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Academic technology resources and services

Information and Technology Services provides interactive training opportunities, published resources, consultation services, and support related to hardware and licensed software for instructional use at Washington & Jefferson College.

Many answers to frequently asked questions can be found in the ITS Knowledge Base, including how-to instructions for using College technologies. Requests for support, and answers to other questions, should be submitted at

For one-on-one consultations regarding course design and activities in Sakai, practice using College software and hardware including Zoom, Teams, the Meeting Owl Pro and VZ-R document camera, and other academic technology questions or instructional solutions, please use this online scheduling tool.

Upcoming and ongoing training opportunities are announced via email messages from Academic Technology.

Upcoming ITS training opportunities

Meeting Owl Pro

VZ-R document camera

Sakai, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom Overview: Choosing the right tools

  • A recording of this hybrid workshop is now available. Please contact ITS to request access to this recording.


Storing and Sharing Videos: Instructor Tools and Best Practices


Benjamin Stoviak

Academic Technology

Information and Technology Services

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Course Sites are created at the beginning of each semester within W&J's learning management system (LMS), Sakai, and enrollment into these Sites is managed by way of an automated process.

In Sakai, faculty have the ability to upload and share file resources such as .pdf reading materialsadminister online assessments (Tests & Quizzes)create and moderate discussion forumsrelease announcements or send private messages to students, distribute and collect assignments, and manage ongoing course grades, in addition to a number of other features which can be enabled throughout individual Course Sites.

For other instructional materials related to Sakai, click on the Help button button, located throughout individual Sakai pages, or visit the Sakai User Guide here, which contains over 475 different informational and instructional pages dedicated to answering frequently asked questions and providing clear information about each of Sakai’s available features.

Learning spaces

Recording and distributing video lectures and presentations

Videoconferencing for online and JayFlex learning