Teaching, Learning & Technology is a unit within Academic Technology & User Services (ATUS). We provide support and development opportunities to faculty in the form of workshops, collaborations and consultations.
The TLT offices include:
- ATUS Assistant Director of TLT
- Michael Wilder • x3361
- CENTER FOR INSTRUCTIONAL INNOVATION & ASSESSMENT
- Justina Brown • x7210 | CII@wwu.edu
- CLASSROOM SERVICES
- Jerry Huddle • x3057
- Gary Malick • x4934
- Peter Sheldrup • x4974
- DIGITAL MEDIA CENTER
- Deran Browne • x7306
- LEARNING SYSTEMS
- Kevin Dixey • x7225
- Chris Powell • x4159 | CanvasHelp@wwu.edu
- Justina Brown • x7210
- STUDENT TECHNOLOGY CENTER
- AJ Barse • x7222
- David Hamiter • x4976
- VIDEO SERVICES
- Robert Clark • x6193
Faculty Drop-In Center
At the Faculty-Drop-in Center, faculty can work on course materials independently with “on-demand” support for instructional technologies and design, arrange for small group trainings, or get individualized instruction on technologies provided by Western, including Canvas, response systems, web-conferencing options, and Screencast-O-Matic (lecture-capture software). Instructional designers are available to help with course design, assessment, or online teaching strategies. Adjuncts and faculty with offices from distant campus locations may find this space especially useful. Faculty are welcome to use the space by appointment. Email: TLT.FDIC@wwu.edu
Supported by our Learning Systems team, Western uses Canvas as our Learning Management System (LMS). This cloud-based system is robust and supports your many needs to engage students through online conversations, discussions, digital materials, grades, assignments, quizzes and more.
The STC, Learning Systems, and CIIA provide workshops, online presentations, and small group sessions focused on instructional technologies and teaching strategies. Watch for communications near the beginning of each term for details.
Our team of designers and technologists are available to consult with you one-on-one. We can provide ideas or feedback on tools, methods, and course design.
Open Educational Resources
The CIIA and Learning Systems are working closely with partners on campus to support faculty who want to use Open Educational Resources (OERs). OERs include a variety of text and media materials that are free and openly accessible to students.
Visit the CIIA‘s curated collections of teaching and learning strategies, including:
- Teaching Handbook - resources for design, strategies, & assessment
- Innovative Teaching Showcase - ideas & interviews featuring WWU faculty
Our Video Services office is a full-service video production house that can plan, shoot, edit, and distribute video materials. We can produce events in our TV Studio or on location, either on or off campus. Productions can be streamed live or recorded for a variety of delivery methods.
We also have a Digital Media Center (DMC), serving the needs of new media instruction and production. This studio is equipped with a green screen, cyclorama wall, cameras, control room, and a lighting grid.
Faculty may schedule the facility for regular or ad-hoc classes. Students can be approved to reserve the studio when not already scheduled. Media production workshops open to both faculty and students are delivered in the facility on a regular basis.
Blended & Online Teaching
Our Learning Systems/CIIA team supports the Canvas LMS and other online tools for collaboration. Faculty unfamiliar with strategies and tools for blended or online learning can participate as “students” to experience blended/online learning while developing course materials in the winter Blended/Online Learning Workshops, provided in partnership with Outreach and Continuing Education (OCE).
Course Transformation Grants
Each summer we offer development grants for faculty to enrich their courses through new technology resources, improved instructional strategies, and open educational resources. Faculty engage in a week-long, redesign workshop followed by development support to help realize their changes.
Partnering To Serve You Better
Our CIIA, STC, and DMC offices are all partners of the Learning Commons where we work with other faculty-development efforts such as the Hacherl Research & Writing Studio and the Center for Community Learning. We also collaborate with OCE, Western Libraries, the Disability Access Center, and WebTech to deliver innovative solutions to the Western community.