Shoreline CC Faculty OER Institute 2023

The Shoreline CC Library and eLearning are hosting the first-ever OER (Open Educational Resources) Institute for Shoreline Community College faculty in Winter/Spring 2023! This is a paid opportunity through the Shoreline CC Innovation Fund for you to create or incorporate OER in your classroom.

Here is the url to the application form. Applications are due by Friday, November 4th. Applicants will be notified by Friday, November 18th. The institute will take place via Canvas (including asynchronous and some synchronous content) in Winter 2023 and continues through Spring 2023.

Here is a link to the Opening Week 2023 SCC OER Faculty Institute presentation slides for more details.

Please also contact Caitlan Maxwell, if you have questions about the institute. Feel free to contact us in the library or in eLearning if you have any general questions about OER (doesn’t have to be related to the institute) as well! We’d love to hear from you!

Tidy-Up Party 7/19 1-3pm

TidyUP makes it easy to identify unpublished pages, delete outdated content and remove empty folders in Canvas. Have you ever tried to manually find and delete unused files or unpublished pages in Canvas?  It’s not easy.

Specifically, TidyUP allows you to do the following in any Canvas course:

  • Identify and delete all files that are not being used in your course.
  • See what files are being used in your course and where they are being used.
  • Find empty folders in the files section of your course and delete them.
  • View a list of all your Canvas pages, assignments, quizzes or discussions with information about each page and the ability to delete multiple pages at once

Come and work with your fellow faculty members and eLearning department. It’s a little bit of clean-up magic and a whole lot of awesome.  If you have any questions, please email us at or visit

eLearning support for faculty

Faculty – stop by for any eLearning help that you need:

Jeff’s Iannone’s FOSS Hours: MW 12:30-2 pm in 5364
Catherine Chapman’s FOSS Hours TTH 2-3 pm in 5380
1200 building: M-Th 8-5 pm and F 8-4:30 pm


Campus events for Mon., June 20: ORCA LIFT, Orlando Moment of Silence, and more

Welcome to the first day of Summer Quarter 2016! Here are the events happening around campus for Mon., June 20. 

ORCA LIFT sign-up event, PUB Lobby
Mon., June 20: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Do you ride the bus? Qualified low-income riders can save 50% on every ride in King County by joining the ORCA LIFT program. Apply TODAY in the PUB Lobby from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.! If you want to save even more money, start at the Cashier’s Office, where you can purchase a $200 ORCA card for just $100. Then bring your pass to the Orca LIFT table in the PUB. Can’t make it Monday? An ORCA rep will be in the PUB Lobby again on Wed., June 22 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Moment of Silence for Orlando, PUB Lobby
Mon., June 20: 12:30 p.m.

Canvas Student Orientation, room 1308
Mon., June 20: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
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If you are new to Canvas, or online learning, join us for a live, face-to-face orientation session!  We will cover everything from how to login to submitting assignments and checking your grades.

If you are unable to attend this live session, you can watch short Canvas videos on our eLearning Services Canvas webpage.

We also encourage you to reach out to us for help anytime. You can stop by our offices in the 1200 building, call us at (206) 546-6966, or email us at

Welcome Reception for Dr. Alison Stevens, Board Room 1010M
Mon., June 20: 2-3 p.m.
Dr. Alison Stevens is returning to Shoreline and her first day on campus in her role as the Executive Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs is Mon., June 20.

Please join President Roberts for a reception to welcome Dr. Stevens back to Shoreline on Mon., June 20 from 2-3 p.m. in the Board Room (#1010M)-Administration building (#1000).

Free FAFSA Workshop, FOSS 5101
Mon., June 20: 2:30-4 p.m.
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Members of Shoreline’s Enrollment & Financial Aid Services office will be on hand to help you get started and complete the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) Mon., June 20 from 2:30-4 p.m. in the Workforce Education Office’s computer lab on the ground floor of the FOSS (5000) bldg.

Bring your tax information or estimates, including parents’ tax information if applicable.


Accessibility tip of the day: ADA Compliant Astronomy Lab

As we conclude Accessibility Action Week, today’s post is about another innovation in accessibility happening on our campus.

Jim Hughes, Shoreline Astronomy faculty, is collaborating with Astronomy faculty from Arizona State University and Spokane Colleges to create an accessible astronomy lab here at Shoreline.

ASU has developed ADA compliant descriptions for the images in Starry Night lab software so that students with low/no vision can hear (via assistive technology) what is being shown in the image. This is no easy task!

Here is an example:

“The figure shows the Sun on the right and Earth on the left. The orbit of the Moon is shown as a dotted circular path, and one location for the Moon is labeled. The illustration shows that one-half of the Moon’s surface is illuminated by sunlight. A person is placed on Earth such that it is noon (the Sun is directly overhead). Earth’s rotation is indicated by a curving counterclockwise arrow.” See example below:
If you are interested in learning more about this project, please contact Jim Hughes at

Thanks for your enthusiasm and support this week! Our last and most exciting Accessibility Action Event is happening today!! Don’t miss it!

“Digital Accessibility in Higher Ed: Risk Assessment, Responsibility and Benefits”
with special guest Dr. Janet Sedgley, University of Montana
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., PUB Quiet Dining Room
Presentation Description:  It feels like a new buzz phrase – digital accessibility.  Those steeped in it, throw the term around daily.  Most others don’t find the term very accessible (aka approachable).  More individuals are starting to understand a little about how to create accessible Word documents and that web images require alt tags.  We have added more steps to our work processes. Why?

Let’s take a step back and get a general view of what’s happening with higher education and digital accessibility.  Is it truly an issue that needs our attention, how involved are each of us and what is higher education’s return on investment as far as digital accessibility.

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