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.
lynda.com Online Tutorial
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.]
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.
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. 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. Participants will receive an iPad Air (16 GB) or iPad mini (32 GB) in exchange for their participation. Click for details here.
Tech Talk Series
Every semester we invite different guests to present to our Faculty on new education technologies and ideas that can help them with teaching in the classroom. Topics for this fall include Scoop.it for the classroom; Flipping a Law Writing Classroom; The Benefits of eTextbooks and Digital Course Materials for Students and Faculty; and ePortfolios using Digication: Implementing an Electronic Portfolio in your Program to Document Learning. All workshops are free to signup.
Technology Certificate Program
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]