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  • Canvas Course Organization and Layout
  • Canvas Grade book and Quizzes
  • Poll Everywhere
  • The Productive iPad
  • Fixed Layout ePUB
  • USFBlogs
  • Zoom Web Conferencing

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Join us for our Tech Talks! 
October 15th - 28th

Tecktalk 2014 We have invited various speakers to come to present at our Tech Talks Program this fall: Guillaume Decugis from; Eugene Kim, Assistant Professor of Legal Writing and Assistant Director of the Law+Plus Program, School of Law on Flipping a Law Writing Classroom; Judy Einstein, Courseload on The Benefits of eTextbooks and Digital Course Materials for Students and Faculty; and Jeff Yan on ePortfolios using Digication: Implementing an Electronic Portfolio in your Program to Document Learning.

Signup today. All workshops are located in CIT and lunch is provided.

 Digication ePortfolios 

digicationE-portfolios allow students to collect and store work online that includes reflections on learning, projects, courses or entire programs. Portfolios are an authentic form of assessment that can be used to document student learning and growth, or to share student work to prospective employers.

Qualtrics: Online Surveys

qualtricsAttend a class in the CIT this semester to get up to speed quickly with the robust and powerful survey development tool designed for research, assessment, and evaluation. Select from a wide variety of question-types and survey distribution options to maximize your response rate. View survey results as they are collected in real-time using the highly effective reporting tools.


Nvivo 10 for Mac and Win

nvivoThe leading qualitative research software is available free to USF employees. Download a copy in USF Connect, under Employee, Personal Software Purchases. NVivo supports the collection, organization and analysis of data from interviews, focus groups, observations and literature. You can work with content from documents, PDFs, audio and video, enabling you to evaluate, interpret and uncover social phenomena. Save time with NVivo’s powerful querying and automation tools. Training is available in the CIT in late October.

Teach, Learn and Connect with Canvas

canvasDesign your next course in Canvas. Make an appointment with a CIT Instructional Designer for an individual consultation today, and visit our One-Stop Canvas Page for helpful resources on Canvas.

What's New?

Instructure, the makers of Canvas constantly work to make Canvas better and more useful for teaching and learning. For a full list improvements, see the Canvas release notes.

Course List Update
In the Courses drop-down menu, users can customize and view all courses in the same location. On the My Courses page, courses with yellow stars indicate a favorite course and are included in the Courses menu. Current courses are starred by default. Users can toggle the stars to "favorite" or "unfavorite" a course and control its display in the Courses drop-down menu.

Course Imports-Remove Dates
In the Course Import Tool, instructors can remove all dates from an imported course. This feature removes the date fields and allows you to import a course without any associated dates as it saves time in removing old dates.

Gradebook- Total Column to Front
Instructors can move the Total column to the front of the Gradebook to quickly see an overview of student progress in the course. The Total column can be moved back to the end of the Gradebook at any time.

More on the Gradebook
Speaking of the Gradebook, did you know that you can:

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iPad Chalkboard - 150

Want to know more about iPad?

If you are a new or experienced user of the iPad, please review our iPad Resources, which is full of tips and tricks. Every now and then, we will also share with you different apps our staff recommends.

Training Resource - is available free to all faculty, staff and students as a robust web-based technology training service. There are hundreds of high-quality video tutorials ranging from Microsoft Office to Adobe design and media, Blackboard, SPSS, and more. Login through USF Connect, choose the Learning Technologies tab, and then choose to access your free subscription.

Tech Tools-To-Go

Classroom Resources - Tech Tools-To-Go!

Visit our new Tech Tools page to find all kinds of tools you can experiment with in your classroom. These tools are recommended by our staff, and are usually freeware that you can download. We have categorized them into the areas of Design and Media, Communications, Office Productivity, teaching and Learning, and Wikis. If you would like to recommend a new tool to share with our community, please feel free to email us at

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LAB RESERVATION POLICY: The CIT's classrooms are designed to provide instructors and their students with access to technology that is an integral part of the course. If your course format does not require students to use computer technology during class time, we recommend that you reserve a standard USF Smart Classroom. Room requests have to be made at least 24 hours in advance. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

If you wish to reserve a lab for non-academic lectures or trainings, please login to for your request. To reserve a lab for academic course, please contact the Program Assistant of your Department. Learn more about the CIT labs »