November 2016 [d]ownload: The latest eLearning news at UAA

by Michelle Saport  |   

Below, find the full November edition of the [d]ownload, a monthly newsletter from UAA Academic Innovations & eLearning covering everything from the latest and greatest in the world of technology to professional development opportunities. Find our more about eLearning at UAA and subscribe to the [d]ownload at the AI&e website.


National Distance Learning Week is Nov. 7-11, 2016. Attend the following events to enhance your eLearning adventure:

  • eTech Fair 2016, sponsored by UAA
  • USDLA National Distance Learning Week webinar series
  • 2016 Online Learning Consortium Accelerate
    • Virtual access for UAA-affiliated staff & faculty

We are excited to bring you these new learning opportunities!

Register for National Distance Learning Week (Nov. 7-12) events:

eTech Fair 2016 Register to receive the most up-to-date schedule and virtual links sent directly to your email. Throughout the week, drop in on as many sessions as your schedule allows. Register here.

National Distance Learning Week The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) is also offering free webinars from experts across the nation. Click the register link below for more information. Register here.

Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Accelerate Conference The OLC Accelerate Conference is devoted to driving quality online learning, advancing best practice guidance and accelerating innovation in learning for academic leaders, educators, administrators, online learning professionals and organizations around the world. AI&e has secured virtual attendance for all UAA faculty and staff for the 2016 event.

When you register for virtual conference access you can attend live, or gain access to the recorded webinars for one year. Click here for registration information.

eWolf November updates

Meet your eWolf Coaches The eWolf Coaching Center is now open and ready to support your students! Students who need assistance with creating and submitting portfolio assignments for your class can visit the center during open hours.

This fall, Frances, Yana, Patrick and Shoya are available Monday through Friday in The Coaching Center (Sally Monserud Hall, Room 114) or at the UAA Multicutural Center (MCC) in Rasmuson Hall. Make sure to share this resource with your students!

Click here for eWolf Coaching Center hours & information.

Accessibility In honor of October being Disability Awareness Month, AI&e has created an Accessibility Content Review Request process that will be available to all faculty throughout the year.

Register to submit to our team examples of your course content, or give permission to the team to review your currently posted resources for accessibility compliance. You will receive an accessibility report and, if needed, resources and suggestions on how to easily update the materials for accessibility. Sign up here to request an accessibility assessment for your course content and, or design.

We can also consult with faculty one-on-one to practice the skills needed to update online course content.

Quality Matters (QM) Corner Welcome to the Quality Matters Corner! Here you will find monthly updates, workshop opportunities and other QM-related news.

Help us welcome Debbi Canavan to the team as QM coordinator. She is able to assist you in all things QM and is the contact for submitting your course for a Quality Matters review. You may contact her directly at for information.

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) Our Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) workshop is for faculty, administrators and staff to become familiar with the QM rubric and how the standards inform online course design. Participants will leave with specific and measurable ways to improve their online courses. The online version of the APPQMR is a rigorous, two-week, asynchronous course, and the time commitment is 10-12 hours each week to complete. Register now for this online course, which will run Nov. 4-18.

Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter! Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments or suggestions about topics you would like to see in future publications.

Sincerely, Your team at UAA Academic Innovations & eLearning (907) 786-4496 |

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