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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Quality Matters Recognizes Dr. Carl Pacini

OLITS is very pleased to announce that Dr. Carl Pacini, of the USFSP Kate Tiedemann College of Business, has received Quality Matters certification for his online course, Forensic Accounting and the Legal Environment (ACG 6688). This course was awarded certification on March 26, 2019.

His graduate course is offered as part of the USFSP Master of Business Administration and Master of Accountancy programs. In this course, his students are introduced to aspects of the law that are essential to forensic accountants involved in fraud investigations, litigation support services, expert witness, business valuation, and other forensic accounting services.

Dr. Pacini worked collaboratively with Carol Fisher, the Instructional Designer for the college’s MBA program, and OLITS in preparation for the QM Review process. 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.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Pacini!

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Congratulations Karla Kmetz-Morris

I wanted to share some exciting news about Karla Kmetz-Morris, lead instructional designer here at USFSP. She received a call last week asking her to serve on the Board of Directors for the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology, which also serves as the State Advisory Committee for the Assistive Technology Act.

In this role she will collaborate with other board members and key stakeholders across the state and nationally on issues surrounding funding, awareness, training, programs, device loans, and advocacy for assistive technology and services.

This is amazing news for USFSP and I know Karla is happy to represent USFSP with this important work. As you can see, we have a really impressive team in OLITS! We are very honored and proud of Karla for how she represents USFSP, the Nelson Poynter Library and OLITS!

Karla was also elected as Chair of the Webinar Committee for the Quality Matters Instructional Designers Association. She is working closely with a few other instructional designers in the QM network to develop and facilitate a webinar series that provides professional development opportunities to instructional designers in the areas of design research, strategies, QM implementation, etc.

Congratulations Karla!

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Distance Learning Studio Tour

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.