Distance Learning Support for Faculty

The CTL supports both Web-based distance learning and conferencing. The center offers instructional design, creative and technical support for Wright State faculty using distance learning technologies.

Pilot for Web-based Learning

Supplement face-to-face courses or teach entirely online. The CTL's instructional designers and media specialists will give you the training and assistance you need.

Most Wright State Web-based distance learning courses take place in a course management system called Pilot. It gives you discussion forums, quizzes, online grade books and many other features you may use to taylor your virtual classrooms to your needs.

The CTL and CaTS have secured site licenses for several applications faculty can use to create content that students access through Pilot.

  • Respondus Make Pilot quizzes easily offline.
  • Tegrity Record your lectures for online viewing.

Pilot Live for Live Web Conferencing

In addition, faculty can do live, interactive sessions online through a system called Pilot Live, also known as Blackboard Collaborate™, formerly Elluminate. As students watch your PowerPoint presentation and listen to your live narration, they may participate by asking questions, speaking to the class, answering polls, taking quizzes, drawing on a white board, typing messages in a chat box, and more.