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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 Instructional Materials

  • Distance Education Center in G001 McCarty D
  • COLT Video Studio in Building 162
    • 2-layer recording with green screen (backgrounds can include PowerPoints, photographs, video, virtual sets, microscope feed, etc.)
    • Laboratory setting with table and sink and overhead camera for demonstration videos
    • Compound and dissecting microscopes to show specimens in recording
    • Lightboard
    • Document camera
  • Express Video Studio provides 24/7 access where instructors can record their own videos with green screen
  • Express Audio Studio provides 24/7 access where instructors can create their own multimedia content

 Technical Support While Live Streaming or Recording in G001 McCarty D

  • Zoom and Mediasite videoconferencing and recording for classes and special events
  • Room technology orientations for instructors

 Faculty Consultation and Training on

  • Online teaching best practices and course quality standards
  • Accessibility of course materials
  • Instructional technology
  • 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 and graphics

See details about available recording facilities