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!

Basic Technology Resources:

Resources You Can Use: Karen Beal, IT & Charley Hively, Library

OneDrive Basics: Joanie Raisovich & George Herrick, IT

Getting Started with Classroom Technology: Jeff Miller, IT

Using Webex Tools:

Schedule Meetings & Training/Breakout Rooms: Dr. Keisha Kibler, SoE

Online Video Tips: Joshua Smallridge, CoLA

Webex Recorded Classes: Cisco Webex Help Center

Instruction, Assessment, and Pedagogy: 

Assessment for Online, Remote, and Hybrid Courses: Dr. Bonnie Ordonez, WVNET

Best Practices with Discussion Boards: Harmony Garletts, WVNET

Chronicles of Higher Education Virtual Forum: Creating Effective, Equitable Assessments for Online Courses

WCET|SAN Webcast: Professional Licensure Notifications Now Required!

WV HEPC & CTCS sponsored program: Student-Centered Innovation: Using Open Educational Resources to Increase Value for Students

Syllabi for Online, Hybrid, and Traditional Courses: Dr. Bonnie Ordonez, WVNET


A-Z List of Recorded Training Videos: Springshare Training (LibApps account required for access, contact Library for info)

Student Support Services: 

 Academic Advising Online: Fairmont State Advising Center representatives


BLACKBOARD instructor training webinar recorded sessions - watch on-demand!

Blackboard Productivity Tips: Dr. M.E. Yankosek Gamble, CoLA, and Dr. Valerie Morphew, SoE

Digital Measures:

Digital Measures for Deans and Chairs: Merri Incitti, Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Operations

Digital Measures Q&A part 1: Merri Incitti, Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Operations

Digital Measures Q&A part 2: Merri Incitti, Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Operations

Microsoft Teams:

Microsoft Teams Basics: Shana Bock, IT

How to record a meeting in Microsoft Teams, demo tutorial: Microsoft Online

Other Useful Applications:

Active Learning with COVID-19: Dean Richard Harvey, Continuing Education & Community Engagement

Big Blue Button: Dr. Debra Hoag, School of Nursing

Remind Messaging App: Dean Richard Harvey, Continuing Education & Community Engagement

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion:

Inclusive Workplaces Begin with You: presented by Dysart & Jones Associates, with Rebecca Jones, Jamie Lin, & Dr. Shailoo Bedi

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.