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CIRT News

The Center for Instruction and Research Technology's publication, CIRT News, offers expertise, resources, and training to assist faculty in ways that enable them to develop greater capacities for using technology for teaching and research along with information on recent and upcoming events. CIRT News is published four times a year.

Current Issue: November 2018

Highlights in this issue:

  • Faculty Spotlight: Using Open Educational Resources in Courses, Featured Faculty Member: Dr. Jason Lee, Department of Leadership, School Counseling & Sport Management
  • Director's Message: Textbook Affordability Initiatives at UNF, Dr. Deb Miller, Senior Director
  • Digital Thinking: Office 365, Jodi Newton, Academic Support Technician and Jessica Harden, Educational Media Coordinator
  • Best Practices Online: Basic Accessibility Checklist, Mitra Asgarinik, Instructional Designer

Past Issues:

September 2018

Highlights in this issue:

  • Faculty Spotlight: Recording and Publishing Podcasts through Faculty Domains, Mary Treyz, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Director's Message: CIRT Annual Report 2018, Dr. Deb Miller, Senior Director
  • Digital Thinking: Horizon Report > 2018 Higher Education Edition, David Wilson, Assistant Director
  • Best Practices Online: Aligning Objectives, Content, and Assessment, Allison Archer, Instructional Designer

 March 2018

Highlights in this issue:

  • Faculty Spotlight: Using 3D Printed Models in Classes, Jason John, Department of Art and Design
  • Director’s Message: UNF Open Educational Resources (OER) Initiative, Dr. Deb Miller, Senior Director
  • Digital Thinking: Accessibility Checker in Microsoft Office, Jessica Harden, Educational Media Coordinator
  • Best Practices Online: Using Canvas Tools to Promote a Community of Inquiry, Rozy Parlette, Instructional Designer

January 2018

Highlights in this issue:

  • Faculty Spotlight: Using Outcomes in Canvas to Report and Evaluate Student Achievement of Learning Objectives, Dr. Linda Howell and Professor David MacKinnon, Department of English
  • Director’s Message: Online Learning Updates, Dr. Deb Miller, Senior Director
  • Digital Thinking: Data Visualization Applications Available Through CIRT, Dave Wilson, Assistant Director
  • Best Practices Online: Test Security, Jamie Chaires, Instructional Designer

November 2017

Highlights in this issue:

  • Faculty Spotlight: Using Qualtrics to Create Interactive Scenario Assignments, Dr. Andrew Thoeni, Instructor, Department of Marketing and Logistics
  • Director’s Message: 2017 Technology Surveys Debrief, Dr. Deb Miller, Senior Director
  • Digital Thinking: Faculty Bio Tool, Michael Boyles, Graphic Designer
  • Best Practices Online: Video in Arc, Alison Archer, Instructional Designer

September 2017

Highlights in this issue:

  • Faculty Spotlight: Streamlining Course and Program Development with Course Templates, Dr. Lauri Wright, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Director’s Message: CIRT Annual Report 2017, Dr. Deb Miller, Director
  • Digital Thinking: Announcing Faculty Domains, Andy Rush, Course Media Developer
  • Best Practices Online: Communication in Canvas, K. Megan Bracewell, Instructional Designer

March 2017

Highlights in this issue:

  • Using iPads for Field-based Data Collection, Dr. Michael Binder, Political Science
  • 2017 Horizon Report, Higher Education Edition, Dr. Deb Miller, Director
  • Digital Thinking: Innovative Audio-Visual Capture Tools, Jessica Harden, Educational Media Coordinator
  • Best Practices Online: Facilitating Engaging Discussions, Rozy Parlette, Instructional Designer

January 2017

Highlights in this issue:

  • Using 3D Printing to Create Custom Lab Tools, Dr. TJ Mullen, Chemistry
  • 2016-2017 Key Issues in Teaching & Learning, Dr. Deb Miller, Director
  • Digital Thinking: Copyright Resources for Faculty, Dave Wilson, Assistant Director
  • Best Practices Online: Implementing E-Journals, Jamie Chaires, Instructional Designer

November 2016

Highlights in this issue:

  • Beyond PowerPoint - Using OfficeMix to Create Narrated Presentations in Canvas, Dr. Andrea Arikawa, Nutrition
  • National Study on Faculty Attitudes Toward Technology, Dr. Deb Miller, Director
  • Digital Thinking: Using Facebook Groups to Facilitate and Enhance Communication While Traveling Abroad With Students, Mike Boyles, Graphic Designer
  • Best Practices Online: Course Analytics in Canvas, Allison Archer, Instructional Designer

September 2016

Highlights in this issue:

  • Teaching a Visual Language Online, Michael Stultz, Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education
  • Canvas and More, Dr. Deb Miller, Director
  • Digital Thinking: Audio and Video in Canvas, David Wilson, Assistant Director
  • Best Practices Online: Engaging Students in Canvas, Megan Bracewell, Instructional Designer

March 2016

Highlights in this issue:

  • Transitioning Team-Based Projects to the Online Environment, James Littleton, School of Computing
  • Report from ELI 2016, Dr. Deb Miller, Director
  • Digital Thinking: Horizon Report: Higher Ed Edition 2016, David Wilson, Assistant Director
  • Best Practices Online: A review of Best Practices, Rozy Parlette, Instructional Designer