This week in OLITS we have two workshops scheduled.
First is MyStudio Booth on Tuesday March 17, 2015 from 2-3pm
The MyStudio Booth is a simple one button video recording setup that will capture a video image of the person as well as a computer display such as a PowerPoint presentation. MyStudio will allow users to create high-quality video projects without having to know anything about video cameras or editing. All you need is a little imagination and a flash drive. Join us as we show you how to get starting using the MyStudio Booth facilities.
Use this link to register – MyStudio Booth
Second is a workshop dedicated to an Integrated Syllabus.
Tired of fielding questions that are plainly located in your syllabus? Come to our syllabus workshop where we provide you with techniques to increase student awareness of course requirements through integrated syllabus design. Your students will feel more informed and you will have less email!
Use this link to register – Integrated Syllabus Workshop
Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services would like to share this message from the office of the Regional Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Please call OLITS at 727-873-4409 or the USF IT Help Desk at 813-974-1222 for questions or support.
A Note to Students and Faculty:
We would like all students to be aware of the following issue:
The most recent Safari Web Browser update is not compatible with MyUSF on both the mobile and desktop versions. The drop-down menus and news items do not function correctly.
While the USF Tampa IT folks are working on a possible solution,
please note that you can still access your email in the Safari Web
Browser through mail.google.com and you can access Canvas
through usflearn.instructure.com. We also recommend that you use the
Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome web-browsers or the Canvas App on
We apologize for this late notice. We did not become aware of this
problem until late yesterday. USF Tampa students are experiencing this same issue.
Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Regional Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs
On July 11, 2014 Quality Matters recognized Dr. Nina Schmidt, USFSP’s College of Business, for meeting the highest standards in course design for her Real Estate Decision Making (REE 3043) course. Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized faculty-based peer review process that examines course design elements to assess the quality of an online course. Dr. Schmidt is also a Certified Peer Reviewer with QM. Congratulations Dr. Schmidt!
The QM seal of recognition will now be proudly displayed in Dr. Schmidt’s online course. Additionally this course will be listed on QM’s site, bringing positive exposure to USFSP’s College of Business and to the campus.
QM’s review process is designed and implemented by faculty who teach online courses throughout the U.S. ensures quality and alignment with accreditation standards and best practices in online learning. USFSP first joined QM in 2010 as a way to assist faculty with the development of high quality online courses.
Located in the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, the Distance Learning studio is a fully functional classroom with the capability of audio and video recording. It has the ability to not only record your lectures, but record your PowerPoint, documents, and whatever else you show to your class. Every semester we have at least one faculty member who holds class within the studio and records their lectures to use in the future.
Below is a video that we put together with the hope of showcasing some of the technology that is available to faculty members and others who wish to use our studio.
I would also like to mention and thank Robert Vessenmeyer and Timi Hager for helping put this video together.
If you have any more questions about the DL studio, feel free to contact one of us here in Distance Learning and we would be happy to help. I am also available to emcee all dinner parties, award shows, and revolutions you might be having in the future.
The Distance Learning and Instructional Media Services department of the Nelson Poynter Library is thrilled to announce that Dr. Barbara Jolley’s second course has met the highest national standards and was awarded the QM seal of the Quality Matters Program.
Dr. Jolley’s Cultural Studies and Popular Arts (LIT3301) is now on the list of award-winning courses from colleges and universities across the nation. This course makes number six to receive QM certification for USF St. Petersburg. Earlier this month Dr. Jolley’s Twentieth Century Literature (LIT 3155) course also received QM certification.
The QM seal of recognition will now be proudly displayed in Dr. Jolley’s online course. Additionally this course will be listed on QM’s site, bringing positive exposure to USFSP’s College of Arts and Science and to the campus.
QM’s review process is designed and implemented by faculty who teach online courses throughout the U.S. to ensures quality and alignment with accreditation standards and best practices in online learning. USFSP first joined QM in 2010 as a way to assist faculty with the development of high quality online courses.
Please contact the Nelson Poynter Library’s Instructional Media Services department for more information about QM and to learn how this program can assist you with your online course development and refinement.
Compfight, add visual inspiration to your online courses – Tuesday, January 28, 2pm-3pm, POY 234.
Collaborate, web conferencing in Canvas – Thursday, January 30, 12pm-1pm, POY 234.
We hope you will join us!
Distance Learning Professional Development Spring Catalog: PDSpringCatalogv2