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On the Shelf in the Library Media Center: Journal of Diversity in Higher Education

On the Shelf in the Library Media Center: Journal of Diversity in Higher Education From our home in the Library Media Center (LMC) we in the e-Learning center have the opportunity to closely investigate the resources available to the college community within our own Bellevue College Library Media Center. The journals are on the first …more about On the Shelf in the Library Media Center: Journal of Diversity in Higher Education


Teaching with Canvas: Canvas 101

NEW AND IMPROVED! Canvas 101: includes training on the new Canvas user interface. This workshop, offered through the eLearning Center, teaches faculty how to deliver their course materials on the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS).  This online workshop now includes training for the new Canvas user interface that was implemented at Bellevue College in April 2016. Earn 22 professional credit hours, a Canvas badge and …more about Teaching with Canvas: Canvas 101


November 7-11 is National Distance Learning Week

In recognition of this event, the United States Distance Learning Association is hosting a series of free online webinars covering a variety of current online learning issues. Faculty using Canvas for their on-campus, hybrid, and web-based courses can find out more information at the NDLW 2016 Webinars site. Registration is required for all the webinars. Here …more about November 7-11 is National Distance Learning Week


Addressing Cheating on Principle

“The point is this – contract cheating providers exist, they exist to serve your students, and your students are using them. Brad Wolverton, in “The New Economy of Cheating” (Chronicle of Higher Education, August 28, 2016, subscription required), estimates that the annual revenue for one of the largest contract cheating providers is “in the millions”. The UK’s Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) “Plagiarism in Higher Education” (August 2016) report also posits that the industry is expansive, likely involving thousands of students every year.” – Tricia Bertram Gallant, Ph.D.


Are you new to teaching or designing hybrid or online classes?

If so, this is a great place to start! This checklist was developed by the Bellevue College eLearning Council for instructors and course designers who are teaching or building hybrid and online courses for the first time.


VeriCite

New Plagiarism tool. Office of Instruction has selected a new plagiarism tool – VeriCite – https://www.vericite.com/. VeriCite has replaced Turnitin. The VeriCite LTI App is configured in our instance of Canvas. LTI and native integrations with Canvas Currently, VeriCite is setup with an LTI integration with Canvas.  However, a “native integration” is on the near-term roadmap.  This …more about VeriCite


Online DTA Presentation

The Online DTA Project is a pilot collaboration where faculty members work with instructional designers to create a high quality course in Canvas that meets the Bellevue College Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) requirements in addition to following best practices in design and Quality Matters (QM) guidelines. The presentation occurred May 19th and highlighted the successes of the faculty members from different divisions. Both faculty and instructional designers involved in the project explained the way the process worked and demonstrated the finished products.


Exploring the Next-Generation Digital Learning Environment

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On April 27-28, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT, you are invited to join members of the eLearning Council community to attend, “Exploring the Next-Generation Digital Learning Environment: Opportunities and Challenges,” a two-day, online focus session, organized by the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) (http://www.educause.edu/eli). Join your campus colleagues for an important face-to-face dialogue while …more about Exploring the Next-Generation Digital Learning Environment


eLearning Tips & Tricks

Free Screen Readers Screen readers are utilized to provide written materials in audio format. Gain valuable insight by experiencing a screen reader for yourself. Because Screen Readers can be expensive to purchase, check out one of these three free ones. NaturalReader – Free Download BrowseAloud – Free Web-Based Version (no download) Central Access Reader (CAR) …more about eLearning Tips & Tricks


BC Faculty Call Quality Matters® Training “Transformative”

What is Quality Matters? Quality Matters (QM) is a non-profit organization which is dedicated to improving the quality of online course design. Though QM has established a multi-faceted process for assuring the quality of online courses, the best place to begin is with the QM Rubric. Based upon research-supported and published best practices for online …more about BC Faculty Call Quality Matters® Training “Transformative”