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Free, Open-Source Images

As part of his “Visual Explanations: Making ideas clear and Accessible with Images” workshops, Bruce Wolcott maintains a pretty exhaustive list of websites that provide free/Creative Commons/open source images. By popular demand, we are happy to provide a reference to Bruce’s document, hosted in his OneDrive. Click here to see Bruce’s list of free, open-source images: …more about Free, Open-Source Images


Announcing the eLearning Summer Institute on August 15th-16th

Link to the downloadable PDF Agenda. Do you teach a web-enhanced, hybrid, or an online class? Learn about creating an engaging and collaborative learning environment online using Canvas. Save These Dates! August 15th-16th Instructional Designers will conduct interactive workshops and presentations on the following topics: Applying Accessibility principles to Word documents and Canvas Pages Canvas Tools – …more about Announcing the eLearning Summer Institute on August 15th-16th


Teaching with Canvas: Canvas 101

This workshop, offered through the eLearning Center, teaches faculty how to deliver their course materials on the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). Earn 22 professional credit hours, a Canvas badge and a Certificate of Achievement. Faculty Do you want to know how to integrate the Canvas learning management system (LMS) into an online or on-campus class? Do you need professional development hours to …more about Teaching with Canvas: Canvas 101


Extra Credit in Canvas

Three Ways to do extra credit There are several approaches instructors can adopt to can give students extra credit in Canvas using Assignments: awarding extra points for an existing Assignment– or for a Discussion or a Quiz creating an Assignment worth zero points providing extra credit using weighted assignment groups Award extra points to graded items …more about Extra Credit in Canvas




Collaboratory “Interactive Worlds” events sponsored by eLearning

Our Goal: We want to get BC students, faculty and staff to attend live events and presentations taking place in the new Collaboratory  located in the Bellevue College Learning Media Center. BC Facilitators: Bruce Wolcott, Gordon Hom and Sukirti Ranade Guests: Dr. Don Alvarez with FilmmakerLive, Software engineers Brian Zhou and Xinli Zou with Wyzlink BC communications …more about Collaboratory “Interactive Worlds” events sponsored by eLearning



Introduction to Closed Captioning

The 30-minute workshop Introduction to Closed Captioning that was presented in the eLearning Center earlier this quarter is now available at the eLearningMedia Bellevue College channel at YouTube. We will continue to present this workshop in the eLearning Center during spring quarter for those of you who are on campus and would like to ask questions …more about Introduction to Closed Captioning


Creating a YouTube Channel

With accessibility issues taking center stage in our courses, faculty are looking for the simplest, fastest way to add closed captioning to self-produced instructional videos. YouTube can both host your instructional videos and provide rudimentary closed captions. The captions will need to be edited and that will be the topic of another post. There is a …more about Creating a YouTube Channel