Training and Workshops

Western Carolina University offers a variety of computer-related training services, including scheduled workshops, "HOW-TO" demonstrations, and departmental workshops upon request.  Information Technology and the Coulter Faculty Commons endeavor to assist the faculty, staff and students of Western with pedagogical and technological skills that will  improve classroom instruction and make the use of computers more effective and efficient and appropriate to instruction.  
We provide faculty and graduate teaching assistants with workshops such as syllabus development, assessing student learning, using student evaluation data to improve instruction, classroom management, strategies for active learning,  and preventing plagiarism.

Our core technology workshops include the Microsoft Office Suite; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook and Blackboard - the university's learning management system.  We also offer workshops on how to use the electronic classrooms as well as the demonstration classrooms.  Included in these workshops is training on how to use our classroom management software, SchoolVue to help focus the teaching and learning environment.  Since the Internet and the web are essential to disseminating information to prospective students, current students, faculty and staff, we also teach web design and workshops on how to update web content.

We also offer topic specific workshops for departments or targeted groups.  We will be providing workshops to graduate students on how to format their theses using Microsoft Word as well as some sessions for our students that will address issues of responsible computing.

As the technology needs of Western mature and grow, our training team strives to meet the new challenges of our expanding technological environment.

Current Workshops

 

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