Instructor Support and Contacts
There are many resources available for instructors interested in utilizing online learning technologies.
The PLU Help Desk provides support for university-owned technology and services, such as Sakai, PLU e-mail, network connections, and ePass. Their website has helpful FAQs and on-demand tutorials, in addition to personal support via phone or email. If you’re on campus, you can also drop by their location on the first floor of the Library.
Students in blended classes with portions on-campus at PLU can take advantages of the equipment and training resources provided by Instructional Technologies. Need a piece of equipment to create or appropriately present a project in class? Interested in improving your skills in Sakai, Office, or Google Apps? Instructional Technologies has you covered.
Through its three divisions – Continuing Education, the Center for Continued Nursing Learning, and Partnerships and Professional Development – Continuing Education offers a variety of online and blended options for professionals across industries to improve their skills and meet certification requirements. They also provide assistance with technology and systems used in continuing education classes, but fall outside the standard university services.
The PLUTO Associates program was designed to further engage faculty in the implementation of a robust offering of technology-assisted teaching and learning. Associates can provide on-the-ground support for online, blended, and flipped teaching as well as support for technology usage in face-to-face courses. Associates draw upon their personal experiences to share best practices, especially as it relates to discipline-specific pedagogy.