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Start Strong, End Strong—Distance Delivery Resources

If you are just getting started with distance delivery, we suggest completing the Readiness Assessment and then utilizing the remainder of the resources to help you fill in the gaps.

Review this short (less than 5 minutes) video on Preparing for Distance Delivery.

Online Resources

Training Opportunities

Live sessions (offered virtually via Zoom) are offered throughout the semester. Visit our Training Schedule for available trainings.

Distance Delivery Mastery Certificate

The Distance Delivery Mastery Certificate provides an opportunity for instructors to gain competence in all aspects critical to fostering student success in the distance delivery environment.  Through workshops, and the support of Academic Outreach and Innovation (AOI), instructors will gain the knowledge and tools needed to successfully adapt their teaching style to the distance environment.

Earning this certificate allows instructors to build confidence and comfort in the distance environment thereby enriching their teaching, promoting student success, and documenting professional development.

On-Demand Support

Due to our high volume of support requests, we suggest starting with our resources listed above. For live on-demand support to get your questions answered and brainstorm idea for your upcoming distance delivery course, visit our on-demand support room. A learning innovations team member is present in this room Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m via Zoom to assist you.

Student Resources

The information on the Student Guide for Completing Courses Remotely page is for WSU students taking courses transitioned to distance learning due to the University’s response to COVID-19.

This page provides resources to help students successfully complete courses delivered remotely through Blackboard Learn and other academic technology.

Students taking courses at a distance need regular access to a desktop or laptop computer with Internet access. Make sure the computer you plan to use is up to the task! Check your computer here.

This series of videos and teaching tips is presented by Academic Outreach and Innovation (AOI). We invite you to join the conversation. Share your tips and ask questions through this blog. If you would like these posts to be sent directly to your email each week, subscribe to the listserv by emailing

For more information or to schedule time with an instructional designer or emerging technologist, contact or request training on demand. You can also visit the Spark Faculty Innovation Studio in room 102 any time from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, during the academic year.