eLearning

Vision

eLearning expands access to education options and pathways for students through quality online, hybrid, and web-enhanced courses by embracing innovative and accessible modes of course development and delivery.

Mission

We support online and hybrid student academic success through faculty instructional design consultations based on evidence-based course standards, learning management system administration, creative application of technology, engaging and immersive online experiences, digital equipment management, and student and faculty training.

Our Goals

Online Learning: Student Centered Success

  • Increase student voice in eLearning and online course planning. 
  • Ensure equitable student access to eLearning resources and services. 
  • Establish relationships with departments. 
  • Stay on the leading edge for ed tech tools. 
  • Live support for faculty and students.
  • Student and faculty LMS training.
  • LMS and third-party tool admin support and ticketing.

Digital Learning Design: Innovative Education Partnerships

  • Establish relationships and increase collaborations across campus.
  • Dedicated Instructional Designers working with each division. 
  • Increase efficiency for faculty using enterprise technology tools. 
  • Recognize that departments and programs have unique eLearning needs. 
  • Develop tools to learn more about our customer’s needs.
  • Explore the use of AI for Bellevue College courses with academic integrity.

Instructional Media: Engaging Connected Environments

  • Equipment checkout.
  • Provide support for meetings using an Owl and laptop.
  • Oversee Studio Q and XR Lab physical space.
  • Provide leadership with hybrid meeting solutions on campus.
  • Explore new media technologies.

XR Lab: Immersive Educational Technology

  • Explore the use of emerging XR technologies including artificial intelligence and multi-user interactive worlds. 
  • Increase interdisciplinary collaborations across campus programs. 
  • Continue educational collaborations with industry partners and visiting scholars.
  • Push the boundaries of what education can look like.

Connected Learning Mission

The Connected Learning Division is dedicated to connecting Bellevue College students, faculty, and staff to valuable learning resources on campus, off campus, and online. Each department within Connected Learning creatively empowers learners by providing equitable access to experiential courses, comprehensive learning resources, inclusive academic, career, and technology support, and unique opportunities for collaboration and community building. The division’s dynamic programs, courses, and experiences promote accessible, innovative, and transformational learning to meet the diverse needs of our college community and beyond.

Bellevue College Mission

Bellevue College is a student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence, that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion, and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.


eLearning promotes engaged learning options for online courses using Canvas. Canvas allows students to actively engage with course content, course instructors and their student community. Course activities and assessments are designed to move students from remembering to understanding, to applying, analyzing, evaluating and finally to course concept understanding.

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eLearning Regular Substantive Interaction

  • Interaction must be initiated by the instructor.
  • Interaction must be “regular” and frequent.
  • Interaction must be “substantive” – of an academic nature.
  • Interaction must be with an instructor that meets accrediting agency standards.

Read WCET Frontiers article Interpreting what is Required for “Regular and Substantive Interaction”

Read Use Canvas tools to maintain regular, effective, and substantive student contact online

  • Online courses are conducted completely on the web. The instructional content is delivered exclusively via distance education. Requirements for coming to campus for orientation, testing, or academic support services do not exclude a course from being classified as distance education.
  • Hybrid courses replace some – but not all – classroom time with online learning. For example, a class that would originally meet five days a week might meet three days a week, and substitute online activities to replace the other two class sessions.
  • Web-enhanced courses meet in regular class sessions, but use online resources for additional student-teacher and student-student interaction, posting of assignments, course materials, and student research.

eLearning Committee

Role and purpose: Provide guidance and expertise necessary to develop a rich and rigorous eLearning ecosystem that produces a consistent, cohesive, quality learning experience for students; examine innovative eLearning models and initiatives, based on the most current national and local eLearning trends; and ensure the eLearning direction is directly linked to the Vision, Core Values, Mission, and Core Themes of the college.

Council Alignment: Constituency Councils – Faculty: The membership term is for three years. The committee meets once a month. We have teaching and non-teaching positions. eLearning Committee members can be either part-time or full-time faculty/employees. All new applications are reviewed by the eLearning Director and the Faculty Council members. New members will notify their Program Chairs, Divisions and their Deans of their selection to serve on the eLearning Committee. eLearning Committee member selection is based on the following criteria:

Teaching members:

  • Experience with online and/or hybrid teaching
  • Demonstrated interest in online pedagogy and instructional technology
  • Demonstrated interest in participating in professional development that pertains to online learning and technology

Non-teaching members:

  • Demonstrated experience using educational technology for online learning and teaching
  • Demonstrated interest in participating in professional development that pertains to online learning and technology

Meeting Time: The eLearning Committee meets once a month on the third Tuesday of the month from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.


Last Updated February 16, 2024