Spring Teaching & Learning Support

WWU's Old Main building in Spring - 2024

Welcome to spring! We are excited to share some new ways in which ATUS can continue supporting your teaching and learning. We have new resources for learning about Canvas and generative AI, a request for feedback, and a new collaboration space called the TLC Studio.

Quick Feedback

Please take about five minutes to provide our Learning Systems team with some input into how we can improve our service and support for academic systems such as Canvas and Panopto, as well as our consultation and documentation offerings. 

Learning Systems & CIIA Feedback Form

Please reach out if you would like to chat with us (see How to Get Help).

Learning Opportunities

To best meet your needs, most of our presentations are released directly as videos, to watch when you have time (WWU login required). Watch for announcements for these offerings by joining the ATUS-CIIA Self-Enroll Canvas course, plus access to resources and recordings. All resources are free and are presented online.

  • 4/23: Get to Know the Four Types of Quizzes: Chris Powell, WWU Canvas Admin, shares the differences with graded/ungraded quizzes and surveys, and will provide possible usage cases for each to help with your Canvas assessment needs.
  • 4/30: Canvas Groupwork Gotchas: Chris Powell, WWU Canvas Admin, offers guidance for setting up Groups in Canvas and showing how to tie groups into assignments and discussions.
  • 5/3: Academic Uses of AI for Students: AJ Barse and Justina Brown, WWU instructional designers, share new resources that are helpful for both faculty and students. With AI constantly changing, so are the approaches to using it and the features available for students and faculty. In this session, learn about the latest updates on AI image generation, a few free generative AI tools available, and some better conversational techniques when using AI tools in academia.
  • 5/7: Canvas Announcements & Discussions Redesign Coming This Summer: Chris Powell, WWU Canvas Admin, shares a sneak preview of the updated interface for announcements and discussions that will be activated this summer and how this may impact your Canvas course.
  • 5/30: End-of-Term Checklist: Our Learning Systems staff, Justina, AJ, and Chris, will give you a tour of the best ways to put a bow on your courses at the end of the term--and be better prepared for the next time you teach.

Generative AI (Artificial Intelligence) Updates

Accessible by Design

Check out this workshop offered by the Disability Access Center aimed at helping you better meet the needs of your students.

Location: VU 735 Multicultural Center Multipurpose Room OR online via Zoom 
Zoom Event & Registration link (Registration required)

Join Dr. Josef Mogharreban, Director of the Disability Access Center (DAC), to discuss implementing Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles and framework in course design. Learn how to proactively design courses to be more accessible to all students while limiting the need for individual adaptations and accommodations.

TLCo-op Updates

DIY Learning Options

Key Resources for Students

  • Syllabi at WWU - WWU policies and campus resources written for students (Tip: link to this from your syllabi!)
  • Study Spaces - places for students to study between classes or participate in a virtual class in between in-person classes
  • WWU Canvas Orientation for Students (self-enroll Canvas course) - to help students be successful users of Canvas
  • Stay Connected - ATUS & community resources options for computer access and accessing the Internet
  • STC Online Workshops (self-enroll Canvas course) - an extensive collection of self-paced learning modules


Monday, April 29, 2024 - 8:30am