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 training calendar.

eLearning is located on the third floor of the Library Learning Commons, in the Technology Center, T313. eLearning provides walk-in support for students, faculty, and staff during our business hours; or contact eLearning to schedule an appointment.

Note

During the 2017 Summer quarter, eLearning staff will not be onsite on Fridays and Canvas help will only be available on Friday mornings via email.

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 assistance with 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.
  • Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor are tools for proctoring online tests offered via Canvas. 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 a test. Respondus Monitor uses webcam and video technology to prevent cheating during exams.
  • 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.