Presentation Titles: Posted! (stay tuned, more information to come!)

how-to-be-an-early-bird-9REMINDER: Early Bird Registration ends March 9th!

REGISTRATION / EVENT FEE: Includes a program schedule, continental breakfast, break treats, beverages, and lunch each day


So you have an idea of “what’s coming”, to this year’s WACC 2018, please find below a list of 39 presentation titles in alphabetical order. Our official WACC 2018 program schedule continues to be worked on as rooms and timeslots are negotiated. As soon as we have a schedule with presentation descriptions to share, we’ll post it here for you on

1) Canvas Community Update
2) Canvas for All: Create Accessible Canvas Content
3) Concepts of designing a course without going through QM Reviews
4) Contextualizing Learning Communities in Canvas
5) Conversations to Unite
6) Converting Your On-Ground Course
7) CWUAW (Canvas Workshops United Association of Washington)
8) Deliver synchronous/asynchronous instruction for hybrid or online classes
9) Empowering Tech
10) Gamify your online lectures using Canvas LMS
11) Grade book: the good, the bad, and some band-aids
12) Let’s start with an OER Un-Conference
13) Leverage Open Technology with OER To Help Make Education More Affordable
14) Leveraging Canvas Quiz Analysis to Improve Your Online Assessments
15) Lightboard: Accessible and Engaging Instructional Media Development Tool
16) OER Successes and Tribulations at Highline College – Panel discussion
17) Online Credit Hours in Canvas vs The Real World
18) Overcoming challenges of adopting OER for your department
19) Planning ahead to make grading easier: Assessing in-class group work using Canvas
20) Presenting on Accessibility
21) Real-Time Interactions in Online Courses: Zoom in on online classes
22) Regular and Substantive Interactions and Instructor Presence in Online Courses: Surviving a DOE Program Review
23) Standardizing Digital Content for Accessibility
24) Standardizing your Canvas courses
25) Strategies for Enhancing Thoughtful and Engaging Posts on the Discussion Board
26) Student Survey: Affordable Cost for Class Materials
27) Students Unite in Canvas Outside of the Classroom
28) Teaching Accessibility Basics 20min/day x 5 days Course
29) Testing the Limits: Canvas and the Development of Common Curricula
30) They Do Everything On Their Phones!: Why Mobile Device Accessibility Matters to Student Success
31) Tools and Strategies for Engaging Interactions between Faculty and Students in Online Courses
32) Toto, we’re not in Canvas anymore: Accessibility and Third Party Materials
33) Unite! for Quality in Course Design
34) United We Learn: Creating Inclusive Canvas Communities by combining UDL and OER
35) United, and on Location: Are Web Annotations the Future of Threaded Discussions?
36) Use H5P to deliver high quality open source experiences for Canvas
37) Using Canvas Features to Support Universal Design for Learning
38) Using smartphone media for assignments
39) Zoom, Zoom: Engaging Students with the WA CTC System’s New Video Conferencing System


Early Bird WACC 2018 Event Tickets: Available Now!

Washington's Annual Canvas Conference - Get your registration tickets ASAP!Washington state’s Annual Canvas Conference (WACC) is a collaborative (2 day) conference focused on enriching higher education Canvas users. While primarily focused on faculty, administrators and staff are always welcome!

DATES & TIMES (2 days)

  • Thursday – March 29, 2018 is 9:00 to 4:00 (PDT)
  • Friday – March 30, 2018 is 9:00 to 1:00 (PDT)


02/06/2018 UPDATE: We’ve just identified our (3) keynote speakers and approved 1.5 days of presentation/workshops proposals! Titles of the 39 presentations being planned for this year are shared here.


Tacoma Community College (TCC)
6501 S. 19th Street
Tacoma, WA 98466 – View Map


* Includes a program schedule, continental breakfast, break treats, beverages, and lunch each day




Frequently Asked Questions

May I buy a ticket to just one of the two days for this conference?

Sorry no. The registration cost is for the whole (2 day) event, only. No discounts or half prices are available. This covers conference costs, a program schedule, a continental breakfast, break treats, beverages, and lunch each day.

Where can I park and how much will it cost?

Parking is free and a Tacoma Community College (TCC) campus map will be made available, soon. NOTE: TCC will be enjoying Spring Break at the time of our two day conference, which means campus parking will plentiful for this event.

Will there be WiFi


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Answer: Yes, if you find you cannot attend, you can transfer your ticket to someone else. Please contact Sarah Griffith via to manage this transfer request.

Who may I contact if I have more questions?

Please email Sarah Griffith via

UPDATE: Call for WACC 2017 Proposals (Extended Due Date is now Jan. 15th)


Unite! with us and present at Washington’s Annual Canvas Conference March 29-30 at Tacoma Community College

Proposals can be on any topic related to Canvas, educational technology, open educational resources (OER), accessibility, student services, student retention and more!

Questions? Contact Sarah Griffith at

SUPER-COOL-OSSAL thanks for another sellout success!


FEEDBACK (please)

Before you go, please provide us with a wee bit of feedback to help us plan for next year’s conference! Located in the top-left navigation menu of this website and in this paraare two links for feedback; an overall conference survey form and an individual sessions survey form — both are short surveys thanks to Tina Torres!

closed_captionsRECORDINGS (coming)

Like last year, our WACC presentation/session recordings are having closed-captioned applied to them. Once available we’ll provide a link to them here on; post notification via twitter; and email the addresses shared during the Eventbrite registration process.

THANKS (!!!)

chrisanddebMONUMENTAL thanks to Tacoma Community College’s (TCC), Christopher Soran, Debbie Padden, Christie Fierro, their amazing teams and all (gold shirt) student helpers for making sure we were taken care of throughout our two WACC days at TCC! Your talents, generosity and spirit are immense!

MAMMOTH thanks to our engagingly informative keynote speakers, presenters, partners and friends from Canvas, Panopto, 3Play, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) for making the trek and time to showcase, encourage and network with us! You, your products, and services are amazing and aide us everyday!


SUPER-COOL-OSSAL thanks to all of our dedicated attendees! We’re so impressed with how engaged everyone was and the amazing turnout. With your very valuable feedback we’ll roll up our sleeves and aim do produce this event again next year!!!!

Virtually yours,
WA SBCTC’s eLearning Council (ELC) Professional Development Committee

WACC 2017 Event Information

Hello to all joining us for this week’s WACC 2017 @ Tacoma Community College’s Opgaard Student Center (building 11) – where we check-in and find our continental breakfast!

Thurs – March 30
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
* 5:15 PM to 6:00 PM Social Hour and Ice Cream Truck!

Fri – March 31
8:00 AM to 2:30 PM

We look forward to networking with each of you at this year’s WACC!

Thank you,

Washington’s SBCTC (WA State Board Community Technical Colleges) eLC (eLearning Council)

EARLY BIRD Rate Extended to March 13!

With only 90+ seats left for this year’s Washington Annual Canvas Conference (WACC 2017) we’ve extended our Early Bird rate to March 13th! Purchase your tickets via Eventbrite here,

Check out our cool presentations: Full schedule coming soon!

Questions about this event? Please email Sarah Griffith at or phone 360-442-2521

Our Twitter account is
and this year’s Twitter handle #2017WACC 

WACC 2017 Early Bird Rate Available Only Until March 8th!!!

Purchase your WACC 2017 registration tickets via conference ticket provides access to numerous presentations, a program schedule and 2 days of continental breakfast and lunch!

Theme this year: Canvas Cool

  • Early bird rate (until March 8th) = $120 + ($7.59 processing fee)
  • Regular rate (after March 8th) = $165 + ($10.07 processing fee)