Technology Services is available for training and assistance in the operation of various technical devices and tools faculty can employ to enhance their instruction, both virtual and face-to-face. Classrooms at USFSM come pre-equipped with many such devices, including PC workstations and collaborative tools.
The Technology Services staff are here to help faculty confidently and successfully integrate technology into the classroom, regardless of their previous knowledge or experience. We can help you to learn how to use classroom equipment and or explore ways to use it to enhance students’ learning experience. Whether you need an A-to-Z overview or just a refresher, we’re happy to help – just contact us.
Every classroom podium is equipped with an electronic help button designed to send a distress call to our on-duty support techs. If you encounter a problem with classroom equipment during a lesson, simply press the help button (located on the podium) and within a short time you a support technician will arrive to assist you. You can also call our HelpDesk line at (941) 359-4350.
USFSM offers state-of-the-art equipment that provides faculty, staff and students the ability to interact using video conferencing hardware among all of our USF educational sites, research partnerships and future employers. Technology Services provides technical support to facilitate such connections between sites, and is able to assist in the event of any technical issue that may arise.
USFSM is a proud supporter of Lecture Capture as a tool to enhance student learning. In several classrooms, students can attend their class in person and later review online the materials presented. Lecture capture allows for students to review important concepts or receive clarification on the topics they find most challenging.
Technology Services is happy to help with special events, such as guest presenters, end-of-semester student presentations, or classroom projects. The Conference and Events Planner in the Office of College Advancement (x24251) can assist with planning for special events held outside your course’s regular meeting times.