Located on the first floor of the library, the USF St. Petersburg Student Technology Center provides an academic computing helpdesk, assistance and training in software such as Canvas and Student Information Systems, as well as access virtual platforms and software, and a digital makerspace with STEM product including 3D printing and VR technology available for check out and use in the library.
This is a place where students can receive assistance in solving course-related software questions or escalate the request to involve the USF IT Helpdesk via a designated phone. Hardware and software installations are not supported, but paths to instruction, student-to-student tutoring, and online resources are available. Reservations are not required, services are first-come, first served.
To facilitate training of students on popular topics, and also as a collaborative space for multiple users, the training and lecture lab will be a space that can be reserved by computing areas at USF St. Petersburg and also as an open use environment during unscheduled times. Ten students are the maximum for this space. The training schedule is kept online, and requests for training can be directed to Systems department members or can be requested online. Five Dell Latitude and five Apple Macbook Pro Laptops will be available for training sessions that are scheduled through the Center. This space can be used for student to student facilitated learning and USF St. Petersburg campus Faculty, Staff or Students may request use of this space for groups of ten or less, for guided tutorials of USF software, Adobe Suite, and Digital Makerspace programs. The STC training room can be reserved at the link below.
Our makerspace is a digital environment, with emphasis on solving software issues directly related to academic scholarship. It differs from the Student Success Center in that it does not specialize in academic tutoring but instead on software and computing literacy with an emphasis on USF St. Petersburg collaboration and teaching tools and information systems such as Canvas, Proctorio, and virtual applications (Google Apps, Adobe publishing tools, etc.) The STC digital makerspace can be reserved at the link listed below.