The University of San Francisco: Information Technology Services
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Resources

The CIT's goal is to provide an environment with the latest technology resources to assist faculty, staff and students with teaching and learning.

Resources on iPad

iPad Chalkboard GifAs Apple's the iPad continues to gain a prominent position in the tablet market, the CIT has been conducting various usability studies with involving Faculty faculty on implementing the iPad in the classroom. If you are interested in learning more about the iPad, check out the iPad resource page that includes tips on plug-ins, apps, innovative uses inside or outside the classroom, accessories, and many much more.

Facility

Multimedia Montage

The CIT lab facility is comprised of two multimedia technology labs classrooms (PC lab and Mac Lab), and one wireless 'smart classroom'/laptop lab. All labs have a presentation screen, a projector and an instructor's workstation.  All desktops are equipped with microphones, speakers, webcam and multimedia authoring software to support the development of multimedia digital media projects. The CIT also includes scanners, two black-and-white laser printers, one color laser printer, and an interactive SMART Board. 

The Labs are open available for reservation for non-academic events by requesting through the Events and Management System (http://ems.usfca.edu/virtualems). Students are welcome to work in our PC or Mac lab when they are not in use.  For lab reservation detail, please click here. 

There are numerous scanners, two black-and-white printers, one color laser printer, and a smartboard on the premise.  Digital video editing projects can be done using our two Media100 digital editing workstations outside the lab area. These workstations allow instructors and students to capture, edit, and digitize video for the Web and CD-ROM. Analog VCR decks are connected to the workstations for capturing video from a VCR tape and for mastering back to tape. Firewire and USB ports are installed on both computers to assist in the transfer and recording of DV content. CD-RW drives are installed on both systems for backing-up projects and for CD-ROM publishing.

Equipments for Check-out and Support

Digital cameras, video camcorders, Flip video cameras, Sony Digital Recorders, iRiver, and,  microphones and headsets can be checked-out from the CIT by faculty, staff and students for class use. Contact the front desk at 415-422-2223 or email cit@usfca.edu if you are interested in reserving any of these equipments. Our lab monitors at the front desk are available for assistance during regular lab hours Monday through Saturday. CIT staff are also available by appointment for training and consultation.

Training Classes

lynda.comIn addition to training classes offered through the CIT's training program conducted in groups or one-on-one, lynda.com, just-in-time online technology training, is now also available free to all USF faculty, staff and students. lynda.com is a web-based technology training service that the university has subscribed to and can help assist you individuals hone in honing your their technology skills. by accessing lynda.com provides the hundreds of high-quality tutorials, including Microsoft Office, Adobe, Canvas, SPSS, and many more. [IMPORTANT: Do not attempt to log in directly through the lynda.com website. This service is accessible for free only through single sign-on through USFconnect, and choosing the 'under the Learning Technologies ' tab.]   

Classroom Resources - Tech Tools-To-Go!

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

Training Documents

All CIT training handouts from training classes we offer are downloadable in PDF format - http://web.usfca.edu/its/learning/training/resources/documents/

If you are a Faculty, you can download our Faculty Tech Reference Guide here.

Faculty Technology Reference Guide