Faculty Workshops

Your Bellevue College eLearning Team offers workshops featuring practical tools and creative applications of technology, for teaching on-ground, hybrid, and online courses. Our goal for each workshop is for faculty to walk away with new skills and knowledge about a practical tool that they can begin to use right away in their own courses.

Note: The workshops listed here are for Faculty only. Most workshops are listed for 30 minutes and are concentrated on using Canvas and technologies that work with Canvas.

All student-related eLearning information will be available on the student eLearning website.

All workshops are available by request. We will offer individual and group trainings.

Peer to Peer Course Design Project

The Peer to Peer Course Design Review Project using Canvas, is an opportunity for faculty to participate in a meaningful review of their course. The faculty member and a peer reviewer utilize a quality course design rubric to support self-reflection and course improvement. Read the Peer to Peer Course Design Project FAQs, on how you can become a Course Reviewer or to get your Course Reviewed.

Cidi Labs

To assist with the Design process, we will be also launching a tool called Cidi Labs. Cidi Labs is an optional tool. Canvas designs will not be affected by Cidi Labs installation.

Cidi labs can be used to improve the Canvas experience for students with improved course design, accessibility, course readiness tracking and file management.​ To get started, review the short trainings offered on the Cidi labs website.

In-depth 3 to 8-week sessions offered by eLearning online:

Upcoming October Month of Microlearning

If you would like to suggest a topic, send us an email at elearning@bellevuecollege.edu

October 2020 – Review the 25-minute webinars on a variety of eLearning topics. These short webinars cover one topic in depth and prepare you to apply the material to your own Canvas courses.

Recorded close captioned webinars


This short workshop is intended for teachers of classes that claim Gen Ed outcomes. More info here.


If you teach a class more than once, you may wish to copy the old course into your new one. This is a common task between quarters when you are teaching a class that you have taught before and want to just duplicate an older class to a new one.

Facilitator: Keith Rowley   |  Watch the captioned video of the workshop.


The college really wants instructors to at least post their syllabus on Canvas, even if they do nothing else in Canvas. With the Canvas Syllabus tool, you can make your course syllabus available to both your students and the public, and dated items in your class are updated in real-time on the Syllabus page. In this presentation, we will show instructors how to make their syllabus more effective using Canvas.

Facilitator: Keith Rowley  | Duration: 30 minutes

Click here for the workshop’s agenda, which includes the basic instructions. 

Click here to watch a previous, (not-yet-captioned,) recording of this workshop.


Does your Canvas Gradebook match your syllabus? Are you sure? Don’t confuse yourself and your students by having the Canvas Gradebook set up incorrectly. This workshop discusses alignment between Canvas and your syllabus, and two different ways to set up the Gradebook. Also, we’ll discuss the “new” Canvas Gradebook’s ability to automatically calculate late work.

Facilitator: Keith Rowley  |  Watch a previous, captioned, recording of this workshop.


LockDown Browser is a locked browser for taking exams and quizzes in Canvas. It prevents students from printing, copying, going to an unauthorized URL, or accessing other applications during a quiz. If a Canvas quiz requires the LockDown Browser, students will not be able to take the quiz with any other browser. LockDown Browser should only be used for taking Canvas quizzes.

Workshop is available by request. We will offer individual and group trainings.


Panopto is a cloud-based video lecture capture tool for training, teaching, presenting, easily used with PowerPoint and integrated into Canvas. This live workshop walks you through the whole process of recording, management, editing, sharing, and searching for all of your video content. Captioned videos made simple.

Workshop is available by request. We will offer individual and group trainings.

Notes & Resources: eLearning also has a nice page of Panopto resources that you can check out here.

Video Tutorial: Watch a recording of one of our live Panopto webinars here! (47 minutes)


Multimedia Services team will offer 45-minute hands-on Zoom sessions. Learn how to login to Zoom, create an online meeting, invite participants, start the online webinar, share the moderator desktop, record a session, and more.

Workshop is available by request. We will offer individual and group trainings.

Registration: Walk-In, limited to 10 participants

Duration: 30 minutes

Facilitator: Larry Boykin

Location: eLearning D140

Required: One week before the workshop, send a request to ITS and ask for your Zoom account and password. Without a Zoom account, you will not be able to participate.


Workshop is available by request. We will offer individual and group trainings.

Description:  Cranium Cafe is an intuitive, easy-to-use video conferencing tool available to instructors through their Canvas courses. In this workshop, instructors will learn how to schedule Cranium Cafe meetings and participate in an online meeting simulation as a student and as an instructor.

Facilitator: Betsy Zahrt Geib


Workshop is available by request. We will offer individual and group trainings.

Do you wish you could make your Canvas pages and assignments more appealing and engaging? In this hands-on workshop, you’ll work with HTML codes to add lines, headers, columns, divisions, pop-ups and more to pages, assignments, and announcements. No coding experience required.

Facilitator: Betsy Zahrt Geib

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Workshop is available by request. We will offer individual and group trainings.

Whether you teach grounded, online, or hybrid courses, well structured Canvas modules can help students navigate content, organize their time, and see course themes. Attendees will reflect on how they have structured their course modules as they explore design tips and best practices to promote multiple means of representation, engagement, and action and expression.

Facilitator: Betsy Zahrt Geib

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This workshop will introduce you to Canvas Discussion design. Discussions that encourage student engagement with course content that increases student interest in and understanding of course material.  You will also see how you can use Canvas discussions to develop community in your courses.  This workshop applies to face to face, hybrid and online courses.

Notes: Workshop Handout in pdf format

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Workshop is available by request. We will offer individual and group trainings.
Engaging students in an online classroom can be enhanced by using various multi-media modalities like videos, screen captures, podcasts, and animations. Their effectiveness as a learning tool is limited if captions or transcripts are not provided by the author.

All students along with students of some types of disabilities appreciate captions, rely on transcripts to listen to a pre-recorded lecture and can enjoy the ability to view text to follow the contents of a video.
Join us for a 30-minute session that will introduce you to the legislation that requires us to caption audio and video instructional materials and understand Universal Design Principles.

Facilitator: Betsy Zahrt Geib

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Workshop is available by request. We will offer individual and group trainings.

Compliance with Section 508 is necessary for public educational institutions. Participants will learn essentials related to closed-captioning self-produced videos. Participants will create a YouTube channel on which to store their video, create a video with audio using a free recording resource, upload the video to YouTube, and use at least two methods of creating/editing closed captions for their video. The completed video will be posted to the participant’s Canvas sandbox or other sites. Create a YouTube Channel (can be done in advance or during the class), Download and execute the launcher for Screencast-o-Matic (will be done in class), Have access to a Canvas site to which to post a video (access to a Canvas site must to completed in advance of the class)
Facilitator: Betsy Zahrt Geib
Notes: Creating a YouTube Channel , Downloading and Installing the Screencast-O-Matic App , Transferring a Screencast-O-Matic Directly to YouTube

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Workshop is available by request. We will offer individual and group trainings.
Accessibility is a hot topic in education lately. Do you know how to create accessible content?
Join us for a short workshop demonstrating easy-to-implement practices. Microsoft Word will be highlighted in the practical application side while the benefits of accessibility in the curriculum as a pedagogical tool under the principles of UDL will also be discussed.

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Workshop is available by request. We will offer individual and group trainings.
Ally helps instructors create a more inclusive and accessible Canvas learning environment. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to utilize the Ally tool in conjunction with the native accessibility tool to check your content for accessibility.
Facilitator: Betsy Zahrt Geib

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Last Updated June 16, 2021