Midterms – Helping USFSP Students Succeed

Just wanted to share some reminders and helpful hints sent out by our colleagues in Tampa.

“Message Students Who”

This simple, yet very powerful, tool within Canvas called “Message Students Who” offers faculty the chance to use an automated system that will alert students who fall below whatever threshold you set. For instance, if you wanted to send a message to everyone with a C- or below on a midterm, you could use this system to alert them to office hours, additional practice, or suggested additional readings. It’s a proven technique we hope you use! You can find this tool within the grade book, as an option for each graded assignment – look for a pull down menu next to each column name. If desired, view this video (not from our institution) by clicking the image on the right.

Refer Student

Earlier this year, a button was added on the left-side navigation of Canvas called “Refer Students.” This tool is designed to allow faculty to provide input and real-time early warning notice when students are falling behind. Academic advocates, academic advisors, peer leaders, tutors, librarians, RA’s in the residence halls, and many other constituents are committing to reach out to students who struggle, and get them the help they need. Your help as faculty is invaluable. No one knows the student grades and progress like you do. In fact, we won’t succeed in our goals if you don’t help us. We request that you let us know when students fall behind academically or otherwise struggle. When you click on “Refer Students,” you will be given choices to indicate an academic problem, or one of attendance, one of writing ability, or wellness/distress. In all instances, you’ll be required to elaborate briefly in a text box why you are concerned. Note: if you select wellness/distress, you will be redirected to the SOCAT referral form. You may receive automated replies from the system with a link to click, but this is a bug (the links are not viewable by faculty). Note that since December 2018, there is also a way to report academic misconduct, even instances that do not rise to the level of FF for the semester. Here is a Monday Minute Video that the OLITS team put together to show just how the “refer student button works”. Click the video below.

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Green Screen Video @ USFSP

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Today’s Monday Minute video shows examples of how to use the green screen in the studio. Contact OLITS for scheduling.

 

OLITS YouTube page with Monday Minute videos

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St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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Canvas – Adding Videos To Your Course

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Students love video content in your courses. This Monday Minute shows you how to add videos and images to your discussion boards. Create conversations that count!

 


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St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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Lightboard Technology Improving Teaching and Learning @ USFSP

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Creating engaging lectures can be more than just PowerPoint. This Monday Minute Video shows you our lightboard. Now you can face your students and illustrate content in a direct and powerful way!

 

OLITS YouTube page with Monday Minute videos

Visit our website to see the latest events and workshops on our training calendar.

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New Student Tech Center USFSP

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The new Student Tech Center in the library is here to help your students succeed with your projects. Watch this Monday Minute Video to find out how!

OLITS YouTube page with Monday Minute videos

Visit our website to see the latest events and workshops on our training calendar.

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David Brodosi
Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services
140 7th Ave S, POY234
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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Canvas Course Copy – Monday Minute OLITS

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Are you ready to copy your courses for next semester? This Monday Minute Video shows you how to copy your Canvas courses.

OLITS YouTube page with Monday Minute videos

Visit our website to see the latest events and workshops on our training calendar.

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David Brodosi
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OLITS Monday Minute flashback

OLITS will be starting a new video series this semester called the Monday Minute. Each Monday we will send out a new video with tips and information about teaching and learning here at USFSP. We will cover a ton of topics so stay tuned!

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Canvas – change due dates on exams and other assignments for students with special needs

In this Monday Minute video, we show you how to change due dates on exams and other assignments for students with special needs.

Resources:
OLITS YouTube page with Monday Minute videos
Full schedule of upcoming workshops
OLITS Teaching and Learning Blog

Visit our website to see the latest events and workshops on our training calendar.

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David Brodosi
Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services
140 7th Ave S, POY234
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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