Faculty and Staff 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 ETS staff, please book a consultation appointment. All training is currently offered online through Zoom.

Fall 2021 Instructional Modes Training and Workshops

To help faculty to get prepared for Fall classes, ETS has put together the following recommendations for a new Summer Training Program. The five modalities for Fall instruction are listed below. We also offer hardware recommendations to support the various modalities.

Diagram showing teacher teaching in class with students sitting around Diagram showing a hybird model in which a class consists of a mixture of on-campus in-person and remote/online learning. Diagram showing hyflex model in which a class meets on-campus in-person for every class session, with synchronous remote participation for some students.     Diagram showing remote model that every class session is delivered remotely with synchronous meetings Diagram showing online model to be taught completely online, primarily through asynchronous learning with some synchronous elements
In-Person Hybrid HyFlex Remote Online

Regardless of what modality you are teaching this Fall, we strongly encourage you to start with taking the foundational technology trainings. Please note that Simple Syllabus is a new class. If you have not attended any of these training in the last 12 months, you are strongly encouraged to attend all five. If desired, you can attend additional training classes designed specifically for each particular modality.

Review class details below before you register for training:

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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HyFlex Instruction Basics (New), 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 (New), 1 ½ hours

* If Scheduled in HyFlex Classroom

* This training will take place in person.

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.

Instructors, Larry Montagna and Jeffrey Rotter.

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Teach HyFlex with Portable Zoom Kits (New), 1 ½ hours

* If not scheduled in HyfFex 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 and Angie Portacio.

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Simple Syllabus (New), 1 ½ hours

* This training takes place via Zoom.

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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Introduction to Zoom, 1 hour

* This training takes place via Zoom.

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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Canvas Essentials, 1 ½ hours

* This training takes place via Zoom.

(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 Gradebook, 1 hour

* This training takes place via Zoom.

(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 Quizzes, 1 hour

* This training takes place via Zoom.

(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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Introduction to the Dons Template for Canvas

* This training takes place via Zoom.

Founded in the Quality Matters course design framework, the Dons Template for Canvas is an intuitive, good-looking, research-based course design template that reduces faculty time spent designing Canvas courses, and provides the online learning experience for students, regardless of course modality. In this training, faculty will receive an orientation to the template, have it implemented into their desired Canvas course shell, and walk away ready to customize.

Instructors, Jill Ballard, Angie Portacio, and Andy Chan
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Dons Template Refresher

* This training takes place via Zoom.

In this training, faculty experienced in using the Dons Template will learn of recent updates and how to import them into their courses. Faculty who participated in the ETS Remote Instruction Intensive/Workshop in 2020 were oriented to the Dons Template for Canvas as part of their training.

Instructors, Jill Ballard, Angie Portacio, and Andy Chan
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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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Hybrid In-Person & Remote Instruction Basics, 1 hour

* This training takes place via Zoom.

This training is designed as an introduction to hybrid teaching for instructors who intend to deliver their course in a combination of on-campus in-person and remote (e.g. online synchronous) delivery, e.g. Hybrid (a) [see Fall Instructional Modes webpage].

Topics covered in this training include: the benefits of hybrid; best practices for hybrid remote instruction and avoiding pitfalls; and planning for continuity and connection between classes.

Instructor, Jill Ballard

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Hybrid In-Person & Asynchronous Instruction Basics, 2 hours

* This training takes place via Zoom.

This training is designed as an introduction to hybrid teaching for instructors who intend to deliver their course in a combination of on-campus in-person and online asynchronous, e.g. Hybrid (a) [see Fall Instructional Modes webpage].

Note: This training includes the majority of the material from the additional Building Asynchronous Course Content training; participants do not need to register for this second course.

Topics covered in this training include:

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

Instructor, Jill Ballard

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Building Asynchronous Course Content, 1 hour

* This training takes place via Zoom.

This training is designed to support instructors who would like to augment their hybrid remote and hybrid HyFlex course instruction with asynchronous course content and activities.

Note: Instructors teaching hybrid asynchronous courses do not need to take this training—the prior Hybrid In-Person & Asynchronous Instruction Basics training includes much of the same content as this session.]

Topics covered in this training include:

  • Best Practices for Hybrid Asynchronous 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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Introduction to Zoom, 1 hour

* For synchronous teaching only

* This training takes place via Zoom.

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 for the Zoom Classroom, 1 hour

* For synchronous teaching only

* This training takes place via Zoom.

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, 1 hour

* If not scheduled in Hyflex Classroom

* This training takes place via Zoom.

This workshop covers the planning setup and use of equipment needed to facilitate a HyFlex class in a room where a portable Zoom equipment kit is needed to provide the video and audio to both the face to face and remote students in the class.  We will cover the equipment options and setup considerations to optimize the experience for the class.  We will also cover the strategies for working in a HyFlex environment to prepare you for the session.

Instructor: Ken Yoshioka.

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Record, Store and Share Your Video with Echo360, 1 ½ hours

* For asynchronous teaching only

* This training takes place via Zoom.

Looking for a place to store and share your video content without going to a public platform like YouTube and Vimeo?  Echo360 is the university’s lecture capture system, but it is much more than just that.

This class covers the Echo360 Universal Capture app for your Mac or PC to screen record your content with your voice and video.  You can also upload your own video content to store and share.  Learn about the auto transcription tool and the video editing capabilities built into the site.  Also learn about the embed tool to embed video from Echo360 into any place in Canvas that has the rich text editor like Canvas pages.  Finally learn about the new Echo360 assignment to allow students to record/upload, edit and submit video into Canvas assignments.

As faculty, you can use Echo360 courses to manage video sharing and track engagement in the video content.  For staff, create public courses to share out training videos or a video series.

Instructor, Ken Yoshioka.

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Adobe Spark, 1 hour

* This training takes place via Zoom.

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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Simple Syllabus (New), 1 ½ hours

* This training takes place via Zoom.

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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Canvas Essentials, 1 ½ hours

* This training takes place via Zoom.

(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 Gradebook, 1 hour

* This training takes place via Zoom.

(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 Quizzes, 1 hour

* This training takes place via Zoom.

(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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Introduction to the Dons Template for Canvas

* This training takes place via Zoom.

Founded in the Quality Matters course design framework, the Dons Template for Canvas is an intuitive, good-looking, research-based course design template that reduces faculty time spent designing Canvas courses, and provides the online learning experience for students, regardless of course modality. In this training, faculty will receive an orientation to the template, have it implemented into their desired Canvas course shell, and walk away ready to customize.

Instructors, Jill Ballard, Angie Portacio, and Andy Chan
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Dons Template Refresher

* This training takes place via Zoom.

In this training, faculty experienced in using the Dons Template will learn of recent updates and how to import them into their courses. Faculty who participated in the ETS Remote Instruction Intensive/Workshop in 2020 were oriented to the Dons Template for Canvas as part of their training.

Instructors, Jill Ballard, Angie Portacio, and Andy Chan
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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.
 
A $250 stipend is available upon completion of this workshop for first time part time and full time faculty participants.

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Beyond the Basics - Next Level Video Lectures (New), 1 ½ hours

* 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, Mishiara Baker.

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Beyond the Basics - Supercharge Learning in Breakout Groups (New), 2 hours

* This training takes place via Zoom.

Did you use breakout rooms in the fall semester but 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: Angie Portacio.

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Beyond the Basics - Balancing Sync & Async Course Components (New), 2 hours

* This training takes place via Zoom.

Integrating asynchronous activities enriches a remote course and gives instructors and students a break from Zoom, but what mix is best? In this workshop, we'll go beyond the basics to discover how to strategically identify opportunities to adapt course content to asynchronous delivery and connect your sync and async components together to strengthen your course.

Instructor, Jill Ballard.

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Simple Syllabus (New), 1 ½ hours

* This training takes place via Zoom.

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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Introduction to Zoom, 1 hour

* This training takes place via Zoom.

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 for the Zoom Classroom, 1 hour

* For synchronous teaching only

* This training takes place via Zoom.

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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Canvas Essentials, 1 ½ hours

* This training takes place via Zoom.

(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 Gradebook, 1 hour

* This training takes place via Zoom.

(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 Quizzes, 1 hour

* This training takes place via Zoom.

(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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Introduction to the Dons Template for Canvas

* This training takes place via Zoom.

Founded in the Quality Matters course design framework, the Dons Template for Canvas is an intuitive, good-looking, research-based course design template that reduces faculty time spent designing Canvas courses, and provides the online learning experience for students, regardless of course modality. In this training, faculty will receive an orientation to the template, have it implemented into their desired Canvas course shell, and walk away ready to customize.

Instructors, Jill Ballard, Angie Portacio, and Andy Chan
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Dons Template Refresher

* This training takes place via Zoom.

In this training, faculty experienced in using the Dons Template will learn of recent updates and how to import them into their courses. Faculty who participated in the ETS Remote Instruction Intensive/Workshop in 2020 were oriented to the Dons Template for Canvas as part of their training.

Instructors, Jill Ballard, Angie Portacio, and Andy Chan
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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.

View class listings below for our regular year-round Faculty and Staff training. 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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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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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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Hypothesis

Interested in increasing student engagement, expanding reading comprehension, and building critical-thinking and community in classes? Collaborative annotation makes reading active, visible, and social, enabling students to engage with their texts, teachers, ideas, and each other in deeper, more meaningful ways.

Participate in a Fall pilot of Hypothesis, available through Canvas.

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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Record, Store and Share Your Video with Echo360

Looking for a place to store and share your video content without going to a public platform like YouTube and Vimeo? Echo360 is the university’s lecture capture system, but it is much more than just that. This class covers the Echo360 Universal Capture app for your Mac or PC to screen record your content with your voice and video. You can also upload your own video content to store and share. Learn about the auto transcription tool and the video editing capabilities built into the site. Also learn about the embed tool to embed video from Echo360 into any place in Canvas that has the rich text editor like Canvas pages. Finally learn about the new Echo360 assignment to allow students to record/upload, edit and submit video into Canvas assignments. As faculty, you can use Echo360 courses to manage video sharing and track engagement in the video content. For staff, create public courses to share out training videos or a video series. 

Instructor, Ken Yoshioka

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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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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.

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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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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Getting Started with Piazza Discussion Board in Canvas

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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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 VoiceThread

VoiceThread (VT) is an asynchronous platform to engage student learning and could be used for your flipped and active learning classroom activities. It is integrated in Canvas and allows instructors and students to create, share, and comment on images, PowerPoint presentations, videos, audio, documents, and PDFs using either a microphone, webcam, text, phone, or audio.

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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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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Slack Admin Essentials (New)

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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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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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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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).  This class is required to gain access to the system.

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.  Attendance in this class is required to gain access to the system.

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 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, 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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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, Anh Nguyen

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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, Anh Nguyen

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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, Anh Nguyen

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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, John Bansavich

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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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