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Training and Tutorials

Content Presentation Tutorials

Presenting course materials online is, of course, essential to online instruction, but can also make the face-to-face classroom experience more engaging. Please visit our Content Presentation Ideas page for examples and suggestions.


Panopto is a presentation capture tool built into the Blackboard Course Space. Essentially, you can use it within any active course space to record and post presentations, including screen capture. Students can also use Panopto to record presentations.

To learn more about using Panopto at Washington State University please visit: Panopto.


"VoiceThread is a tool for having dynamic conversations around media. Upload a collection of media, comment on it, and share it with others so they can participate in the conversation at anytime, anywhere."

We think of VoiceThread as a way to increase interactivity within the online course space by providing a specific place to upload and discuss a variety of media types (such as videos, slides, images, audio files, etc). Both instructor and student can then post audio or written comments, notations, and graphics at certain points within the media, for example on slide two and slide four, or at minute 2.05 in a video. The following tutorials from VoiceThread can get you started. If you have questions or would like to inquire as to how to integrate VoiceThread into your own course, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Additional Tools and Techniques

In addition to Panopto, there are many other creative and effective ways to present your content online or through new techniques and tools. Here are some of our favorites.

"I have more interaction with students because they’re online. In a distance course, each student must talk in order to be recognized. They must post to the discussion board. I get to read their thoughts and their impressions of the course and of other people’s comments."

Jeanie Pittman

Human Development Professor

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