High Impact Practices (HIPs) & ePortfolios

Hello Everyone!

We would like to invite everyone to our Fall Professional Development.

High Impact Practices (HIPs) & ePortfolios

A mixed mode session
Registration Here
Questions? email IDTRegis@Gmail.com

Date: Friday, October 18, 2019
Face-to-Face Location: Regis University – Denver Northwest Campus in Claver Hall room 315.
Online Location: Sent out through registering
Food and Beverages: Morning coffee and lunch provided

General Outline

9:30 – Coffee and Networking
10am – Noon – Speakers
Noon – 1 Lunch Q&A panel
1 – 2pm PebblePad Demonstration

General Description 

What are High-Impact Practices (HIP)? ePortfolios have been added to the original set of HIP teaching and learning practices that were first identified by George D Kuh (AAC&Y, 2008). Kuh’s research indicates that these practices impact student retention and engagement. You are invited to join our speakers in exploring ways in which various technologies can be used to implement ePortfolios and other related HIP in higher education.

The ID&T Department at Regis University and the eLearning Consortium of Colorado (eLCC) invite you to attend a morning of exploration followed by a catered lunch and Q&A with the speakers.

Detailed Agenda
10am  – 12pm

  • 5 mins) Welcome, Introduction, and Agenda Review
  • 10 mins) Brief HIPs Overview
  • 10 mins) Implementing Technology in support of ePortfolios and Other HIP: An international perspective – Heidi C Blair
    • Heidi will share how several high impact practices were empowered by the use of an enterprise wide adopted ePortfolio platform. The focus will be on the broad adoption of the practices and tools that was driven by faculty needs and interests.
  • 45 mins) Supporting HIPs: portfolios and beyond Shane Sutherland
    • In this presentation Shane will suggest that the presentational aspect of a portfolio, and the implied (or inferred) selection, rejection, reflection… activities only go someway to truly supporting high impact practices. Drawing upon a range of examples of practice Shane will attempt to make the case for a platform (like PebblePad) where the principal purpose is to support the planning for, and making sense of learning experiences as an essential prerequisite for portfolio creation.
  • 30 mins) High Impact ePortfolios at DU – Heather Tobin 
    • Heather will share a high level overview of the past and current ePortfolio initiatives at the University of Denver including; how they were first established, how they have evolved over time, and the current state/next steps. She will also share specific case-studies of both departmental and course level efforts to incorporate reflective ePortfolios into teaching practice at DU.
  • 20 mins) University of Waterloo via video examples…..

12pm – 1pm  Lunch and Q&A with the Speakers

1pm – 2pm PebblePad demonstration with Shane Sutherland


eLCC News for 2019 Academic Year

Here’s an update of what’s happening with eLCC so you can join in!

We are having the 2020 eLCC annual retreat on Friday September 27th at the Westminster campus of Front Range Community College. Please RSVP https://forms.gle/D1PKSsNpjSydPgEg6  and share the link with colleagues.  We’re asking all eLCC representatives to attend and we’re inviting anyone else who would like to be involved in the future of eLCC.

We (all eLCC members) have been invited to IEEE Denver free events.  These events are for anyone who is interested in learning about the most current development in hardware and software engineering, robotics, research and theories in computer science as well as ethical issues in the technology industry.  Here’s all the upcoming events to include one tomorrow.

Keith Graham (Professor of Embedded Systems Engineering at University of Colorado, Boulder)

Sept. 12, 2019
University of Denver (Room 400)
2155 E Wesley Ave, Denver, CO 80208

We published our first edition of The Liminal on September 2, 2019.  Please share out – the theme was fake news. We especially have 3 great pedagogy articles on how to teach or interrogate fake news. We also started out with our first 3 books reviews including one by eLCC’s very own Molly Smith. We’d like to thank all the reviewers and editorial people from eLCC who made this issue happen – Sherry Jones, Chris Luchs, Donna Hall and Heather Tobin. We had a great group of reviewers on this issue – Ryan Lambert, Chase Hart, Tina Morrell, Kelly Zepp and Tameca Coleman!!!

Just a cool technology note – if you scroll down to the bottom of the page, you’ll see the map that shows you how many downloads and where in the world the downloads are happening.  If you’d like to be involved in any way in our next issue (author, reviewer, art work, editorial help, etc.) – please email kae.novak@frontrange.edu

Save the Dates!

We have some dates for you to save for upcoming eLCC events.

We will have the eLCC Annual Retreat (agenda) 10 am – 4 pm on Friday, September 27th at the Westminster Campus of Front Range Community College. RSVP for Retreat

Also save the Friday, October 18 for a High Impact Session with ePortfolios and other practices. This is a mixed session F2F and virtual. The F2F portion will be on Regis University – Noerthwest Campus in Claver room 315. It will include coffee and lunch. Exact time is TBA. More details to come.

The 31st annual eLCC Conference will take place on April 15 – 17, 2020 at Beaver Run in Breckenridge, Colorado.


Several members of eLCC will be going to COLTT.
In fact we might recording some B roll with our eLCC Plushie, so be sure to look for us.

Also make sure to share with the eLCC listserv if you are doing a presentation.
A few of us will be doing – Meet Me On The Terrace.

It’s a new and informal discussion on Thursday & Friday at 3 pm in Wolf Law on the second floor. They scheduled us for the terrace (but depending on the weather- we’ll move it inside). We put more up on this discussion on our Multiculturalism and Equity group page.


eLCC July Virtual Meeting

Hello Everyone,

We held the July meeting virtually over Zoom. We began with the product Flipgrid, covered Lightboards, H5P Interactive Media Content and ended with Trello and Kanbanchi.

Image from Helga Hizer

Here’s our agenda from the meeting with lots of links and points of contact to learn more. Look for us to have these types of meetings in September and October.




June and July Virtual Meetings

We have the dates for our June and July virtual meetings. We will be doing the events over ZOOM.

Thursday June 27 at 11 am – 1 pm.
Thursday July 25 at 10 am – 1 pm
Please RSVP http://bit.ly/elccsummerRSVP

For Thursday June 27, we’ll start at 11 am over Zoom https://ucdenver.zoom.us/j/900263488

At 10 am before our meeting, everyone is also invited to attend at PressbooksEDU Webinar  from Odigia/Merlot that was shared with the Colorado Open Education Ambassadors and Colleagues.
It will be held in Zoom https://zoom.us/j/540300811

Then we’ll start our June eLCC meeting at 11 am over Zoom https://ucdenver.zoom.us/j/900263488

Algorithms of Oppression

You are cordially invited to join us for the Metagame Book Club‘s June reading of Algorithms of Oppression.  We’ll be reading the book and additional material throughout the month of June with the kickoff starting on Wednesday June 5 at 7 pm MT over Google Hangout.



The site for the book club is https://sites.google.com/site/metagamebookclub/spring2019

All Google Hangouts will be livestreamed on Games MOOC YouTube https://www.youtube.com/gamesmooc.

You’re Invited

Hello Everyone,

At the eLCC conference, we had Beyond Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Beyond Dominant Tech Culture sessions where we discussed social justice and education.

If you would like to continue that conversation especially with students, here’s an invitation from UCD education students on the topic of social justice.

Dear Community Members,

Please join us next Wednesday, May 8th for The UnSettled States of whiteness. This event is a series of UCD Educational Foundation 4001/5001 student panels on racism, racial privilege, white supremacy and colorblind racism. These series of panels will identify and critically analyze whiteness to understand racial implications in everyday society. Participants will start to learn a vocabulary of how to talk about whiteness and what to do to challenge racism.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 8th
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Where: CU Denver Student Commons Building 2600 (2nd floor)
1201 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80204

Admission: Free but an RSVP would be appreciated.
Food will be served.
This event is open to the public. Please forward this invitation to anyone you feel might be interested.


– RTD light rail Auraria Campus Station

– RTD Bus routes 43, 6 and 15L

– You may park inside the Tivoli Parking Garage and 7th Street Garage or at the Spruce and Pepsi Center parking lot. Visit this link for more info about Auraria Campus parking.


– The 2nd floor of the CU Denver Student Commons Building can be accessed with elevators or stairs.
– Wheelchair-accessible bathrooms on all floors
– A gender inclusive restroom is located on the 1st floor, NW corner of the building
– During the event, space in the front row will be available for wheelchairs and anyone with hearing impairments or other needs.

You’re Invited to Virtual Writing Sprints!

Hello Everyone,

You’re invited to our end of the semester writing sprints! This is being sponsored by AECT (Association for Educational Communications and Technology) Graduate Student Assembly to encourage …writing, research and practice in educational technology and instructional design. Everyone working in education, ed tech, ID and online learning is invited.

This is being sponsored by AECT (Association for Educational Communications and Technology) Graduate Student Assembly to encourage ….writing, research and practice in educational technology and instructional design. Everyone working in ed tech, ID and online learning is invited.

We’ll be using the hashtag #aectgsa and also #shutupandwrite (yes it’s a thing) over twitter and we’ll also have Zoom Join at http://bit.ly/monwrite (https://ucdenver.zoom.us/j/994103086) open.

During the ninety minutes, we’ll have writing prompts for our sprints. Of course, if you are in the zone, you can just continue on.