A wealth of resources are available for WCC instructors --  Canvas how to documents and videos, a staff dedicated to instructor support, a computer lab (CAS 126) for instructors and staff, links to software downloads, and more. 

 

Services available

  • Instructor training for technology and online pedagogy
    The Office of eLearning will grant access to Canvas upon completion of the WCC Introduction to Canvas training or upon demonstration of the competencies in the training. 

  • Instructional design services
    The Office of eLearning will develop a course with subject matter consultation or provide funds to compensate the instructor for course development efforts. 
  • Student advising and support for distant students
    WCC has advisers dedicated to students from a distance (advise@whatcom.ctc.edu).
  •  Administration and accreditation related to online learning

Questions?  Contact Robin Lisk, rlisk@whatcom.ctc.edu, 360-383-3275.

 


Canvas how-to documents & videos


Lecture capture - demonstration tools

  • Panopto:  a cloud-based lecture capture service available to Washington community and technical colleges which can be used on and off campus to record lectures or classes to be reviewed by students, anytime, anywhere.  Create account through canvas.   
  • Jing:  a free screen-capture software, Jing lets you take a video of activity on your computer screen and narrate (up to five minutes).  Great for demonstrations, making comments on student assignments, etc.  Download Jing
  • Adobe Captivate and TechSmith Camtasia are available in the CAS 126 instructor/staff lab for more sophisticated video making

 


Open education resources

  • Open Washington is an open educational resources (OER) network dedicated to providing easy pathways for faculty to learn, find, use and apply OER in any instructional setting. 
  • The Open Course Library project, part of the Washington Student Completion Initiative, redesigned 81 high enrollment, gatekeeper and pre college courses using largely Open Educational Resources for face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online delivery. 
  • The WCC Library provides Copyright and OER Assistance in partnership with the Office of eLearning. 



Other resources


 

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