Topic Information

During the summer of 2020, Instructional Design and Access, in partnership with many campus offices, will be offering a series of trainings that will be available through "live" Zoom breakout-style sessions, online/on-demand video trainings, and "live" Zoom workshops.  To help you choose the trainings you want to receive and plan how you will get them, please use the following index. Note that "live" Zoom sessions will be offered during the weeks of June 8-12, 2020, and August 10-14, 2020; "live" Zoom workshops will be offered May 12-14, 19-21; June 12; August 10 & 14. Online/on-demand trainings will be added to Wichita State's staff training system called myTraining, which can be accessed by university employees through the MyWSU portal, and many of those trainings will also be listed here as a clickable link to a video version of the training in YouTube. These will become available throughout the summer, so check back here or check in myTraining throughout the summer.

Conference Tracks

Conference Tracks For Hybrid Instruction Styles

Your conference tracks are suggestions only. If you don't need training in a certain area, just ignore a suggestion. For full descriptions along with PowerPoints, handouts, and possibly video recordings of previous sections, look below to the areas marked "descriptions and handouts/PPT's."

Hybrid Option 1: Blended delivery, in-person testing

The Hybrid Option 1 track is for professors who plan to offer a blended delivery course (in-person and online content) and in-person testing. To be successful with Hybrid Option 1,  IDA suggests professors pursue the following training topics in this year's ARC: 

Trainings for GTAs:

Trainings if you have little Blackboard experience:

Trainings for most users to consider:

  • Remote/Online Instructor Course Building Workshop

  • A Model for Creating Your Hybrid Course

  • Guidelines for In-Person Contact

Strongly suggested additional trainings:

  • Accessibility in the Remote Classroom
  • Zoom Best Practices
Hybrid Option 2: Blended delivery, online testing

The Hybrid Option 2 track is for professors who plan to offer a blended delivery course (in-person and online content) and online testing. To be successful with Hybrid Option 2,  IDA suggests professors pursue the following training topics in this year's ARC: 

Trainings for GTAs:

  • What GTA's Need to Know About Teaching in Fall 2020
  • In addition to the above session, please continue reviewing other training needs in this area.

Trainings if you have little Blackboard experience:

  • Remote/Online Instructor First Steps Workshop
  • Remote/Online Instructor Intermediate Steps Workshop
  • In addition to the above session, please continue reviewing other training needs in this area.

Trainings for most users to consider:

  • Remote/Online Instructor Course Building Workshop
  • A Model for Creating Your Hybrid Course
  • Guidelines for In-Person Contact

Strongly suggested additional trainings:

  • Accessibility in the Remote Classroom
  • Zoom Best Practices
  • Advanced Blackboard, all about tests

  • Advanced Blackboard, all about professor feedback and how students see it

  • Online Proctoring Options at Wichita State

Hybrid Option 3: All online delivery, in-person testing

The Hybrid Option 3 track is for professors who plan to offer all online content but in-person testing. To be successful with Hybrid Option 3,  IDA suggests professors pursue the following training topics in this year's ARC: 

Trainings for GTAs:

  • What GTA's Need to Know About Teaching in Fall 2020
  • In addition to the above session, please continue reviewing other training needs in this area.

Trainings if you have little Blackboard experience:

Trainings for most users to consider:

  • Guidelines for In-Person Contact

Strongly suggested additional trainings:

  • Accessibility in the Remote Classroom
  • Zoom Best Practices
Hybrid Option 4: Online delivery, in-person enrichment activities

The Hybrid Option 4 track is for professors who plan to offer a nearly fully online course but with in-person enrichment opportunites. To be successful with Hybrid Option 4,  IDA suggests professors pursue the following training topics in this year's ARC: 

Trainings for GTAs:

  • What GTA's Need to Know About Teaching in Fall 2020
  • In addition to the above session, please continue reviewing other training needs in this area.

Trainings if you have little Blackboard experience:

  • Remote/Online Instructor First Steps Workshop
  • Remote/Online Instructor Intermediate Steps Workshop
  • In addition to the above session, please continue reviewing other training needs in this area.

Trainings for most users to consider:

Strongly suggested additional trainings:

  • Accessibility in the Remote Classroom
  • Zoom Best Practices
  • Advanced Blackboard, all about tests
  • Advanced Blackboard, all about professor feedback and how students see it
  • Online Proctoring Options at Wichita State
Hybrid Option 5: Fully online, temporary

The Hybrid Option 5 track is for professors who plan to develop a fully online course but who do not plan that course to be online permanently. To be successful with Hybrid Option 5,  IDA suggests professors pursue the following training topics in this year's ARC: 

Trainings for GTAs:

  • What GTA's Need to Know About Teaching in Fall 2020
  • In addition to the above session, please continue reviewing other training needs in this area.

Trainings if you have little Blackboard experience:

  • Remote/Online Instructor First Steps Workshop
  • Remote/Online Instructor Intermediate Steps Workshop
  • In addition to the above session, please continue reviewing other training needs in this area.

Trainings for most users to consider:

Strongly suggested additional trainings:

  • Accessibility in the Remote Classroom
  • Zoom Best Practices
  • Advanced Blackboard, all about tests
  • Advanced Blackboard, all about professor feedback and how students see it
  • Online Proctoring Options at Wichita State
  • Introduction to Panopto
  • Teaching Fully Online for the First Time
Hybrid Option 6: Fully online, permanent

The Hybrid Option 6 track is for professors who plan to develop a fully online course and who hope to make that course a permanent online course. To be successful with Hybrid Option 6,  IDA suggests professors pursue the following training topics in this year's ARC: 

Trainings for GTAs:

  • This option is not available to most GTAs. If you would like to develop a permanent, fully online course, please have your departmental supervisor contact Instructional Design and Access for guidance on how to proceed.

Trainings if you have little Blackboard experience:

  • Remote/Online Instructor First Steps Workshop 
  • Remote/Online Instructor Intermediate Steps Workshop

Trainings for most users to consider:

Strongly suggested additional trainings:

  • Accessibility in the Remote Classroom
  • Zoom Best Practices
  • Advanced Blackboard, all about tests
  • Advanced Blackboard, all about professor feedback and how students see it
  • Online Proctoring Options at Wichita State
  • Introduction to Panopto
  • Teaching Fully Online for the First Time
  • Online Teaching Best Practices
Hybrid Option 7: Almost fully in-person, very little online

The Hybrid Option 7 track is for professors who plan to offer a near fully in-person course with very little online content. To be successful with Hybrid Option 7,  IDA suggests professors pursue the following training topics in this year's ARC: 

Trainings for GTAs:

  • What GTA's Need to Know About Teaching in Fall 2020
  • In addition to the above session, please continue reviewing other training needs in this area.

Strongly suggested technical trainings:

Strongly suggested other trainings:

  • Guidelines for In-Person Contact
Conference Tracks by Instructor Experience Level

Your conference tracks are suggestions only. If you don't need training in a certain area, just ignore a suggestion. For full descriptions along with PowerPoints, handouts, and possibly video recordings of previous sections, look below to the areas marked "descriptions and handouts/PPT's."

New GTA

The list you find here is the very minimum you need to be successful

  • Introduction to Blackboard
  • Accessibility in the Remote Classroom
  • Zoom Best Practices
  • Working with Students with Disabilities
  • Teaching in the American Classroom (recommended for any GTAs who are international students): Online Version Available! Click HERE to access. Course recommended for any GTA's who did not go to school in the American educational system.
New Faculty

Welcome to full-time teaching at Wichita State.  Instructional Design and Access is here to help ensure you feel ready and confident to begin your teaching role. The following trainings will support your success:

  • Introduction to Blackboard
  • Intermediate Blackboard
  • Advanced Blackboard, All About Tests
  • Accessibility in the Remote Classroom
  • Using IDA's Course Set-Up Services
  • Zoom Best Practices
  • Working with Students with Disabilities
  • Library Services 101: What your Library can do for you
  • Work/Family Balance (presentation version and discussion version)
  • Teaching in the American Classroom: Online Version Available! Click HERE to access. Course recommended for any GTA's who did not go to school in the American educational system.
Returning GTA 

The list you find here is the very minimum you need to be successful in most instances

  • Intermediate Blackboard
  • Introduction to Panopto
  • Disability Harassment and How to Avoid It
  • Online Teaching Best Practices
  • Library Resources
  • Work/Family Balance (presentation version and discussion version)
Conference Tracks By Topic Area

Your conference tracks are suggestions only. If you don't need training in a certain area, just ignore a suggestion. For full descriptions along with PowerPoints, handouts, and possibly video recordings of previous sections, look below to the areas marked "descriptions and handouts/PPT's."

Diversity and Equity

Participants who are interested in issues surrounding diversity and equity should look for the following sessions in the August, 2020 event:

  • Title IX Training for Faculty
  • Adding Diversity to Your Curriculum, Panel Discussion
  • Pursuing Diversity Content Designation for Your Class
  • Disability Harassment and How to Avoid It
  • First Generation Students, Panel Discussion
  • Creating a Welcoming Environment for Veterans
  • Academic Freedom and Harmful Language
  • Microaggressions
  • All sessions listed in the Accessibility and Accommodations area

 

Teaching Tips and Tricks

Participants who are interested in learning about some new tips and tricks for teaching remotely should look for the following sessions in the August, 2020 event:

  • Using Adaptive Release to Build an "Escape Room" Type Activity in Blackboard
  • Little-Known Panopto Tools
  • Using Respondus 4.0 Test Generator
  • Introduction to LinkedIn Learning at Wichita State
  • PowerPoint Feature Showcase
  • Zoom Best Practices
  • Blackboard Rubrics
  • How to Host a Murder Mystery Night in Zoom

Conference Descriptions, Handouts, Links to Video Sessions

Hands-on Workshops

There are four hands-on workshops as part of this summer of training. Workshops are offered as "live" Zoom trainings. Instructors of any rank are invited to attend any or all of these trainings. 

Remote/Online Instructor First Steps Workshop: This is a 3-hour, hand-on workshop designed to help instructors who have never taught using Blackboard and Zoom before. Participants will learn basic skills and practice them in real time with the help of an instructional designer. By the end of this workshop, participants will have gotten to know some of the basic tools in Blackboard and have learned how to upload files and make announcements. Please bring the syllabus for any classes you are teaching soon if available. 

Remote/Online Instructor Intermediate Steps WorkshopThis is a 3-hour, hand-on workshop designed to help instructors who have some basic skills in Blackboard but who need to move to the next level. Participants will learn new skills and then have a chance to practice them on their own computers while an instructional designer remains on hand.  Please bring questions and any files you need to upload to upcoming classes. 

Remote/Online Instructor Course Building WorkshopThis is a 3-hour, hands-on workshop designed to help instructors choose and customize a university-provided Blackboard class template and work to start building out their classes with content including assignments and tests. Participants will have time to work on their class as an instructional designer works with each participant either in a group setting or a personal breakout room. Please bring as much course content as you can for upcoming courses you are building. 

A Flexible Model for Creating Your Hybrid Course: This is a 2-hour, hands-on workshop designed to help instructors think through how to turn their in-person course into a hybrid or "flipped" course. Creating a hybrid course can be faster if you have a model to follow. In this session learn about the “Blendkit” model and the WSU online resources associated with it to plan and create your hybrid course. All Blendkit documents have been updated and made accessible for online distribution and are offered here under the original Creative Commons licensing.  

Creating Instructional Video Workshop: This workshop combines our three video creation sessions into one workshop.  You will cover video capture devices, hosting video online, and From the Cutting Room Floor to Course. Offered in August, 2020.

Blackboard Test Workshop, "All About Tests": This workshop will provide attendees with skills needed to create and set up tests in a Blackboard course. The workshop will walk through how to create a test using Microsoft Excel, Blackboard, and Respondus Test Generator. Additionally, we will discuss how to deploy the test into your course and what test settings to avoid for the best user experiences.

Teams Essentials: This is a partnership training provided by ITS.  Sign-up is required through myTraining as you will be provided with hands-on activities. This session covers Microsoft Teams and how to get it to work for you.

Accessible Math and Science Workshop: Accessibility brings a full set of challenges, and math and science classes can be especially challenging for those who are just beginning to think about how accessibility works. This session will show you things like the behind-the-scenes ways computers work with documents so you can better understand why certain accessibility steps are so critical.

Blackboard Trainings 

 Introduction to Blackboard: Blackboard is Wichita State’s Learning Management System and the place WSU students expect to find their online and hybrid classes. This session will cover the basics: how to access Blackboard, creating announcements, creating items, uploading files, creating an “ask the professor” discussion and subscribing to it. 

Intermediate Blackboard: This session is designed to help people who know a little about Blackboard take the next steps toward mastery. It will cover topics such as creating assignments in Bb, linking in video, grading assignments, and how students see grades. 

Advanced Blackboard, all about tests: In this session we will get into the intricacies of test building in Blackboard. You will learn how tests are built, how to build and use test pools, how to deploy tests, and perhaps most importantly, how to use test settings to get to your goals for test integrity and deployment.  

Advanced Blackboard, all about the Grade Center: In this session, participants will go in-depth about the grade center. How can professors make the grade center work for them, and what things can go wrong if settings aren’t right. 

Advanced Blackboard, all about professor feedback and how students see it: You have taken the time to give your students constructive and useful feedback on their tests and assignments, but can they see it? This session will explain the intricacies of Blackboard feedback and other related options so you can ensure that your students will be able to access your grading comments.  

Blackboard Rubrics: The Blackboard Rubrics training provides users with foundational skills to build rubrics in Blackboard and associate them with student assessments. This session will cover the benefits of using rubrics, what assessments can be used with rubrics, building rubrics, and associating rubrics to your assessments.

Using Adaptive Release to Build an "Escape Room" Style Activity in Blackboard:  Would you like to add a little zip and fun to your Blackboard class but still maintain clear tracking of student completion as well as some formative assessment?  An escape room may be just the thing! This technique was developed in consultation with Professor Donna Robinson after she requested help from IDA in figuring out how to make this work. It works so well, we wanted to share!

Problems in Blackboard; Causes and Solutions: If you hate Blackboard, this is the session for you. We will walk through common problems and explain solutions. Come to the live session armed with questions and frustrating stories, or watch this as a recorded session as soon as a recording is available.

Panopto, Zoom, other Video Production Trainings

Introduction to Panopto: The Introduction to Panopto training will provide the attendee with the foundational skills to download and use the Panopto recorder. This session covers configuration of a Blackboard course, downloading and installing the recorder, recording the video, and sharing the video within Blackboard course. 

Intermediate Panopto: The Intermediate Panopto training continues to build on the foundational skills developed in the Introduction to Panopto training by introducing the editing capabilities of Panopto and expanding on how Panopto can be used and shared. This session covers a brief refresher on recording, basic editing using video cuts, editing slides in Panopto, adding and editing automatic captions, video sharing options, and using Panopto for student assignments. 

Advanced Panopto: The Advanced Panopto training takes the attendees’ Panopto skills one step further by exploring alternative ways to create a Panopto video and increase student engagement by adding quiz questions to the video. This session covers creating video using raw video files and voice-over PowerPoints, adding Panopto quiz questions, sharing a video with quizzing in Blackboard, and viewing the quiz results. 

Panopto Expert: The Panopto Expert training enhances users’ skills with Panopto beyond basic creation and editing, into folder and video features and troubleshooting. We will discuss how to move and copy videos to other folders, when and how to re-process your video, how to merge videos together, and what to do in the event that your video is accidentally deleted.

Little Known Panopto Tools: This is a guest session run by a Panopto representaive.  As the name implies, you will learn about some "off the beaten track" tools in Panopto.  The live session is only available in August, but this will be available later as a recorded session too.

Zoom Best Practices: Zoom makes “face-to-face” contact with your remote students easy, but there are some things to know to ensure the best experience for you and your students. From scheduling to Zoom safety, come to this session to ensure you have the foundational Zoom knowledge necessary for success. 

Tips for Creating Instructional Videos: This session will cover the basics to get instructors from script to posted video in your course shell in 7 easy steps, demonstrating topics from lighting and camera angle to using adding or using supportive visuals for enhanced learning. Discussion will also include recording software options, export setting for webhosting, and adding closed captioning and additional visuals for enhanced learning.  (Note, this session was offered in June, 2020 and then retired.  We have replaced this session with the three Video Series Sessions listed below and a workshop called "Creating Instructional Video.")

Video Series Session 1, Getting StartedAre you needing to create a “Lecture” type of instructional video or a “Tutorial” type? Or maybe even both? In this session we select the software and hardware for recording based upon your need.  We will also go through the process of outlining/storyboarding and cover why this practice is useful in managing the recording process and achieving the desired outcomes with the instructional video. 

Video Series Session 2, Effortless Recording: This session focuses on creative ways to use the resources you have and tips/tricks for making your video seamless and effortless when recording.

Video Series Session 3, From the Cutting Room Floor to a Course: Getting your video edited might seem like a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. In this session I will walk you through the simple steps of:

      1. Taking raw video into a simple editing program and making simple edits
      2. Exporting and hosting on YouTube
      3. Generating Closed Captioning
      4. And then, embedding into a course shell for easy student viewing

How to Host a Murder Mystery Night Using Zoom:  The ARC may someday become famous for its murder mysteries! Let us share with you what we have learned about hosting and creating mysteries, and perhaps you will want to host one of your own as part of a class or as a social activity for majors in your department.

Accessibility and Accommodations

Accessibility Update for 2020-21 Academic Year: This session covers what is new this year in terms of accessibility expectations, processes, and more.  Available as a live and as a recorded session.

Accessibility in the Remote Classroom: Moving your in-person class to hybrid or online delivery comes with many questions. Get your accessibility questions answered directly by the Interim Accessibility Coordinator for the university, John Jones. Come away from this session knowing what needs to be done, what can be done later, and what services the university has in place to help make accessibility as painless and efficient as possible. 

Blackboard Ally Makes Accessibility Easier: You may think of the Blackboard Ally product as causing you stress when it shows you “red dials” next to files you upload in Blackboard. But Ally isn’t an enemy; it’s a friend, and it does a lot for you and your students.  Come to this session to learn what Blackboard Ally is and how it can help you deliver more accessible content in your online or remote course.

Working with Students With Disabilities: What considerations should you keep in mind when working with students with disabilities in your class? Does shifting to hybrid or online for your content bring special issues to know about? In this session the Director of the Office of Disability Services will walk you through what you need to know about working with students with disabilities in your classes. 

Disability Harassment and How to Avoid It: Disability harassment is a serious legal and social issue, and no one would do it on purpose. But what is disability harassment? This session will start with that definition and give examples of inadvertent harassment and how it can be avoided. 

Basic PDF Remediation for Accessibility: Despite their convenience and widespread use, PDFs present unique challenges in regards to Accessibility. In this presentation we will cover a number of topics, such as optimizing documents before PDF export, using Optical Character Recognition to recognize text in scanned documents, the importance of tags, and adjusting a document's reading order. 

Working With an ASL Interpreter in my Zoom Class:  The move to online and remote learning has required some accommodations to make the jump to Zoom along with the class. If you are teaching a class that has an ASL interpreter, this session will help you to understand what to expect and how to facilitate your interpreter's success in the Zoom environment.

Universal Design and Universal Design for Learning: Did you know that universal design (UD) and universal design for learning (UDL) are different things? This session will unpack these two concepts and learn how to apply them to your own teaching.

Accessibility and the University's Auditing Process:  This session covers both the class-level audit for online materials and the university-wide technology audit necessary for all student-facing technologies and digital content. Come learn what the university does to ensure accessible materials across the board.

Free Online Classes Through the Kansas Accessibility Resources Network:  The Kansas Accessibility Resources Network makes free, high-quality accessibility training for instructors (and for students!) available online. Although KSARN is not providing Zoom-based trainings for the ARC 2020, we encourage all instructors to have a look at these available trainings and make time to do any that look interesting or you feel you need. Each course is about 30 minutes long unless otherwise noted.

Teaching Training

What GTA's Need to Know About Teaching in Fall 2020: Fall, 2020 will be an unusual semester, and if you have or hope to have a GTA appointment of any kind in the fall, there is much you need to know. This session will update graduate students on Wichita State’s course delivery requirements as well as the training opportunities and other support available to ensure you are successful in the fall.  All graduate students are welcome, whether or not you have received a GTA appointment yet.  

Teaching Fully Online for the First Time: Are you new to the world of online teaching? If so, this training will get you oriented to the basic tools of online teaching while we also tackle some of the myths of online courses and the students who take them. 

Online Teaching Best Practices: Teaching online goes back to the 1990s, so while it is a relatively new delivery mode for some, it has had enough time for research to emerge about some best practices. In this session we will review many online teaching best practices and talk about how the tools available at WSU can be used to support them.  

Things to Think About Before Requiring Online Textbook Materials In Your ClassDid you know that Respondus LockDown Browser with Monitor can’t be used to proctor tests in third party software? This and other realities can come as a surprise for instructors who are new to the online and hybrid teaching world. Come to this session to learn the things you need to know before you commit to third-party online resources. 

PowerPoint Feature Showcase: Attend this session to learn about some highlights in Microsoft PowerPoint, including: animation tips, image editing options, working with 3D Models, live captions, recording tools, and export options.

Running Effective Online Discussions: Online discussions have a bad reputation, but they can actually be fulfilling and educational. The secret is knowing how to run an online discussion so it helps professors achieve their goals.  This session will help unpack some “secrets of the guild” so you can join the ranks of people who appreciate online discussions. 

Fostering Student Engagement in Online Classes: Student engagement is a major predictor of student persistence and success in online classes. But student engagement doesn’t “just happen”; it requires planning and support. This session will take a research-based approach to student engagement suggestions for your online or hybrid class. 

Creating a Welcoming Environment for VeteransWichita State proudly welcomes students who have served in the Armed Forces. But how do you create a welcoming environment for these students in your class? Chris Stone, will guide this presentation in which you will learn about the characteristics of this student population and how best to reach them. 

Writing Measurable Learning Outcomes and Objectives: The Wichita State syllabus template asks for your class’s measurable learning outcomes, but what ARE learning outcomes? What makes them measurable? How do we write them? Come to this session to find out. 

Finding OER and Open Access Materials: With a tuition increase possible, considering alternative sources of course texts and materials is now even more important than ever. In this session we will highlight sources of scholarly open access materials that you can incorporate into your courses and discuss broader questions about the open access movement. Session participants will learn how to match materials from open access publications to their course needs, which in turn can help your students avoid needing to buy an expensive textbook (or face the choice of not buying it, and missing out on part of the course content). 

The Giant Textbook -- How to Use LinkedIn Learning in Your Classroom: Wichita State recently acquired a site license for LinkedIn Learning giving every student, faculty, and staff member access to thousands of online modules.  Included is content that covers hard skills for specific software, and content that covers soft skills such as how to present or improve your writing.  Learn how you can integrate these modules to supplement your curriculum, assign them to your students, and make your job as an instructor a little bit easier.  This session was offered on Zoom in June, 2020.

Designing and Teaching a First-Year Seminar: The First-Year Seminar (FYS) is a unique course in which an instructor combines their own expertise and curricular interests with student success materials to provide an engaging experience to students new to university. This session will outline the requirements for an FYS and how you can create a course and submit it for university approval. Major guidance given to creating a course for teaching in the FAll of 2021.

Teaching in a Politically-Charged Environment: There is a lot to unpack in our modern world, and college coures are great places to do that work.  But talking about and teaching about real issues can bring up political tensions as well.  This session will help provide you perspective and techniques for teaching in these times.

Guidelines for In-Person Contact: This session addresses the most up-to-date information available about working with students in-person.

Facutly Grade-Entry Training: Available as a live training only, and only to WSU employees.  Going behind the scenes, this training will show you the in's and out's of the Banner grade reporting system and how to make it work best for your needs. 

What is "Active Learning"?: Have you heard the term "active learning"? At its core, it simply means student participation in the learning process, but in application, active learning can take on many different characters. This session will explore the term and give examples illustrating how it can be used in your classes.

Teaching in the American Classroom: Some instructors have limited experience with the American classroom when they begin their teaching career.  Whether you are a GTA or a new faculty member or adjunct, this class will help you think through the unique qualities of the American classroom. This session is available as a live Zoom session in August, 2020 and also as an on-demand session online. Online Version Available! Click HERE to access.

First Generation Panel Discussion: This panel brings together campus experts to discuss the first generation college student experience and how to help these students be successful in their university careers. This session is available as a live Zoom session in August, 2020 and will be available as a recorded session soon after.

Academic Freedom and Harmful Language: This session will unpack the difficult topic of the tension between free speech issues and harmful and hurtful language in a university setting.

Microaggressions: This is a partnership session with a presenter from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. In it, participants will learn what microaggessions are, how they are harmful, and how to work to purge them from the university.

Pursuing Diversity Designation for Your ClassThis session is dedicated to those who would like to create or modify courses that will be designated as “containing diversity content.” We will discuss the requirements, process, and typical examples of receiving the designation. We will also point out some common mistakes that faculty requesting the designation may make and how to avoid such pitfalls. All teaching faculty and administrators are welcome.

 

Campus Services Training

Library Services 101: What your Library can do for you: You might have noticed that there’s this big building in the center of campus.  Rumor has it that it is full of books.  Both of these observations happen to be true, but there is much more to the library than just the building and the books. Session participants will learn about library services  relevant to faculty research, instruction and curricular needs. This includes how to request and add course reserves, incorporate research guides, books, articles, streaming media, and more into your Blackboard courses. You will also learn about who works in the library building, and who to contact to take advantage of these services. 

Library Resources: Did you know that the library offers many resources that are often not widely seen by teaching faculty, but that those same faculty laud and incorporate into their instruction once they discover them?  We do – and through this session, we will help you discover them.  Participants will learn about different types of library guides, streaming media, digital learning objects, and other resources your librarian can teach through Zoom, and/or place into your Blackboard courses.  Some of these resources are librarian created, others are licensed from database providers, and all are selected because they have direct value to your teaching efforts. 

Finding OER and Open Access Materials: With a tuition increase possible, considering alternative sources of course texts and materials is now even more important than ever. In this session we will highlight sources of scholarly open access materials that you can incorporate into your courses and discuss broader questions about the open access movement. Session participants will learn how to match materials from open access publications to their course needs, which in turn can help your students avoid needing to buy an expensive textbook (or face the choice of not buying it, and missing out on part of the course content). 

Finding Streamed Audio and Video Resources at the Library: Thre are a number of high-quality resources available for you to use in your online and remote classes, but unless you know how to find them, how can you hope to employ them in your class?  This session will guide you through finding resources and then using them in Blackboard.

Copyright Considerations for Online Courses:  Once upon a time the academic world operated using print and microform, and copyright legislation was crafted to reflect these media.  Then the Internet arrived, and, among other effects, revolutionized the means through which students and professors encounter, consume, and produce scholarly communication.  Copyright legislation has adapted to some extent, but still lags behind the contemporary digital world in many regards.  At present, WSU is teaching exclusively online, and a return to classroom instruction will be gradual.  This session will provide an overview of elements of copyright law as it relates to teaching online, as well as to the sharing of copyrighted digital materials available through the University Libraries. 

Subject Librarians and What they can Do For You: The filmmaker Michael Moore once said that librarians are not “just sitting there at the desk, all quiet and everything.  They’re like plotting the revolution, man!”  Ok, ok, we’re not actually plotting any revolutions (or are we?), but through this session, you will learn how librarians can collaborate with you in the design of assignments and research activities, create research guides and instructional materials for your classes, provide online instruction in the research process, and work with you to acquire e-books that you can then make available through Blackboard.  Through this session, you will learn who your subject librarian is, and how they can support your research and teaching (and revolution, if you like).  

How the Faculty Toolbox Helps Students: Have you ever wondered about the Faculty Toolbox and how those email requests for you to make certain announcements in your classes actually help students? Come to this session to learn the behind-the-scenes on the Faculty Toolbox and the Office of Student Success. 

How SEAS Keeps At-Risk Students in School:  The SEAS process is a powerful tool for keeping students in school and successfully persisting toward their degrees, yet it is under used by many professors. Come to this session to learn the value of SEAS and how you can use it to help keep your students in school.

Using WSU-TV's New Video Capture Services:  Whether you are teaching hybrid or fully online classes, you might want to put some lectures online. The WSU-TV is currently offering a service that will work with you to produce high-quality videos with little technical expertise and no cost to you. This session explains the details. 

Introduction to Web Pages in OU Campus: Do you have responsibility for a department or other webpage on Wichita.edu? This introductory training will introduce you to OU Campus, WSU’s Content Management System, and get you on your way to confidence as you update your university webpages. 

Using IDA's Course Set-Up Services: Instructional Design and Access has a new service, course set-up! If you would like to get a head start on building your new hybrid or online course, let IDA provide you with the structure and look-and-feel elements to help get you on your way to a professional-looking and easy-to-navigate Blackboard course. 

Tests and Proctoring Training

Advanced Blackboard, All About Tests: In this session we will get into the intricacies of test building in Blackboard. You will learn how tests are built, how to build and use test pools, how to deploy tests, and perhaps most importantly, how to use test settings to get to your goals for test integrity and deployment. 

Advanced Blackboard, all about professor feedback and how students see it: You have taken the time to give your students constructive and useful feedback on their tests and assignments, but can they see it? This session will explain the intricacies of Blackboard feedback and other related options so you can ensure that your students will be able to access your grading comments. 

Using Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor:  Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus LockDown Browser with Monitor are both powerful proctoring tools for you to use with your Blackboard-delivered tests. Come to this session to learn how to use the tools and when they are, and are not, appropriate for your class. 

Using Respondus 4.0 Test Generator: Respondus test builder makes creating tests for your Blackboard and in-person classes much easier! Come and learn how to use the tool, which has been newly-acquired to support your online and hybrid classes. 

Online Proctoring Options at Wichita State: There are many options for online test proctoring at Wichita State, and it can get a bit overwhelming. Come to this session to learn about all of your online proctoring options so you can think through what will be right for your class. 

Legal Issues Training

Title IX Updates Training: New Title IX regulations became available on May 6, 2020, and this session will cover the important changes you need to know. 

Disability Harassment and How To Avoid It: Disability harassment is a serious legal and social issue, and no one would do it on purpose. But what is disability harassment? This session will start with that definition and give examples of inadvertent harassment and how it can be avoided. 

Faculty Advancement Training

Managing the Tenure and Promotion Process: Tenure and promotion don’t just “happen”, they are earned. Come to this session to learn what full-time faculty need to know about this process. 

Personal Professional Development with LinkedIn and LinkedIn Learning: LinkedIn is free powerful tool to help you build your professional network, now with Wichita State's access to LinkedIn Learning, this can be force multiplier for you and your career.  Learn how you can use both platforms to aid in your professional development, learning skills that will make you a more effective employee, achieve your career aspirations, and showcase that learning on your LinkedIn profile. 

Cocktail Hour! Events

ARC Cocktail Hour! Cooking Ethiopian Food with Dr. Freh: Do you love to eat and find yourself cooking at home more lately? Come learn about a fully online and free course developed by IDA's own Dr. Freh Wuhib.  This session will walk through the online course, and Freh will be available to explain ingredients and how to get them.  Available as a live Zoom session in August, 2020.

ARC Cocktail Hour! Game Night With John: John Jones knows a thing or two about online gaming, and in this Cocktail Hour! session, you will learn how to host inexpensive, interactive games in a Zoom environment. Session is capped at 8 attendees and myTraining signup is required to attend. Available as a live session in August 2020.

ARC Cocktail Hour! Murder Mystery Night: Always our final Cocktail Hour in any week of live events! In this two-hour session we will be hosting an online murder mystery! Come ready to play a part in a highly-interactive, super-social murder mystery. Who-dunnit? Maybe you can figure it out with the available clues along the way. Everything you need will be provided including an optional Zoom background for the event. All you need to bring is a readiness to have some fun and kick back with friends, oh, and maybe a cocktail too (no alcohol needed!)! Offered in June and August, 2020.

ARC Cocktail Hour! Discussion about Work/Family/Life Balance: This session is an opportunity to talk about the challenges of balancing work, family, and life, especially in the current world's circumstances. This is a companion session to the Work/Family/Life Balance presentation session, which covers the same topic but in a presentation style. This session is designed to be participant-driven and conversational, not a presentation.