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Teacher Tech Tips at Lynda.com

Want to know how to use technology more effectively in the classroom and online? Check out Teacher Tech Tips and Teacher Tips through Bellevue College’s Lynda.com subscription. The host of Teacher Tech Tips, Oliver Schinkten, creates 2 to 10 minute videos showing a new tip each week. These short segments include such timely topics as …more about Teacher Tech Tips at Lynda.com


Workshop-Accessibility 101: Principles of Inclusive Design

Dear Faculty, Learn how you can make easy changes and additions to your Canvas courses in order to create an inclusive course environment for all students. The Accessibility 101: Principles of Inclusive Design (ONLINE) workshop is being offered with flexibility to complete assignments in six weeks. The purpose of this course is to introduce participants …more about Workshop-Accessibility 101: Principles of Inclusive Design


App Review: Outlook app for iOS

I could not live without my iPhone. Well okay, that is an exaggeration, but I can safely say that I could not keep up with all the stuff I need to keep up with, both in my personal and professional lives, without my iPhone. Specifically, I use the iPhone’s built-in iOS Calendar and Mail apps, …more about App Review: Outlook app for iOS


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

Plagiarism tool. VeriCite is the new plagiarism tool chosen by the college – VeriCite – https://www.vericite.com/. VeriCite has replaced Turnitin. VeriCite native integrations with Canvas (updated January 1, 2017) VeriCite now has the “native integration” in place. This native integration will closely integrate VeriCite reports with the grading and feedback tools in Canvas.  This native integration allows instructors to …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.