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Autumn 2022

It is that time of year again and our Digital Learning team is happy to invite you to stop by our offices during the first week of class for our famous Canvas, Coffee, and Cookies!

We will have some good dark coffee or tea, some excellent cookies, and we can help with Canvas. We will be in our offices in LBA – 204 from 9 am to 4 pm from September 26th to the 30th and we look forward to your visit!

Along with our daily Zoom office hours, this quarter we will be offering some evening office hours as well from 7 to 8 pm on 9/19, 9/22, 9/27, and 9/29.

Yes, we have workshops!

You can visit our Events page for a complete list of all our upcoming workshops and office hours.

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We can help!

If you cannot make it by our office for a visit, you can always call us at 425-352-3906, email at, or contact one of our team members directly.

Spring 2022

Please take a moment to read our quarterly news from UWB IT Digital Learning & Engagement. In April we are wondering about videos -who makes them, where they go, and what they do when they get there. Have you ever wondered about that? In this edition:

Featuring our amazing faculty: Dr. Chris Wade

Our colleague in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Dr. Chis Wade, makes amazing videos.

He makes them for his classes and often other faculty use them in their courses. He is very serious about them as is evidenced by his YouTube Channel.

Upcoming support events

Canvas, Coffee & Cookies – March 28th to April 1st

Stop by our offices in LBA-204E to get your questions answered about teaching and learning, any time from 9am to 4pm during the first week of the quarter. Stop by for our gourmet coffee, hot chocolate or tea. (Disclaimer: We hope to offer hot drinks and cookies; we will follow campus COVID guidance.)

Week of Video – April 4th – April 8th

This week we will look at all things video. We will explore how to create videos using various applications/devices and places to share videos online. If you have questions about making videos, you can register and join us on Zoom from 11am to noon, April 4th through the 8th. See daily events on our UWB IT Events page.

  • Monday, April 4th, 11am – Using Video on the Web
    There are so many options for creating video – from your phone to more traditional tools. Come learn about the options you have.
  • Tuesday, April 5th, 11am – Panopto
    Learn the basics of Panopto or how to add quizzes to videos you have already created.
  • Wednesday, April 6th, 11am – Learning Glass
    Learn how to record educational videos using Learning Glass, a simple technology that allows you to quickly create short, concise visual lessons with minimal preparations.
  • Thursday, April 7th, 11am – YouTube
    Do you know that YouTube is a powerful place to organize and share resources? Come learn how to use YouTube!
  • Friday, April 8th, 11am – Keynote Live Video on Macs
    For Mac users, a new feature in Keynote allows you to make some amazing videos. We will show you how.

Ongoing support

You can also call us weekdays 9am to 4pm at 425.352.3906 and get a real human who can help! Have questions? You can:

Learn More: Learning Glass

We are fortunate to have a Learning Glass lightboard right here on campus available for faculty and staff to use! Learning Glass is a simple technology that allows you to quickly create short, concise visual lessons with minimal preparations. Here are some examples of what your colleagues are creating with it!

Staff updates: Meet Julie Scales

Julie Scales is our new Interim Manager. She comes to us from the Learning Experience team at UW Continuum College where she developed courses for multiple modalities and led DEI learning and engagement efforts. Julie also brings 15 years’ experience teaching adult English Language Learners within the university setting. She holds a Masters Degree (MATESOL) from UW Seattle. Outside of work, you’re likely to find her spending time with friends and family, hiking, or walking her tireless Australian Shepard, Tango.