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AOI Training Schedule

Fall 2017

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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! To view the current schedule of available sessions, select the topic title
  • Blackboard Learnis 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.
  • General University Classroom These sessions provide an introduction to the equipment available to instructors in the General University Classrooms (GUCs).
  • 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.
  • Technology Test Kitchen includes workshops and training sessions that feature tools on the cutting edge of teaching innovation.
  • Active Learning includes trainings and workshops that address diverse technologies and pedagogies associated with active learning.
  • Faculty-Led Workshops start the conversation about active learning. Workshops are followed by brown bag lunches to continue the discussion.
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.

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. We’ll 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

Safe Assign 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

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 is a versitle 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:​

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Are you curious about how to incorporate synchronous web conferencing into your teaching? Using Blackboard Collaborate, 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 intereste​d 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 WSU’s educational experience. Learn the basics of video conferencing and how to use it in your classroom.

Sign-up for a Video Conferencing training

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

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 Digital Classroom Building that is now open. Sign-up for an Active Learning Classroom training here.

Technology Test Kitchen Events

The Technology Test Kitchen was created by the WSU Provost’s Office and Academic Outreach and Innovation to help staff and faculty try out the latest educational technologies in a supportive environment.

The Technology Test Kitchen offers several classes. Sign up for them here!

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Criminal Justice Professor

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