FAST offers classes on a variety of programs and topics, shaped to fit your personal needs. Beginner Classes introduce the topic, build a strong foundation, and provide users with a better understanding of the overall functionality of the program. Once familiar with the basics of each topic, FAST provides Advanced Classes for those who wish to expand their knowledge.
Explore the tabs below to learn more about each course. Once you have found a course you may be interested in, please view the training schedule to see when the next available class is offered. You can register right from the calendar by clicking on the "Register for this session" link in the course description.
What D2L's New Theme Means to You
Webinar Session - Monday, December 4, 12pm-1pm
Faculty and Staff will see the new D2L Daylight interface and have any opportunity
discuss the possible impact on current course content and online instruction.
This Basic SAP Navigation online training session is a prerequisite for obtaining a SAP user ID which allows access to the SAP Financial system. Only employees who, as part of their official duties and responsibilities, are required to access budget, financial, and procurement information or to process purchasing requisitions should complete this online session. Click here to access SAP Basic Navigation online training in SharePoint.
You will learn how to navigate the Student Services Center, obtain information on Work/Study students within your department, class information -- including faculty work schedules and rosters, and how to run departmental reports. Participation in this class is a requirement for account and security privileges.
Our Business Intelligence (BI) reporting system allows users to access detailed information about all accounting and budget transactions … actual expenses, requisitions, purchase orders, budget transactions, vendor payment information, etc. that impact their SAP fund centers. Reporting information is available for Fiscal Year 2007 through the current fiscal year.
Only a fund center manager or an official designee should register for this session. BI accounts will only be issued to those individuals completing a training session.
The Department Chair / Academic Secretary session offers advanced training for newly appointed Chairs and Academic Secretaries. You will learn how to Add/Drop/Swap and Override courses; assign students to/or change an Advisor; and run departmental reports including graduation applicants for a department and degree progress reports.
Do you have some specific questions about using the SAP BI reports? Don't want to sit through an entire class again? Then this is the place for you. Just "drop in" for a few minutes to cover your specific questions and then "drop out" when you are comfortable with the answers. Questions will be answered on a "first come ~ first served" basis.
Note: For existing BI users only. New users must take the full intro class.
A requisition is a document requesting the purchase of goods or services. Electronic requisitioning empowers employees to create and manage their own requisitions while making the procurement process both faster and more responsive. Requisitions are electronically routed to Purchasing and Contract Services for the issuance of purchase orders. This electronic purchase requisitioning class covers how to create and manage purchase requisitions. Only employees who, as part of their official duties and responsibilities, are required to purchase goods or services should take this session (pre-approval of appropriate cost center manager is required).
Learn how to start creating your own logos, icons, charts and more with Adobe Illustrator. This powerful program is used by both artists and graphic designers to create beautiful vector images. After the class, you will have the basic tools and knowledge to start creating art on your own.
Take the next step in making your photos pop! This course will give you the tools you need in order to edit your photographs with the industry standard tool for editing, Adobe Photoshop. Learn how to correct color, light, and contrast and learn the tools needed to clean up a photo.
PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Photoshop
Faculty, did you know that you have access to helpful course statistics within D2L? Learn how to see if students are accessing course content, view class/individual student progress and view detailed statistics for dropbox, quizzes, discussions and grades.
In this session, we will explore the Collaborate Online Room tool for use in D2L. Attendees will learn the advantages of using Collaborate for virtual class time, electronic real-time breakout rooms for group work, and even online office hours. Desktop computers are provided however you are welcome to bring a laptop with you for use during the session.
This workshop will show faculty how to create online assignments that are electronically submitted and then graded, all in D2L. This course also provides instructors the ability to check papers for plagiarism using the TurnItIn Learning Tool. TurnItIn assignments are securely and seamlessly submitted on D2L and are checked for plagiarism using TurnItIn's databases.
If you have an iPad, bring it with you! We will also review the D2L Assignment Grader app for iPad which allow faculty to annotate submissions offline.
This session will provide an overview of the D2L interface, loading content, and communicating with students. Participants will also receive a demonstration of key features that D2L offers.
In this training session, instructors will learn how to set up gradebook items and categories, enter grades, weight grades, develop grading schemes, and adjust gradebook settings.
In this session, we will explore My Media (Kaltura), our media streaming repository. Attendees will learn how to upload, manage and share media content in D2L.
This workshop will show faculty how to create online Quizzes and Exams. Features of D2L Quizzes and Exams include: automatic grading, setting time limits and date restrictions, and report generation.
In this session we will explore how Respondus, a windows-based software program, allows you to create quizzes and exams in Word and then quickly and easily, import them your D2L Course site. Attendees will receive a demonstration of key features that Respondus offers.
Do you use the Assignment Submission Folder in D2L? Did you know that you can create a Rubric to grade specific criteria within the assignment? In this workshop, you will learn how to create a Rubric, and how they can be applied to Assignment Submission Folders. You will also learn how Rubrics can be used to obtain course or program level data across individual or multiple sections of course sections.
You can create groups to allow students to work and collaborate on projects and assignments, create journals in discussion boards, or to create work areas for students with different learning needs. In this workshop you will learn how to create groups, enroll students in groups and apply group restrictions to dropboxes, discussion boards and online rooms.
This session will focus on the D2L tool ePortfolio. It will explain the benefits to students and faculty and how it can be used in a classroom setting.
This workshop will cover how to set up Discussion Boards and Groups in your course. Topics to be covered are: Discussion Board settings: restrictions, locking and unlocking forums and topics, grading and linking the discussion boards to your content, as well as the Groups tools: dividing students into Groups on D2L, setting up Group Discussion Boards, Group Lockers and Group Assignment Submission Folders.
In this session you will learn what a widget is, and how to use them to customize the "Course Home" area of your course. Attendees will learn how to embed tools, links to content, and even videos to be available to students as soon as they access the course.
In this workshop you will learn how to use the recommended tools to create audio and video files for use in D2L. We will discuss:
How to add narration to a Powerpoint presentation, Camtasia Studio, Mediasite, Kaltura, How to record a Collaborate online room
Did you know that you do not have to create your quiz questions within D2L? In this workshop you will learn different methods to import quiz questions into a D2L course. We will discuss:
Respondus authoring tool to create and manage exams for easy upload into D2L, How to import a test package from a Publisher into D2L, How to copy a quiz or question library from another course
In this workshop you will learn different ways that faculty and students can use existing audio/video files to enhance student learning in D2L. You know that faculty can upload videos in content for students to view but did you know:
Faculty can upload audio/video files for students to view in dropbox, quizzes, and discussion boards, Faculty can create audio/video responses to student submissions, Students can upload audio/video files to dropbox, quizzes, and discussion boards
LyndaCampus provides access to a library of high-quality training videos and tutorials dedicated to specific skills, subject areas and software. Join us for a demonstration of how to navigate LyndaCampus. Regardless of your proficiency level or background of interest, you can learn software, design principles, and business skills with LyndaCampus.
Watch and see how easy it is to browse and find an online video tutorials just right for you. You’ll gain an understanding of how the video tutorials are broken down into segments, including a welcome and overview of the course and what to expect. You’ll see how you can create your own playlist or share with others. In addition, you’ll be able to understand how easy it is to obtain a certificate of completion. After the demonstration, spend some time searching and viewing LyndaCampus video tutorials. A trainer will be available to assist you and answer any questions you may have.
The Word Essentials course provides instruction for all of the basic functions of Microsoft Word. The course navigates through each tab on the Microsoft Word Ribbon, and explores the various functions and actions that are possible within these tabs. It does not cover every single button on the toolbar, but it provides an excellent foundation for basic proficiency in Microsoft Word.
This session we will review some of the advanced tools in Windows Outlook 2013/2016 such as Rules, Flags, Categories, Quick Steps and Search Folders. We will also show you how to use some of these tools to help you manage a high email volume mailbox. Some of the methods are inspired by the Getting Things Done® methodology by David Allen. (Some of the tools are also available on Outlook 2015 for MAC, but we will not focus specifically on those options.)
How do you keep your computer safe while surfing the internet? In a world where security is constantly changing it can be hard to protect your computer. In this class you will acquire knowledge and some best practices you can use to surf safely.
This class is open to current individuals who have been ASSIGNED OWNER RIGHTS to a WCU SharePoint site. This class concentrates on the technical user who is responsible for editing their SharePoint homepage, creating libraries, lists and editing permissions for the users of the site.
PREREQUISITE: MUST BE A WCU SHAREPOINT SITE OWNER
Using Metadata to Better Organize Libraries and Lists SharePoint 2013: This class is open to current individuals who have been assigned owner rights to a WCU SharePoint site. This class concentrates on the technical user who will learn how to create, customize and incorporate Metadata into their libraries and lists.
Have you been to a classroom that has a Smart Podium and wondered how to use it? This session will review the basics of Smart technology and how to incorporate the Smart Podium into your classroom presentations. Participants are encouraged to bring a presentation of their own to try with the Smart Podium.
Learn the basics of navigating 25Live to reserve and document the use of space on campus for all events, whether academic, athletic, cultural or community oriented.
The Office of Institutional Research has created an institutional interface and some preliminary dashboards (350+). This point and click tool will allow you to sign into myWCU and access historic and live data from PeopleSoft that you previously had to dig up from PDF reports on the OIR website or request directly from their office. The tool will be accessible to all faculty and staff through the myWCU (PeopleSoft) portal.
This workshop will guide you through the steps of creating an online instructional video. Using Camtasia, you can create a web page demonstration, course site tour, learning guide, exam review, a slide presentation, and more. You will learn how to record your presentation, add audio to the recording, and do basic editing of the content. The options for sharing the video on D2L will also be provided. A discussion of best practices of the use of Camtasia will be included.
This workshop will show you how to use LanSchool to reduce student distractions, assess student understanding of what you are teaching, help individual students right from the instructor podium, replicate your monitor to all student desktops and take control of a student’s computer while instructing in a computer lab. LanSchool software is installed in all the academic PC labs around campus.
Come to this session to learn firsthand how to operate the controls in the presentation classrooms.
A Presentation classroom is designed to meet all of the basic multimedia needs. This facility provides the Instructor with a projector, a supporting audio system and a wall plate with appropriate connections for a Laptop/PC, and in some locations, a connection for a VCR/DVD. Instructors will be responsible for bringing the needed equipment to connect to the presentation system.
Online surveys have become a popular easy to use tool for conducting research and performing assessments. Qualtrics is an online tool for developing and launching online surveys as well as reporting results. In this class we will discuss the various and flexible uses for surveys. How to get started creating, and distributing surveys as well as collecting and organizing the results will also be covered.
During this training you will have hands on experience using PIVOT, a subscription database that contains funding opportunities from over 11,500 sponsors. PIVOT provides the ability for WCU researchers to identify and connect to the most comprehensive source of Federal, State and private sector funding opportunities.
The Scantron is the machine used to scan and grade grid/bubble test answer sheets. In this class, participants will be able to bring some completed grid type tests and learn how to use the scanning machine to grade them. This session is an "open lab" type class where participants may come in at any point during the scheduled times and learn how to use the machine.
Screen capture is a snapshot of anything on your computer screen—the desktop, a window, a region, a hidden window, or an entire webpage. With Snagit, you can capture anything on your screen, edit and enhance captures, and send captures. In this class, we will work on “capturing”, simple editing and sharing images. We will also discuss the various uses for your “captured” images.
This class will help you organize your content for your responsive web site and give you some insight on how to write for the web. Some topics that will be covered are:
Organizing your content, Tuning up your sentences, Cutting out the fluff, Writing meaningful headlines
Turning Point Cloud offers clickers and mobile options for interactive polling in the classroom. Using both clickers and mobile devices, students can answer a variety of questions and participate in various activities in class. Questions can be created in a variety of formats with various options for presentation, including self-paced polling. Results can be collected, shared and used for assessment and planning. This class will present an overview of the options for polling and also get the user started in using the application for a variety of interactive activities.
Learn how you can use Student Response Systems, or clickers, to receive periodic updates from all students throughout your class, track performance, initiate engaging discussions, and assess student understanding as you deliver your lecture. Class will include an interactive demonstration of how the polling works. Also learn how the software is used to create and execute polling activities and to manage data. Information about how to obtain clickers for class will also be shared.