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24 Anderson Hall
725 S. Church Street
West Chester, PA 19382



Email: FAST@wcupa.edu

FAST - Faculty and Staff Training

The Faculty and Staff Training (FAST) unit supports WCU faculty and staff in becoming proficient in various applications, in addition to providing best practices in trending platforms (i.e. Social Media, D2L, RamCloud). Courses are designed to accommodate all levels of learning and are run in succession, allowing users to build on acquired skills. FAST staff also produces reference documentation to support the training initiative. Browse through the FAST Course Offerings to access information about the classes, as well as the corresponding documentation.

View the Training Schedule for the current month. All training sessions are held in Anderson Hall, room 24.

As classroom venues evolve, some still yearn for the benefits of face-to-face learning. That's what our traditional classroom courses are designed for. Come experience a group class where you will have the opportunity to interact with the instructor as well as network with fellow faculty and staff members.

Our most popular courses will now be offered online! If your schedule does not allow you to take advantage of the courses when they are offered, you will be able to access a course via PolyCom while it's happening or watch it at a later date with our Mediasite/MyMediasite pre-recorded sessions. We will also be offering training courses with Lynda.com and video tutorials (UPK's) for a variety of applications.

Do your department members want to learn how to use clickers for their classes? Do your new office staff workers need to learn how to use Excel? With groups of 5 or more, our instructors can come to you! With our On-Site courses you and your team can be trained in your conference room or a free classroom. Specific technology requirements must be met.

Want to learn about engaging social media tips or hear about teacher experiences with classroom tech tools? Join us for our monthly training sessions and Bring Your Own Lunch (BYOL). BYOL sessions are guided by our own WCU staff or faculty members.

BYOL and Special Sessions Schedule

3D PRINTING:  A HANDS-ON WORKSHOP

March 27, 2017 • 10am

The popularity of 3D printing is growing quickly. 3D printing is breaking down barriers in design and manufacturing, and making what was previously impossible, possible for anyone with just a basic understanding of the technology. In this session we will cover the basics of 3D printing, then get hands-on with 3D Scanning, 3D Modeling, preparing designs for print, and finally, 3D Printing. You will leave this training session with an understanding of the how and why of 3D printing. This class is suitable for both novices, and those more experienced with technology. Anybody with an interest in 3D printing should sign up. 

RSVP:  March 27

 

UTILIZING DIGITAL COMMONS TO SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE

 April 4, 2017 • 11am -or- April 12, 2017 • 3:30pm

West Chester has in the recent past decided to use a digital repository called Digital Commons. Digital Commons is a common web-based technology for universities to showcase the breadth of scholarship produced at an institution - everything from faculty papers, student scholarship, and annual reports to open-access journals, conference proceedings, and monographs. These scholarly materials are highly discoverable in Google, Google Scholar, and other search engines. This professional development workshop will introduce participants to the background and philosophy behind Digital Commons and open scholarship and also teach participants how to utilize Digital Commons to upload and share their publications while also connecting with other scholars around the world. [http://digitalcommons.wcupa.edu/ ].

RSVPApril 4 or April 12

 

CREATING ACCESSIBLE EMAIL - BYOL 

 April 24, 2017 • 12pm

Email is one of the most important forms of communication to many of us at WCU. When we send email messages, we expect the recipient(s) to read, comprehend, and (usually) reply.  Like documents, accessible email communications ensures that they are usable by the widest range of users. In this BYOL session, we are going to explore how to create email messages in Outlook 2013 that are accessible to ALL users.

RSVP April 24