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Use Canvas during Inclement weather

by Sukirti Ranade. How will your students access your course in case of a campus-wide shut down? Instructors: Establish notification procedures for students (both to and from); reduce or eliminate unnecessary student trips to campus when the instructor cannot make it to campus. Design-in multiple, flexible communication and learning strategies and options that do not ...more about Use Canvas during Inclement weather


5 Ways to Use Canvas in Your Onground Classes

by George Rowe If you’re an instructor in a higher-education classroom, it’s unlikely you haven’t heard of or used the ‘flipped learning’ or ‘flipped classroom’ approach: students access course content online via video lectures and other multimedia, then come to class armed with questions and background knowledge ready to engage in guided, workshop-oriented tasks. Through ...more about 5 Ways to Use Canvas in Your Onground Classes


Respondus Lockdown Browser

by Sukirti Ranade Respondus LockDown Browser is a specially-designed web browser for taking tests in Canvas. When you build your quiz, you are able to setup that quiz which can only be completed, using the LockDown Browser. Students will need to download and use the LockDown Browser software to take that quiz. You do not ...more about Respondus Lockdown Browser


Educators Love a Good Metaphor

by Ron Austin I remember a guest educator speaking about “scaffolding” at a Bellevue College professional development day ten years ago. The term “scaffolding” is an educational metaphor I studied while earning my Master of Education degree. I listened with interest as the educator and another visitor discussed something I had recently learned about myself. ...more about Educators Love a Good Metaphor


eLearning Summer Institute on August 20th and August 21st

      Thank you for attending our Annual Summer Institute. Attendees, please complete our Summer Teaching Institute 2019 Evaluation.     Maximum number of participants: 40 Date: Tuesday August 20th & Wednesday August 21st Time: 8am – 4pm Lunch: Noon - 1pm Last Date to Register: August 15th Location:  Bellevue College Main Campus – Bellevue ...more about eLearning Summer Institute on August 20th and August 21st


Are We Overinvesting in Welcome Videos?

by Brian Bergen-Aurand Since the 1980s, we have seen plenty of research on the isolating effects of digital education. Students taking online courses often complain of feeling lonely and detached from their instructors and peers and disengaged from the course content because of the lack of social interaction involved in many elearning environments. For the ...more about Are We Overinvesting in Welcome Videos?



Global Accessibility Awareness Day on Monday May 13th, 2019 in the eLearning Center

By Sukirti Ranade, Director of eLearning & Multimedia The eLearning department is planning on organizing a Global Accessibility Awareness Day on Monday May 13th, 2019 in the eLearning Center. Betsy Zahrt Geib (Instructional Designer & Faculty Economics division) with assistance from Brian Saborboro and participation from Raymona Baldwin (Disability Resource Center) have planned some afternoon ...more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day on Monday May 13th, 2019 in the eLearning Center


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