Training

Fairmont State University offers various training opportunities for faculty and staff. Our goal is to provide the needed resources for employees to efficiently and effectively perform their jobs and achieve University goals. On our training calendar, you will find various training topics that you can take either remotely and/or in-person. We also offer Staff and Faculty Professional Development Days – these are held in the spring and fall.

Please check out our pre-recorded training materials for faculty & staff, available on-demand, whenever you have time!

Spring 2021 Professional Development Days (April 28-29) Featured Recorded Sessions
PDD Spring 2021 Opening Keynote: Dr. Dianna Phillips
Faculty Panel: moderated by Dr. Dianna Phillips
Student Panel: moderated by Ken Fettig

Pre-recorded training sessions & resources

Click to expand the sections below to access recorded training sessions from past events, links to vendor-created training content, and additional resources like slideshows & handouts.

Basic Technology

Basic Technology resources:
Classroom Technology Training: Jeff Miller, IT - April 29, 2021
Cybersecurity @ Fairmont State: Jon Dodds & Cliff Jackson, IT - April 29, 2021
Getting Started with Classroom Technology: Jeff Miller, IT - August 2020
Getting Started with Classroom Technology, take 2: Jeff Miller, IT - December 2020
Getting Started with Classroom Technology, take 3: Jeff Miller, IT - December 2020
OneDrive Basics: Joanie Raisovich & George Herrick, IT - March 2020
Resources You Can Use: Karen Beal, IT & Charley Hively, Library - March 2020

Blackboard

Blackboard resources:
Blackboard Help for Instructors - review tutorials and find more video content!

Faculty Development Week Blackboard/ Collaborate Sessions - December 2020
 
Blackboard Productivity Tips: Dr. M.E. Yankosek Gamble, CoLA, and Dr. Valerie Morphew, SoE - August 2020
Blackboard Ultra Base Navigation Demo & Preview: Blackboard Representative Jacob Webb - April 29, 2021

Digital Measures & IESO

Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Operations resources:
Digital Measures for Deans and Chairs: Merri Incitti - August 2020
Digital Measures Q&A part 1: Merri Incitti - October 2020
Digital Measures Q&A part 2: Merri Incitti - October 2020
Evaluation Kit End-of-Course Surveys & More: Merri Incitti - April 28, 2021
Getting Started with Surveys: Jacob Abrams & Carrington Reese- April 28, 2021
IESO Dashboards for Program Review: Jacob Abrams & Carrington Reese - April 29, 2021
Probationary Review in Digital Measures, Session 1: Merri Incitti - January 29, 2021
Probationary Review in Digital Measures, Session 2: Merri Incitti - February 2, 2021
Taskstream & Assessment Q&A part 1: Merri Incitti & Jacob Abrams - April 28, 2021
Taskstream & Assessment Q&A part 2: Merri Incitti & Jacob Abrams - April 28, 2021
Taskstream & Assessment Q&A part 3: Merri Incitti & Jacob Abrams - April 29, 2021
Using Data to Create Dashboards and Tables: Jacob Abrams - December 2020

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion resources:
Inclusive Workplaces Begin with You: presented by Dysart & Jones Associates, with Rebecca Jones, Jamie Lin, & Dr. Shailoo Bedi
A Discussion on Trans Students in the Classroom: Dr. Amanda Sanchez - December 2020
A Discussion on Trans Students in the Classroom: Dr. Amanda Sanchez - April 29, 2021

Instruction & Pedagogy

Instruction, Assessment, and Pedagogy resources:
Active Learning with COVID-19: Dr. Richard Harvey, Distance & Continuing Education - August 2020
Assessment for Online, Remote, and Hybrid Courses: Dr. Bonnie Ordonez, WVNET - August 2020
Best Practices with Discussion Boards: Harmony Garletts, WVNET - August 2020
Chronicles of Higher Education Virtual Forum: Creating Effective, Equitable Assessments for Online Courses
Explore Assessment Tools for Online Courses: Dr. Areej Ahmed & Victoria Maher - April 29, 2021

HLC and Assessment Sessions: Merri Incitti and Jacob Abrams - December 2020

Speaking Across the Curriculum: Dr. Francene Kirk - April 29, 2021
Syllabi for Online, Hybrid, and Traditional Courses: Dr. Bonnie Ordonez, WVNET - August 2020

Library & LibApps

Library & LibApps resources:
A-Z List of Recorded Training Videos: Springshare Training (LibApps account required for access, contact Library for info
Get Your Beach On: Exploring Library Resources, the DELI & Swank: Charley Hively & Jacki Sherman - April 28, 2021

Microsoft Tools

Microsoft Teams & other MS resources: 

Student Support Services

Student Support Services resources: 
Accessibility: Amy Snively, Student Health - April 29, 2021
Academic Advising Online: Fairmont State Advising Center representatives - August 2020
Banner Self-Service for Faculty & Staff session 1: Amanda Tuscan & Amie Fazalare, Advising - April 2021
Banner Self-Service for Faculty & Staff session 2: Amanda Tuscan & Amie Fazalare, Advising - April 2021
Best Practices in Virtual Advising: John Devault and the Fairmont Advising Network - December 2020
Communication Through the Recruitment Cycle: Chris Sharps, Recruitment - April 29, 2021
Degree Pursuant Coursework & Financial Aid Regulations: Tresa Weimer, Financial Aid - April 28, 2021
Student Mental Health: What to Expect This Fall: Andrea Pammer, Student Health - April 28, 2021

WebEx, Video, & Telecommunication

WebEx, Video, & Telecommunication resources: 
Ensemble Video Resources page
New Features in WebEx: Dr. Joy Hatch, IT - December 2020 
Online Video Tips: Dr. Joshua Smallridge, CoLA - August 2020 
Remind Messaging App: Dr. Richard Harvey, Distance & Continuing Education - August 2020
Schedule Meetings & Training/Breakout Rooms: Dr. Keisha Kibler, SoE - August 2020
Text Messaging in the Classroom with Remind: Dr. Richard Harvey, Distance and Continuing Education - April 29, 2021
Using Video for Effective Lectures: Dr. Joshua Smallridge, CoLA - April 29, 2021
 WebEx Recorded Classes: Cisco Webex Help Center

Supported Academic Technology

Resources for supported academic technology and other applications:
Remark Software for Blackboard & Xerox: Victor Berutti & Sean Doherty 
Softchalk Cloud from a Faculty Perspective: Dr. Christy Haney & Erica Garrett
Check out these additional resources, for more in-depth training materials and information from our partners and vendors:
Additional Resource Links:

VoiceThread Resource Links:
Workshop page - here you can register for upcoming sessions or view the archives on the right.
VoiceThread blog - here you will find a number of guest posts from educators who use VoiceThread with their classes.
YouTube channel - If you subscribe to the VoiceThread channel, you will receive the latest tutorials as soon as they post them.

Also from WCET|SAN: POLICY PLAYBOOK - Pursuing Regulatory Compliance for Digital Instruction in Response to COVID-19. 
Issues include many aspects of:  Accreditation, Financial Aid Eligibility, State Authorization & Licensure, and Student Civil Rights. 
Written by:  Van Davis, Cheryl Dowd, Russ Poulin, & Dan Silverman  
Downloadable Version available from this webpage! 
Note also the Special Topics Publications found in the Appendix on page 68 to find four articles that provide more comprehensive information about Accreditation, Accessibility, Financial Aid, and State Authorization.