NEW FACULTY FAQ
Welcome to Wright State University, and thanks for visiting the New Faculty FAQ page! This site was developed to answer some of the most commonly asked questions concerning CaTS, CTL, and University Libraries. For questions not answered here,
feel free to contact the CaTS Help Desk by calling 937-775-4827, or toll free at 1-888-775-4827. You can also drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Faculty Essentials
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I go for computer account information, problems logging in or password issues?
What software is available in the computer classrooms?
How do I have software added to a computer classroom?
The CaTS Help Desk can assist you in all these areas. However, WINGS
offers fast and easy options for resetting passwords and
looking up CAMPUS account information.
Requests for software changes and additions should be sent to the CaTS Help Desk at least 8 weeks before the start of the class. Software will be reviewed for
compatability and to ensure basic functionality. This also gives the instructor time to test the software in the lab.
How do I reserve a computer classroom?
Where are electronic classrooms located?
Are there faculty development workshops?
How do I share files with students?
CTL offers a wide variety of development workshops on subjects of particular interest to faculty. For a schedule, go to www.wright.edu/ctl/workshops
How do I put my courses online?
CaTS provides the Novell Student Shared Drive. Instructors can request access at the Help Desk. Once set up, you’ll be able to store files on the Student Shared Drive
and all students will have read-only access. File sharing, assignment posting and many other features are also available using WebCT
or the Course Studio feature of WINGS
Contact one of the CTL Instructional Designers to discuss your plans. They will help guide you to success in creating an effective, student-oriented,
online environment for your class.
Where can I go to have instructional media created for my class?
Where can students get technical help on assignments that require web development, presentation software or multimedia?
How do I place items on course reserve?
The Center for Teaching and Learning has an Instructional Media Production
staff that can design and produce some of the most technologically current, innovative,
instructional components available today. Give them a call with your ideas and they can help turn them into reality.
For assistance placing items on course reserve, contact the Library Reserve Manager at the Dunbar Library.
How can I schedule films or videos to use in my classroom?
How do I order electronic equipment for my classroom?
Contact CaTS at x3162 to order electronic equipment for traditional classrooms.
Is there a way to acccess online library materials from off-campus?
What software is available for home use?
Yes. See the University Libraries Distance Learning
page for complete details about options for connecting to library resources from home.
WSU has licenses with Microsoft, Apple and other companies for low-cost or free software. You'll find software that's free for Wright State faculty,
staff and students on the ConnectWright
page. Student and faculty home use information is available at www.wright.edu/software/