Technology Certificate Program

2020 Summer Tech Certificate Program participants on ZoomCongratulations to our recent program participants. Weekly project sharing events were scheduled through August and September.

The Summer Certificate Program of 2020 has ended on August 15. Thanks to all participants who have worked extra hard this summer to learn new technologies to use for their projects. Keep up your excellent work! View submitted projects (2020)

Technology Certificate BadgeITT offers a Technology Certificate Program to assist faculty and staff in meeting technology goals. Program runs from mid-May to mid-August every year.

Participants can sign up for one or multiple tracks. Both a certificate and a digital badge will be awarded by completing each track. ITT will also conclude the program with a lunchtime celebration showcasing all completed projects.

To register for the Certificate Program, first pick a track, and then select five classes from each track using the ITT Training Registration Form. Completing a minimum of five technology classes in any one track along with a work-related project by August 31, 2020 is required to be awarded a certificate.

Registration is now closed for 2020

Click to view class listings in each category

Choose From Different Certificate Tracks:

  • 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.
  • Communication and Collaboration  - 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Looking for Guidelines and Ideas for Your Final Project?

  • Design and deploy three or more online assessments and/or interactive learning assignments in your Canvas course site.
  • Create a Portfolium e-portfolio branding yourself or for a class.
  • Create an online tutorial using screen capture tool such as Zoom, Echo Personal Capture or Screenflow  to introduce your students to a learning concept and share it with your students in your Canvas course site.
  • Design an assignment for your course where students create a podcast about their experiences and share them publicly on USF blogs, Canvas or some other online platform.
  • Use the Canvas Rubric tool to add a rubric to at least one assignment.
  • Create a Adobe Spark webpage or video for a class project.

 

  • Develop a PowerPoint or Google Slideshow containing multiple forms of media: text, graphics, audio or video.
  • Develop a Google Doc and collaborate with others.
  • Create or mockup an Emma email newsletter for your department.
  • Create a new content page for your department website using the some of the new features you have learned in the 'myUSF website editing' training.
  • Demonstrate how to input and manage data entered into worksheets, creation of formulas and functions and the ability to format worksheets appropriately for reporting needs
  • Create an online survey or report for a particular target audience using Qualtrics in order to conduct research analysis
  • Create and present your own Tableau dashboards that will help with the presentation of Key Performance Indicators to your audience in a more efficient and professional manner.

 

  • Convert or create an accessible document using Word.
  • Improve an inaccessible PDF to an accessible level using Adobe's Acrobat Pro.
  • Create MS Word documents and PowerPoint Presentations that are accessible to your audience.
  • Add Closed Captioning and Transcripts to your digital media.
  • Develop an accessible Canvas course using Ally.

 

View Samples of Submitted Projects:

Estella Sanchez, Arts and Sciences:
Estella has created a webpage using Adobe Spark Page named "From Nature to Art or visceversa? The MARVELOUS fungi".  In addition, she has also created a second project for data analysis using Tableau on "COVID-19 Cases and Death in the USA from late January to Early June".

Pascal Boker Thiam, Performing Arts and Social Justice Department:
Pascal has created a digital storytelling project on "Africans introduced the syncopation and the blue notes to the Negro Spirituals to create Gospel".

Rebecca Seeman, Music Department:
Rebecca has created a google site on "Singing together during the pandemic".

Amy Joseph, Undergraduate Teacher Education Center:
Amy has revised an inaccessible UTEC handbook (PowerPoint ) to be an accessible document.

Malibu Cox, Student Housing and Residential Education (SHaRE):
Malibu has created this project for RA training on "How to create an accessible newsletter."

Quynh Pham, Arts and Sciences:
Quyuen has created a Spark Page using Adobe Spark on "Writing".

Yuan Zhou, Student Housing and Residential Education":
Yuan has created a project in PowerPoint for the Resident Advisors class.

Jessica Javier, Koret Health and Recreation Center
Jessica has created a project in PowerPoint for the Koret Health and Recreation Center.

 

Rachel Marie Brunson, Learning and Writing Center:
Rachel has created an annual report for the Learning Center using an InDesign template.

Ericka Cordova, Student Accounts:
Ericka has designed an online form for their department's health Insurance certificate using the Drupal Web form module for myUSF.

Marla Lowethanel, Arts & Sciences:
Marla has created a webpage on human rights for her class using Adobe Spark Page, a free online tool.

Michelle Pan, CASA:
Michelle has chosen to introduce herself as a success coach at CASA using iMovie.

Kathy Seronio, Accounting & Business Services:
Kathy used her knowledge from the 'myUSF website editing' class to successfully update their department webpage on ABS Policies.

Charity Yoro, Office of Marketing Communications:
Charity has used InDesign to create a 3-page style guideline for her department.