Timely Topics the Focus of Teaching TechXploration

The annual Teaching TechXploration will be held on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. This virtual event is part of UFIT’s Tech Byte series and registration is free for the UF community. 

The virtual, conference-style Teaching TechXploration format features short presentations–or lightning rounds–on educational technologies and solutions to teaching challenges. Session topics include: 

  • A faculty panel on AI’s impacts on teaching 
  • Adapting assessments with AI in mind 
  • Tools available within Canvas to enhance your teaching 
  • Podcasting as teaching and assessment strategy 
  • Feedback from faculty using Feedback Fruits, a group evaluation tool 
  • Resources and services from campus partners 
  • Requesting new teaching tools and grants to fund those tools 

Instructors, instructional designers, and graduate students with teaching loads can all benefit from attending and learning about UF’s learning tools and services as you are planning for the spring semester. Once registered, you will be added to the Microsoft Team where the event will take place. Anyone with questions about this year’s Teaching TechXploration may contact UFIT’s Associate Director for Teaching and Learning Technology, Ryan Yang

Getting Started Pages for Faculty, Students

New webpages are available to facilitate the transition to UF teaching, learning, and research.

Faculty Resources https://it.ufl.edu/resources/faculty-resources/

Researcher Resources https://it.ufl.edu/resources/researcher-resources/

Student Resources https://it.ufl.edu/resources/student-resources/

The new faculty resources page has informational links on primary services such as email, UF’s VPN, and Zoom. But the faculty page drills down to services and support focusing on facilitating learning and collaboration. Likewise, the researcher services page also has information for getting started with everyday IT services, but also includes links for grant support and research project consulting. The student page provides an overview information on student support, links to review before you arrive on campus, and IT resources for your student life once you are here.

All UF community members can browse UFIT’s service catalog for information on additional campus-wide technology services and support.