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Learning Technologies & Design

The Learning Technologies and Design (LTD) Department is here to help you with your remote/online and hybrid learning at Cascadia.

Our Most Common Learning Technology Tools

Most of our classes use an online learning management system as their class site, and many classes also use live conferencing tools and exam proctoring tools.  The most common learning tools we use include:

  • Canvas, our main learning management system (almost all classes use this)
    • Log on to Canvas
    • May be accessed via multiple devices (laptop, tablet, mobile phone) and requires internet access
    • Learn “How to Use Canvas” with our free course
  • WAMAP, a math learning management system (many math classes use WAMAP alone, or with Canvas)
  • Zoom, a live conferencing tool, may be accessed via multiple devices


Our Learning Modalities

During the pandemic, all Cascadia classes are remote/online or hybrid and are supported by a modest eLearning fee that pays for staff to support students with questions or issues regarding Canvas and other learning technologies, and for software licensing fees for students.

Remote Classes (labeled as Online when you register):

  • Use online learning management system that requires computing device and internet access
  • Offer weekly professor office/visiting hours via email or in real time, with live conferencing
  • May be asynchronous or synchronous
    • Asynchronous: Learning happens independently online, on student’s own time, with professor-designed content and lessons; no real-time whole-class interactions. Note: In the class schedule, asynchronous classes appear with TBA listed for the days/times.
    • Synchronous: Learning happens in real time with the class, using a live conferencing tool such as Zoom. Students are required to log in on specific days/times as listed in the class schedule. Additional study time is expected to happen on the student’s own time.
  • Require 10-15 hours or more of learning and study time each week (a remote lab course may require an additional 5-10 hours)
  • May use an online exam proctoring tool and may offer on-campus exam proctoring as an alternative to the online proctoring tool
  • Include remote assistance around technology issues related to the class

Hybrid Classes:

  • Use online learning management system: requires computing device and internet access
  • Offer weekly professor office/visiting hours, via email or in real time, with live conferencing
  • Offer a combination of independent asynchronous learning and real time synchronous learning
    • Asynchronous: Learning happens independently online, on student’s own time, with professor-designed content and lessons; no real time interactions with class
    • Synchronous: Learning happens in real time with the class, using live conferencing
  • Offer limited in-person, on-campus applied learning time (currently for a small number of lab courses)
  • Require 10-15 hours or more of learning and study time each week (a hybrid lab course may require an additional 5-10 hours)
  • May use an online exam proctoring tool and may offer on-campus exam proctoring as an alternative to the online proctoring tool
  • Include remote assistance around technology issues related to the class


How to Get Help

Visit our Troubleshooting page for support information.


LTD Complaint Resolution

Student success is at the heart of everything we do at Cascadia College.  The Learning Technologies and Design Department supports student learning by clarifying expectations around remote and hybrid classes and helping students with the technologies needed for these. If the College has somehow come up short in its remote or hybrid course offerings, visit our eLearning Complaint page to find out more about Cascadia College’s procedures for filing a grievance about a course.