Technology Certificate Program

Graduates of the Tech Certificate Program 2018

Program starts from May 1st until August 15th, 2018.

The ETS offers a Technology Certificate Program to assist faculty and staff in meeting technology goals.

Completing a minimum of five technology classes in one track along with a work-related project by August is required to complete the certificate program. ITT will conclude the program with a lunchtime celebration showcasing all completed projects. Certificates will be awarded to all participants who complete the program requirements.

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To register for the Certificate Program, simply pick the classes you need from each track using the ITT Training Registration Form.

Four Certificate Tracks

Teaching and Learning with Technology - This track is designed primarily for faculty, with an emphasis on using Canvas, along with other classes that include online assessment, course design, and developing digital media for teaching and learning.

Design and Media - This track is designed to support anyone interested in becoming more proficient at working with images, desktop publishing, video and other digital media.

Office Productivity - This track is designed to improve an individual's productivity when using today's office software, including the Microsoft Office suite as well as other technology tools to help streamline and improve your success in the office.

Online lynda.com - This track is designed to provide the flexibility to learn independent of classroom instruction. Complete 8 hours of lynda.com online tutorials of your choosing.

Project Samples - Use the following guidelines to construct your projects for completion of the program.

I. Teaching and Learning with Technology

  • Design and deploy three or more online assessments and/or interactive learning assignments in your Canvas course site.
  • Create an online tutorial using screen capture (Echo Personal Capture/Screenflow) to introduce your students to a learning concept and share it with your students in your Canvas course site.
  • Using the 'Learning Pyramid' from both the Interactive Learning Units and Online Student Assessments as a guide, design a course assignment where the students are the teachers. This assignment should include a grading rubric and both peer and self-assessment opportunities.
  • Design an assignment for your Service Learning course where students create a podcast about their experiences and share them publicly on an online blog or wiki.
  • Reserve a digital video camera for your class from the ITT for a week and have students create a training tutorial about a topic/learning outcome in your course.  Share them with the classmates in a Canvas Discussion or course wiki.
  • Revise your syllabus to include at least one rubric.
  • Create a Digication e-portfolio branding yourself or for a class.
  • Design and print your own 3D object; or print an object useful for your office.

II. Design and Media

  • Create a website using Google Sites or USFblogs. Include a YouTube video, two stand-alone pages, and some blog posts.
  • Create an online Google Form, and embed it into a web site.
  • Create a personal blog or a collaborative blog/class blog on USFblogs.
  • Find a few images to produce a banner, adjust for color corrections, combine for creative compositions, add text, or prep it for web use.
  • Create and edit a short promotional video using iMovie.
  • Creative use of Adobe Spark for story-telling on a chosen topic.
  • Create a Emma email for your department.
  • Create a single page flyer using InDesign with some images; or a multi-page booklet.
  • Design your own 3D model and print it.

III. Office Productivity

  • Create a mail merge process that helps your department save time and money.
  • Develop a PowerPoint presentation containing multiple forms of media: text, graphics, audio or video.
  • Create an Excel spreadsheet that addresses a need in your department and also streamlines or automates an existing process.
  • Design and develop a database project that manages contacts, clients or inventory.

IV. Online lynda.com

Complete a minimum of 8 hours of training in lynda.com to fulfill requirements towards the completion of the program.

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To register for the Certificate Program, simply pick the classes you need from each track using the ITT Training Registration Form.