The LWIT eLearning department provides support and training for instructors and students using web-based tools for teaching and learning in online, hybrid (blended), and web-enhanced courses. Instructure Canvas, our primary online learning platform, is available for all instructors to use with their courses. Canvas is used in about 50% of our courses, and includes access to Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing, and Tegrity lecture capture tools.
Helpful eLearning Links
eLearning Course Types
There are three main types of eLearning courses. You can click the links below to explore the class listings for Online and Hybrid courses. If you have not yet applied to Lake Washington Institute of Technology, our Getting Started section will provide you with information on how to apply, transfer and attend orientation.
Online courses are conducted entirely online with no face-to-face interaction between instructors and students. Students in online courses should expect to complete the same amount of work as they do in face-to-face courses. Some online courses require synchronous meeting time, where instructors and students meet together in a virtual classroom at a scheduled time.
Hybrid, or blended, courses use online technologies to replace some (not all) face-to-face class time. The blend can be flexible. Some hybrid classes replace one weekly class session with online work. Some only meet in person a few times per quarter.
Web-enhanced courses are face-to-face class sections that meet in regular class sessions and use online technologies for additional interaction, posting of assignments and course materials (No face-to-face class time is displaced).