The Canvas Getting Started Module

Why use a Getting Started Module? Simple: to help students engage with a course. The Getting Started Module is an entry point for students in the course--whether hybrid or online. BC Connect has developed a Getting Started Module template for Canvas courses. What is this Getting Started Module? A brief video is available on YouTube ...more about The Canvas Getting Started Module

National Distance Learning Week

November 6-10, 2017 is National Distance Learning Week! Organized by the US Distance Learning Association (USDLA), this week organizations across America will educate their constituents on the amazing growth in distance learning. Check the NDLW 2017 USDLA-Hosted Webinar Schedule for online activities in that week. Join us for eLearning activities at D140 Your Bellevue College Interactive ...more about National Distance Learning Week

Practical UDL Tips for Busy Instructors

A short (17:49) video with practical advice to instructors for getting started with Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

Free, Open-Source Images

As part of his "Visual Explanations: Making ideas clear and Accessible with Images" workshops, Bruce Wolcott maintains a pretty exhaustive list of websites that provide free/Creative Commons/open source images. By popular demand, we are happy to provide a reference to Bruce's document, hosted in his OneDrive. Click here to see Bruce's list of free, open-source images: ...more about Free, Open-Source Images

Announcing the eLearning Summer Institute on August 15-16

Link to the downloadable PDF Agenda. Do you teach a web-enhanced, hybrid, or an online class? Learn about creating an engaging and collaborative learning environment online using Canvas. Save These Dates! August 15-16 Instructional Designers will conduct interactive workshops and presentations on the following topics: Applying Accessibility principles to Word documents and Canvas Pages Canvas Tools – ...more about Announcing the eLearning Summer Institute on August 15-16

Canvas Section Cross-list/Merges

Process Reach out to your Program Directors / Division Deans / Program Chairs, if you need to Cross-List/Merge two sections. Your program administrators will be approving the sections to be merged. Instructors reach out to their Program Directors/ Division Deans / Program Chairs to request your Cross-List/Merges with the Primary/Secondary requests. Division Deans must approve ...more about Canvas Section Cross-list/Merges

Introduction to Closed Captioning

The 30-minute workshop Introduction to Closed Captioning that was presented in the Interactive eLearning Center earlier this quarter is now available at the eLearningMedia Bellevue College channel at YouTube. We will continue to present this workshop in the Interactive eLearning Center during spring quarter for those of you who are on campus and would like to ...more about Introduction to Closed Captioning

Creating a YouTube Channel

With accessibility issues taking center stage in our courses, faculty are looking for the simplest, fastest way to add closed captioning to self-produced instructional videos. YouTube can both host your instructional videos and provide rudimentary closed captions. The captions will need to be edited and that will be the topic of another post. There is a ...more about Creating a YouTube Channel

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

Exploring the Next-Generation Digital Learning Environment

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Two day webinar 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) ( Join your campus colleagues for an important ...more about Exploring the Next-Generation Digital Learning Environment