Engaging Students on Snow Days

Snow day class poster

Faculty often lose class days due to university closure and/or delay during the first part of Spring semester. Students enrolled in a first-half of spring semester course are most often impacted. When classes are cancelled right before an exam or major project, you might consider providing an alternative activity to…

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Sakai Workshops

The Learning Management System Team invites faculty to attend the following workshops on Sakai LMS and accompanying tools. Please visit the PDC website for dates, times and registration: pdc.wfu.edu/?q=sakai Introduction to Sakai This hands-on workshop includes navigation of Sakai, creating a new site, selecting tools within Sakai, how to get…

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Hosting Live Online Classes for Synchronous Class Lecture or Study Sessions

So you’ve decided to take the plunge into the world of online conferencing software! Congratulations! Whether you’ve invited a guest lecturer to present remotely in your classroom, decided to hold your office hours online, or found yourself needing to buy time on a Snow Day before a major exam, take…

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Google Classroom

Google Classroom is a teacher-centered interface to Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, and Slides) and allows you to easily manage student work in the cloud. Google Classroom is not a learning management system. However, Google Classroom is a nice alternative to Sakai’s Assignments tool when you need a collaborative, cloud-based file…

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WordPress for Beginners class

As WFU rolls out WordPress for our academic sites, we will offer “WordPress for Beginners” at various times in 2012. This class is geared towards faculty and staff who will be working on a department site as Editors. You can check the PDC for upcoming classes and register for a session. Our WordPress Training…

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