Center for Instructional Technology and Training - University of Florida

Center for Instructional Technology & Training

Accessibility Services

Our instructional designers can help you develop a proactive approach to streamline future DRC requests. Learn how to use the Ally tool in Canvas to evaluate and improve digitally distributed materials to make courses more accessible to students with disabilities and more usable for everyone. Get started by submitting a Request Assistance form.

Recent Bulletins

Join Course Mapping Camp and Start Your Course Out on the Right (or Left) Foot!

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Did you know that CITT now alternates the modality of our Course Mapping Camp so that it’s offered both in-person and online each year?

Tech Byte: Ramp up Student Engagement with On-Location Videos

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Looking to make your course content more engaging for students? On-location video is a great way to do it! There are a variety of video types that can increase student success, but one size does not fit all. The UFIT Field Production Video team will present a menu of video options, talk about our video production process, and answer any questions you have.

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.

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