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eLearning Professional Development

SBCTC eLearning offers a suite of online professional learning opportunities, free of charge, to faculty and staff affiliated with the Washington state Community and Technical College (CTC) system.  Please see the course descriptions below and visit the course registration page for sign-up information.

For general course questions relating to session dates and registration, please contact SBCTC eLearning by email at or by phone at 360-704-3942.  For questions relating to course content or course delivery, please contact the course lead indicated at the bottom of the individual course descriptions on the course registration page.

Canvas 101: Introduction to Canvas

This 3-week, asynchronous, online course is designed for faculty and staff who have never used the Canvas learning management system or who are just getting started using Canvas. Participants will be introduced to the basic instructional features in Canvas such as Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes, Content Pages, Modules, Gradebook, and much more. The time commitment for this course is approximately 20 hours but individual time contributions will vary depending on participant familiarity with learning management systems and degree of computer savvy. Please see the course registration page for upcoming training dates.

OER 101: How to Use Open Educational Resources

This course provides information and experience in using open educational resources (OER) in your teaching. We will discuss the concept of OER and open licenses. There will be plenty of practice in locating and sharing open educational resources. This is a 2-week online, asynchronous course and participants are expected to spend 10 hours to complete the course. For more information contact Boyoung Chae.

Accessibility 101: The Basics of Inclusive Design

This 4-week, online, asynchronous course is designed for faculty and staff who want to learn simple and quick steps to make materials accessible for people with disabilities and better for all users. Participants need not be tech-savvy to take this course, but familiarity with Microsoft Office applications and Canvas are important. Participants will be introduced to basic accessibility concepts, practices and inclusive design standards. The time commitment for this course is approximately 20 hours. See the course registration page for upcoming training dates.

eLearning Faculty Learning Communities

SBCTC eLearning funds several eLearning and open educational resource related faculty learning communities.

Quality Matters

Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online courses and online components. SBCTC eLearning funds Quality Matters training and certification for each community and technical college each year.

On-Site Training

SBCTC eLearning provides periodic face-to-face training opportunities on community and technical college campuses. Please contact your college eLearning coordinator for specific details on upcoming training events.


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