The CIT training program is dedicated to providing USF faculty and staff with the necessary tools to increase their proficiency and understanding of technology in today's classroom and office.We are the starting point for USF faculty, staff and students interested in improving their skills and effectiveness using computers and instructional technology.
Classroom instruction in the CIT labs
Visit our training calendar, which is posted new every quarter, to see all training workshops offered on the topics of desktop applications and administrative systems in the Center for Instruction and Technology. Online class registration is required. Classes are hands-on and at different levels. All training materials are available online. The CIT labs are also available to USF instructors who want to hold classes or presentations where technology-based instruction is an integral part of the class. Questions or reservations about the CIT should be made to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individual training is available to meet specific training needs where a class does not fulfill them. Fridays in the CIT are dedicated to individual tech training with faculty and staff and a CIT trainer. Interested persons can sign up for individual training through email at email@example.com. We appreciate if you could fill out our Feedback Form so that we can improve the training curriculum.
Project-based training is geared toward individuals in a department or combination of departments that want to work as a team to learn new software. The request for a project-based training session should be made by a department supervisor to the Training Coordinator. The Training Coordinator will work with the department to design a training session that meets the needs of the group. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or comments.
Alternative training resources
Online learning, training videos, CD-ROMs and other self-paced learning media are available to staff and faculty for home or office-based learning. Check the listing of available resources. Contact email@example.com with questions or comments.
CIT Tech Intensives Program
The CIT also offers various intensive workshops during the summer for the USF community. This summer, CIT is sponsoring a three-day tech Intensive program to introduce instructional technologies to full-time and adjunct faculty. Click for details here.
Student Training Classes
CIT has started to offer students free, lunchtime tech-workshops sponsored by ITS. All students can sign up each semester to learn about how to use Blackboard, Excel, PowerPoint, Web Design, USFfiles/USFConnect and more.
Online Training @lynda.com
Lynda.com is now available to ALL USF faculty, staff and students. Lynda.com is a web-based technology training service that the university has subscribed to help you hone your technology skills by accessing the hundreds of high-quality tutorials, including Microsoft Office, Adobe, Blackboard, SPSS, and many more. [IMPORTANT: Do not attempt to log in directly through the Lynda.com website. This service is accessible through single sign-on in USFconnect.]
Technology Certificate Program of 2014
The Technology Certificate Program is aimed to assist faculty and staff in meeting their technology goals. Completing a minimum of FIVE technology classes in one track along with a work-related project this summer is required to complete the certificate program. Tracks being offered are: Teaching and Learning with Technology, Design and Media, Office Productivity, eCommunications, and Online lynda.com. Certificates will be awarded to all participants who complete the program requirements by August. [Learn more]