Faculty Resources and Support
We are pleased to announce that faculty can now use the Breakout Rooms feature within Microsoft Teams meetings. Please review this how-to resource if you'd like to try it out. We recommend a few dry runs before officially implementing it in your class.
If you notice any issues or need live assistance, please join
Innovative Education's open help "labs" for live support.
To support USF teaching and learning for Spring 2021, faculty are provided with the following opportunities:
- One-on-One Consultations and Support
- Designing Your Online Course (DYOC) for Spring 2021 Temporary Online Courses
- Pedagogical Strategies for Teaching in the Classroom
- Online Instructor Certification
- Comprehensive Training of Canvas Basics
- Best Practices for MS Teams Sessions
If you would like to connect directly with someone we offer our "Open Labs" (live-online)
assistance through Microsoft Teams. This provides you with the opportunity to not
only receive support but also practice using Teams.
Click to Join Open Lab session via Microsoft Teams
Tampa, St. Pete and Sarasota/Manatee staff standing by to answer questions.
Representatives available Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
*open support session hours extended to 6:00pm the first two weeks of the Fall semester.
If you have additional questions or would like to schedule a one-on-one session, please email Innovative Education's Digital Learning team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classroom and Hybrid Faculty
If you would like a consultation about face-to-face or hybrid instruction, contact ATLE at email@example.com.
Faculty in USF Health
To contact your support representative directly, click on the link below.
Morsani College of Medicine
UME: Deborah DeWaay, firstname.lastname@example.org
Grad Ed: Michael Ramsamooj, email@example.com
Physical Therapy: Marci Sanders, firstname.lastname@example.org
Physician Assistant: Jennifer Teeters, email@example.com
Athletic Training: Gianluca Del Rossi, firstname.lastname@example.org
College of Nursing
Elizabeth Jordan, email@example.com
College of Public Health
Sandhya Srinivasan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Taneja College of Pharmacy
Davina DeVries, email@example.com
Developing a new temporary online course for Spring 2021? Then look here!
This comprehensive course developed by USF Innovative Education guides faculty through the process of developing a student-centered online course, with strategies for both synchronous and asynchronous delivery. It includes customizable templates, best practices for quality design, active learning strategies, tips for content development, faculty examples, and technology considerations. The DYOC prepares faculty to meet the standards in the USF Quality Online Readiness Checklist.
Enroll in: Spring 2021 DYOC.
- Module 0: Welcome/Getting Started
- Module 1: Establishing Clear Expectations and a Welcoming Environment
- Module 2: Planning for Online Instruction
- Module 3: Building Authentic Assessments
- Module 4: Developing Accessible & Engaging Content
- Module 5: Creating Meaningful Interaction
- Module 6: Putting it All Together
The Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence (ATLE) offers a variety of resources that support instructional personnel on the USF Tampa campus. For ideas on how to adjust, innovate, and expand your teaching horizons, visit the the ATLE website.
- Classroom Management When Physical Distancing: ideas to ensure compliance with health-related directives for face coverings and physical distancing
- First Day of Class Checklist: specific to-do items before, and during, the first day of class. Print out and bring with you! There is also a 14-minute video version of this checklist.
- Interactivity When Physical Distancing: ideas for keeping interactivity when social distancing requires students to sit 6 feet apart
- Teaching Dual Audiences: suggestions for helping faculty teach online and face-to-face students simultaneously
- Teaching with Masks: strategies and workarounds for how to teach, and how students should interact, when everyone is wearing a mask
- Teaching with TEAMS - FAQ for Faculty: quick answers to questions about how to teach using MS-TEAMS.
The OIC is a fully online four week certification preparing USF instructors to teach online. The course includes strategies for planning instructor presence, active learning approaches for online presentations, assessment/feedback planning, and more. Faculty teaching temporary online and permanently online courses in Spring 2021 should complete this certification by May 2021.
- Creating Your Instructor Presence Plan
- Assessment strategies and Creating Your Feedback & Academic Integrity Plan
- Exploring Online Content & Delivering Active Learning Presentations
- Advancing Your Skills & Creating a Continuous Improvement Plan
For more information and to self-enroll, please visit Innovative Education Digital Learning website.
This course developed by USF Innovative Education provides comprehensive training that will introduce you to the basic functions of Canvas and additional tools to create digital content.
Enroll in: Canvas Basics.
- Canvas course navigation
- Syllabus and course files
- Canvas modules
- Canvas content pages, assignments, discussions, and quizzes
- Multimedia content (e.g. Canvas recorder and Kaltura)
- Gradebook, Speedgrader, and Canvas Rubrics
- Tools available to promote academic integrity (e.g. Turnitin and Proctorio)
- Synchronous communication (e.g. Blackboard Collaborate Ultra & Teams)
In collaboration with USF IT, Innovative Education recommends courses delivered in the Flexible Hybrid modality utilize Microsoft Teams.
Using Canvas to Create a Microsoft Class Team:
A new integration between Canvas and Microsoft Teams is now available that will keep a Class Team membership in sync with your Canvas course roster.
Teams Breakout Rooms:
Teaching with Teams - Essentials:
- Accessing Teams
- Creating a class session/meeting in Canvas
- Joining Teams sessions
- Record & download your Teams session
- Teams Session Checklist
Teaching with Teams - Communication and Presentation Tools:
- How to test & use your mic and webcam
- Sharing your powerpoint and screen
- Using the Teams chat
- Using a whiteboard
- Raise your hand
- Muting participants
- Large gallery and together mode
Teaching with Teams - Collaboration Tools:
USF IT Resources:
Microsoft Teams is available for all active Faculty, Staff, and Students. The below page contains critical resources and training suggestions for our Faculty and Staff to facilitate remote instruction and general productivity.