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Canvas by Instructure is the new Learning Management System at WCU

After an extensive process of review by faculty, students, and staff, Canvas by Instructure has been chosen as our next Learning Management System.  Canvas provides a superior user experience for faculty, staff, and students, as well as mobile capabilities and simplicity of integration and management that competitors, including Blackboard’s newest product Ultra, are unable to match.  Canvas is a twenty-first century learning environment that will support WCU’s needs for the next five to 10 years for online, hybrid/blended, and face-to-face instruction. LEARN MORE ABOUT CANVAS

New CFC Faculty Resource Hub Available in Blackboard

The CFC has launched a continually updated resource for our faculty in the form of a Blackboard course into which all faculty are enrolled.  The CFC Faculty Resource Hub is now online and faculty have been enrolled as students.  We will be constantly updating resources for self-paced training.  We urge you to check it out today.

Also, if you have a particular question, try out the new search function at the new help.wcu.edu website, we have placed many of our technical resources in that database.

Services and Resources

Teaching and Learning

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The Coulter Faculty Commons Educational Development team partners with faculty with all aspects of teaching. Consultation topics include, but are not limited to, course analysis, rubrics, syllabus and schedule construction, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning projects, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and online course design. Consultations may also cover work-life balance and other issues related to faculty development. Explore the Resources

Educational Technology

The Coulter Faculty Commons Educational Technology team manages many forms of classroom technology tools, digital media, and online learning techniques. With the ever-changing world of technology, it is often very difficult to maintain proficiency across all platforms. The CFC Ed Tech team is here to partner with instructors to choose the right tools to create engaging and inspiring courses. See how we can Help 

Learning Management System

Blackboard Original 9.1 is the Learning Management System (LMS) software application utilized at Western Carolina University to provide online coursework. Blackboard enhances the quality of online and face-to-face instruction and is used to monitor, document, and manage online and classroom events and assignments. Blackboard provides a reliable means to engage students in an online environment and can greatly improve the educational experience of both students and instructors. Discover More About THE LMS

Research Support

The Coulter Faculty Commons, in collaboration with the Office of Research Administration, recognizes that the faculty of Western Carolina University engage in multiple forms of scholarship. The CFC research division can partner with faculty, staff, and graduate teaching assistants with research design and research methods for publications, grant proposals, dissertations, theses, and other projects. Through consultations and scholarship tools and resources.
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Faculty Tools and Resources

The Coulter Faculty Commons takes pride in being a one-stop shop for faculty at Western Carolina University.  We have gathered information and links that are useful on our Support and Resources page, geared towards all of our faculty's pedagogical and technological needs.  The information is continually updated, so make sure you keep checking back to see what's new. All Tools and Resources

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