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Instructional tools for online delivery of courses

Items followed by parentheses and minutes are videos.

Blackboard is a course management system that integrates with student information systems and authentication protocols. You may post lectures, links to videos, email students, create discussion boards and post unofficial grades.

Panopto allows you to record lectures, stream videos and create other online screen experiences.

PowerPoint is installed on all WSU computers. It is the standard for slide presentations.

Quicktime lets you play, record, edit, and share audio and video files on your Mac.

YouTube allows you to watch, share, comment and upload your own videos. It can be accessed on PCs, laptops, tablets and via mobile phones.

Zoom allows you to meet virtually or record a meeting. There’s a 40-minute time limit for meetings with three or more participants.

Instructional support

Training videos Provided by the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, there are several videos related to technological platforms and tools. These videos were recorded live, so questions and answers are included.The first video, "Math/Stat/Physics Remote Work" covers a lot of the basics. Be advised that much of the content is directed to the department, but some of it is transferable for use in others.

Technology access Scroll down to FAQs you may have about using technology or software.

How to keep the party crashers from crashing your Zoom event Tips on keeping malicious hackers from getting into your virtual classroom. Use a password.

Resources for remote work Includes a list of resources to assist WSU Staff and Faculty with working remotely or off campus.

Helping students with remote learning These trainings are designed to help students who are not used to online instruction and using computers, or who have problems with moving into a remote learning environment.

University Libraries online resources Although the University Libraries regularly offers online services and collections, staff have collected that information for ease of use specifically during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sample continuity of instruction plan Adapt this worksheet for your own classes.

How to be a better online instructor Part of the Chronicle of Higher Education advice series. Three other advice guides appear at the bottom of the webpage.

Laboratory courses

How to quickly (and safely) move a lab course online It comes down to modifying learning objectives and finding the right resources. The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 17, 2020.

Online simulations and virtual labs Please note that this crowd-sourced document is not an endorsement for any of these resources. Please vet and discuss with others in your department.