Community of Practice on Teaching and Learning Using Online Technologies

Announcing a new Community of Practice (CoP) at Camosun College:  Community of Practice on Teaching and Learning using Online Technologies.

This peer-based Community of Practice (CoP) is for faculty and other members of the Camosun community interested in using online tools (including, but not restricted to, Desire2Learn) to enhance their face-to-face teaching, to teach blended courses, or to teach fully online.  This CoP will provide a forum for us to share questions, experiences, best practices, and lessons learned associated with the use of online technologies in teaching.  The agenda for our gatherings will be driven by members’ needs, interests and questions.

The CoP on Teaching and Learning Online will be enhanced with a D2L course site designed to provide a space for participants to discuss their practice outside of the face-to-face community, as well as a place to share ideas and resources with a broader community of practitioners.


For more information on this CoP, or to find out how to get involved in any of the many Communities of Practice at Camosun College, go to

Introduction to BC’s Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG)

I just thought I would make a plug for BC’s Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG), because not everyone knows about it even though it’s been around for 20 years (and I’m on the Steering Committee, so I am always trying new ways to get the word out!)

To quote ETUG’s website:

The Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG) is a community of BC post-secondary educational practitioners focused on the ways in which learning and teaching can be enhanced through technology. Our community is diverse and members include:

  • post-secondary professional staff (e.g. instructional designers, media developers, technical support)
  • instructors and learners
  • academic and technology administrators

ETUG runs two face to face workshops a year, and also runs numerous online events related to teaching and learning with technology throughout the year.

To find out more about ETUG and what it can offer you, go to

Last 2 weeks for January workshops

You can still register for workshops for January!  

The DE Workshop Series is designed to assist faculty (beginner to advanced) with incorporating various educational technologies (including Desire2Learn (D2L) and Camtasia) into their teaching.

Go to Winter 2015 Distributed Education Workshop Series to check out the remaining offerings for this January.

We also offer Instructional Design drop-in sessions every week.  This fall, our drop-ins are as follows:

Interurban Campus: Every Wednesday from 12:00-1:00pm (January 7 – April 8) – CETL Lab, CC235

Lansdowne Campus: Every Tuesday from 12:00-1:00pm  (January 6-April 7) – Teaching and Learning Centre Training Room (LLC156).  Please bring your laptop if you have one.

Days and times don’t work for you?  No problem.  We are happy to design customized sessions for you, for you and your colleagues, or even for your Program or School.  Simply contact to request an instructional design consult.

We look forward to working with you this Winter!

Welcome to Distributed Education at Camosun College

Welcome to Distributed Education at Camosun College.  We will be using this blog site to keep you up to date on the latest updates for Desire2Learn, and also on updates on training and workshop sessions for Distributed Education.

You can also visit our website at: