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College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Center for Online Learning and Technology (COLT)


COLT Services


To request COLT services, please complete the online services request form. For questions, email

Services Available to CALS and IFAS Faculty

COLT works with faculty and staff from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), UF/IFAS Extension, and other units within IFAS. We can help develop or adapt course and training materials for online or blended delivery of academic and Extension courses and programs. Our services include: 

Instructional Design Support in Alignment with UF + Quality Matters Standards for Online Course Quality

  • Developing courses in UF Canvas and IFAS Canvas for:
    • Academic credit
    • Extension training for agents or clientele

 Production and Recording of Course or Module Content

  • Distance Education Center in G001 McCarty D
  • COLT Video Studio in Building 162
    • Green screen backgrounds including PowerPoints, photographs, video, and virtual sets
    • Laboratory setting with table and sink
    • Document camera and Microscope
    • Lightboard
  • One-Button Studio provides 24/7 access where faculty can record their own short videos
  • Sound Room provides 24/7 access where faculty can create their own multimedia content
  • Room 3096 in McCarty B – Assistance with Mediasite recordings

 Technical Support While Live Streaming or Recording in G001 McCarty D

  • Webinars including videoconferencing using Zoom
  • Seminars
  • Candidate interviews
  • Other programs requiring the capabilities of G001

 Faculty Consultation and Training on

  • Multimedia, distance education technologies, tools, and techniques
  • Assistance with any other distance education issues or questions

 Development of Interactive Learning Tools

  • Software and programming platforms including Articulate, Camtasia, Adobe Captivate, HTML5/CSS3 and jQuery.

 Instructional Materials Development for Academic Courses and Extension Training

  • PowerPoint templates, Illustrations, Graphics

See details on available recording facilities