Center for Instructional Technology and Training - University of Florida

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Tech Byte: Create Interactive Course Content with Lumi and H5P

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When building a course do you often find yourself wondering how you can make your content more engaging, fun, and interactive? If so, then you’ve come to the right place! Here, at the CITT we’re always looking for new and innovative ways to address that question and one we’re really excited about is Lumi — a free tool for editing interactive H5P content that can be exported and used in Canvas courses or on websites.

ChatGPT Shakes up Higher Education

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ChatGPT from OpenAI is a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool in a class called natural language processors (NLPs) and generative AI, and it has made waves in the field of education. ChatGPT represents a leap forward in NLPs with its easy-to-use interface and uncanny ability to understand and write about seemingly any topic. Given a simple (or complex!) text prompt, ChatGPT will write a cohesive response based on a language model trained using billions of words and phrases taken from sources on the internet. Impressively, ChatGPT can hold the “thread” of a conversation session and take previous prompts or instructions into account.

Exploring Teaching and Technology

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The annual Teaching TechXploration is taking place in November! Teaching TechXploration is an event for UF faculty, instructional designers, and anyone interested in the intersections of teaching and technology. On November 9th from 1:00 – 4:00pm, services from UFIT as well as the Center for Teaching Excellence will be leading sessions on topics that include Canvas, learning analytics, cloud tools, teaching practices, and more.

Accessibility Consultations Available

Blind person using a braille screen reader.

Accessible instructional materials are materials that are designed to be usable by the widest range of students possible, including individuals with disabilities. Providing multiple ways for students to gain and demonstrate their knowledge and interact goes a long way toward making a course accessible to all students.

Tech Bytes: 30-Minute Recipes Using Technology and Tools to Increase Instructor Presence

Chris Sharp and Leslie Mojeiko discuss technology and tools with a kitchen backdrop.

On August 22nd at 10:00am, my colleague Chris Sharp and I will be hosting a new Tech Bytes like none other! We’re entering our “Tech Kitchen” to host a live one-hour cooking show where we will present “30-Minute Recipes” using technology and tools to increase instructor presence in your courses!

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