eLearning

What is eLearning?

eLearning courses use online tools to enhance teaching and learning.  There are three types of eLearning courses.

  • Online courses are held entirely online with no face-to-face classroom time. Online courses require the same amount of work as campus courses.  They include scheduled assignments and exams. Some online courses require students to meet online in web conferences at scheduled times. 

  • Hybrid 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. Students must attend all scheduled classroom sessions.

  • Web-enhanced courses are face-to-face class sections that meet on campus at scheduled times and use online technologies for additional interaction or sharing course materials. No face-to-face class time is displaced. Students must attend all scheduled classroom sessions.

What is Canvas?

Canvas is an online tool for teaching and learning.  More than half of  LWTech courses use the Canvas learning platform, or LMS. Instructors use Canvas to share course content, post assignments and grades, conduct quizzes, and collect online submissions.

How do I get help with eLearning courses?

The eLearning department offers faculty and student support for Canvas, Blackboard Collaborate, and Tegrity.  Our office is located in E225 and is open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. There are many ways to get eLearning support.

  • For prompt response, email elearning@lwtech.edu with your support questions.

  • To view the most common Canvas support questions, check the Canvas Support FAQ page.

  • If you have a Canvas issue, use the Help menu at the top right side of the Canvas screen to Report a Problem

  • For self-help options with Canvas, please search the Canvas guides at http://guides.instructure.com/.