Ana Thompson MIS, CPACC


Ed.D., Educational Technology Courses  Capella University, Minneapolis, MN, 2010-2011

Ed.D., Educational Leadership Courses — University of Phoenix, Phoenix AZ, 2008-2009

MS, Technology: Information Systems — University of Phoenix, Phoenix AZ, 2007
Thesis: Effective Network Security Protocols in Wireless Networks

BS, Business: Business Information Systems — Utah State University, Logan UT, 2004
Area of Emphasis: Management, eCommerce, and Cybersecurity

AS, Technology: Science — Western Wyoming Community College, Rock Springs WY, 2001
Area of Emphasis: Computer Science Workflows

Professional Development

WCET CatalystCAMP (Changing Academic Models and Practices)
Participant and Group Project Champions, 2010

Courses, certifications and training, 2009 – present


Learning & Access Designer, Digital Learning & Engagement
University of Washington Bothell, Bothell WA, 2015—present

Instructional Design Consultant, IDEA Shop
Boise State University, Boise ID, 2013-2015

Affiliate Faculty, School of Social Studies
Casper College, Casper WY, 2011—2013

Director of Distance Education
Casper College, Casper WY, 2009—2013

Instructional Technologist and Lab Manager, Media Services
Idaho State University, Pocatello ID, 2007-2009

Systems Operator, Information Technology
Idaho State University Credit Union, Pocatello ID, 2005—2007

Instructional Technology Assistant Intern, Media Services
Idaho State University, Pocatello ID, 2005-2006

NIATEC Cybersecurity Research Assistant, NSF Fellowship
Idaho State University, Pocatello ID, 2004

Internet Support Technician / Audio & Videoconferencing Assistant, Distance Education
Western Wyoming Community College, Rock Springs WY, 2001-2003

Help Desk Technician, Information Technology
Western Wyoming Community College, Rock Springs WY, 2000-2001

Teaching Experience

University of Washington Bothell, Bothell, WA

  • Facilitator, Accessibility 101 Online Self-paced Course, Ongoing
  • Facilitator, Accessibility 101 Online Course, Fall 2019
  • Facilitator, Accessibility 101 Online Course, Summer 2019
  • Facilitator, Accessibility 101 Online Course, Spring 2019
  • Co-instructor, B CORE 120 B, Spring 2019
  • Facilitator, eLearning Institute, Summer 2018
  • Facilitator, eLearning Institute, Summer 2017
  • Facilitator, eLearning Institute, Summer 2016

Boise State University, Boise, ID

  • Facilitator, Mobile Learning Institute, 2015
  • Facilitator, Mobile Learning Institute, 2014
  • Facilitator, Open Textbook Learning Institute, 2014
  • Facilitator, Hybrid Course Design Institute, 2013—2014
  • Facilitator, Mobile Learning Institute, 2013

Casper College, Casper WY

  • Instructor, Intro to Online Learning, 2011-2013
  • Facilitator, Moodle 2.0 Camp, 2013

Idaho State University, Pocatello ID

  • Facilitator, Teaching with Moodle Continuing Education Course for K-12 Teachers, 2008
  • Facilitator, Moodle Camp I & II, 2007-2008
  • Lecturer, Intro to Information Systems, 2008
  • Facilitator, Student Course Evaluations, Policies and Assessment, 2008-2009


Bauer, C. (2014). Recommendations to Promote Online Course /Content Accessibility. Available from Boise State University ScholarWorks. University Documents.

Presentations & Workshops

Thompson, A. (2019, May). Introduction to Ally for Canvas. UW-Global Accessibly Awareness Week, . UW Bothell, Bothell, WA.

Thompson, A. (2019, May). Improving Accessibility of Academic Content with Course Assessments. UW-Global Accessibly Awareness Day. UW Seattle, Seattle, WA.

Thompson, A. (2019, May). Accessible Forms Workshop. UW-IT Accessibility Liaisons CBI. UW Seattle, Seattle, WA.

Long, C., Thompson A. (2019, May). UW Bothell Digital Accessibility Plan Presentation for Academic Council. UW Bothell, Bothell, WA.

Thompson, A. (2019, January). Introduction to Bb Ally. Online workshop and materials. UW Bothell, Bothell, WA.

Thompson, A. (2018, December). Principles of Accessible Design in Canvas. Presentation and Panel Sharing Promising Practices for Accessible Online Learning CBI. UW Seattle,  Seattle, WA

Thompson, A. (2019, January). Introduction to Bb Ally. Online workshop and materials. UW Bothell, Bothell, WA.

Thompson, A. (2018, July). Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to Promote Framework Principles for Adoption, Student Engagement and Active Learning. Presentation for UW Medicine Libraries Seminar Series. Online.

Thompson, A., Levesque, S. (2018, April). Standardizing Digital Content for Accessibility. Presentation at the Northwest Managers of Educational Technology Annual Conference, Corvallis, OR

Thompson, A. (2018, March). Teaching Accessibility Basics x 5 days Course. Presentation at the WA Canvas Conference, Tacoma, WA

Thompson, A. (2018, March). Standardizing Digital Content for Accessibility. Presentation at the WA Canvas Conference, Tacoma, WA

Thompson, A. (2017, October). Using Available Techniques Effectively to Promote and Support Learner Engagement and Access. Presentation at the NW eLearn Annual Conference, Pasco, WA

Thompson, A. & Frizelle, S.J. (2017, March). Meeting Learners Where They Are: Using Available Tools Effectively to Promote and Support Learner Engagement. Presentation at the Washington State Higher Education Building Bridges Technology Conference, Spokane, WA

Thompson, A. (2017, March). Meeting Learners Where They Are: Using Available Tools Effectively to Promote and Support Learner Engagement. Presentation at the Washington State Annual Canvas Conference, Tacoma, WA

Thompson, A. (2016, November). Meeting Learners Where They Are: Using Available Tools Effectively to Promote and Support Learner Engagement. Presentation at the Consortium of College and University Media Centers Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX

Thompson, A. (2015). Introduction of Google Forms for Peer Review. Presentation for Extended Education Division Meeting, Boise, ID.

Thompson, A. (2014). How to Engage Using Active Learning Techniques. Presentation at the MountainMoot Conference, Helena, MT.

Thompson, A. (2014). Tools for Student Engagement and Community Building: Celly. Presentation for Resident Faculty Scholars Cohort, Boise, ID.

Thompson, A. (2013). Intro to Online Learning: Course Overview and Design. Presentation at Idaho State University ITRC Meeting. Pocatello, ID.

Thompson, A. (2013). Learning @Arms Reach. Presentation at Northwest Managers of Educational Technology Conference, Kalispell, MT.

Thompson, A. (2013). eRes and Multimedia. Presentation at eLearning Consortium of Colorado Conference, online.

Thompson, A. (2011). Practical Applications of Google Apps in a Nursing Program. Presentation at Regional Nurse Educators Meeting, Casper, WY.

Thompson, A. (2008, April). Making the Most of What We Got. Presentation at Northwest Managers of Educational Technology Conference, online.

Development Projects

Levesque, S., Thompson, A., Pefanis, J. (2018). Online Learning Lab Redesign STF Grant Project. Grant approved for $231,949.67. Target complexion, Fall 2018 quarter. University of Washington Bothell.

Thompson, A. (2018). Reframing ePortfolios with the New Google Sites Environment. University of Washington Bothell.

UW Bothell Space Management Team (2017-present). Rethinking and Redesigning Classroom Spaces for Enhanced Teaching and Learning. Co-Lead the concept, design and implementation of redesigned classrooms on campus and new spaces. University of Washington Bothell.

Thompson, A., Foltz, K. (2012). Student Orientation Redesign: A fully online option for off-campus students. Casper College.

Thompson, A. (2011). Video Conversion and Captioning: A full-service for online faculty. Casper College.

Thompson, A. (2011). Using Moodle as a Vehicle for Library-managed eReserves. Casper College.

Thompson, A. (2010). Online Tutoring Assistance. Negotiated state-wide Smarthinking services pricing for Wyoming community colleges, all members of the Wyoming Distance Learning Consortium (WYDEC).

Community Service

Northwest Managers of Educational Technology

  • Chair (2020-2021)
  • Board Member (2017-2019)
  • Chair (2016-2017)
  • Chair-elect (2015-2016)
  • Webmaster (2012-2015)
  • Wyoming Caucus Chair (2011-2013)

NW eLearning Community

  • Former Director (Vice-president role) (2018-2019)
  • Director (2017-2018)
  • Director-elect (2016-2017)
  • Webmaster (2013-2015)
  • ID State Representative (2013-2015)

Academic Service

University of Washington Bothell

  • Accessibility Communication Campaign, 2021
  • Exploring Bias & Technology: A Tri-Campus Discussion grant project, 2021
  • Accessible procurement: VPAT assessments and process documentation, 2019 – Present
  • 25Live Implementation Project, 2019 – Present
  • OCR Physical Accessibility Plan, 2019 – Present
  • Inclusive Teaching Learning Community, 2018 – 2019
  • Assistant Vice Chancellor, IT & CIO, Hiring Committee, 2018
  • eLearning Planning and Design Specialist, Hiring Committee Chair, 2018
  • Digital Accessibility Plan Committee Co-Chair, 2017 – Present
  • New Faculty Orientation Committee, 2016 – Present
  • Campus Council on Assessment and Learning, IT Representative, 2017
  • Classroom and Student Space Design Team Member, 2017 – Present
  • Campus Access Guide Workgroup, 2016 – Present
  • eLearning Summer Symposium Planning Committee, 2015 – Present
  • UW IT Accessibility Task Force UW Bothell Representative, 2016 – Present
  • UDAL Core Team Lead, 2016 – Present
  • UW Bothell IT Accessibility Liaisons, Lead, 2017 – Present

Boise State University

  • Accessibility Committee, 2014 – 2015
  • Learning Technologies Hiring Committee, Co-Chair, 2012 – 2013
  • Professional Development Assessment Committee, Co-Chair, 2012

Casper College

  • eLearning Advisory Committee Chair, 2010 – 2013
  • Course Plan Assessment Committee, 2011 – 2013
  • IT Task Force Committee, Co-Chair, 2011 – 2013
  • Wyoming Distance Education Council, Co-Chair, 2010 – 2013
  • Wyoming Distance Education Task force, 2012 – 2013
  • Leadership Committee, 2010 – 2013


University of Washington Bothell

  • University of Washington Distinguished Staff Award Nomination, 2019
  • DO-IT Capacity Building Institute Award, 2016
  • UW Bothell Information Technologies Extraordinary Service Award, 2015-2016
  • Top 50 Higher Ed IT Blogs, recognition by EDTECH magazine, Learning Technologies Blog, 2012 & 2016

Memberships & Certifications

Certified Adobe PDF Accessibility Trainer
Nov 13, 2018

The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP)
Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC)
Aug 2018-Aug 2021

Scrum Alliance
CSM Certification, 2016-2018

Member, 2009-2015

Quality Matters
Certified Peer Reviewer, 2010-Present
QM Institutional Coordinator, 2009-2013

Continuing Education Certification, 2009

MGC Administration, 2003