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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


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


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.