We believe that technological support for your teaching and learning efforts begins with you and your needs. You may view the digital tools we have available, free of cost, to create instructional content that engages students, sustains their attention, and taps their emotional intelligence. Use the invitation at the bottom of the page to tell us what you want to do, and we will try to match the technology(ies) that you may find useful with supported trial and experimentation.
Faculty Forum, digital experiences
- Provost’s message: Envisioning the Future of Academics at USF August 15, 2019 Dr. Beth Roth, Provost and Vice President of Academics, delivered a message on the future of academics at USF to faculty, administrators and staff. Recorded August 15, 2019 at the Turk Theater at USF.
- An in-video Canvas Quiz created by Stacy Dewald June 28, 2019 Criminal Justice Professor Stacy Dewald demonstrates how she created an in-video quiz using Canvas Studio (Arc Video) that can be entered into the Canvas gradebook. Dewald earned a digital “Innovation” badge for her accomplishments.
- Learning Glass with Deborah Bacharz June 28, 2019 Nursing Professor Deb Bacharz uses Learning Glass to deliver a “chalk and talk” lecture to remote online students. For her presentation delivered in the Innovation Academy held in May she received the “Innovators” digital badge.
Here are some of the more familiar technologies we have at USF that can be used to liven content and make it more engaging, accessible, and amenable to diverse learning needs.
for Online and Blended Courses
Canvas Studio (Arc Video)
Record yourself, a screencast, add a YouTube video, add an interactive dialogue, include a quiz, assess student performance, all with this video tool built into Canvas
A suite of products including PowerPoint, MS Forms, "Sway" for multimedia-enhanced presentations, and Stream, a video management system and repository
Three solutions: Adobe Connect (now with phone conferencing) for general teaching purposes. BigBlueButton (part of Canvas) for holding virtual office hours. Skype for Business for group discussions and consulting students.
Collaborate with Google Docs; create Infographics; slide shows; charts; drawings, and other possible media
- How to Create a Content Page in Canvas
- You can create new content in Canvas by creating a "page," directly from a module. The steps are...
- Creating an Assignment for Videos Submitted by Students
- You can create an assignment in Canvas that allows for students to submit videos of their work,...
- How to Grade an Assignment in Canvas
- The two minute 18 second screencast that follows walks you through the steps of grading a...
- How to Create an Assignment in Canvas
- The 2 minute screencast shows you the steps to create an assignment in Canvas, whereby students...
- How to Create a Discussion in Canvas
- The steps shown in the 3 minute screencast cover the technological and pedagogical steps for...
Here are a few ideas for what you can do with existing technologies at USF. What would you like to do? Let us know by completing the form at the bottom of the page.
Engaging students with media Canvas Studio PowerPoint Creating Exams in Canvas and Using Exam Analytics
Sustaining students attention spans In-video quizzing with Canvas Studio PowerPoint animations Poll Everywhere plug-in for PowerPoint Forms: Google or Microsoft
Teaching remote students in real-time Adobe Connect BigBlueButton (Canvas conferencing) Skype for Business Using Canvas Outcomes for Program Assessment
Providing digital lectures on demand PowerPoint to Stream Canvas Studio MS Sway Avoiding and Detecting Plagiarism
Assessing performance recorded on video by students Canvas Studio through Assignment submission Techniques for Connecting to Students with a Webcam Creating Differentiated assignments in Canvas Web Conferencing Tools for Online Instruction
Recording students on video and assessing performance Canvas Studio through private sharing. Video editing with open-source software Multimedia strategies for sustaining student engagement
- Self-introductions or brief presentations (talking head).
- Video dialogues with students.
- In-video quizzing to sustain student attention.
- Assessing student performance.
- Adding YouTube videos.
- in-video quizzing
- Lecture Capture
- Accepting and grading student video assignment submissions in Canvas
- Forms for differentiated learning
- MS Forms
- Google Forms
- Mastery Paths in Canvas
- Student response systems (remember "Clickers?").