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Winter Teaching & Learning Support

ATUS and CIIA have a wide variety of resources for Winter 2021 teaching and learning, including live sessions, self-enrollment courses, and online documents. 

"Live" Learning Opportunities

Access links and recordings are all on one page: ATUS-CIIA Self-Enroll Canvas course

  • Tech Happy Hour Fridays (Fridays, Jan. 8 - Mar. 5, 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.)
    Join Kevin, Robert, Justina & other surprise guests for conversations on a new topic each week including strategies for attendance, office hours, plagiarism detection, and new features in Canvas, Zoom, Teams, and more.
  • What's New in Zoom, Panopto, & Teams? (Wed. Jan. 20, 11:00 a.m. - Noon)
    Visit with ATUS/CIIA instructional designers & technologists to see how to manage authentication and security in Zoom, archive recordings with Zoom & Panopto, and explore options in Teams.
  • Panopto 4-Part Series by ATUS
    Western now has Panopto, a robust platform for creating and sharing on-demand videos. Join us to learn about both entry-level and advanced features. Attend any or all!
    • Part 1: Panopto & Canvas: Getting Started (Monday, 2/1, 1:00 p.m. -  2:00 p.m.)
      Basic setup, sharing options, captions, permissions
    • PART 2: Panopto: Basic Editing (Monday, 2/8, 1:00 p.m. -  2:00 p.m.)
      Trimming, adding content, quizzes, YouTube clips
    • PART 3 (2/22): Panopto: Advanced Editing (Monday, 2/22, 1:00 p.m. -  2:00 p.m.)
      Notes, external files, multiple video channels, desktop app
    • PART 4 (3/1): Panopto Student Recordings & Assignments (Monday, 3/1, 1:00 p.m. -  2:00 p.m.)
      Student-created video, video submissions, video quiz assignments
  • Panopto Training Webinars by Panopto (several dates)
    The Basic Training Webinar is designed for new users and beginners who would like to learn how to use the Panopto software. These webinars will cover creating, managing, and editing sessions as well as navigating the Panopto interface.  Use the linked date to register at least a day PRIOR to the session. You will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.
  • Break Glass in Case of Emergency: Quick Fixes to Instructional Woes (Thurs. Feb. 11, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
    Visit with ATUS/CIIA instructional designers & technologists to look at some common issues and solutions for things that can go awry in Canvas, Zoom, Panopto, Simcheck, and Teams. 

Top 7 Zoom Things To Know

  1. Ask Students to Activate & Confirm Zoom for Western: Using their WWU-provided Zoom account to log in may be required for some Zoom meetings.
  2. Update Zoom Software via Web or by Using the App: New features and security options release frequently.
  3. Record to the Cloud: Yes, we have the space! You can include a basic transcript and share (and later remove) recordings easily. 
  4. Learn about Authentication & Pre-Assigned Breakout Rooms - Require participants log in through WWU and explore the Breakout Room pre-assign option.
  5. Consider Recurring Meetings with No Fixed Time: For classes or office hours, simplify your meetings.
  6. Try a new Zoom Virtual Background: CIIA students created a collection of open licensed WWU/local photos designed to be virtual backgrounds if your computer allows. See also Alumni and Design System for other options.
  7. Stop fumbling! (Learn Shortcuts): Practice makes perfect but it can be useful to learn just a few keyboard shortcuts.

DIY Learning Opportunities


Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 10:00am