Online and Hybrid Quality Course Design Institute

ELearning Services is offering our Online and Hybrid Quality Course Design Institute again this Winter quarter. If you are interested in joining us, please read on for more information.

Participants will earn a $100 stipend for participating in the institute and then an additional $400 stipend for earning a Shoreline Quality Course Design Certification.

Course Overview
You will choose one of your courses to work on throughout the Institute – it can be a conversion of a course from F2F to Hybrid or to Online or even a brand new course. We will cover hybrid and online course design topics such as alignment of content with course outcomes, video assignments, high engagement teaching strategies, collaborative technologies, and practices to make your course more accessible.

Institute Schedule
This Institute will run for 6 weeks during Winter quarter. We will offer two identical sessions each of the 6 weeks, so you can choose which Thursday or Friday session you will attend each week based on your preference.

These sessions will be held on Thursdays 1:30pm – 3:30pm and Fridays 10:00am – 12:00pm.

    • Week 0: January 16th and 17th – Canvas Basics (Optional week for those wanting to learn more about Canvas)
    • Week 1: January 23rd and 24th – Course Overview and Introduction
    • Week 2: January 30th and 31st – Organizational Design Strategies
    • Week 3: February 6th and 7th – Backwards Design for Hybrid and Online Courses
    • Week 4: February 13th and 14th – Accessibility and Usability for all students
    • Week 5: February 20th and 21th – Student Engagement and Collaborative Technologies

How to Sign Up
If you would like to participate please send us an email to   and let us know the following:

    1. Are you planning to develop a new, or improve an existing, hybrid or online course?
    2. What is your department?
    3. Are you full- or part-time faculty?
    4. Do you think you will most often attend Thursday or Friday sessions?

Amy and Hoshimi

Amy Rovner, MPH RD
eLearning Instructional Designer
Associate Faculty Nutrition
(206) 546-6937

Hoshimi Tominari. M.A.
Hourly Instructional Designer
Associate Faculty Communication Studies

Commencement Cap & Gown/Verified Faculty Orders

Greetings All!

So far 36 faculty/staff members have reserved their Commencement Cap & Gown orders. For those of you who have signed up, thank you, and please check the Verifed Faculty Order (list of names) to insure that your cap & gown reservation went through, as glitches/errors may occur.

For those of you who plan to attend, I encourage you to follow these ordering procedures and instructions and sign up sooner than later. The deadline is Friday, May 10, which is this Friday!!

Please call me if you need help, and/or to verify your order.

Thanks very much Everyone!!

Kind regards,
Lisa Smith
Program Assistant
Student Life

WalkOUT/TeachIN- Let’s ROC (Reinvest in Our Colleges)

Tues., April 16: 9:30am-2pm
PUB Courtyard

This Walkout is about advocating for our entire community: students, faculty, and staff. It’s about sending a message to Olympia that they MUST value the important role higher education plays in the lives of Washington citizens. It’s also about helping our students understand the state of higher education and how underfunding impacts them. Speakers, Postcards to our Legislators, March/Picket, and other activities.
walkout events

Faculty Earn Shoreline Quality Course Design Certification

Please join us in congratulating our Faculty who have earned Shoreline Quality Course Design certification for their hybrid or online courses this winter:

Ali Armstrong – ENGR 115
Doug Reid & Evan Norberg – MUSC 206
Katie Johansen – ENGL 101

Our Winter Institute participants are finishing up their course revisions now so look for another announcement soon.

This certification is based on course design that achieves all aspects of our Shoreline Quality Course Design Rubric. Faculty participated in one of our Shoreline Hybrid and Online Course Design Institutes and designed or redesigned their course, keeping our Shoreline standards in mind.

Join us!
Our Spring Institute begins on April 18 and there are a few spaces still available. Please reach out to eLearning Services at and we’ll get you signed up.

2019 Faculty Regalia Rentals

Commencement will be held on Thursday, June 20th, 2019 at 6pm in the gymnasium. All faculty, administrators, and staff are invited to wear commencement attire. Your participation is encouraged as a tribute to the dedication and achievements of our 2019 graduates.

The deadline for ordering caps and gown rentals if you do not have your own is Friday, May 10. You can go online to order your commencement wear.

Customer number: 46000591000
Order number: 4141324

Once you have ordered, they will be available for pick up between June 12th and June 19th, but no later than Wednesday, June 19th by 3 p.m., in the Student Life Office, PUB 3rd floor.

Please contact Lisa Smith at (206) 546-5862 or if you have any questions or concerns.