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myTraining to upgrade navigation and functionality

The myTraining platform will undergo a system upgrade on Nov. 22 that will introduce a new navigation layout and functionality. You can review this guide to familiarize yourself with upcoming changes and to explore the new navigation layout once the system is upgraded. If you have questions, contact UF Training and Organizational Development at training@ufl.edu.

Tips to manage tone in email

At a time when our communication has become so digitized, keeping in mind basic email etiquette can go a long way toward fostering positive interaction with your colleagues. In this video, Warrington College of Business Writing Program Coordinator Anthony Coman, Ph.D., provides five tips to manage your tone in an email to ensure your communication remains […]

Improve your feedback and evaluation skills

instructor teaching student

Faculty interested in exploring best practices for evaluating learners and giving effective feedback are encouraged to register for the Providing Effective Feedback and Evaluations workshop. Offered by the UF Center for Teaching Excellence, the virtual workshop will take place on Dec. 1 at noon. Learn more and register: https://teach.ufl.edu/events/providing-effective-feedback-and-evaluations/.

Join an educational technology community of practice

UFIT’s Center for Instructional Technology and Training is organizing a community of practice focused on educational technology. Open to all instructional faculty, IT professionals and staff, the community of practice will facilitate discussions and meetings that showcase emerging technologies available for use at UF, with the first virtual meeting taking place on Dec. 9 at […]

Register for a safety and crime prevention class

Departments interested in safety and crime prevention classes for their faculty and staff are encouraged to browse the UF Police Department’s (UFPD) class list. UFPD works with each department to customize their classes to meet the department’s needs. Faculty and staff may also individually register for classes. Browse the class list: https://police.ufl.edu/programs/classes/safety-crime-prevention-class-list/.

Apply for 2022 Prize for Research in Public Interest Communications

The Center for Public Interest Communications at the UF College of Journalism and Communications is welcoming entries for the Prize for Research in Public Interest Communications (frank prize) now through Dec. 1. The Center awards one $10,000 prize and two $1,500 prizes to peer-reviewed research from disciplines spanning behavioral, cognitive and social sciences that inform the […]

Secure the Swamp online scavenger hunt

UF is participating in Cybersecurity Awareness Month to empower students, faculty and staff to own their role in protecting themselves and the university. This year’s campaign is centered on a “Secure the Swamp!” online scavenger hunt that runs Oct. 25-29. Participants will have the opportunity to win an exclusive T-shirt. Learn more: https://news.it.ufl.edu/security/secure-the-swamp-online-scavenger-hunt/.

UFIT Technology Fee grant applications due Jan. 28

UFIT Technology Fee grants are awarded to projects that utilize technology to enhance UF’s academic environment. All UF employees are encouraged to apply. The concept paper submission deadline for 2022 is Jan. 28. Finalists will be notified and invited by the Technology Fee Advisory Committee to submit a full proposal. Contact Anne Allen at alallen@ufl.edu if you have questions. […]

Strategic Communications Academy for Leaders and Scholars celebrates fifth cohort

On Sept. 24, UF Leaders and Scholars Strategic Communications Academy, or SCA, wrapped up its fifth cohort, with UF faculty and staff delivering strategic communications campaigns and TED-style presentations live via Zoom. The Center for Public Interest Communications in the College of Journalism and Communications — in partnership with UFHR Training & Organizational Development — […]

Protect your files on the GatorCloud

Saving files to your computer’s local drive is convenient, but if your device is lost, stolen or damaged, your data could be unrecoverable. To avoid this, UFIT recommends the use of a UF GatorCloud service, such as Microsoft OneDrive, Google Suite or Dropbox. UF’s versions of these popular services come with additional free storage and […]