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WHEN IS THE TLC OPEN? The TLC 'lobby' is open for faculty, staff and administrators during library hours. When locked, please ask eLearning or library staff for assistance. To request TLC room reservation(s) please use the "online room reservation request form" linked in the TLC navigation list (located bottom-left) on the TLC site.

WHAT DOES THE TLC PROVIDE? South's TLC rooms, tools and TLC Associates provide training, services and support on many topics -- starting with our "core four" applications, Canvas, Panopto, BB Collaborate and Google Apps for Education (GA4E).

Core Four Google Apps for Education (GA4E) BB Collaborate Panopto Canvas for faculty


Google DRIVE - Online, Self-paced Training

posted Aug 8, 2014, 12:17 PM by Sara Newman   [ updated Aug 8, 2014, 12:19 PM ]

SSC Google Apps for Education - Google Drive Training (via
In this Google Drive Essential Training (from 2013) online training, Jess Stratton teaches the essentials of creating, formatting, and sharing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms with Google Drive. Discover the differences between the Google Docs and the new Google Drive. 

Then learn how to work with your files—creating, converting, syncing, and deleting—plus tips on organizing and searching Drive. 

Then it is on to the basics of inserting and formatting images, text, tables, and data inside documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and the Google Forms feature for polling an audience and collecting responses. 

You'll also learn about creating with Google Drawings, the best ways to collaborate using Google Docs, and how to save time with templates.

Topics include:
  • Accessing Google Drive
  • Uploading existing files
  • Syncing files between your computer and Google Drive
  • Using filters to find files
  • Creating and naming documents
  • Inserting images, headers and footers, and page breaks
  • Creating a presentation
  • Working with spreadsheet functions and formulas
  • Creating forms and collecting responses
  • Building flowcharts
  • Sharing files with other Google users
  • Commenting in a file
  • Creating a file from a template

SSC's Google Apps for Education - For Students ( Training)

posted Aug 8, 2014, 11:37 AM by Sara Newman   [ updated Aug 8, 2014, 12:34 PM ] offers powerful and easy to use online training. For example, you (and your students) can discover how to use Google Apps (for Education) to become more productive in class and outside school!

In the above course, author and educator Aaron Quigley shows students (and faculty) how to work with Gmail, Google Calendar, and Drive to communicate and collaborate with classmates, become more organized, and save time. Learn how to manage school and personal email, back up your assignments, create a class website, and connect with others on Google+. 

Faculty can also use this online training course to get tips to help their students succeed inside and outside the classroom.

Topics include:
  • Searching for scholarly articles on Google
  • Switching between school and personal Gmail
  • Sending large file attachments
  • Composing papers in Google Docs
  • Creating a class calendar
  • Setting up your student profile on Google+
  • Using Google Hangout

Panopto - Transitioning from Tegrity

posted Aug 2, 2014, 1:07 PM by Sara Newman   [ updated Aug 2, 2014, 1:38 PM ]

Important reminders regarding SBCTC's move from Tegrity to Panopto

Tegrity videos created before end of Spring quarter 2014 are being converted (by Panopto) from your old Tegrity account to your new Panopto account.  SBCTC (Washington State Board Community Technical Colleges - aka state board) is "out of contract" with Tegrity -- however, Tegrity has kindly continued to keep all videos "available to access" until the end of August 2014. 
Tegrity to Panopto - Road Map

Please do not make any new videos in Tegrity as (new) videos will not be converted over to your new Panopto account.  Use your Panopto (via your Canvas account) to create new videos, please. 

Only the Tegrity videos created before end of Spring quarter (2014), are being converted into Panopto accounts. Anything made in Tegrity after end of Spring quarter will not be converted. 

We do not have a conversion ETA from state board, as of yet. But we do know they (Panopto) are working on a huge conversion job for all of us as quickly as they can.

If you cannot wait for the conversion of your Tegrity videos into your Panopto account you can find steps for moving your own Tegrity videos to your computer and then up into your Panopto account via South's Panopto training and resources.  South's best Panopto information (most current news and links to training and resources) are maintained on this website

Quality Matters - Fifth Edition

posted Aug 2, 2014, 12:15 PM by Sara Newman   [ updated Aug 2, 2014, 1:26 PM ]

Presenting Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric, Fifth Edition, 2014

Quality Matters - Rubric Book 2014

Quality Matters is all about continuous improvement for online and blended courses. That's why we're so excited to release the updated QM Higher Education Rubric, Fifth Edition, 2014. The Rubric Committee, a group of online learning experts, spent nearly a year reviewing the latest research in updating the Fifth Edition, 2014 Rubric.

Subscribers can access the Rubric using the Self-Review tool available when logged in to MyQM. To begin a Self-Review:

  1. Log in to MyQM

  2. Select the Higher Education tab

  3. Select Start a Self-Review

QM Role holders must complete the Rubric Update, a free, self-paced tool available to subscribers explaining the differences between the 2011-13 Rubric and the Higher Education Rubric, Fifth Edition, 2014. Registration is required for the Rubric Update. You can register for the Rubric Update using your MyQM login.

  1. Log in to MyQM

  2. Select the Higher Education tab

  3. Select the Workshop - Register menu

  4. Select Register for Rubric Update

While you're checking out the updated Rubric, you might notice a MyCR link in the MyQM menu. What's MyCR? My Custom Reviews, or MyCR, is a tool exclusive to subscribers that will allow users to create customized reviews. 

You can use QM's Rubric Standards with your institution's standards and benefit from the the power of QM's Course Review Management System when conducting your own reviews. 



Panopto is heir apparent

posted Apr 24, 2014, 1:17 PM by Sara Newman   [ updated Aug 2, 2014, 12:52 PM ]

The Washington (SBCTC) State Board for Community and Technical Colleges'  RFP (a 'request for proposal' process for lecture capture software) has concluded and SBCTC has officially announced Panopto selected as the state’s new "video and lecture capture" solution, replacing Tegrity when their current contract expires June 30th, 2014.  

Per SBCTC, 'they' will be moving all Tegrity recordings to Panopto (see their website and timeline for details, linked below) -- and there will be training provided for those interested in learning how to use Panopto.

For ALL information (transition timeline, support, etc.)
please review SBCTC's site:


As we (your eLearning and TLC teams) learn more about South's part in this transition, we will be sharing with you.

Thank you,
Sara Newman
South Seattle College (​SSC​) eLearning & TLC Director
SSC Administrator for Canvas, Collaborate, Tegrity/Panopto, GA4E, CAN8 &

Open Educational Resources (OER) Training Available - April 2014

posted Apr 5, 2014, 6:00 PM by Sara Newman   [ updated Apr 5, 2014, 6:13 PM ]

SBCTC (Washington State Board Community and Technical Colleges)  invites you to participate in their "How to Use Open Educational Resources" (online) training, April 14 - April 25th 2014

  • OER
    This two week course (April 14-25) is fully online and asynchronous, providing participants with information and experience in adopting and integrating open educational resources (OER) into their pedagogy. In addition to discussing the concept of OER and open licenses, participants also practice locating and sharing open educational resources.
  • As this is a fully facilitated training that will produce an official certificate to the participants upon successful completion, participants are expected to spend 10 hours to complete the course.
  • Check out past participant perspectives by reviewing "messages to the next class" from previous participants.
  • Interested? Head to training registration.
SBCTC eLearning

Technical difficulties in registration?  Contact
Training content or schedules questions?  Contact Boyoung,

Sara is Available Sat. 04/05 and Sun. 04/06)

posted Apr 5, 2014, 1:31 PM by Sara Newman   [ updated Apr 5, 2014, 1:33 PM ]

Last minute help before Spring quarter begins!

Feeling 'knee deep' just before Spring quarter begins?

Sara is available (online) all weekend Saturday 04/05/2014 and Sunday 04/06/2014 to help with your last minute TLC and eLearning (Canvas, GA4E, Tegrity and Collaborate) questions and needs.

The many ways to reach Sara (including what you/she needs 'instructions' to best communicate) this weekend, are as follows ...

  • Email -- please provide your phone # and best times to call when your question/need requires more than a 'yes or no' email response.
  • Phone (206) 395-9322 -- please leave a voice-mail message with your questions and/or needs, phone # and best times to call this weekend.
  • Webinar -- choose one of these webinar apps to meet with Sara online.  Email Sara your webinar choice, your questions and the best times to meet online this weekend. These options allows sharing of computer screens, as needed.

IMPORTANT Reminders:

KCPL card holders can access with remote computers!

posted Mar 11, 2014, 2:36 PM by Sara Newman   [ updated Mar 26, 2014, 7:38 AM ]

Do you have a King County Public Library (KCPL) card? 
If yes, you also have access to amazing premium databases!
In particular, from remote Internet-connected computers!

King County Public Library (KCPL)

Using your KCPL library card # and PIN or Password,
login from any computer with an Internet connection! access via KCPL!

Seattle Public Library (SPL)

Seattle Public Library (SPL) also offers online training but only from their library computers. Learn more about SPL's version of Lynda here 

Seattle Public Libary - Online Training

Q: What is

A: is an online training library covering numerous software and technology courses covering categories like animation, audio, business, design, development, home computing,  photography, video, and web and interactive design, and documentaries about creative professionals. 

For a full list of training topics visit
SSC eLearning & TLC Director

One Login Page For All Google Accounts

posted Feb 24, 2014, 5:59 PM by Sara Newman   [ updated Feb 25, 2014, 5:14 PM ]

Login to Google
Important UPDATE about the login page for all types of Google accounts.

Google has been migrating to a "one login page for all" process for a while and we want to make sure everyone knows that regardless of the type of Google account you or your student is using, "personal, business or education" the username is your whole email address (see example to right).

Some of us have been doing this for sometime already -- and others haven't. So we don't want to assume everyone knows and that's why were sending out this announcement.

Faculty, if you could please add this update to your syllabus and/or let students they can get our most current student email information on our email website -- or through our eLearning office stop on by, call, email or fill out this form: -- that'd be swell! ;)

Thank you for your help!

P.S. Here's a nice page showing features in Google's GMail

Canvas Essentials

posted Feb 24, 2014, 8:54 AM by Sara Newman   [ updated Feb 24, 2014, 9:22 AM ]

Canvas Certified ... 
With registration for Spring 2014 underway, requests for "student populated" Canvas course shells are being processed. As a reminder, all requests for Canvas course shells and cross-listed rosters, are received through our official online form, only

'Not Yet' Canvas Certified... 
Faculty (staff and administrators are welcome, as well!) looking to get "Canvas certification" training, we're running another Canvas Essentials training (free, online, self-paced) starting this week (March 24) and we welcome you to enroll in our free online (self-paced, online) training today!    

Canvas' great teaching and learning tools are available to ALL "canvas certified" faculty to use in their face-2-face (web-enhanced), hybrid and online classes.
  • Grade-books
  • Speed-grading tools
  • Attendance tools
  • Discussion Forums
  • Quiz Banks
  • Announcements
  • Chat tools
  • Video tools
  • and much more!
* Professional development perk: Upon completion of our Canvas Essentials (basic) training, we also add you to this ever-growing (now at 1,135!) Washington State public list of "Canvas Certified" teachers!

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