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  • Photoshop - Layers and Masking
  • scoop.it
  • Office 13 Training
  • iTunesU Course Manager

Check out the dates for up coming workshops on our CIT Training calendar, and then register online.

CIT Faculty Tech Intensives

CIT Faculty Tech IntensivesThe CIT is sponsoring a three-day tech intensive program to introduce instructional technologies to full-time and adjunct faculty. The goal of program is to provide an opportunity for faculty to learn about technologies that may address an instructional challenge experienced in one or more courses. Twenty faculty will be selected. Participants will receive an iPad Air (16 GB) or iPad mini (32 GB) in exchange for their participation.

Dates for Tech Intensives: May 27-29 or June 3-5 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. For details, visit the information page

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Teach, Learn and Connect with Canvas

Blackboard will retire on August 31st, 2014. Design your next course in Canvas this fall. 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.

March Tips of the Month - Inbox (Try New Conversations) 

Have you ever wondered how Instructure makes product decisions for Canvas.To decide which feature improvements make it into upcoming Canvas builds, Instructure Canvas gets feedback from their community forum, feedback from clients currently using Canvas, as well as feedback from their own product advisory board.They also research features developed by other LMS companies, like Blackboard. Next, all ideas are reviewed by product managers and developers. Selected features are incorporated in the test or beta version of USF Canvas. If they make it past the beta phase they are added to the production build which is updated everything three weeks. If you have an idea for a new feature you can add your voice here. To get an overall idea of what Canvas will look like in the future, check out http://product.instructure.com.

 

iClickers Alternatives

There are free alternatives to using iClickers to add real-time interaction and engagement in the classroom.

Socrative: Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.

NearPod: Engage your students through interactive presentations, embed questions, and assess student comprehension using the intuitive reporting tools.

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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.

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Training Resource - lynda.com

lynda.com 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 lynda.com to access your free subscription.

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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 cit@usfca.edu.

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Like us on Facebook to receive updates to events and activities happening in the CIT. If you like learning about different educational technologies, and would like to keep up with the trends, follow us on Twitter @usfcit.

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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 http://ems.usfca.edu/Virtualems for your request. To reserve a lab for academic course, please contact the Program Assistant of your Department. Learn more about the CIT labs »