January 12, 2012
http://teach.ufl.edu/ is the new one-stop Web site for central faculty teaching resources. The “Teach” site is a joint project of the Office of the Provost and UFIT, and provides support and resources for both online and in-classroom teaching.
Faculty and graduate teaching assistants can view workshops on the pedagogy behind online instruction as well as learn how to manage an online course. Centrally supported online course production services are now available at no cost to the department. Interested in developing an online course? Fill out the “Course Assistance Request Form” to get started. This form is available in the Course Assistance box on each page of the http://teach.ufl.edu/ site.
The “How To” tab is a great place to learn about using e-Learning in Sakai and what classroom technologies are available at UF. There are also links on the “Teach” site to tools and techniques that can help increase student engagement and maximize faculty time. Most of the tools can be used in face-to-face teaching as well as with online instruction.
The Teach site was developed by the Office of the Associate Provost for Information Technology, e-Learning and Distance Education and the Center for Instructional Technology and Training (CITT). Both offices welcome suggestions that will improve this site to better meet faculty needs. Please email suggestions to Course-Design@ufl.edu.