Connect Webinar Series

eLumen’s Connect Webinar Series covers a variety of topics. Scheduled topics include new features, workflow walk-throughs, improving curriculum and assessment management practices, and more. Submit your ideas for upcoming webinar topics at OUTREACH@ELUMEN.INFO. Registration  for individual webinars is required.


Backward Design of Curriculum to Move Student Success Forward

Date/Time: Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 @ 12:00pm PDT / 2:00pm CDT / 3:00pm EDT

Summary: With curriculum conversations around building programs tied to industry needs, embedding 21st Century Skills into discipline-specific courses, and Pillar 4 of Guided Pathways: Ensuring Students Are Learning, the time is perfect for a deep dive into curriculum design. Join eLumen Customer Success Manager, Megan Blevins, eLumen Chief Operations Officer, Matt Coombs, and Coursetune Co-Founder, Diane Weaver for an in-depth discussion of how eLumen supports curriculum management from Student Learning Outcomes-focused design through faculty engagement with curriculum on a day-to-day basis. Come learn how eLumen makes it easier to create, approve, and manage your institution’s curriculum and associated outcomes assessment to help ensure student success.



An Integrated Approach to Managing Institution-Wide Strategic Initiatives

Date/Time: Thursday, August 22, 2019

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Summary: If the answer to the questions “How did you spend your summer?” and “What are your primary initiatives to get ready for the academic year?” is get a rein on assessment, Program Review, Guided Pathways, and Curriculum, you are in luck. Join COO Matt Coombs and CRO Aaron Knox for a discussion of how eLumen’s integrated system helps corral disparate processes and reduces cycle time, workload, and complexity. Learn how having a single system for curriculum, assessment, guided planning, and catalog ensures that students know what they need to do to achieve their educational outcomes. Come check it out! 

Presenters: Matt Coombs, eLumen COO and Aaron  Knox, eLumen CRO

Curriculum Mapping for Success

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019

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Summary: The foundation of a great learning experience is a well-designed curriculum. Join our webinar on May 23rd to learn how the eLumen–Coursetune partnership allows institutions to deepen their engagement with backwards design and constructive curriculum mapping alignment while leveraging the power of integrated curriculum and assessment to support successful, sustainable continuous improvement and program development and review.

Presenters: Joel Hernandez, eLumen CEO & Maria Andersen, Coursetune CEO and Co-founder

Connecting Credentials to Work

August 23, 2018

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Summary: Having integrated labor market data and comparable program data ready at-hand in your curriculum and assessment platform means it’s easier than ever to keep your CTE programs aligned to the rapidly changing workforce. eLumen’s new partnership with Emsi, a leading labor market analytics company serving the higher education community for nearly two decades, makes that possible. Join eLumen CEO Joel Hernandez and Emsi Vice President for Partnerships Bob Hieronymus as they outline the new Emsi capabilities coming to eLumen in 2018. 

Assessment as Strategy: From Compliance to Competency-Based Education

May 31, 2018

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Summary: When scanning the initiatives underway at our partner institutions, it is clear that there is no one way to design and plan assessments—nor only one reason to gather assessment data. One thing is clear: it’s not just for accreditation any more. In this webinar we will look at 3 different strategies for assessment (compliance for multiple standards, co-remediation delivery through directed learning activities, and competency-based learning), as well as opportunities to make assessment a more valuable, sustainable practice (such as real-time analysis and feedback for faculty & LTI/CASE integration with the LMS). Attendees will get a better appreciation not only of what’s possible with eLumen—but of emerging practices at other institutions.

Presenter: Joel Hernandez, CEO, eLumen, Inc.

Data, Data, Data: What Do We Need All This Data For?

April 26, 2018

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Summary: It’s never been easier to collect data—but do you have an effective strategy for doing so? More importantly, do you have a strategy for putting this data to work? Whether it’s student course outcomes, labor market information, or outcomes assessment, it can be easy to collect too much of the wrong data and hard to figure out how to effectively put it to use. In this webinar, eLumen will discuss effective strategies for collecting and aligning data as well as share emerging innovative practices for putting this data to use.

Presenter: Joel Hernandez, CEO, eLumen, Inc.

Closing the Loop with Curriculum and Assessment — Are You Asking the Right Questions?

March 28, 2018

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Summary: As you plan to review Curriculum & Catalog Systems, Assessment & Planning Systems, and prepare for efforts like Guided Pathways, are you putting the right foundations in place? As questions like “Are our transfer students ready?” and “How quickly can we launch a program for the local workforce?” take on increased relevance, are you ready not just to answer them, but to keep them in sync with all the other changes on campus? Join eLumen for a discussion of how schools are tackling the shortened cycle-time for program creation and review as well as readiness for pathways, flexible credentialing, and other initiatives with our Curriculum and Assessment Management System.

Presenter: Joel Hernandez, CEO, eLumen, Inc.

Next Generation Assessment: Strategies for Student Success

February 28, 2018

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Summary: The demands and the possibilities for assessment are changing rapidly. In this webinar we will examine several strategies for gathering assessment for standard purposes (primarily accreditation data) and then look at some emerging models of both SLO development and assessment strategies for student success. With emerging standards like IMS Global’s CASE (Competency and Academic Standards Exchange) and stronger LMS support for learning outcomes and rubric-based assessment, now is the time to refine our existing assessment plans and begin designing for the future.

Presenter: Joel Hernandez, CEO, eLumen, Inc.

Steps to Sustainable Change: Curriculum and Assessment Management for 21st Century

January 25, 2018

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Summary: There have never been more external pressures on institutions than there are today: demographic changes, enrollment pressures, workforce demands—the list is long and the initiatives exhausting. Please join eLumen for a discussion of how putting a solid, integrated framework of Curriculum and Assessment Management can transform traditional practices like Catalog development and Accreditation into sustainable, faculty-driven processes to meet a variety of the challenges. We’ll discuss the basics of Curriculum (Course and Program) development flow into not just Catalog, but Assessment and Ed Planning, as well as how integration with key platforms like the LMS can make a big difference in the sustainability of these processes (and your ability to meet the demands of these initiatives).

Presenter: Joel Hernandez, CEO, eLumen, Inc.

Supporting the Pillars: Making Guided Pathways Smart Pathways

December 14, 2017 

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Summary: States are already releasing funds to schools committed to Guided Pathways. Wouldn’t it be great to have a system that supports all the moving pieces you and your colleagues need to manage for Guided Pathways? eLumen’s comprehensive platform includes resources for implementing Guided Pathways, but more importantly, making them smarter pathways.

No other solution pulls together all the moving pieces you need to support Guided Pathways like eLumen does, all while meeting the rigorous demands of other academic and institutional processes such as curriculum development, program review, and accreditation. Join our webinar to learn more about how eLumen schools are developing the model as well as how eLumen supports Guided Pathways today—and will be making them even smarter tomorrow.

Presenter: Joel Hernandez, CEO, eLumen, Inc.

CTE Program Intentional Design for Effectively Tracking 21st Century Skills

November 30, 2017

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Defining clear pathways and keeping up with industry standards alignment can be challenging for Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, particularly certificate programs. Wouldn’t it be great if you could incorporate curriculum-independent 21st Century Skills learning and assessment in a way that enables students to self-develop and demonstrate skills attainment outside of a course and track effectiveness at program and institutional levels?

This webinar reviews the latest in advancing the 21st Century Skills model across academics, student services, and student personal experience. Learn how our work with partner institutions is finding ways to unlock the value of intentionally designing curriculum and assessment to engage students and workforce to develop demonstrable 21st Century Skills.


Kathleen deLaski, Founder & President

Education Design Lab

Joel Hernandez, CEO

eLumen, Inc.

Continuous Improvement Improved Through Integrated Curriculum and Assessment Management

November 9, 2017

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Wouldn’t it be great to more efficiently manage the increasing demand and shortened cycle-time for curriculum development and program review? Many colleges are struggling to manage these demands in disparate systems, spending all their time “herding cats” with no time left to actually reflect and act on data to make informed decisions on course and program improvements.

Join us November 9th to learn how colleges are leveraging integrated curriculum and assessment  management in one single system to support alignment of goals, measures, methods, analysis, and actions to not only student learning outcomes but also to specific program activities—truly operationalizing continuous improvement.

Presenter: Joel Hernandez, CEO, eLumen, Inc.

Succeeding on Purpose: How Integrated Curriculum and Assessment Management Can Create a Complete and Sustainable Student Success Ecosystem

October 19, 2017

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Is your institution challenged with labor-intensive curriculum and catalog management processes that are disconnected from key course and learning outcomes assessment data? How many failed attempts have been made trying to manage multi-dimensional learning outcomes and competency models with outdated, disparate assessment management and program review systems that don’t connect to your LMS or curriculum?

More importantly, imagine if updating your curriculum also automatically updated your degree plan and audit, your LMS, and your assessment system? If as a result of knowing both curricular intent and outcomes assessment, you could track student progress on both a course and competency basis? Issue badges based on learning outcomes attainment or mastery of a competency or 21st Century Skill? Address co-remediation and guided pathways models on the basis of this data?

Join us October 19th to learn how you can implement integrated curriculum, catalog, learning and assessment management to create a complete and sustainable student success ecosystem that serves both students and your institution.

PRESENTER: Joel Hernandez, CEO, eLumen

Part II – Next Generation Curriculum and Assessment with Canvas and eLumen

Date: September 28, 2017

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Join eLumen and Instructure for part two of our review and discussion of how IMS Global’s new Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange™ specification (CASE™) will unlock new integration options with eLumen’s Curriculum and Assessment Management System and the Canvas LMS. In this session we’ll provide a live demo and take a deeper dive into how this integration enables seamless updates from eLumen Curriculum to Canvas Outcomes and Canvas Learning Mastery into eLumen Assessment Management to support a range of solutions from a solid and sustainable culture of assessment to state-of-the-art Competency-Based Learning approaches.


– Jared Stein, Vice President of Higher Education Strategy, Instructure

– Joel Hernandez, Chief Executive Officer, eLumen

Part I – Next Generation Curriculum and Assessment with Canvas and eLumen

Date: Aug 10, 2017

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Join eLumen and Instructure for a discussion of how IMS Global’s new Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange™ specification (CASE™) will unlock new integration options with eLumen’s Curriculum and Assessment Management System and the Canvas LMS.


– Jared Stein, Vice President of Higher Education Strategy, Instructure

– Matt Coombs, Chief Operating Officer, eLumen