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AOI Training Schedule

Fall 2017

Registration for all courses is through Skillport.
Download the schedule of available course dates (pdf)

Want fresh ideas about how to get your students more engaged? Interested in building your own online course? Join us at a training session or workshop!

  • Blackboard Learn is where you'll find workshops related to the Blackboard (Bb) Learn learning management system. If you haven't yet used Bb Learn, to get the best overview of the platform we advise you to start with the Basics class and then sign up for further workshops including Communities, Grade Center, Rubrics & Assignments, SafeAssign and Tests & Quizzes.

    Blackboard Learn Basics

    If you are new to Bb Learn, this course will give you the best overview of the platform.
    You've got an empty Blackboard Learn course what? Join us for this informative session and learn how Bb tools can help you create interactive, collaborative learning opportunities, on campus or online. We will show you how to create, upload and edit content, including a review of the feature-rich content editor. Well also suggest valuable ideas, short cuts, and tips designed to save you time and energy managing your online class. Sign up today!

    Sign-up for a Blackboard Basics training

    Blackboard Learn Communities

    Everyone's talking about "student engagement" but it's not always easy to figure out what will work best for your classroom. This session reviews Blackboard's community-building tools, including discussions, wikis, blogs, and web conferencing. Join us for this informative session!

    Sign-up for a Blackboard Communities training

    Blackboard Learn Grade Center

    Don't wait until grades are due! Join us for this review of Blackboard's Grade Center. We'll explain different setup options, show how to grade and comment on student work, and demonstrate how to use the electronic rubric. There is also a review of informative reports, including students' "My Grades".

    Sign-up for a Blackboard Grade Center training

    Blackboard Learn Rubrics & Assignments

    Save time and energy with electronic rubrics! We'll walk you through the steps to create a rubric and associate it with various Blackboard assessments. Electronic rubrics reduce grading fatigue and ensure more consistent judging criteria, whether you're reviewing the first or the hundredth essay! Sign up today and learn how to make grading more efficient. Please note that this session does NOT address TurnItIn. This session reviews Blackboard-based assignments and how to use an electronic rubric to make grading more effective and efficient.

    Sign-up for a Blackboard Rubrics & Assignments training

    Blackboard Learn SafeAssign

    SafeAssign is a powerful tool that can detect the similarities between student written submissions and other sources. Even in large classes, you can provide richer, more meaningful feedback to students. Join us at this informative session about how to use Safe Assign in your course.

    Sign-up for a Blackboard SafeAssign training

    Blackboard Learn Tests & Quizzes

    Online quizzes and exams can help faculty be more efficient and save time, especially in larger classes. Join us for this review of Blackboard's full array of powerful question formats. We'll explain setting options that allow you to precisely control and manage delivery of online assessments, as well as demonstrate importing questions from other sources and building question banks.

    Sign-up for a Blackboard Tests & Quizzes training

  • General University Classroom These sessions provide an introduction to the equipment available to instructors in the General University Classrooms (GUCs).

    GUC Training

    This session provides an introduction to the equipment available to instructors in the General University Classrooms (GUCs). Please note the location of each training as they rotate around campus depending on the availability of rooms.

    Sign-up for a GUC training

  • Educational Technology Tools provides training for a wide range of great tools to support your teaching activities whether you teach online, face-to-face, or hybrid courses. Tools: Panopto (Lecture Capture), Collaborate Ultra (Webconferencing) and Video Conferencing.

    Education Technology Tools

    Are you interested in knowing more about technologies that support teaching; from student engagement to increased efficiency? Come see, touch and try ed tech tools that others are using to enhance teaching and learning.

    Panopto (Lecture Capture)

    Panopto is a versatile presentation capture system. It can be used by faculty, staff, or students to easily record and upload presentations to the web. This training will cover the basics of using Panopto including tips for implementing the technology in online and face-to-face classes.

    Sign-up for a Panopto training

    To login to WSU's Panopto site visit

    Collaborate Ultra (Webconferencing)

    Are you curious about how to incorporate synchronous web conferencing into your teaching? Using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, this training provides an overview of the basic user interface, exploring and explaining each function and what it does. You will learn to use the whiteboard, conduct polling, apply helpful hints and tips, schedule a session, and troubleshoot common problems. This session is appropriate for anyone interested in including a web conferencing session (recorded or synchronous) as part of their teaching pedagogy.

    Sign-up for a Collaborate Ultra training

    Video Conferencing

    The synchronous distance learning technology allows students throughout the state and beyond to take part in WSUs educational experience. Learn the basics of video conferencing and how to use it in your classroom.

    Sign-up for a Video Conferencing training

  • Technology Test Kitchen includes workshops and training sessions that feature tools on the cutting edge of teaching innovation. Relocated to The Spark 102.

    Technology Test Kitchen Events

    The Technology Test Kitchen was created by the WSU Provosts Office and Academic Outreach and Innovation to help staff and faculty try out the latest educational technologies in a supportive environment. Register for any of these events through Skillsoft.

    • Free & Easy: Student Engagement Tools
      Stop by and explore a diversity of tools that can be used to engage your students in creative ways.
      Tuesday Aug 29 at 1:00 p.m. in SPRK 102
      Wednesday Oct 25 at 11:00 a.m. in SPRK 102 or via webinar
    • Quick & Clean: Quick Response Solutions
      Come check out the quick response solutions that other WSU faculty have found great success in implementing into their courses.
      Wednesday Sept 13 at 11:00 a.m. in SPRK 102
      Tuesday Nov 28 at 1:00 p.m. in SPRK 102 or via webinar
    • For the Record: Screen Capture Solutions
      Come learn about screen capture solutions that can supplement your courses by providing asynchronous content to your students.
      Tuesday Sept 26 at 1:00 p.m. in SPRK 102
      Wednesday Nov 8 at 11:00 a.m. in SPRK 102 or via webinar
    • Make Way for Design: Makerspace Tools
      Learn about the diversity of makerspace tools hosted in The Sparks design studio and how they can be used in your courses to provide students with a hands-on experience.
      Thursday Oct 12 at 1:00 p.m. in SPRK 102
      Wednesday Dec 6 at 1:00 p.m. in SPRK 102 or via webinar

    Sign up for Technology Test Kitchen classes here!

  • Active Learning includes trainings and workshops that address diverse technologies and pedagogies associated with active learning.

    Active Learning Classroom Training

    These workshops provide an introduction to the equipment available to instructors in the Active Learning Classrooms on the Pullman campus. They address a diversity of technologies and pedagogies associated with student centered active learning. These classrooms include Bryan 404 and classrooms in The Spark, formerly Digital Classroom Building (DCB).

    Sign-up for an Active Learning Classroom training here.

  • Faculty-Led Workshops Hear from your colleagues about teaching innovations, concerns and challenges. Come away with practical strategies, ideas and tips. Topics vary.

    Learn more and register for faculty-led workshops
    Access the faculty-led workshop livestream

If you don't see what you want, please let us know! Send an email to Bradley Clark,, and tell us what topic you're interested in or the teaching issue you'd like to address.

"The LMS gradebook makes it easy to enter grades, it figures the students’ grades and that is always available to them so it keeps me from getting all of those emails asking—"'How am I doing?'"

Cherri Wemlinger

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