Faculty and Staff Summer Training and Workshops

ETS offers professional development for faculty and staff through training and workshops throughout the academic year. Training is available as small group, one-on-one, or customized for special projects and departmental requests. To consult with one of our ITT or ID staff, please request for a consultation appointment. All training is currently offered online through Zoom.

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Fall Semester Technology Check Consultations

The purpose of the Zoom Environment Pre Semester Check List Consultation is to assist faculty in optimizing their workspace environment for live synchronous class sessions on Zoom, including assessment of internet speeds, audio quality, and video quality.  In each case, we will make recommendations and provide best practice advice.

In order to provide meaningful feedback during the consultation, it is important that you are in the environment and using the hardware which you are planning to teach your remote or online class.  

Duration: up to 45 minutes (up to 3 faculty members per session)
Start Date: July 28, 2020

Instructor: ETS and CAS Staff

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Fall 2020 Faculty Remote Instruction Workshop

 These one week workshops led by the ETS Instructional Design team will focus on remote course design, pedagogy and facilitation, and consist of two 2 hour online synchronous sessions and 4-5 hours of online asynchronous instruction and activities.

Offered weekly, June 15 through August 16, 2020. Participation is highly recommended for all full time and part time faculty teaching in fall 2020 by the Provost office, School/College Deans and ETS.

Instructors: Susan Zolezzi, Angie Portacio, Jill Ballard, Mishiara Baker

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New Faculty Technology Bootcamp

Technology bootcamps are available to new and current full-time and adjunct faculty to provide  hands-on presentations on the different instructional technologies available at USF. The bootcamp will include: setting up your course in Canvas, using Zoom to provide synchronous teaching opportunities, Poll Everywhere to allow for real-time student engagement, and an overview of Echo360 for recording lectures and presentations.

Instructors: John Bansavich, Greg Crum, 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- 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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Secure your Zoom Meeting

This class covers the settings and strategies to safeguard your meetings and classrooms before and during your session.

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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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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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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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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Lecture Capture Made Easy with Echo360

Want to allow students to review the lecture? Choose to have your lecture recorded. Echo360 Classroom Capture is an automated solution for recording a lecture, student presentations, or guest lectures in the classroom.

Additionally, turn any office, home or lab into an educational studio with personal capture!
With Echo Personal Capture, you can create and publish a series of rich media learning objects, tutorials and other course materials to augment time in the classroom.
Workshop participants will learn how to prepare for, create, edit, save and publish a recording.

The Active Learning Platform from Echo360 allows instructors to manage Echo recordings, Link them into Canvas, upload media and track student engagement of the media for your course. Learn more about Echo360 online.

Instructor, Ken Yoshioka.

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Podcast Like a Pro for the Classroom

Learn the craft of voice recording for podcasts, whether as content for your class or as  student projects.  This class introduces methods for recording from digital recorders, your computer or a mobile device.  Learn to edit the recordings with the free open source audio editor Audacity and then finally to share the podcasts through Canvas sand other podcast hosting solutions.

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.

Instructors, John Bansavich/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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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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Adobe Spark for the Classroom

Adobe Spark is a bundle of 3 tools, which allows you to create webpage, video, and social media graphics.  It is web-based, and can be used on different platforms and devices such as iPads, iPhones, tablets, Android devices, and desktop computers. All you need is to create a free Adobe ID to start your projects.  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 Spark Page.

Instructor, Eileen Lai.

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Storytelling with Adobe Spark Video

Spark video is web-based, and can be used on different platforms and mobile devices. All you need is to create a free Adobe ID to start your projects. 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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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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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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Secure your Zoom Meeting

This class covers the settings and strategies to safeguard your meetings and classrooms before and during your session. 

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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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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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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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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Design Your Presentation with Purpose

Think of presentations, not as a way to report information, but as digital storytelling; in this class learn how to change the way you look at creating a presentation.  Rather than build the slides, design the slides that tell a story.  No matter whether you use Powerpoint, Keynote, Google Slides or Prezi, create presentations that help you engage your audience.

Instructor, Ken Yoshioka.

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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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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). 

Instructor, Eileen Lai.

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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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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. 

Instructor, Eileen Lai.

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Create New 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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Create Classic Google Sites

Learn how to create a classic site without any knowledge of HTML or use of advanced web authoring tools. You can create multi-pages websites and blogs all in one place, jazzed up with youTube videos, images, online forms, presentations, slideshows, and gadgets. Here's also a place for comments, file attachments or project management. Use your creativity and explore the different ways you can make use of a Google site! It's easy to create and to collaborate. 

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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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, Ken Yoshioka.

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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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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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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, Daniel Jaso,

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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, Daniel Jaso,

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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, Daniel Jaso,

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Qualtrics Online Surveys

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, Daniel Jaso,

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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, Daniel Jaso,

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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, Daniel Jaso,

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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, Daniel Jaso,

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Create Accessible Document using Word, PPT and Google Doc

Learn how to create accessible documents in Word, and apply same features in PowerPoint and Google Docs. This will cover how to use correct headings, lists, hyperlinks, headers and footers, metadata, table properties, image alt text, color contrasts, conversion to PDF, accessibility checker and reading order.

Instructor, Eileen Lai.

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Create Accessible PDF using Acrobat Pro DC

(Requirement: You need to have installed Acrobat Pro DC on your computer for this training.)

This is an introductory class for those who want to learn the basics on how to make their PDF document accessible using Adobe’s Acrobat Pro DC. You must have the Acrobat Pro installed on your computer to use with this class.  We will cover the accessibility full checker, reading order, tags, and scan document features in Acrobat Pro; how to fix basic errors such as headings, lists, metadata, simple table, image alt text, color contrasts, and reading order. The goal of the training is to learn how to improve the accessibility score of the PDF document. 

Instructor, Daniel Jaso.

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Closed Captioning for Video

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. 

Instructors, Ken Yoshioka and Insun He.

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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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Digital Accessibility Workshop (New)

What is digital accessibility and why should I learn about it? Digital accessibility provides digital content and services that can be accessed by anyone regardless of their ability. It is important to understand the key concepts of digital accessibility to ensure that the content you provide to your students is accessible for all. This workshop will provide a basic overview of digital accessibility and provide specific instructions on how to make some of your course content accessible.

Instructor: Tom Merrell and Nicole Cuadro

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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 the same online  course for myUSF website editing and USF calendar access).

Self-paced Canvas Course

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Teaching and Learning with Technology

This track is designed primarily for faculty, with an emphasis on the Canvas Learning Management System, Poll Everywhere for classroom and online engagement, Adobe Spark for presentations and video storytelling, Echo360 for recording lecture content, and Zoom for web conferencing. More details on this program.

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Communication and Collaboration with Technology

This track is designed to improve an individual's productivity both remotely and in the office, using today's office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Drive for collaboration (Docs, Sheets, and Slides), Zoom for conferencing, EMMA email, USF Calendar, and MyUSF Website Editing. More details on this program.

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Data Analysis

This track is designed to support users with developing technology skills in quantitative analysis, from simple data entry to the development of interactive data visualizations. Technologies presented include MS Excel, Qualtrics, and Tableau. More details on this program.

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Digital Accessibility

Learn how to create documents, presentations and other digital media so that your materials are accessible to all. In this track you will learn how to remediate and develop materials that are WCAG 2.1 compliant. More details on this program.

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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.