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.
- Upload a Video with Canvas Studio to Canvas Course Content (and add CC’s) January 21, 2020
- Record Narration to PowerPoint and Export to Video January 17, 2020
- Creating a Quiz for Canvas in Word, Formatting January 15, 2020
- Record narration to Powerpoint and Publish as Video to Microsoft Stream January 2, 2020
- Canvas Gradebook, 2020 December 18, 2019
- Upload a Video with Canvas Studio to Canvas Course Content (and add CC’s)
- These procedures show how to upload a video, such as a PowerPoint video, directly to Canvas Content...
- Creating a Quiz for Canvas in Word, Formatting
- The following guide shows how a Word document of multiple choice quiz questions must be formatted...
- Canvas Gradebook, 2020
- When the Spring 2020 term begins, instructors will encounter a new and yet familiar Canvas...
- Introducing “Films on Demand” in Canvas
- With Films on Demand, you can perform a video online in a manner similar to that of performing it...
- Can a Student Watch a (YouTube) Video in Canvas for Credit? YES!
- A professor asked this interesting question: Can a YouTube video be put into Canvas with students...
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
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?").
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