Coronavirus Update

Classes will be held remotely for the remainder of the spring semester, and all official university events and student activities are suspended until further notice. While the Dayton and Lake campuses remain open, access to campus is restricted to personnel who have been identified as essential. Read more.

CTL Support for Temporary Remote Teaching

Dear Faculty, 

We all recognize this transition to temporary remote instruction is an extraordinary and challenging teaching situation. The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is working to gather easily accessible resource materials and tutorials to support all faculty during this shift, whether you are an experienced Pilot user looking to move your in-class activities online in some capacity or someone just looking to get started. 

Faculty already using Pilot should start here.

For instance, your syllabus and assignments are there, and maybe you use the dropbox for essay submission or the attendance feature. We have collected tutorials and help features to give you options for addressing your remaining in-class activities. Some options:

  • If you need to record and post video content — lectures, mini lessons, problem walk-throughs, assignment descriptions, etc. — for students to view whenever they wish, you can use Panopto in Pilot. 
  • Do you want all students to log in at the same time, interact with one another, and be able to hear you and see your screen and materials? Then you can use Blackboard Collaborate Ultra to host an interactive session with your students. This software has the ability for faculty and students to share video, voice and text chat, and documents such as PowerPoints and PDFs
  • Do you want to collect and comment on written assignments? Pilot’s dropbox feature allows for this without downloading all essays individually.
  • Do you need to move your in-person quizzes and exams into Pilot? Pilot itself and Respondus can handle both scenarios.

If you do not currently use Pilot, start here.

We can walk you through how to activate and set up your course for basic functionality, then give you advice regarding how to shift your course’s necessary components to that online environment for remote delivery. 

In addition, CTL offered first-time Pilot user tutorial sessions — in person in 023 Dunbar Library — to help get you started. You can find a recording of the Pilot Basics workshop below:

Pilot Basics Workshop (video recording)

For more information about these sessions, our online tutorials and content, or for any other remote teaching questions, contact CTL at 937-775-2885 or ctl@wright.edu

Please keep in mind that learning management systems outside Pilot are not supported by Wright State staff. 

No online environment can fully replicate every classroom scenario, but the Center for Teaching and Learning is here to help everyone get as close as we can given these trying circumstances. Please contact us with any teaching challenge that arises and we will do our best to get you to a solution. 

Dr. Lisa Kenyon
Faculty Director, Center for Teaching and Learning