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Resources for all Instructors:
 

Mustang Cruiser

This course management and communication tool provides an online gradebook, and discussion board for each WWCC course; document storage, create assignments, an e-mail program, and more. Because Mustang Cruiser has limited storage space, it’s important that you empty folders and delete unwanted e-mails regularly.
To view a training session for Mustang Cruiser recorded through the Elluminate Live program, click here for a PDF click here.
For additional help with Mustang Cruiser, contact:
Carol Johnson, IT Helpdesk Customer Service Assistant, at 307-382-1676

Mustang WebAdvisor

Access current rosters and available student information; submit midterm and final grades.
To view a training session for Mustang WebAdvisor in PDF click here.
For additional help with Mustang WebAdvisor, contact Registration and Records at 307-382-1640

Smarthinking

Smarthinking provides free online tutoring 24/7 for all WWCC students in the following topics: mathematics (from basic math skills to Single Variable Calculus), writing, English for Speakers of Other Languages, chemistry, physics, economics, statistics, accounting, biology, Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology, and Introduction to Finance.
To view a training session for Smarthinking.com recorded through the Elluminate Live program, click here.
For additional help with Smarthinking.com, contact
Nancy Johnson, Director of Distance Education, at 307-382-1757
Brenna Reynolds, Internet Support Specialist, at 307-382-1880

Turnitin

Turnitin is a plagiarism prevention tool that allows faculty to have students submit papers for automated plagiarism evaluation and instructor grading online.
To view a training session for Turnitin.com recorded through the Elluminate Live program, click here.
For additional help with Turnitin.com or Grademark, contact
Nancy Johnson, Director of Distance Education, at 307-382-1757
Brenna Reynolds, Internet Support Specialist, at 307-382-1880
 

 

IT Helpdesk

 

Additional help about technology may be addressed at the IT Helpdesk page where you will find policies and assistance with technology questions. Also on this page you can meet the IT Staff and get their contact information.

 

Resources for Online Instructors:

Distance Education
Distance Education Staff

The Distance Education homepage contains helpful information for all instructors, and particularly those teaching online.

Online Classroom

Online Classroom is an online newsletter focused on online instruction but the tips are really just focused on good education. This newsletter is free to you through a WWCC subscription.  You can register to receive this newsletter in your email box automatically each month, to do so follow the directions below.

To register for Online Classroom:
1) Go to http://www.magnapubs.com/licenses/subscribe.html
2) Enter your full individual email address (all lower case) & password (any password of your choice) plus other required information.
3) Enter the following Voucher Code: WWCC
4) Enter your Group’s PIN number: 0210

 

 

Blackboard

Teaching courses online? This is your course management system or “classroom.” Blackboard provides everything you need to run an online course, including the following features: assignments, announcements, discussion boards, an online gradebook, quiz and test taking capabilities, chat and email features, archiving and more.

  • For additional information about the Blackboard program, contact:
    Brenna Reynolds, Internet Support Specialist, at 307-382-1880

Softchalk

This software allows you to quickly and easily convert Microsoft Word documents into interactive online courses and web pages that can be easily navigated by any student, and are also accessible to students with various disabilities.

  • For additional information about Softchalk, contact: Brenna Reynolds, Internet Support Specialist, at 307-382-1880

Elluminate Live!

This innovative program provides a virtual classroom online. Meet with up to 25 students online and hold office hours, give a Powerpoint presentation or a Web tour, teach a lesson on the whiteboard, or show a document from your desktop.

  • For additional information about Elluminate Live, contact:
    Teri Lynch, Video Conference Scheduler, at 307-382-1672

Dianna Renz

Do you have suggestions for the Faculty Resources website?  Contact drenz@wwcc.wy.edu.

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