Merging Sessions in Panopto

(Source: https://spotlight.panopto.com/) Panopto allows you to merge any two sessions together. This is often necessary when recordings are made using two different computers to capture audio, video, powerpoint and screen capture, but the recordings are...

Using additional monitors to record in Panopto

How to install an additional monitor: To add a second monitor to your computer, you'll need to make sure that you either have a video card that supports multiple monitors, or that your computer has more than one video card. Once you have made sure that...

Large Courses in Blackboard

Large Courses in Blackboard WCU has been using Blackboard for eight years and we are seeing an increase in the size of the courses on our Blackboard system. The size of a course becomes an issue when it is 1.5 GB or larger. It becomes increasing difficult to copy a...

Equipment recommended by Panopto

Cameras 1.1 HDMI Connection All cameras that output an HDMI stream can be captured by Panopto when using a capture card. Below are examples of different cameras that have been used with Panopto. Video Cameras - point-and-shoot  Canon VIXIA HF R600 Sony HDR-PJ540 DSLR...

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Helping your New Students in Blackboard

Helping your students At the beginning of the semester there are always many students new to using Blackboard. Here are a few resources for helping your students get more comfortable with Blackboard as they begin the semester. Every course in Blackboard has links to...

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Large Courses in Blackboard

Large Courses in Blackboard WCU has been using Blackboard for eight years and we are seeing an increase in the size of the courses on our Blackboard system. The size of a course becomes an issue when it is 1.5 GB or larger. It becomes increasing difficult to copy a...

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Engage

Faculty questions about student engagement are common across institutions and higher education. Educational researchers, cognitive scientists, and psychologists continue to learn new things about cognition, learning, and motivation, and some of those best resources...

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Faculty Earning and Learning Opportunity this Summer

Liberal Studies Program The Office of the Provost and the Liberal Studies Committee invite participants to apply for a summer faculty development opportunity to be held on Tuesday, July 10 and Wednesday, July 11, 2018. WCU’s Liberal Studies Program engages in an...

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Student Learning Outcomes

GUIDELINES FOR STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES Rules of Thumb Avoid use of verbs such as, “demonstrate”, “know”, “recognize”, “value”, “appreciate”, etc. Use only a single action verb per Student Learning Outcome (SLO). Use Bloom’s taxonomy for verb selection. Three to five...

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John Williams

Dr. John Williams, of WCU’s Forensic Anthropology programs, will be presenting two Science of Teaching and Learning sessions at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences based on his bone trauma class, Anthropology 401. The first will be a presentation workshop on...

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Improving your SAIS: Looking Ahead

Improving your SAIs: Looking Ahead The SAI—student assessment instrument—is integral to how we are evaluated here at Western. It needs little introduction. How can we look back on that SAI just handed to us by our chair or director, while looking ahead to a new term,...

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Designing Effective Discussion Questions

ASKING GOOD QUESTIONS OVERVIEW A good question is both answerable and challenging. It will inspire analysis, synthesis, interpretation, and critical thinking. Below are several types of questions and suggestions about when to use which kind. WHERE TO BEGIN? Begin with...

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How to Lead a Discussion

BE PREPARED • Carefully consider your objectives for a discussion. Do you want students to apply newly learned skills, mull over new subject matter, learn to analyze arguments critically, practice synthesizing conflicting views, or relate material to their own lives?...

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