Resources

The TLC provides resources to help you revise and enhance your courses or use CCD-wide office technology.

The TLC can help with instructional design, curriculum design and universal design (accessibility), whether you are creating a brand new course, revising an existing course, or designing training for your staff, we're here to help! We believe that all learning at CCD should reflect best practices in effective teaching strategies as well as advance CCD's mission of creating a supportive and inclusive environment.

Here you will find resources to help enhance learning in the classroom, online, or in a staff workshop or conference presentation. If you need one-on-one assistance and support or are not sure where to begin your project, please feel free to contact the specialists in the TLC: Jane BinnsSally Cordrey, Jennifer Ferguson, Jennifer Maxwell, or Aysenur Ozyer.

D2L Course Shell Request

  • Keep in mind this workspace shell can be designed with modules labeled by the names of the course(s) and their respective contents.
  • You will be enrolled as an instructor into this workspace shell and will have the ability to copy content from other shells.
  • When you are ready, click the link below.

Course Shell Request Form

EAB Navigate

Navigate is EAB’s advisor communication platform. EAB allows for more efficient and targeted communications from advisors to specific groups of students.

Features

  • Automated email system requesting faculty & instructors to report on students who are at risk
  • Reporting can occur directly from email
  • Logging into the Navigate platform is not required as part of the process for faculty & instructors
  • Alerts can be processed individually, helping advisors prioritize intervention efforts

Guides for Using Navigate

Microsoft Office

Office Tools

Open Educational Resources (OER) and No Textbook Cost (NTC)

Transform your course to an NTC (No Textbook Cost) course today!

What is NTC?

NTC indicates that a course has No Textbook Costs. This means that textbooks and other classroom/online materials are free, including alternative instructional materials and resources owned or licensed by the library (such as articles, books, ebooks, streaming videos), public domain materials, as well as Open Educational Resources (OER). No-cost courses/degrees do not guarantee that no cost to the institution will exist (for example library fees, printing fees, high-cost course fees, and program fees may still exist).

  • Open Educational Resources are textbooks and other classroom/online materials that are openly licensed, often under a Creative Commons license, and can be used and reused freely with no direct cost to the student.

Why would I want to transform my course to NTC?

  • NTC courses:
    • Align with equity goals to make education more affordable.   
    • Allow instructors the flexibility to use more diverse, local, and relevant content. 
    • Increase student retention and completion, in part because they have access to free materials from the first day of class.  
    • Offers faculty/instructors the opportunity to innovate the curriculum. 

​How do I transform my course into an NTC course?

Faculty/instructors should begin by having a conversation with their Department Chair to establish the vision, workload, timeline, and compensation/workload assignments. Then the faculty/instructor should work with the TLC. The TLC will confirm all materials meet WCAG accessibility guidelines, assist with instructional design as needed, and ensure all materials fall into fair use guidelines. Once the quality assurance process is complete, courses can be approved as No Textbook Cost (NTC). 

Please see CCD’s No Textbook Cost Guideline as well as the No Textbook Cost Form for more information.

Curated sites offering OER in a variety of subjects

WebEx

WebEx is a webinar tool to use in classroom instruction and meetings. For example, faculty can use it to hold synchronous internal office hours with students and staff can use it for meetings and conferences. In emergency situations, WebEx can even be used to host live, synchronous sessions of your classes over an extended period of time.

Guides for using WebEx

WeVideo

Use the documents below to familiarize yourself with CCD's Digital Storytelling tool. Faculty and students can use WeVideo to create a robust multimedia experience with assignments For more information, see the Media Services - Digital Storytelling page.

Guides for Using WeVideo

WRAD

We’re WRAD! Writing and Reading Across Disciplines

Our mission is to examine, assist, integrate, and outreach best practices of reading and writing across disciplines.

Our multidisciplinary committee is available for presentations and workshops for entire departments as well as a small group or one on one sessions on the following topics:

  • Assignment design, including assessing Institutional Outcomes for Effectiveness
  • Rubric design to improve grading student writing
  • Covering course content through peer review activities
  • Peer Review in Remote Learning
  • Scaffolding writing 
  • Reading strategies and activities
  • Working with multi-lingual writers and readers
  • Developing Digital Projects/Alternative Writing Projects
  • MLA/APA/CMS support 
  • Course Alignments, including common language
  • Integrating considerations of equity and inclusion
  • Contextualization coordination for learning communities

Adjunct faculty who would like support will be paid at the hourly rate through TLC. Please reach out with any questions or to schedule with us. We hope to hear from you soon!

Interested?

 Please complete the WRAD Workshop Request Form or Email: WRAD@ccd.edu