 9 - Introduction

Learn how to use the administrative system, Banner 9. This online learning module provides general overview of the banner as part of the onboarding process for new employees/change of roles at USF.

This is not an overview of Self-Service Banner for faculty members.

Instructor, Insun He.
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Collaboration with Google/Shared Drive

Master the convenience of Google Shared Drive when working with your co-workers at USF. In addition to learning how to use Google drive efficiently, this class will offer you specific insights on how to share and manage everything that team has contributed together in Team Drive. 

Instructor, Insun He.

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Curate Contents in LinkedIn Learning

This training will show you how to recommend the best contents for your learners in LinkedIn Learning through videos, Learning Paths and Collections. You can leverage the Curator role and create specific contents to help learners achieve them. Learning Paths is a series of courses and videos that learners can take in sequence while Collections are a group of courses or videos that do not have a particular order. We will also take a look at Insights, which is the reporting tool showing how engaging your audiences are in their learning.

Instructor, Eileen Lai.

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Doing More with Panopto (NEW)

This class covers features that extend beyond the introductory Panopto class. We will cover the video editor tools that go beyond basic trimming such as inserting additional content, Caption editing and embedding quizzes in video. We will also cover video Smart Chapters, and using Panopto in Canvas assignments. Please take the Panopto Introductory Training class before registering for this class.

Instructor, Ken Yoshioka

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Engagement Tools in your Zoom Classroom

Learn about the tools and strategies to manage your classroom in Zoom including using chat, managing participants, working with breakout rooms and more.

Instructor, Ken Yoshioka.

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Emma Email

The university Emma email system is a user-friendly email tool that will streamline email design for our campus communicators. Emma offers: an intuitive drag and drop email editor; advanced analytics and reporting functionality; subject line split testing; A/B content testing. This is the system to use for all university emails to 40 or more recipients (excluding emails to prospective students).  This class is required to gain access to the system.

Instructor, Eileen Lai.

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Google Forms

Gather information gathering is made so easy through online Google Forms.  Want to find out which date is good for your club to meet,  or get feedback for your last event?  Learn how to create secure online forms for polls and surveys.  You can create simple questions and answers, multiple choices, checkboxes, and more.  Send your form through email to targeted audiences, and collect data displayed in various formats. 

Instructor, Eileen Lai.

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Google Sites

This class is to explore the interface and features of the new Google site. Compare it with the Classic look and choose your pick. It is still very easy to create a new site without any knowledge of HTML or use of advanced web authoring tools.

We will learn how to create multi-pages web site embedded with videos, images, maps, presentations, forms, and gadgets. Use your creativity and explore the different ways you can make use of a Google site! It's quick to build and to collaborate. 

Instructor, Eileen Lai.

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Introducing USF Technologies and Services

This class provides a general overview of the technologies and services that are available to faculty and staff and where to access them. We'll also help you to navigate the myUSF dashboard page and locate resources for the technologies you use for everyday work. This is geared towards new faculty and staff as well as those who are looking to better navigate the site and technologies.

Instructor, Ken Yoshioka.

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Introduction to InDesign

This is an overview of Adobe InDesign covering the interface, preference settings, grids and rulers, handling of text flow and image fitting, columns, and color swatches on a single page layout.

Prerequisite: You need to have a licensed or a trial copy of InDesign installed on your computer to take this class.

Instructor, Eileen Lai.

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Creating and Editing Video with iMovie

Learn the essentials of creating movie presentations using images, video and audio. Develop your storytelling skills whether it be for a class project, department presentation or personal story. Finally, we will show how to package the presentation for viewing whether it be on the web or on your computer. iMovie is available on Mac OS X only. 

Instructor, Ken Yoshioka.

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In Your Own Words:  Recording for Podcasts, Voiceovers and More

In Your Own Words:  Recording for Podcasts, Voiceovers and More
Learn the craft of audio recording for podcasts, voiceovers in video.  We’ll cover the strategies and the preparation for recording your voice including microphone work and scripting.  This class also introduces methods for recording from digital recorders, your computer or a mobile device.  Learn to edit and produce the recordings with the free open source audio editor Audacity and then finally to export the final product to share the podcasts through podcast hosting solution.

Instructor, Ken Yoshioka.

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Slack Admin Essentials

This training focuses on the skills Slack Workspace Admins need to perform their role. As the representative for your department/group, you will learn to be better equipped to support and effectively manage user requests and execute key processes based on USF's overall operating model, policies, and settings.

Anybody who's interested to be a Workspace Admin can take this class.

Instructor:  Eileen Lai.

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myUSF Website Editing

Web Content Editing is designed to give you all the training needed to create and edit content on the myUSF site. myUSF is the primary web resource for all students, faculty, and staff.  Attendance in this class is required to gain access to the system.

Instructor, Eileen Lai.

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PowerPoint  2016 Basics

PowerPoint makes it easy to create, collaborate, and present your ideas in dynamic, visually compelling ways. Learn the fundamentals of PowerPoint to create a presentation that will surely leave your audience wanting more.

Instructor, Yen Duong.

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PowerPoint  2016 Advanced

PowerPoint makes it easy to create, collaborate, and present your ideas in dynamic, visually compelling ways. Take your PowerPoint skills to the next level with advanced features such as: sounds, videos, paths, Animations, layers, much more!

Instructor, Ken Yoshioka.

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USF Calendar

Find out how to use the website's content management system to add description and categorization to events on the USF calendar. This course will give you the information you need for working with events in both myUSF and the marketing website as well as adding events to university email. Attendance in this class is required to receive a user account for working on events in the calendar. 

Instructor, Eileen Lai.

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USFBlogs

USF Blogs is a free platform for all USF faculty, staff, and students to create beautiful and responsive websites or blogs.  You do not need to know any HTML or programming language to begin. There are a variety of branded USF templates as well as WordPress templates to help users create their first sites quickly. Faculty can also use this environment as a class blog where students can park to the course and collaborate together. Join a class and see how easy it is.  

Instructor, Eileen Lai.

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Zoom for Public Events

Looking to host a public event in either the regular meeting or webinar format in Zoom?  This class covers the strategies for planning your event including schedule, registration, and meeting management as well as technical criteria like internet connectivity and app version requirements.

Instructor, Ken Yoshioka.

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Zoom Webinar

Learn how to create a Zoom Webinar to host an event with up to 3000 attendees. Include a Q&A feature, panelists, and a registration form.

Instructor, John Bansavich.

Click here to submit a request to host a Zoom Webinar

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Introduction to Zoom Web Conferencing

This class covers an introduction to Zoom web conferencing,  including setting up your account, installing the software, scheduling meetings, as well as meeting tools.

Instructor, Ken Yoshioka.

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Tableau Server Training (NEW)

In this class you will learn how to effectively navigate USF's Tableau Server platform to access, view and interact with USF institutional reports. Use Tableau Server to view, analyze, and download reports and data from the various dashboards and visualizations available. Review the different reporting options, prior to registering for the training, from the CIPE website.

Instructor, John Bansavich

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Excel Basics

Unlock insights and tell the story in your data. Review the fundamentals of Excel and create a worksheet that solidifies the information. We will get familiar with Excel User Interface, How to enter and format data, calculate totals, keyboard shortcuts, and other productivity tricks! 

Instructor, Yen Duong

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Excel Intermediate

Unlock insights and tell the story in your data. Ensure that the data in the target cell reflects any changes in the original cell by creating a link between the two cells. Learn this, create charts, and move it all to Microsoft Word without losing any information. 

Instructor, Yen Duong

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Excel Advanced

Unlock insights and tell the story in your data. Learn to use Pivot Tables to summarize, analyze, explore, and present your data, and you can create them with just a few clicks. We will also cover Macros to help save you time and headaches by automating common, repetitive tasks.

Instructor, Yen Duong

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Qualtrics Basics

Learn the tools and features necessary to create effective online surveys. Qualtrics software enables users to collect and analyze data online for different purposes including market research, customer satisfaction and loyalty, product and concept testing, employee evaluations and website feedback.

Instructor, Yen Duong

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Qualtrics Intermediate

Learn some intermediate-level features to enhance your online surveys. This training will enable participants to build a consent form or insert media files into their existing surveys. It also guides users how to create contact lists for email distributions as well as Reminder or Thank You emails to follow-up responses.

Instructor, Anh Nguyen

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Tableau Basics

Introduction to Tableaus Desktop interface,  data sources Tableau Supports, the build-up of different data visualizations in order to put them together in a presentable Dashboard. Data visualizations introduced are Text Tables, Bar Charts, Pie Charts, and Geographical Heat Maps.

Instructor, Anh Nguyen

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Tableau Intermediate

Build efficient Dashboards in order to present as much relevant data as possible, create calculation fields in order to find hidden data patterns. Put together Dashboards into a Story in order to present multiple dashboards in a slide deck with Story settings. Data visualizations introduced are different types of line charts and Gant Chart that provides information about data relating to time.

Instructor, Anh Nguyen

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Tableau Advanced

Data blending in order to communicate two different data sources in your data visualizations. Data visualizations introduced are stacked bars, scatters plots and different variations of these two visualizations. 

Instructor, Anh Nguyen

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Captions and Transcription for Video and Audio This class will provide the tools available in Zoom, Echo360 and YouTube to automatically create transcriptions and to edit them for use as captions in video. Will also show how to embed captions in video and to create transcriptions for audio recordings.

Instructors, Ken Yoshioka.
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Creating a More Accessible Canvas Course with Ally Learn how to use Ally in your Canvas course to identify documents that have a low accessibility score and the steps to make those documents more accessible to your students.  Ally also allows students to download various document formats, creating a more universal design for your course. 

Instructor,  John Bansavich.
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Create Accessible Documents using Word, PPT and Google Doc

Learn how to create accessible documents in Word, and apply the same concepts in PowerPoint and Google Docs. We will cover topics including treatment for headings, lists, hyperlinks, alt text, metadata, table properties and color contrast. We will also talk about PDF conversion, Word’s accessibility checker and reading order in PowerPoint.

Instructor, Yen Duong.

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Introduction to Make PDFs Accessible using Acrobat Pro

This training will cover the basics of how you can remediate your PDF files to make them  accessible. We will take a look at the importance of checking accessibility for documents as well as learning the basic tools to use for tagging headers, paragraphs, lists, images, tables, and hyperlinks.

For a better hands-on training experience, please download a trial copy of Acrobat Pro DC from adobe.com before class. However, this is not a requirement.

Instructor, Eileen Lai.

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Web Accessibility (New Self-Paced Course)

The purpose of this course is to educate and train all digital content contributors to ensure that all web content meets USF's accessibility requirements. There are 9 lessons. Each lesson includes a video presentation of the material, supplementary text material, and a short quiz. A score of 100% in all quizzes required for completion. (This course is also used as a requirement for those staff who needs to get access for myUSF website editing and USF calendar). Any staff and faculty, who do not need to get access to the systems, can register for this class for self-enrichment.

Self-paced Canvas Course

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Online Training Resources

 

LinkedIn LearningLinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning Online Video Library  is free and available for all students, faculty, and staff. Individuals can learn various topics of interest ranging from technology applications, soft skills and professional development. Learn from a wide variety of video tutorials at your own pace anytime, anywhere. Start to learn now.


Online Training LibraryITT Online Video Training Library

Subscribe to our training library to learn new instructional technologies. These videos are specially curated by our staff to provide helpful tips and updates on the technologies we support at USF. Access our youTube library playlist now.

ITT Training Documents Download

All ITT training documents are available for you to download as reference.

Course Modality Training and Workshops

ETS continues to offer asynchronous and synchronous training and workshops to support all pandemic-approved course modalities.  

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Intro to the Dons Template 

1 hour

* This training takes place via Zoom.

In this training you will learn how to apply and use the Dons Template for Canvas. The Dons Template is an easy-to-use, research informed Canvas course template which helps faculty reduce time spent designing Canvas course components, while providing a more consistent experience for students using Canvas across USF.

Instructor, Jill Ballard.

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HYFLEX HyFlex instruction is what we call formats in which a class meets on-campus in-person for every class session, with synchronous remote participation for some students.    
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Teaching HyFlex  

1 hour

* This training takes place via Zoom.

This training is designed as an introduction to HyFlex teaching for instructors who are scheduled to deliver their HyFlex course in one of our 18 HyFlex classrooms.

If you are not certain if your course is scheduled in a HyFlex classroom, please visit our HyFlex Classroom List.

This training should be taken in tandem with the 'Introduction to the Physical HyFlex Classroom' one hour on-campus training.

Topics covered in this training will include:

  • Preparing to Lecture in a HyFlex Environment
  • Engaging all your students
  • Providing Feedback
  • Preparing your students
  • Preparing for class

Instructor, Angie Portacio.

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Using HyFlex Classroom Technology, 1  hour

* If Scheduled in HyFlex Classroom

* This training will take place in person in Cowell 413

In this on-campus, small group faculty training, faculty will receive an introduction to the technology and classroom design of our new HyFlex-equipped classrooms. Faculty will also have an opportunity to try out the classroom equipment, either using their own laptop of the in-class computer, and have a brief experience of being a HyFlex instructor and HyFlex in-person student.

If you are not certain if your course is scheduled in a HyFlex classroom, please visit our HyFlex Classroom List.

This training should be taken in tandem with the HyFlex Instruction for the HyFlex Classroom Basics one hour remote training.

Instructor, Larry Montagna and Jeffrey Rotter

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Teach HyFlex with Portable Zoom Kits, 1 hour

* If not scheduled in HyFlex Classroom

* This training takes place via Zoom.

This training is designed as an introduction for faculty who are delivering a HyFlex course but are NOT scheduled in a HyFlex classroom.

In this workshop, we will review planning for, setup and use of equipment needed to facilitate a HyFlex class in a classroom where portable Zoom equipment is needed to allow for remote student participation. In addition, we will discuss strategies and considerations for optimizing the student experience for in-person and remote students in the HyFlex environment.

Instructor: Ken Yoshioka

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HYBRID Hybrid instruction is what we call formats in which a class consists of a mixture of on-campus in-person and remote/online learning.  
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Teaching Hybrid, 1 hour

* This training takes place via Zoom.

This training is designed for those whose courses are coded as "Hybrid".

Topics covered in this training include:

  • The Benefits of Hybrid
  • Best Practices for Hybrid Delivery
  • Online Seat-Time Equivalency
  • Asynchronous Active Learning and Feedback
  • Planning for Continuity and Connection Between Classes

Instructor, Jill Ballard

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Creating Course Media

* Asynchronous workshop

This Canvas course is for instructors who will develop asynchronous course media.

Learn how to minimize learner distraction and enhance focus, engagement, and retention with media designed specifically for asynchronous online learning. In this approximately 2 hour fully asynchronous self-paced workshop, we’ll briefly explore, then identify a few key ways to improve your recorded media content and development process in these areas:
  • Quality: Improving technical quality and streamlining your media design
  • Context: Situating media purposefully in your course, focus learners and hold them accountable
  • Access: Universal Design, Accessibility, and learner support
  • Efficiency: Production pathways and getting media into Canvas
At the end of this course you should be able to produce high quality, engaging, and accessible media content and identify the technology and process that works best for you.

Instructor, Mishiara Baker
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REMOTE Remote instruction is what we call formats in which a course is taught basically the same way it can be as an in-person course, but every class session is delivered remotely with synchronous meetings (e.g., via Zoom). There could be some additional asynchronous learning. Emergency remote is a form of remote instruction that is implemented quickly in response to an emergency situation.  
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Faculty Remote Instruction Workshop

* Asynchronous workshop

This roughly 8 hour fully asynchronous workshop is focused on remote course design, pedagogy and facilitation for faculty teaching remote instruction for this first time or looking for a review.

Topics include: Online course delivery best practices based on the Quality Matters (QM) course design rubric standards; An introduction to the Dons Online Template for Canvas;  Creating online community; Hosting engaging, extended online synchronous sessions which involve online active learning; Providing asynchronous online learning alternatives; Preparing and supporting students in the online environment.

For new faculty, a $250 stipend will be awarded upon course completion.

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Beyond the Basics: Supercharge Learning in Breakout Groups

1 hour

* This training takes place via Zoom

Have you used breakout rooms in your remote course and found as you bounced around that students weren't always having the meaningful interactions you’d hoped for? In this workshop, we’ll go beyond the basics of breakout rooms to explore and design small group activities that will result in more meaningful interactions among students and deeper interaction with your course content.

Instructor: ID Staff

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Beyond the Basics: Next Level Video Lectures

1 hour

* This training takes place via Zoom

In this workshop, we will go beyond the basics to explore ways to enhance your recorded lectures, considering structure and visual design as well as how to include accountability for students. We will also look at options to streamline lecture development and recording.

Instructor: ID Staff

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Online instruction is what we call formats in which a course has been designed (and approved) specifically to be taught completely online, primarily through asynchronous learning with some synchronous elements.

Instructors seeking to develop fully-online courses for future terms must obtain approval from their School/College. Approved faculty will then participate in the USF Online Course Design Program. This program is a semester-long faculty development program, which prepares faculty to design, build, and facilitate successful online courses. To learn more, visit our webpage.