Quality Matters Recognizes Dr. Philip Trocchia

Phil TrocchiaPlease join OLITS in congratulating Dr. Philip Trocchia of USF St. Petersburg’s Kate Tiedemann College of Business! On August 16, 2019, his online course, Retail Management (MAR 6936), received Quality Matters Certification.

Retail Management is offered as part of the Master of Business Administration program at USF St. Petersburg’s Kate Tiedemann College of Business. In this course, Dr. Trocchia engages students around the massive transformation in retailing. Students examine the impact of online purchasing and information search, social media, data analytics, and the sharing economy on brick and mortar, non-store, and omnichannel retailers.

His course is now listed on the QM database of certified courses and will also be recognized by the Florida Virtual Campus as a “High Quality” course.

If you are interested in preparing your course for Quality Matters review, contact Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services for more information.

CITL Week of Teaching Monday Minute Video

The new academic year brings the third annual CITL Week of Teaching. We have a variety of development and networking opportunities available Aug 19-22, 2019.

CITL is excited to start off the 2019-2020 academic year with the third annual CITL Week of Teaching. We have a variety of development and networking opportunities available during the week of Aug 19-22, 2019. All events will be at the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library.
Register for each event using the links below.
Photographers will be available for Faculty Photos on Mon and Weds from 3-5 pm
Attend workshops Weds and Thurs for Giveaways and Chance to Win Prizes!!
UPCOMING EVENTS
Open Labs
Visit OLITS during any of the dates and times listed below for drop-in support from an Instructional Designer. Whether you need help recording a video, submitting first-day attendance, or setting up an assignment in Canvas, we are here to help.
Can’t get to campus? Use the virtual attendance link below to join any of these sessions via web meeting.
No registration required.
Attend Virtually: Canvas Open Labs
August 21 9am-12pm
August 22 9am-12pm
August 23 1pm-4pm
August 27 9am-12pm
August 28 1pm-4pm
August 29 9am-12pm
August 30 9am-12pm
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Monday Minute: Canvas Link Checker

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This Monday Minute video shows you how to check your links in Canvas courses to make sure they are all working properly.

 

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Preparing a backup plan for teaching

June 1st through November 30th is hurricane season for the Atlantic and the State of Florida. Given our close proximity to the water, USFSP must prepare for emergency closings due to inclement weather including flooding, tornados, tropical storms and hurricanes. It’s imperative that as a university community, we have alternate plans to continue the teaching and learning process should the campus be closed and not able to reopen due to damage.
The Emergency Preparedness for Your Course document shares information and tutorials to enable faculty to use Canvas to teach and communicate with their students if campus is closed for an extended period of time due to an emergency.

MM: eGrades Submission in Canvas Fall 2019

In today’s Monday Minute video, we will show you how to use the eGrades Submission tool in Canvas to submit midterm or final course grades.

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Dr. V. Mark Durand Receives Third Quality Matters Course Recognition

Durand.jpg mugOn April 22, 2019, Dr. V. Mark Durand received Quality Matters Certification for his third online course, Motivation: The Science of Happiness, EXP 4304. Please join us in congratulating him!

In this course, Dr. Durand guides students through important and fascinating new research on the brain as well as investigations of larger questions about positive thinking, character strengths, wellness and interpersonal relationships. He challenges students to personally apply some of the techniques covered in class with the goal of making their lives happier and more fulfilling.

His other QM Certified courses include: Autism Spectrum Disorders, DEP 4220 (certified on September 7, 2016) and Abnormal Psychology, CLP 4143 (certified on April 27, 2016).

Dr. Durand shares the following thoughts about his experiences with the QM review process:

Going through a Quality Matters review requires you to think through many aspects regarding how your course is delivered and how students learn. From accessibility for students with disabilities to communication with students, it covers a multitude of aspects that improve the online experience for students.

The incredibly hard work and skills of Karla Morris and Caylen Holmes made it much easier to go through this complicated process. They were outstanding and always positive about their work. I am extremely grateful to them and the success of this course with Quality Matters shows that they were invaluable to this outcome.

His course is now listed on the QM database of certified courses and will also be recognized in the Florida Virtual Campus public course catalog as a “High Quality” course.

If you are interested in preparing your course for Quality Matters review, contact Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services for more information.

Streaming Services Changes @USFSP

Do you currently have streaming videos in your course using Swank or Kanopy? Thinking about adding video content to your course?

Well, we have a doubleheader for you this week as changes for requesting streaming services are changing.

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Quality Matters Recognizes Professor Fred Bennett

Fred BennettPlease join OLITS in congratulating Professor Fred Bennett of USF St. Petersburg’s Bishop Center for Ethical Leadership! On April 10, 2019, his online course, Leadership Fundamentals (LDR 2010), received Quality Matters Certification.

Leadership Fundamentals is the introductory course for the Leadership Studies ProgramIn this course, Professor Bennett engages students with a broad range of leadership topics including self development, diversity, communications, conflict resolution, group roles, teamwork, decision-making, ethics, organizational design and change, and community building and renewal. 

Professor Bennett shares the following advice with faculty preparing courses for QM review:

Follow the advice of those who are guiding you through the process, particularly our USF team.  Keep an open mind about your course, and remember it is about the students.

It is a great thing to take ownership of your course and have pride in what you have built.  However, that can come with some resistance to constructive commentary designed to improve the course.  There were things I thought were wonderful about my course.  However, looking at it through the eyes of another helped me to see the improvements I needed to make.  Being open to change was helpful right up to the end.

I had a wonderful QM review team and the recommended changes they gave me to make it over the final hurdle really put the finishing polish on the course.

His course is now listed on the QM database of certified courses and will also be recognized in the Florida Virtual Campus public course catalog as a “High Quality” course.

If you are interested in preparing your course for Quality Matters review, contact Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services for more information.