USF Magazine Fall 2012

Volume 54 | Number 3



Library Upgrade

| Office of the Provost

A major upgrade to the USF Library welcomed students in the fall.

The just-completed transformation includes a second-floor collaborative learning lab with more than 300 computer workstations, new study spaces and research offices. To accommodate students' schedules, the newly renovated space is open 24 hours a day, five days a week.

Libraries Dean Bill Garrison says the transformation, which complements already popular Learning Commons, is just what students ordered.

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Classroom Rewind

| USF News

More than 1,700 students were able to revisit classes last semester as part of a pilot project to support student success at USF.

Called "Classroom Capture," the service fits perfectly in a world of countless apps, podcasts and internet services made available for 24/7 access from all kinds of devices — mobile or otherwise.

Eleven faculty members took part in the trial, recording 10 lectures each. The lectures were available to download online — audio only, or audio with some visual content such as Powerpoint presentations and graphs.

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