The Office of Technology for Teaching and Learning (OTTL) provides support to faculty in any area related to teaching, technology, instructional design and much more.
We can work with you on your face-to-face classes, online and hybrid to fully develop or just enhance your classes. We also provide professional development opportunities for faculty throughout the year and can do one-on-one meetings as well, just stop by or make an appointment with any of our instructional designers. To learn more about the variety of services and support we offer, visit the About Us page.
OTTL also provides a variety of resources including links to tools, articles, and tutorials for the various systems and platforms we support. We host various events throughout the year as well as share relevant events with other organizations. Visit these various resources and event details via the links at right.
Remote and Online Teaching Resources
OTTL has organized a variety of resources to support faculty on how to transition their face-to-face courses to the online environment. Resources include information on how to rapidly transition a face-to-face class, instructional strategies, facilitating online courses and much more! You can find recordings of past webinars for training on specific tools and learn how to access self-paced, on-demand training directly from D2L. We have also included information on external groups who are providing high quality professional development that we encourage you to take advantage of. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with these resources. We will continue to add additional resources and updates to the site as needed based on requests.
TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY
OTTL is happy to announce that Teaching with Technology is back this year! Instead of a week-long format we will offer TWT sessions on Wednesdays from July 14th through August 11th.The full schedule and all the details for Teaching with Technology Wednesdays 2021 is now available and registration is open for this annual faculty development event. Our theme this year is “What We Learned and Moving Forward from Here.” Sessions will cover a wide variety of topics including tips and tricks to save you time, a panel discussion of our shared Pandemic teaching experiences, active learning strategies, tools for student engagement, and how to move forward and plan for what’s next!
You can get all of the details and register for sessions by visiting the TWT website.
Semester Start Checklist
It's a new year and a new semester! Make sure your online course is updated and ready to launch with OTTL’s new Semester Start Checklist: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AUZIrJJPPyQBvzte7JVaGhaEEMvOFMqMxHt--dmceWw/edit?usp=sharing
As always, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.
Additional D2L/LIVE Support
Beginning on January 27, off-hours support will be available direct from D2L End-User Support Services. D2L Support agents will assist faculty and students who need support performing various tasks within their courses when University staff are not available. Agents will be able to walk end-users through the steps necessary to solve their issue or provide a training resource. No longer will you need to wait until the next business day to get assistance when you are unsure of how to do something in D2L or something in your course seems broken. Anytime you need assistance in D2L/LIVE and the University's Help Desk is closed, you can use this service -- including overnight and weekends.
To access services beginning on January 27, log-in to D2L/LIVE and click the link for Off-Hours D2L Support located in the Helpful Resources widget on the right side of the LIVE home page. This will take you to D2L’s Find Answers Fast page where you can search for an answer to your question, view tutorials, open a live chat session, or click on the Contact Us link to submit an email request or call directly.
Please note that D2L End-User Support Services (EUSS) cannot reset passwords, so if you are having log-in issues you will still need to contact the Wilkes Help Desk during their operating hours. In addition, EUSS will only have read-only access and will not be able to perform any specific actions within our course platform; they will only provide training and instruction on how to resolve issues. Some cases may be referred back to the University for further assistance if it outside their scope of services or access.
Where We Are Located
Max Roth Center
215 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706