UF IT Update Opportunities

CANVAS BOOT CAMPS and SEMINARS – Support for the Transition to UF’s New Course Management System

To assist faculty and academic staff with the transition from Sakai, UFIT is offering three-hour “Canvas Boot Camps” and 30-minute “Canvas Transition” seminars.

  1. Canvas Boot Camp
    This is a comprehensive, three-hour workshop. Instructors will learn to create pages, modules, assignments, quizzes, and discussions; and learn how to grade in the Canvas Course Management System.
  2. Canvas Transition
    This is a 30-minute seminar for attendees to learn the similarities and differences between Canvas and Sakai.  Highlights of the seminar include a review of the fit-gap analysis of the two systems and information about resources available for new course creation and migrating existing courses into Canvas.

To learn more about the Boot Camp or Seminar, see the dates they are offered, or to register, visit: http://training.it.ufl.edu/ufit-workshops/

TERMINALFOUR – Web Content Management System Training

Work is underway to transition university websites into TERMINALFOUR , UF’s new Web Content Management System.

UFIT is offering two training courses, one for Webmasters (highly technical end-users) and one for IT and Administrative Staff (less technical  end-users).  Anyone wishing to use the new system is required to complete a training course before gaining access to TERMINALFOUR.   Registration for training is now open, with courses available in mid-August.  To register for either course, visit:  http://webservices.it.ufl.edu/contact/terminalfour-enrollment.

UF Web Services has posted a TERMINALFOUR FAQ.  If you have questions about training enrollment, please email the Web Services group.


Starting in Fall 2014, UFIT will offer a free, three-part Qualtrics workshop series: Qualtrics-Basic, Qualtrics-Moving On, and Qualtrics-Advanced.  Workshop participation is open to all faculty, staff, and graduate students.  These workshops focus primarily on using Qualtrics for scientific research.   Each workshop is 2.5 hours.  UFIT is also offering a workshop on using Qualtrics for Mobile devices and developing offline surveys.  For more about what is covered in each workshop and any prerequisites, visit http://training.it.ufl.edu/ufit-workshops/.

To register for the 3-Part Qualtrics Workshop series, email Jose Silva-Lugo at joselugo@ufl.edu from your UF email address and provide your college/department/unit name and primary affiliation (faculty, staff, Master’s or Ph.D. candidate.)  The workshop schedule will be set up based on the survey results of 15 signed-up participants (20 participants max).


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