Instructor Orientation Sessions
Academic Media Services also conducts orientation sessions each semester. These
are usually scheduled to take place in the last third of a semester to prepare
for the subsequent semester. Specific dates, times and locations are announced
in WSU Announcements. For more information or to participate, contact
Academic Media Support Services.
To view streaming videos of previous Instructor Orientation Sessions or of
individual modules, click on the links below. If you are new to streaming
video, please go to
System Requirements and Guidelines for Access to Videostreams for more
information and set-up instructions. (Real
Academic Media Services' Videoconference System: An Overview
(15 min.) Download
to the videoconference facilities, systems and services that support academic
Your Course to be Effective via Videoconference
(21 min.) Download
and practices that will need to be modified when delivered via videoconference.
Challenges of Teaching via Videoconference
(15 min.) Download
Media Services that distribute course materials, order textbooks, and show
videos. Also explores copyright issues and copying/fax policies.
Computer-Based Materials for Videoconferences: Text and Color
(8 min.) Download
effectively using computer-generated images text and Internet pages via
Computer-Based Materials for Videoconferences: Graphs and Charts, Photos, Web
Pages and Spreadsheets
(12 min.) Download
effectively using computer-generated graphs, spreadsheets, and charts via
Options in the Videoconference Classroom
(19 min.) Download
Audio and video
media available in a typical WSU Videoconference classrooms and ways to employ
them, including copyright compliance issues.
to Visit Other Sites
(2.5 min.) Download
Discusses benefits of and procedures for traveling to and teaching from the
various sites where your students are located.
your Students, your Course and the Videoconference System
(7.5 min.) Download
Explains the way
the various institutional evaluations and exams, as well as your own course
student assessment activities, will be supported by Academic Media Services.
Includes discussion of student presentations.
the Videoconference Classroom’s Video and Audio Equipment
(6 min.) No Power Point
Demonstrates that some activities typical
in the face-to-face classroom don’t translate well into the videoconference
environment: Covers movement/gesture, use of voice, wardrobe/jewelry, 35 mm.
slides and transparencies, and compares whiteboard with overhead/document
your Students on Day One
Day One activities familiarize students with the essential services and
acclimate them to the videoconference classroom.
Affective Domain: Warming Up the Videoconference Classroom
Adapting your teaching presence and practices to maximize your connection with
all your students.
Interactions in the Videoconference Classroom
Finding creative ways to match your teaching needs and style to the Academic
Media Support services and technology, making the technology transparent and
Group Activities in the Videoconference Classroom
Some ideas for integrating small group learning activities into your course when
it is delivered via videoconference.
a "Blended" Curriculum
Combining videoconference with other distance learning technologies to achieve
your course goals.