Distance Learning

The College of Pharmacy Media Support Office provides educational technology support to faculty, staff and students involved with distance learning activities. We support the traditional entry-level PharmD program, the non-traditional Working Professional PharmD (WPPD) program and certain Continuing Education programs.

Additional training materials, media production examples and related tutorials for faculty and staff are available within the “Admin and Training” site within the E-Learning System. Please contact us at mediahelp@cop.ufl.edu if you need help logging into this site.

The College of Pharmacy Media Support Office staff provide the following services:

  • Media Production
    Staff assist faculty with recording and creating instructional materials for web-based delivery including animations and computer-created presentations.
  • Handled Computing Training
    Staff provide training to faculty on the use of iPod Touch devices and related software.
  • Software Training
    Staff provide training on the use of instructional technology software including ELS (E-Learning System), UF iTunes U, Camtasia, and Elluminate collaborative software.
  • Classroom Equipment Support
    Staff orient and assist instructors with the use of classroom media equipment including the interactive lectern (aka “Sympodium”), and coordinate video conferencing activities.
  • Instructional Design Support
    Our instructional designer holds one-on-one consultations with faculty and provides guidance on course design and strategies for helping students meet learning objectives.
  • Student Technical Support
    Staff assist students with viewing video presentations or other content marked as being support by the COP Media Support Office.
  • Video Production Coordination
    Staff schedule and coordinate the activities of our partner, Classroom 24-7 to record lectures or other learning activities, and convert video material to web-friendly formats.
  • Course Website System Administration
    Staff administer the College of Pharmacy’s course websites within the E-Learning system by creating course website “shells”, applying standard templates and arranging access for faculty, staff and students.
  • Online Student Technology Orientations
    Staff provide students enrolled in distance learning programs with online orientations to help students become familiar with technology, and to identify and resolve technical problems prior to students starting course work. These orientations vary based on the degree program.