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Voiland College had a Student Town Hall on Friday to give undergraduates a preview of fall semester.

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science hosted two NSF REU undergraduate presentations: “Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Training in Wearable Computing,” led by Hassan Ghasemzadeh, associate professor; and, “Undergraduate Research in Smart Environments,” led by Larry Holder.

Computer science graduate student Beiyu Lin will join the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley as a tenure track assistant professor in computer science department.


Tuesday, August 4 @8:10 AM

Blackboard Learn Basics. This virtual training will provide a review of the Blackboard LMS and unveil the possibilities of its usage.

Tuesday, August 4 @4:10 PM

Teaching from a distance: Strategies and best practices. In this training, we will cover simple ways to engage with students and optimize your course space.

Wednesday, August 5 @9:10 AM

Blackboard Learn Grade Center. We’ll explain different setup options, show how to grade and comment on student work, and demonstrate how to use the electronic rubric.

Wednesday, August 5 @1:10 PM

Zoom (Master Session). Zoom allows users to communicate through webcam/microphones, chat, and screen sharing.

Monday, August 10 @9:10 AM

Zoom (Master Session). Zoom allows users to communicate through webcam/microphones, chat, and screen sharing.

Tuesday, August 11 @11:10 AM

Blackboard Learn tests and quizzes. This training will provide a review of Blackboards’ full array of powerful question formats and setting options that allow you to precisely control and manage delivery of online assessments.

More AOI Learning Initiative Workshops

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Inclusive Education Ideas

Provide Support for Students

Spend time discussing university, department, library, or other resources for students to use in through the course of the semester. Share these resources throughout the semester during key moments before projects, high stake exams, etc.

Read more ideas to create a welcoming, engaging and inclusive classroom from the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, including the Guide to Equity and Inclusion in the Online Learning Environment.

Are Your Students Tech Ready for Your Class?

Now through August 14, AOI is preparing students with easy-to-learn trainings on how to use Blackboard Learn, Zoom, and other classroom apps. Please share these sessions with your incoming students.


Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) now scheduled for Aug. 4

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for more WSU applications, including Office 365, Blackboard, Adobe, Cougar Card, and others, is scheduled for implementation the evening of Aug. 4.

Crimson Spirit Award

Have you noticed a WSU employee going out of their way to help a colleague or customer? Nominate them for the Crimson Spirit award to recognize their excellent service. Submit a nomination.

Be Safe Cougs

Daily Coug Connect at 10 a.m.

Experts system-wide present 5-30 minute Zoom sessions for WSU employees.

Health and Wellbeing Resources

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to offer emotional support during this stressful period. You may contact EAP by calling 1-877-313-4455 or visiting the EAP website.

WSU is committed to supporting your overall health and wellbeing. Visit the WellCoug website for more information and resources to offer support, manage stress and enhance your resilience.

WSU COVID-19 Information

WSU COVID19-related info is available on WSU’s website.