Introducing Robert Berg, new Media Producer

IMG_7896Rob Berg comes to Shoreline following a long history of work as a staff and freelance video producer, where he created award-winning videos that span a wide range of topics for education, business, and non-profits.

Berg’s work in the Northwest began in 1990 while working as the staff producer at Seattle’s ProVideo Productions, where he created training videos and programs for continuing education for the legal community. Later, as a staff producer at both Northlight Communications and Western Video and Digital Media, he created a series of commercials and videos that broadened his video creation experience even further as he served clients that included Microsoft, T-Mobile, and Publicis.

For the past ten years, Rob was a freelance videographer/producer serving clients in education, aviation, software, construction and video gaming. It was in this capacity that Rob produced a series of documentary style programs for Seattle Schools designed to help recruit quality teachers by featuring instructors with inspirational stories.

This rich history positions Rob well to handle the variety of responsibilities he will face as the Instructional Design Department’s Video Producer. Rob is excited to look through his lens at Shoreline Community College to record and produce programs that educate, entertain, and inspire.

In his off-time Rob enjoys recording time-lapse sequences, disc golf, playing guitar, home remodeling, and theater.

Canvas Update for Sat., April 2

In the Canvas update scheduled for Sat., April 2, instructors can view calculation improvements in the Gradebook and Quizzes, access student analytics directly from the People page, and more accurately reply to group comments in SpeedGrader. All users benefit from improvements to Notifications and the Assignments submission details page. 

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Submission Details View
  • Gradebook: Individual View Final Grade Decimal Places, Module Sorting and Non-Module Assignments
  • Notifications: Notification Preference View
  • People: User Menu Analytics Link & Profiles Addition
  • Quizzes: Manually Graded Question Quiz Statistics
  • SpeedGrader: Group Submission Individual Comments View

Please let us know if you have questions.

Have a great quarter!

New eLearning Faculty In Residence, Emma Agosta

emmaShoreline has a new eLearning Faculty in Residence for spring quarter 2016 and the 2016-2017 academic year, Emma Agosta.

Emma has been a geology faculty member here at Shoreline since 2001. She has also previously served as the eLearning Faculty in Residence and is also the eLearning faculty Mentor this year. 

Emma is here to help with any of  your eLearning needs. Whether you are designing a new course, re-designing it to be reviewed for Quality Matters, trying to make it more accessible, experimenting with a hybrid or flipped modality, interested in making videos for your classes (with Panopto or other software) or if you just have a question about a specific feature of Canvas that you would like to learn how to use effectively, please feel free to contact Emma with questions.

Her regular drop-in hours this quarter are:

M&T 9-11:30 a.m.
W 10-11:30 a.m.
Th 10-11 a.m.

Those will be held in her office (FOSS 5349) unless otherwise posted. Emma is also available to come to your office at other times that might work better for you.

The best way to contact Emma is via email:

Student orientations to Canvas, Fri., March 25 & Mon., March 28

Please let your students know about the following Canvas training sessions we’re presenting for Spring Quarter. These orientations will help students learn the basics of Canvas and online learning here at Shoreline.

Friday, March 25 11:30-12:30pm
Room 1401

Monday, March 28 1:30-2:30pm
Room 1304

Students are also welcome and encouraged to visit us in the 1200 building for help anytime or by contacting us for help at (206) 546-6966 or
Canvas Training Spring 2016

eLearning Peer Mentor Open House, Mon., March 7

Our Canvas Peer Mentoring Program has been so successful that we have two new peer mentors for 2016!

Please join us on Mon., March 7 from 2-4pm for a Peer Mentor Open House in the eLearning Center, Building 1200, Room 1208. This event is for instructors to meet the new peer mentors and to discuss working with us Spring Quarter 2016!

Annie Becker
Ellen (Chun-Ying) Hsu
Jade Lauw

• Help students navigate Canvas
• Connect to other services

o Example Questions/Issues:
o Is there a way to have Canvas alerts sent to my device?
o How do I submit my assignment in Canvas?
o What is Success Coaching?
o How do I get a tutor?

• We don’t tutor
• We don’t help with homework/assignments (we do not provide any content help)
• We don’t discuss grades

o Example Questions/Issues:
o I don’t know what topic to write about
o I think I should have gotten a better grade
o I don’t understand this chapter of my book

We hope to see you there!!