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Students Want Better Organization, Clearer Explanations, and More Time to Concentrate on Learning

by Brian Bergen-Aurand The Survey Over the past year, the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) has surveyed four sets of students and faculty from around Washington, asking them to describe their encounters with digital learning. Specifically, SBCTC asked participants about their past experiences (what worked, didn’t work, was confusing or missing, and …more about Students Want Better Organization, Clearer Explanations, and More Time to Concentrate on Learning


Analytics in Canvas

By Sukirti Ranade, Director of eLearning & Multimedia. Canvas collects data to analyze student usage patterns.  This data can allow the instructor to examine the student engagement in your online Canvas class. Instructors can check how their students are progressing through course with participation, submissions, on time/late/missing submissions, and current grade. How do I access …more about Analytics in Canvas


Developing Hybrid/Blended Materials

by Brian Bergen-Aurand With our continuing spate of inclement weather closing campus or otherwise interrupting our teaching schedules, I’ve turned toward putting some of my onground materials online. I’ve begun making a few resources and activities available to students with remote access because I’m trying not to fall behind. Most of us already use a …more about Developing Hybrid/Blended Materials


Copyright Information for Educators – Online Selfpaced – Starts January 14th

Greetings and welcome to the Copyright Information for Educators course made available to you through eLearning! As you plan your online courses you will be curious about how copyright rules affect your teaching in class, in Canvas, and beyond? This is online self-paced workshop has been developed by our Bellevue College Librarians. Upon successful completion of this …more about Copyright Information for Educators – Online Selfpaced – Starts January 14th


XR Lab Open House for staff and students – January 10th

Come over, get a tour, and try out virtual reality for yourself! The Bellevue College Library Media Center would like to give Bellevue College faculty, staff, and students a chance to enjoy our newest space in the Library. Topic: Curriculum X-Ploration Audience: Staff & Faculty Curious about virtual reality? Wondering about classroom applications? Relax with …more about XR Lab Open House for staff and students – January 10th


Maintain regular, effective, and substantive contact with students in an online/hybrid course.

Canvas tools can assist in maintaining regular, effective, and substantive contact with students in an online/hybrid course. 1. Create a Discussion Forum in the Getting Started Module. Keep this Discussion forum open for access during the whole quarter. Invite all students to participate and invite peer responses among students. Respond to messages with 24hrs. 2. …more about Maintain regular, effective, and substantive contact with students in an online/hybrid course.


Canvas 101: Teaching with Canvas

        BELLEVUE COLLEGE LIBRARY | ROOM D140 | 425-564-4210 Email contact: elearning@bellevuecollege.edu Winter quarter start date: Monday, January 7th ends Friday, March 8th, Registration Link Participant: Faculty Facilitator: Bruce Wolcott, eLearning Instructional Designer PD Hours: On completion participants receive 22 hrs of professional development time. Canvas 101 is perfect for new online instructors, and it is …more about Canvas 101: Teaching with Canvas


Analytics tool

At InstructureCon 2018, the company announced that Analytics 2 will be released. Bellevue College will add Analytics 2 in Canvas after December 11th. Analytics 2 will improve the visual representation of course data for students and instructors. Visit the Analytics 2 release notes for details on this release. You can also visit Analytics Studio page for more …more about Analytics tool


Backward Course Design

What is Backward Design? Now that students are registering for your Winter courses, you may be thinking about any course redesigns or remodels you want to implement. (Or, you may be thinking about building anew or even starting from scratch if you’ve just been assigned a course you’ve never taught.) One of the best ways …more about Backward Course Design


Innovation in Virtual Worlds

Virtual Reality Professionals Panel “Come and meet young professionals in the emerging tech field of virtual reality. The first hour is a traditional panel discussion and the second hour for virtual reality demos and networking. Our panelists are: Xuny Haley from CoMotion Labs at the UW Jack Pritz from Unity, Amanda Watson from Oculus Michael Gelon …more about Innovation in Virtual Worlds