Welcome to Western University of Health Sciences and our Teaching with Technology Website!
On this page we want to introduce you to some of the resources available to help you with your academic technology needs. The program you’ll be teaching for may mandate or strongly encourage the use of certain instructional technologies, and the College Dean, Program Director or Curriculum Committee Chair will be your best source for that kind of information.
Once you know what technologies you will using, we invite you to return here and use our menus or Search feature to explore the resources available to help orient you to their use. In addition to basic information on the various tools available, you will find suggestions for best practices, ideas for application, and inspiration from the experience of faculty who have used these technologies to enhance the teaching-learning process.
Before you being your exploration, we want to acqaint you with some of the other resources available to help you with your ongoing technical and professional development needs.
Available on the public website, our Computing Resources area at http://www.westernu.edu/computing-about describes the IT organization and the services it offers to faculty, staff, and students. Here you will find descriptions of IT services, links to discounts and downloads, and more specific information on classroom technologies such as TurningPoint receiver frequencies.
Technology Help Desk
WesternU’s Information Technology (IT) Department is a center of technology and computing services on campus. Their Faculty/Staff Tech Support Website https://mydocs.westernu.edu/techsupport/employee/SitePages/Home.aspx provides access to information on computer security, email, mobile devices and other common IT issues. It also provides access to the HEAT system, which is used to record and track IT requests. Contact the IT Help Desk (909) 469-5432 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or to request assistance.
Center for Academic and Professional Excellence (CAPE)
The Center for Academic and Professional Enhancement offers faculty a wide array of activities to help facilitate their professional development in the scholarship of education and the art of learning. Available from the public website at http://www.westernu.edu/cape-welcome#toggle, CAPE strives to help keep faculty abreast of innovation in the field of health education and professional development. On their site you will find a workshop sign-up form, recorded workshops and presentations, and orienation materials for new faculty.
Instructional Technology & Distributed Learning (ITDL)
ITDL is the IT organization responsible for assisting faculty, staff and students with their academic technology needs. To learn about the kinds of development and support services they offer, select the link in the menu bar above.
The university Intranet at http://intra.westernu.edu/cape-welcome#toggle is available from on campus only, and provides access to business forms, services and tools of specific interest to WesternU faculty and staff.
The university’s You Portal at http://you.westernu.edu is another source of information a for WesternU faculty and staff. Available by university log-in only, the You Portal provides single sign-on access to a calendar of events, training opportunities, and online communities of WesternU personnel with common academic or non-academic interests.
Through a special arrangement with WesternU, the online training site Lynda.com offers employees access to hundreds of online courses and tutorials on a variety of software products, including Blackboard, Photoshop, and Microsoft Office. Access is through the You Portal’s Training page at https://you.westernu.edu/web/home-community/it-training?gpi=10189.
Magna Publications offers the higher education community professional development products and services such as online seminars, courses, video recordings, workshops, white papers, and conferences. WesternU maintains subscriptions to both their 20 Minute Mentor Commons and Magna Commons Webinars, making these materials available at no cost to you. Instructions for setting up an account can be found on the You Portal’s Training page at https://you.westernu.edu/web/home-community/it-training?gpi=10189.