Hello Everyone,

We won’t be having a eLCC monthly meeting in August. Our next eLCC meeting will be our yearly retreat in September. So if you’d like to hang out with other eLCC members, your next opportunity will be this Wednesday August 1 or Thursday August 2 at the Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology Conference (COLTT) at the University of Colorado-Boulder Campus.

Let us know what you are presenting!

Here’s the schedule of events. If you are attending or even better presenting, please let us know. We know already that a number of our members will be doing tech as both Office Hours on Wednesday and yes – the Lightboard is back on Thursday in the Idea Forge.

If you want to follow the conference on twitter, the hashtag is #COLTT2018. I think you could also throw in a second hashtag of #ELCC too!

Feel free to add pictures or 90 second videos you take to the eLCC Flickr group.



July Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended our first ever Tech Trek at our July meeting!
We began with an hour long Tech Trek (we’ll send you over to our road map document for our different stops).

eLCC Meeting Notes

What are the upcoming conferences and professional development for the rest of the year?

  • Flipgrid Live July 31 & August 1 – Free and Open
  • COLTT August 1 & 2
  • TLTS Metro October 5 – Free and Open
  • Connect (CCCOnline) October 12  – Free and Open
  • Assess-a-palooza (FRCC) October 12 – talk to Kae Novak if interested
  • AECT October 24 – October 27
  • Educause October 30 – Nov 2
    • Morning Exercise or Walking Event with Educause Special Interest Group
      • Do we want to help plan and facilitate this?
      • Day TBD
  • Biomimicry Institute – Nov 9 – Free and Open

We’ll be sending out emails within the week on the following:

Find Retreat Date and Place
eLCC annual conference will be April 17 – 19, 2018.
2 Year Nominations and Election will be sent out by Heather Tobin
Membership Dues will go out soon.

Hybrid consortium series

  • Contact institutional representative
  • Different ways of presenting
  • Carnegie clock hour

We won’t have a meeting in August so our next meeting will be our annual planning retreat in September!

Or meet us with other eLCCers at COLTT on August 1 and 2.



Tech Trek at Friday’s Meeting

We’re doing a Tech Trek for professional development at eLCC’s July 27th meeting.

Our first ever Tech Trek from 10 am – 1130 am MT will start in Zoom.

You’ll log into our Zoom BaseCamp between 10 am – 10:20 am.
Promptly at 10:30 we’ll start our Tech Trek.
We will climb as far as we can get by 11:30 am.

We start in Zoom, go to Google Hangout on Air Live, Discord,
then go to a FlipGrid grid, a Kahoot Quiz and end up on Periscope

Before the trek, please update your Chrome browser

Suggested Equipment:
1) Webcam
2) Having a second screen will make sure you can stay in touch with Basecamp and participate in events
3) A mobile device would be nice to use with Flipgrid, Kahoot and Periscope

Please invite your staff, faculty and instructor for the PD portion
Event Brite RSVP http://bit.ly/julyelccmeeting

July Meeting for eLearning Consortium of Colorado

Hello Everyone,

The eLearning Consortium of Colorado’s July 27 meeting will be virtual!

Our virtual meeting will take place on Friday 27 from 10 am until 1 pm.
This session will be in Zoom and for professional development (PD) we will be doing a
Tech Trek – so be ready to jump platforms.

Please invite your staff, faculty and instructor for the PD portion.
RSVP on Eventbrite http://bit.ly/julyelccmeeting

10 am – 11:30 am  Professional Development Portion – Tech Trek

Noon – 1 pm  eLCC Meeting Organizational Agenda Conferencing …when you just not there #Notatiste

What conferences are members going for the rest of the year?

  • TLTS
  • Connected (CCCOnline)
  • AECT
  • Educause
  • Biomimicry Institute – Nov 9

Find Retreat Date and Place

Dates for April Conference

2 Year Nominations and Election

Membership Dues

Report outs from the colleges

Research Survey Requested

Hello Everyone,

We have a research request from one of our members at CCD who also happens to be an advisee of our eLCC conference keynote, Brent Wilson.
Here is the information about her survey, please also share it with others at your institution.

My name is Aysenur Ozyer and I am a PhD student at the University of Colorado Denver. My dissertation examines how graduate students in IDT (Instructional Design and Technology) experience growth in their professional identities.
If you are a current master’s student in IDT, I invite you to participate in the study by completing the survey below. Your answers are anonymous. It will take about 15 mins of your time.

Survey link: https://ucdenver.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_899BYk0W3flTKmx

Thank you for your time and interest!
Aysenur Ozyer
Instructional Technologist
Teaching Learning Center
Community College of Denver

Thank you to CSU!

We would like to say a big thank you to CSU for inviting us to their Rams’ football stadium for our May 2018 meeting! Thank you Greg and Al! The views were fabulous! We started with VIP view above and then moved into a room that gave us a view of the foothills and the practice stadium. There are more pictures up on our flickr site. Please add yours.

The session then continued with a welcome from Gwen Gorzelsky, the Executive Director of the The Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT) and three session on Learning Analytics, a session on using narratives and instructional designers for Academic Integrity and the CSU eText Initiative. We also learned about CSU’s pilot project on quality assurance.

To read more about the meeting and also share anything we missed please go to our Meeting Crowd Sourced google document.


eLCC Announcements

eLCC Announcements for April 20, 2018

NEXT eLCC Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Friday May 18 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

The meeting will be held in their new football stadium! Greg Welles sent out an earlier notice and asked for us to RSVP by 4/20 (today). So if you haven’t RSVPed yet, please do so! Email Greg at gregory.wells@colostate.edu

Instructional Technology Council’s Leadership Academy

Darci Duran from CCCOnline  would like to share with us that applications are being taken up until May 15 for the Instructional Technology Council’s Leadership Academy.

If you are interested, you can learn more by going to https://associationdatabase.com/aws/ITCN/pt/sp/academy_home_page

eLCC Conference Presentation Material

Heather sent out a email blast last week asking all presenters who want to share their material to email her. Please do so right away so we can get that material posted for everyone! Email Heater at heather.tobin@du.edu


2018 eLCC Award Winners

We would like to congratulate all the 2018 award nominees and winners!

The nominations for 2018 eLCC eLearning Educator of the Year in alphabetical order are:

Diane Burtlow-Trujillo, CCCOnline
Cynthia Calongne, CCCOnline
Marcus Fowler, Front Range Community College
Nick Kallan, Regis University

And the winner is Marcus Fowler, Front Range Community College!

The eLCC eLearning Advocate of the Year  award recognizes exceptional efforts by technologists, trainers, instructional designers, instructional coaches, online student services, administrators and academic technology staff in the field of eLearning and learning with technology. The recipient of this award have demonstrated leadership and innovation in online, hybrid, blended learning, web supplement, mobile and ubiquitous learning with technology at their institution and beyond.

The nominations for  2018 eLCC eLearning Advocate of the Year in alphabetical order are:

Farah Bennani, CCCOnline
Ed Johnsen, Regis University

And the winner is Farah Bennani, CCCOnline!

We are proud to also announce the 2018 Learning Technologies Team Nominees in alphabetical order:

D2L December Daylight Upgrade
D3U (D2L December Daylight Upgrade)
Regis University

ECE Z courses: Phase 1
Early Childhood Education OER redevelopment

Rapid Response to Turbulent Times and Social Issues
Rapid Response Team
Metagame Book & ISTE Games and Simulations Network

Subject Matter Expert Orientation
Colorado Community Colleges Online Instructional Design Team

The runner-up for 2018 is
Rapid Response to Turbulent Times and Social Issues, Metagame Book Club

and the 2018 winner is ECE Z courses: Phase 1, CCCOnline!

March 23 eLCC Monthly Meeting at University of Denver

Hi All,

The University of Denver is excited to host the March 23rd eLCC meeting! The meeting will be held in the second floor “Loft” space of the Anderson Academic Commons at 2150 E. Evans Ave., Ste. 350C from 10am-2pm. After the monthly meeting, DU is also hosting a Colorado Makers panel that we would love for you all to attend. Here is a link to more information about the panel. Please be sure to register if you plan to attend the panel –  http://otl-events.du.edu/public/registration/1589 (as a non-DU member, you’ll need to be sure to click “No DU affiliation” when registering).

Please email me at heather.tobin@du.edu to RSVP for the meeting so we have an accurate lunch count. I will also need to know if you would like a parking pass. In order to obtain the pass, I’ll need you let me know no later than Monday, 3/19. Other parking information is provided below as well.

Meeting Agenda:

10:00 to 10:05am: Welcome

10:05 to 10:30am: Conference Update

10:30 to 10:45am: Awards Update

10:45 to 11:00am: Other Topics

11:00-12:00pm: Professional development session in DU’s new “Video Creation Studio” (modeled after CU Denver’s Creation Station), hosted by Rich Path, OTL Multimedia Developer

12:00-12:30pm: Lunch Break

12:30-1:30pm: Institutional Updates

1:30-2:00pm: Other Topics

3:00-4:30pm: Colorado Maker Panel!

Other Parking options:

University of Denver campus map

University of Denver parking map

University Libraries Parking Lot (Hourly) – This is the closest parking lot to the Anderson Academics Commons. This is a metered parking lot ($1.50 per hour, cash / credit cards accepted). These meters only accept payments for one hour at a time. It is lot 315 on the DU parking guide.

Directions: You must be going east on Evans Avenue between High Street and University. Take the first right after the pedestrian bridge that crosses over Evans Ave. Anderson Academic Commons is the building on the right just after the pedestrian bridge.

Evans Garage (Hourly) – This parking lot is also close to the Anderson Academics Commons. The price is $1.50 per hour and the pay stations accepts credit cards and will issue a receipt.  It is lot 301 on the DU parking  map.

Directions: From Evans Avenue turn south on High Street and take the first left. After parking, exit the garage through the northeast corner of the building and walk east on Evans Ave. Anderson Academic Commons is the building on the right just after the pedestrian bridge. 

Light Rail:

The University of Denver Light Rail station is located on the northern edge of campus.

Directions: Cross the intersection of Buchtel Boulevard and High Street. Walk south on High Street for several blocks to Evans Ave. Cross Evans Ave and walk east. Anderson Academic Commons is the building on the right just after the pedestrian bridge.  The entrance is on the south side of the building.


Heather Tobin
Instructional Designer & Adjunct Instructor
University of Denver
Office of Teaching and Learning & University College

Ready Player One Book Club

eLCC has been invited to educator’s book club that includes games, game based learning and virtual reality from March 12 – April 8.

The ISTE Games & Sims Network (whose leadership does included a number of Coloradoans) is starting on March 12 with the Ready Player One book club.

The first hangout and livestream is on March 14 at 8 pm ET.
For Week One, you would be reading Level One in the book/kindle.

READY PLAYER ONE Signup http://bit.ly/readyplayeronesignup and the movie opens on March 29.