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A process to obtain Videoconference (VC) exceptions from the Department Chair and report them to the Provost's Office was implemented during December 2022. Videoconference courses often use Zoom as the VC technology and traditionally are taught in a VC (82) Classroom with students present in the room. More information and the link to the form.
An exception is required when:
Many of our GUC spaces use automatic door locks that lock and unlock the space when it is scheduled. If your class is scheduled in myWSU and the room is not open at the scheduled time, call 5-9000 on the Pullman campus to have a mechanic or custodian unlock the door.
The Class Attribute LMS: Canvas is no longer active in Maintain Schedule of Classes. You may remove it when you see it. Flag your classes for Canvas in the new Maintain LMS Course Spaces component. Find it at: myWSU > Main Menu > Curriculum Management > Schedule Builder > Maintain LMS Course Spaces. More information on the new LMS components.
Two new components for managing LMS course spaces and LMS users should be visible to department schedulers starting Monday, March 28, 2022.
posted 11/30/21, updated 12/28/21
The latest information on scheduling VC sections has been updated in the Instructions > Videoconference page of our website. You can find more information on Instruction Modes under Proofing. Note that there have been changes since the the FAQs below were posted. Most importantly, it is no longer required to create a separate section for a single student who is receiving a course remotely while the other students on the campus are in an in person section.
Videoconference classes are not considered online instruction; use the new VC Instruction Mode codes.
Policies for Department Chairs posted by the Office of the Provost. Includes the Fall 2021 Instructional Guides regarding instruction modes and Videoconference Policies.
EPPM updated February 2020 Videoconference Policies, Section 14
A new suite of pages has been created geared towards the student point of view. The students page under COVID-19 Scheduling was moved into this suite. New pages include: Viewing the Schedule of Classes, Understanding Instruction Mode, How Classes Are Taught by Campus, and Exam Information.
Campus Schedulers use a tool called Optimizer to make classroom assignments on many of our campuses. This tool is especially helpful on the Pullman campus, where there may be as many as 4,900 active sections in a term. The Optimizer utilizes organization building preferences to assign GUC classrooms in order of the organization's preferences. All suitable GUC spaces must be listed in one of four preference lists, otherwise the Optimizer will not assign a classroom. Department Schedulers may view the preferences on the Building Preference page and should their campus scheduler if changes are requested.
1. Set instruction mode for all Fall 2021 classes BEFORE selecting APPROVE.
2. Set meeting day/time for synchronous instruction
3. Set facility
4. Set Requested Room Capacity & Enrollment Capacity without considering room size FOR NOW.
Set the instruction mode to describe the way that the instructor intends to teach the course.
We have updated the Public Searches in 25Live for the Pullman campus. As it is difficult to see the COVID Adjusted capacities in 25Live, these searches will bring up spaces with a given capacity or higher. The search name tells the user the room capacity. For example: CV GUC 45+ will find GUC spaces with 45-49 seats (as 49 is still the highest capacity allowed). We will accept requests for different spaces beginning 7/18/20/ for academic courses. We will not approve any spaces for events until further notice.
|CV GUC 45+||CV GUC 40+||CV GUC 35+||CV GUC 30+|
|CV GUC 25+||CV GUC 20+||CV GUC 15+||CV GUC 10+|
To allow a buffer between MWF and TH standard meeting times when a course uses both times, such as MTWH, we have moved Tuesday/Thursday meeting times five minutes later starting at noon. For example, courses that were 12:00 to 1:15pm using the old meeting times will meet 12:05 to 1:20pm starting Fall 2020.
We created a new OBIEE report to give departments a way to visualize how many sections and students are enrolled based on Instruction Mode. This new report is located in myWSU > OBIEE > WSU Enrollment Summary Reports > Enrollment Summary Reports dashboard > Instruction Mode Summary Info. The report provides "live" data from the previous evening. There is not a way to view data on a specific date.
The top area shows Instruction Mode percentages by section and enrollment by campus. The screenshot below was taken on 7/22/20.
The second section allows the user to view Instruction Mode based on Term, Campus, Academic Group, Academic Organization, and Subject. Dropdowns allow the user to change the options. This section allows the user to export a spreadsheet showing the data.
We have updated our 25Live training guides in the right sidebar. NEW! We have created an Event Type for your Room Search Event. Please use "X DRAFT" as the event type when you create a new Room Search Event. All current Room Search Events that were using 25L Pullman Academic Event were updated. We were thrilled to see how many departmental Room Search Events are out there! Great job! You may want to set up a second search for Fall 2020, for example "Butch's Room Search - Fall". You can keep your Spring search and just update the dates for Spring 2021, if you like.
Request and view rooms for exams & events. If the calendar says "Private", please login using your NID.
Pullman/Global Campus Schedulers host monthly Department Scheduler meetings. This is a great way to keep up with current scheduling issues and ask questions. The meetings are recorded. Email us for more information.
Visit the Access & Training page for more information. Everyone is welcome to join the training,
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Pullman, WA 99164-1035