Professional Development Catalog

Below you will find detailed descriptions of the various types of Professional Development the Teaching and Learning offer throughout the year. Please visit the Sign-up for PD form to register for any trainings currently being offered. Not finding what you need? Please submit a Workshop on Demand request.

Online Courses

Accessibility Basics

While some of the material is a review, there have been several enhancements made to the content delivery and assessment. The first exciting change is that this is now an opt-in course! This training is also competency-based, meaning that you proceed as you demonstrate mastery. Quizzes are now broken down across content and allow you to proceed to the next topic. Finally, you now have a capstone project that ties together everything you have learned.

Better Assessments – Better Outcomes

This online training explores assessment from the program level, and how your course fits into the bigger picture. We will also take a look at how to implement a transparent assessment design to ensure equity in your classroom.

Inclusive Teaching: Self-Identity and Awareness

In this, the first of a three part series we will begin with a look inward. Throughout this training, we will explore our own identities, and how those identities impact the way we teach and interact with our students. Discover how bias impacts your instruction, identify strategies for diversity awareness conversations in the classroom, and much more.

Inclusive Teaching: Course Design

This training offers perspectives and frameworks for designing and implementing an inclusive course, including guidelines for developing equity-oriented, culturally relevant syllabi. We recommend taking Inclusive Teaching: Self-Identity and Awareness or a similar training prior to this training.

Inclusive Teaching: Creating Community

This training focuses on how instructors can create and maintain positive, inclusive learning environments. We recommend taking Inclusive Teaching: Self-Identity and Awareness or a similar training prior to this training.

Online Basics: Faculty and Instructors Teaching Asynchronous Online

This four-week online course is a Teaching Online 101 and provides faculty with the knowledge and skills necessary to fully design, develop and deliver courses in an asynchronous online format. This particular training focuses on the basics of creating an online community, organizing an online course, delivering content, and managing discussion threads. The enhanced version also includes a brief introduction to running live, synchronous class sessions.

Advanced Online

This training is based on the CCNS of EDU 263 and builds on the online basics course. It focuses on assessment and evaluation methods and methods to incorporate interactive, collaborative and expanded learning activities in greater detail.

EDU 250: CTE in Colorado

This online, five-week course, explores common elements of Career and Technical Education philosophy and current practices.

It details the philosophy of Career and Technical Education (CTE), the federal Carl D. Perkins legislation and related guidelines for CTE, the Colorado Technical Act, national and state regulatory agencies, the CCCS program approval process, enrollment management and advising strategies, relevant local and national issues, and quality assurance principles.


This course is a credentialing requirement for full-time CTE faculty.

OER Self-Paced

In this self-paced training, you will learn the basics of Open Educational Resources (OER), and how OER can benefit CCD’s students.

Webinars and Workshops

Best Practices in Remote Teaching: Faculty and Instructors Teaching Synchronously Using WebEx

This two-hour long intensive webinar training presents a deep dive into WebEx tool use, best practices of live, synchronous class sessions, and how to use D2L to facilitate and enhance those live sessions. Participants will also get a preview of Online Basics content.

Better Rubrics – Better Outcomes

This 90-minute workshop will explore the andragogy and methods of rubric writing followed by a brief introduction to the D2L rubrics tool. This workshop is Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), or use a PC or Mac provided by the TLC.

Three-Dimensional Teaching: Increasing Student Engagement in the Virtual Classroom

Join us to discover ways to connect to your students beyond lecture. This 90-minute webinar explores strategies to engage your students through motivational active learning, faculty presence, building community, trust, and much more.

Creating Accessible Course Materials I

Using the D2L Accessible HTML Templates

This workshop provides instructors and faculty with the basic knowledge of how to import and use these templates. You can create and embed a variety of materials that are: accessible, attractive, and engaging!

Creating Accessible Course Materials II

Tips-and-Tricks in Microsoft Office 2016 & 365

This online workshop provides faculty and instructors the opportunity to build upon the skills that were learned in the recent online accessibility training.

Topics in this workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Highlighting important information in your documents
  • Presenting complex information in accessible tables and lists
  • Creating a logical accessible reading order in your PowerPoint presentations
  • Creating accessible style templates for your documents and presentations
  • ... and much more!

Digital Storytelling Faculty Training Program

The faculty Digital Storytelling Certificate is a 3-part series designed to establish skills in the understanding and use of digital storytelling to implement digital storytelling into a course(s). The training series begins with foundational skills then progresses to advanced training and the final part of the series is the Faculty Learning Committee (FLC). The training series completion time is 3 weeks. The Foundations and Advanced training are 4 hours in-person/Webex with 1 hour as individual work time outside of training. The FLC is a one-hour review of your proposed course assignment in-person/Webex. Thus, the total time commitment is 11 hours. Once faculty complete the program, they get a certificate of completion and can begin to integrate digital storytelling into their classes.

This summer (SP21), the EXCEL Zone is offering DST Training on demand. Please contact to request training.

Part 1: Digital Storytelling Foundations

  • Duration 5 hours (4-hours in-person/Webex, 1-hour individual work time)
  • Part 1 of this 3-part series begins with Foundations which prepares you for Advanced. This training focuses on what is digital storytelling and its processes. Faculty will begin developing a digital story rough draft which can be an example for a future course assignment.

Part 2: Digital Storytelling Advanced

  • Duration: 5 hours (4-hours in-person/Webex, 1-hour individual work time)
  • Part 2 of the 3-part series is the Advanced level which builds upon foundations training which prepares you for Faculty Learning Committee. This training focuses on using video editing tools, such as WeVideo and YUJA to optimize or enhance a digital story. Faculty will continue the development of their digital story and produce a published video as an example for a future course assignment.

Part 3: Faculty Learning Committee

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • The final part of the DST faculty training program is a 1-hour meeting with the Faculty Learning Committee focused on reviewing the faculty certificate earner’s proposed course assignment and rubric prior to it being implemented into their course.

D2L Tool Webinars: Faculty and Instructors Interested in Expanding the Use of Specific D2L tools.

These webinars focus on a specific D2L tool, and how to best utilize it in remote and online delivery. Topics include assignments, grades, discussions and quizzes.


Do you need assistance with setting up Assignment folders in your course? Have questions about the features of the tool? Included but not limited to, this webinar will cover setting up assignments, understanding due dates, Turnitin (plagiarism detection), the different types of assignments, linking to the gradebook, and more.


Would you like to learn about setting up and managing discussions in your course? This one-hour webinar will cover the differences between forum and topic and how to set these up, how to link discussions to the gradebook, attaching files to posts, and more!


Need assistance with setting up your gradebook? Want to understand how to associate commonly used tools to Grades? Have questions about the differences between a "points" and "weighted" gradebook?


Have questions about the Quiz tool in D2L? This webinar will include question creation, submission views, linking to the gradebook, and more! Tip: Best practice is to always create questions in the Question Library first to prevent links from breaking.

Hosting Synchronous Classes Using WebEx

Cisco WebEx is a powerful telepresence software tool used to host and attend meetings across great geographical distances. If you would like to learn more about how this program can benefit you, join us for this face-to-face workshop.

Topics will include:

  • Technical requirements
  • How to log in to your WebEx
  • How to schedule a meeting
  • How to use your personal room
  • How to collaborate, share documents, screen, and use a whiteboard

D2L Q/As: Faculty and Instructors with General Questions on D2L

These are open office hours via WebEx hosted by TLC Staff. Come with your D2L questions.