Video Streaming Database Trial


The library is trying out a new streaming service that has a large number of video assets, including many from PBS and from the Great Courses catalog.  If you want to browse this pilot before it expires, click the button below.

If you think this might be a good resource, please contact Kristin Calvert in the Library or fill out the form created by the library on SharePoint:

There is a full trial version enabled until November 11, 2016.  You can get to it only on campus, VPN or virtual in the trial phase.

Kanopy Streaming Trial

Chrisman and Wade Present on Using Sway to Teach Multi-Literacy

In a continuing effort to the link technological tools and systems we already have in place to practical course activities and student learning outcomes, John Chrisman, an instructor of English, has been working with Jonathan Wade, the Senior Educational Technologist in the Coulter Faculty Commons to use Microsoft Sway, a free micro-website designer integrated into the Office365 suite, as a multi-media communication platform for his composition students.  On Friday, October 28th, Chrisman and Wade will be presenting their work at a conference at UNCC.

Feel free to join us virtually by visiting the Sway below:



Maker Training Opportunities

In collaboration with the College of Engineering and Technology  and the Technology Commons the Coulter Faculty Commons has one more Just in Time Learning Experience in Making available for this semester.  We thank all of the members of the WCU community who participated in previous workshops.

An Introduction to Computer Aided Design
Wednesday, November 9, 8-10 am
@ the Technology Commons, Hunter Library
Bring your laptop and we will install a free software package for Computer Aided Design (CAD).  Then we will use the software, called Sketchup, to design simple parts.  You will learn how to prepare the designs for 3D printing.  At the end of the workshop you will be able to design and print your own 3D parts.

Click here to register!