Faculty Sandbox

Open Monday through Friday 8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Located in Hunter Library 184
http://sandbox.wcu.edu

What the Sandbox offers:

  1. The relaxed and comfortable atmosphere of the Sandbox’s backyard namesake.
  2. Help and training in instructional technologies for faculty, from beginners to the more experienced.
  3. Ten computer work stations.
  4. Special equipment, including, but not limited to, three scanners, one slide scanner and other electronic devices
  5. Support for both on and off-campus presentations.
  6. A "wrap" model of support for combining instruction with the appropriate technology.

The Sandbox is open to all faculty members and graduate teaching assistants, including full-time, part-time, retired and distance educators; so feel free to drop in to use the equipment. If you need help with a specific question or problem, you can make an appointment by calling the Sandbox at 227-3023.

The Sandbox Assistants are available to come to your office, class or other locations for one-on-one training or class sessions.

Please feel free to come and play in your Sandbox anytime!

We are here to help faculty learn to incorporate various instructional technology skills into the teaching and learning experience.

You can become skilled at:

  • creating  and editing podcasts, videos, wikis, and blogs
  • record audio lectures
  • scanning graphics, text and 35mm slides
  • altering digital images for different uses
  • using all elements of the  MS Office Suite
  • using elements of Adobe Suites (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
  • creating and utilizing PDF files
  • creating and editing instructional web pages
  • convert digital media to different formats

Faculty working in the Sandbox

 

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