Coe Library 510B
New Course Website Support: Our transition to a new LMS, Canvas (called "WyoCourses") brings some changes for greater efficiency. For technical help, follow the instructions above. For pedagogical advice and help wth teaching tools and methods, continue to come to Instructional Computing. Please see our web materials below, consult us at Faculty TOUCH consulting hours on Fridays from 1:00 to 3:00 (Coe 510F), or call Robin Hill or Meg Wood.
Instructors at all levels are invited to work on course materials with our hardware and software and guidance, or on eCompanion or Course Studio websites and course design, in our lab, where you will have ready access to our knowledgeable staff. We will gladly demonstrate tools and procedures, answer your specific questions, or simply explore ideas with you.
For supplementing classroom teaching, the University of Wyoming provides course websites via two online course platforms or learning management systems (LMS's) -- Course Studio and eCompanion. These platforms differ in look-and-feel and functionality; successful deployment requires some investment of time and practice. All instructors using a course site should read the Online Course Minima for the most concise and critical information.
Note: Students will need to know what course platform you are using and how to access the course website. Refer them to the Student Info page.
This page will help you get started setting up your course websites and getting your students enrolled in them. For help with problems, see Troubleshooting Course Websites.
For more information, see the Create a Course Studio Website tutorial, or the full Instructions for Standard Teaching Tasks in Course Studio.
Instructors submit a Course Request form to ECTL for each course for which they would like an eCompanion course website. ECTL creates a blank shell for each course request, and then notifies instructors when courses are ready for content. Students and instructors are automatically enrolled in their eCompanion course websites. Students can access their courses one week before the semester starts.
For more information, see Getting Started with eCompanion or the full Instructions for Standard Teaching Tasks in eCompanion.