eLearning

CONTACTS

  • eLearning
  • (425) 739-8137
  • Kirkland Campus
    Technology Center, T313
  • Hours
    Mon. 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Tues. 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Thurs. 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The eLearning department at LWTech provides support for online, hybrid, and web-enhanced courses using the Canvas learning management system. We offer Canvas trainings for instructors and for students. For instructors, we also offer software and other trainings, instructional design assistance, and lab space. Find your next learning opportunity by visiting our e Learning training calendar.

View eLearning Training Calendar

eLearning Training Calendar

View the eLearning training calendar on a separate page

eLearning provides walk-in support for students, faculty, and staff during our business hours. Students and faculty may also contact eLearning to schedule an appointment.

Canvas

Canvas works with the latest versions of major web browsers; check to make sure that your browser is compatible with Canvas and your computer or mobile device meets the minimum specifications for Canvas. We recommend using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. Using Edge or Internet Explorer is NOT recommended. Keep your browser up-to-date, purge its cache regularly, and allow popups for Canvas.

For password and login issues, please contact Information Technology Services (ITS).

For assistance with using Canvas, send email to elearning@lwtech.edu or call (425) 739-8137. If you’re logged into Canvas, use the Help icon at left in the blue navigation bar and select Report a Problem. Links to the Canvas Guides for faculty, students, and mobile device users and to the Canvas Orientations for faculty and students are also available via the Help icon. 

Get Canvas Help 

Online Courses

LWTech's classes use online tools to enhance teaching and learning. There are three ways your classes might utilize online learning:

  • Online Courses are held entirely online with no face-to-face classroom time. Online courses require the same amount of work as campus courses. They include scheduled assignments and exams and are not "self-paced." Some online courses require students to meet online in web conferences at scheduled times. 
  • Hybrid Courses use online technologies to replace some, but not all, face-to-face classtime. There is no exact formula: some hybrid classes replace one weekly class session with online work. Others only hold in-person meetings a few times per quarter. Students must attend all scheduled face-to-face sessions.
  • Web-enhanced courses are face-to-face classes that meet on campus at scheduled times and use online technologies for additional interaction or sharing course materials. Online classwork in Canvas does not replace face-to-face class meetings: students must attend all scheduled classroom sessions.

Quarterly courses that are fully online or hybrid can be found in the Course Schedule by choosing Fully Online or Partly Online in the Location dropdown box.

eLearning Technologies

  • Canvas is a learning management system, which provides all classes at LWTech with an online platform for teaching and learning.
  • Blackboard Ally will be available starting in the winter 2018 quarter for all Canvas courses. Blackboard Ally is an accessibility checker that will help you improve your Canvas courses by identifying accessibility issues and providing an explanation of any problems it detects. It will help you resolve accessibility issues, too.
  • VeriCite is available in all Canvas courses. This web-based service can find and highlight matching or unoriginal text in a written assignment. VeriCite checks students' submissions against various public resources as well as LWTech’s private repository of previously submitted student papers that were scanned by VeriCite. 
  • Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor are tools that enhance online tests in Canvas courses. Respondus LockDown Browser is a secure browser that prevents students from printing, copying, going to another website, or accessing other applications on their computer while taking an online test. An additional, optional feature of Respondus LockDown Browser that can be enabled is Respondus Monitor,  which records a webcam video as a student takes an online test. To take a Canvas quiz that requires Respondus LockDown Browser students must either work on a campus computer that already has Respondus LockDown Browser installed; or they must install Respondus LockDown Browser on their own computer. Any online test that is configured to use Respondus Monitor will require a student to use a computer with a compatible webcam. Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor do not work with mobile devices. If a Canvas quiz requires Respondus LockDown Browser, it will alert students that this special browser is required and provide a link to download the software.  
  • Camtasia Studio is a video editing software that also can create screencasts. Several computers in the eLearning space have Camtasia Studio installed for faculty use.
  • Panopto is a presentation recording tool located within Canvas courses. Panopto can record lectures or presentations with audio, video from a webcam, and your computer screen. It can also be used as a portal for hosting videos created outside of Panopto. Creators can set permissions that determine who is able to view the videos.