(QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process designed to continuously
quality of online and hybrid courses in constructive ways. NSCC is
exploring the value of the QM rubric and process as an informal,
collaborative tool for supporting high quality in e-learning at our college.
QM was introduced at SCCD's 2010 Equinox Institute by Roger Bourett, Carey
Schroyer and Tom Braziunas (slideshow
link). Faculty can become involved at several levels from simply
using the QM rubric to self-review their own online courses to becoming a
certified nationally-recognized QM peer reviewer (visual
diagram of various options).
Washington State Board of Community & Technical Colleges has additional
information and resources at
Contact NeLSC if you are interested in participating in any way.
A conferencing tool that enables groups of people to come together
for meetings online without the cost of travel. Collaborate enables
live chat, audio, video communication between participants.
Collaborate facilitates the exchange of information during the meeting by
enabling all to see the browsing of the internet, viewing a document
such as a PowerPoint, and sharing documents by sending a document out to
all participants. Meetings or "Sessions" are recordable, making
them available for viewing as needed at convenient times.
To participate in a meeting that someone else has scheduled, participants do
NOT need a special login and password (unless the meeting is by private
invitation). They need only to click on a link.
To schedule and lead a meeting, you need to open
Canvas and click on the Blackboard Collaborate button in your course
User Support materials:
On Demand Learning Center
Quarterly workshops are
acheduled to give training and the opportunity to practice using
We use Collaborate for one DOES-IT Buzz per quarter
to meet virtually and practice using the Collaborate tool while
discussing best practices of e-teaching. Contact us
if you would like to schedule other times to practice using this
tool or to set up a meeting space of your own.
Click here to see Elluminate/Collaborate as used in
Class Session example:
Note: Elluminate and Collaborate represent the same tool with
minor changes in appearance and
reflects the name change that occurred after Blackboard, Inc.
purchased the tool from Elluminate