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Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services

Resources

OLITS has developed a variety of resources designed to assist faculty, staff, and students. Please contact us with requests for additional resources to support your success with Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services.

Accessibility Checklist

The Distance Learning Accessibility Checklist is an interactive tool meant to help faculty and instructional designers review the accessibility of their course and determine where improvements can be made. The checklist links to tutorials and tips based on course elements.

Emergency Preparedness for Your Course

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.

Guide to Online Learning

The USFSP Guide to Online Learning introduces students to the skills and technologies needed to become a successful online learner at USFSP. In addition, it contains important information that can be linked within a course to meet best practices for learner support and Quality Matters standards.

Monday Minute

The OLITS Monday Minute series is designed to provide faculty and staff with a brief overview and tutorial of technology and strategies to support teaching and learning. Videos are delivered by email every Monday and are archived on our OLITS YouTube channel. 

Teaching and Learning Blog

The OLITS Teaching and Learning Blog features news, events, information, and announcements related to online learning and instructional technology. Subscribe to stay up to date with national, state, and university information. 

Coming Soon

The following resources are in development. Check back or monitor your university email for details regarding the availability of these guides and tools.

Faculty Technology Integration Guide

This guide will feature strategies and tutorials related to incorporating technology into online, blended, and face-to-face courses. From hardware to web-based applications, it will detail all of the tools freely available to you through the USF System or elsewhere

Request Support

To request support for new course development, re-design, or minor updates complete the Distance Learning Support Request Form. Include the details of the work to be done and your support needs. Submit this form to your Dean's office. Once signed, they will submit the completed form to our office.

It is recommended that you consult with your Instructional Designer prior to submission to answer any questions and discuss possibilities. 

College of Arts & Sciences - Steph Fuhr, sfuhr@mail.usf.edu, 727-873-4437

College of Business - Otis Wilder, owilder@mail.usf.edu, 727-873-4226

College of Education - Ricky Zager, zager@mail.usf.edu, 727-873-4793