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WHEN IS THE TLC OPEN? The TLC 'lobby' is open for faculty, staff and administrators only during library hours. For access, please ask eLearning or library staff.

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

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

Panopto is heir apparent

posted Apr 24, 2014, 1:17 PM by Sara Newman   [ updated Apr 24, 2014, 2:25 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!

WA Canvas Users Group - 2014 Conference

posted Feb 19, 2014, 8:10 AM by Sara Newman   [ updated Mar 12, 2014, 4:10 PM ]

Washington's (2nd Annual) Canvas Users Group - 2014 Conference
March 27
(Thursday) and March 28 (Friday) *over spring break!

Washington's (2nd Annual) Canvas Users Group - 2014 Conference

Conference Highlights include...
  • Keynote by Cable Green, Creative Commons’ Director of Global Learning
  • Canvas Updates from Instructure (Canvas' parent company)

  • The registration fee includes conference materials, continental breakfast & lunch
    • $50, per person -- for two days
    • $25, per person -- for one day
  • Registration fees are due by (Friday) March 21
  • Registration form
    • Please mail registration to SBCTC, Attn. Jackie, PO Box 42495, Olympia WA 98504‐2495
    • Make checks payable to SBCTC
    • Payments cannot be accepted at the conference
  • Cancellation Policy: If you register for the conference and fail to notify Jackie via email of your cancellation by March 21, your institution will be billed the full cost of your registration.

** Confirmation, directions, & agenda will be emailed prior to the event.

For more information, including the program when available, you can visit the conference web page,

Room blocks are not being held for this event, however, nearby hotels that meet or honor the per diem rate are:

    • LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 1425 E 27th St, Tacoma, 253.383.0146
    • Courtyard, 1515 Commerce St, Tacoma, 253.591.9100
    • Best Western, 2611 E E St, Tacoma 253.272.7737

Lecture Capture RFP Demo(s) -- Dates/Times/Links

posted Feb 18, 2014, 4:05 PM by Sara Newman   [ updated Apr 24, 2014, 2:26 PM ]

Lecture capture - workflow concepts

FYI ~ Three, state board driven, Lecture Capture RFP demonstrations are being held online​ this week. The three RFP candidates are Tegrity, Panopto and Desire2Learn.

​These demos are open to all users are recorded for review. Recording links will be listed here once rendered and available for distribution.
  1. Wednesday 19th @ 1:00 pm Demo for Tegrity
  2. Thursday 20th @ 10:00 am Demo for Panopto
  3. Thursday 20th @ 1:00 pm – Demo for Desire2Learn

Lecture Capture User Tester Signup Form

​Please email me at, if you have questions.

Thank you,
Sara Newman

SSCC eLearning/TLC Director
SSCC Administrator for Canvas, Collaborate, Tegrity, GA4E, CAN8 & Lynda

IGNIS - First Webinar

posted Feb 4, 2014, 5:04 PM by Sara Newman   [ updated Feb 7, 2014, 2:22 PM ]

Thank you for joining us for our inaugural webinar!


"Turn it Upside Down"
Integrating Technology Successfully to Create
Truly Collaborative and Active Learning in the Flipped Classroom

We had a great turn out, a lively discussion and our presenters were excellent.  For those of you that may have missed our debut, please check out the webinar recording (linked below).  The very beginning of the webinar cuts in and out a few times, so in addition to the recording link below, I linked here our introductory text and our PowerPoint for your reference.  

Please feel free to share and adapt any of our materials for your use.


click here to view the recording




Alissa Sells, PRC

eLearning Program Administrator

Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges | 425.239.0456

Posted Feb 4th 2014

IGNIS - eLearning and ATL webinar series

eLearning and ATL are proud to announce the first webinar in our brand new IGNIS series!
2:00pm to 3:00pm, Thursday, Feb 6th 2014
"Turn it Upside Down"
Integrating Technology Successfully to Create
Truly Collaborative and Active Learning in the Flipped Classroom

Rhonda Meyers, Anatomy and Physiology/Biology, Lower Columbia
Lucas Myers, Biology Faculty, Lower Columbia
Stephanie Diemel, Shoreline, Engineering Physics, Shoreline

Join the Webinar

All Users: Please test your login early (the room will be open at 1:30 PM for this purpose).
Don’t forget to run the audio setup wizard when you login so you can test your audio.
Java just released a new version, so please update your Java before logging in.

First Time Users of Collaborate: Please Click Here

This announcement was shared by Jennifer Locke Whetham
Program Administrator, Faculty Development
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

Advanced "Canvas (LMS)" Training -- Communications and Instructor Presence

posted Feb 4, 2014, 4:12 PM by Sara Newman   [ updated Feb 4, 2014, 4:37 PM ]

Hi everyone--

Central's (eLearning) will be offering a one-hour training, Communications and Instructor Presence, tomorrow, Wednesday, February 5, from 11 am to 12 pm. The session will be held in the 1139D lab in the Broadway-Edison Building on the Central campus.

You can also access the live session through Blackboard Collaborate

Before You Join Collaborate:

  • Have the latest version of Java installed, .
  • First time users should visit Blackboard Collaborate First Time User Page and go through Steps 1, 2 and 3 ahead of joining the Blackboard Collaborate session.
  • Use a headset with a microphone. Even if you don't have one, please, at minimum, use headphones. If you use the built-in speaker/microphone on a laptop you may experience audio feedback when speaking. It is recommend that you run the audio wizard every time you enter a Blackboard Collaborate session prior to the official start of the session.

The session will open at 10:30. You can access it here:

For those of you who'll be joining the masses
at the Seahawk's (much deserved!) Super Bowl Parade,
no worries. This (training) is being recorded and will be
made accessible (linked) for later viewing!

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