The FIT Center supports faculty with technology resources and assistance with creating instructional materials, professional presentations, non-funded research and publication. The FIT Center serves as a hub for faculty to meet individually or in small informal groups.
Comfortable furniture grouped around small tables and lounge chairs provide flexible seating and meeting options. Faculty are welcome to bring their snacks and lunches to the FIT Center.
Features and Benefits
- The FIT Center has workstations with Mac and Windows OS that include MS Office software, ParScore for scanning and grading multiple choice exams, i>clicker, and other tools.
- An instructional technology consultant is available from 8:00 am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 am – 4:30 pm on Friday for instructional design and technology consultation.
- Faculty can learn how to use instructional technologies such as Scantron test scoring machines and i>clickers, how to create accessible documents, how to use tools such as Blackboard, Respondus, Turnitin, and much more.
Getting Started Questions
How do I get started with Blackboard, Lecture Capture, Respondus, iClicker, Turnitin, and other instructional technologies? – Our instructional technology consultants will meet with you to help you get started, show you how to use the application as a pedagogical tool and explain best practices for classroom and online time management. ITS can provide useful web links, resources and job aids. Our face-to-face and one-on-one consultations will demonstrate that ITS is ready and able to go the extra mile for you.
Must I make a reservation to use a ParScore machine or can I simply walk in to use one? – Sometimes, during slower periods, you can walk in during FIT Center hours to use a machine. However, we recommend that you make a reservation, especially during midterms and final exam week. On your first visit, a consultant will explain how to use ParScore and offer tips for getting the best results.
What other services does ITS offer? – The FIT Center consultants are prepared to discuss our varied services. Our homepage is a good place for you to see a full view of the many ways we can help you.