The CDL's faculty support team assists faculty in developing distance learning courses and using instructional technology. The support team's goal is to assist faculty in enhancing course quality, facilitating student collaboration, and increasing student engagement and success. Faculty can develop their skills, knowledge and abilities through individualized coaching sessions, group coaching sessions, face-to-face workshops or online workshops.
The CDL provides a wealth of resources to help support instruction, whether in the face-to-face or distance learning classroom. The team offers training and assistance in the design and implementation of web-based, web-assisted and hybrid courses. In addition, the team provides training on instructional software, assistance with multimedia development, access to Blackboard tutorials, and more. The CDL team is faculty's one-stop shop for all distance learning and instructional technology needs.
Creating Accessible Online Courses
An accessible online course promotes learning by enabling all students to easily access and use course materials. Faculty are required by law* to ensure that materials used in their online courses are accessible. This section
is designed to assist faculty with making materials for your online courses accessible.
*Online Accessibility Law
Accessibility Tools and Resources
Tools and Resources to Support Teaching and Learning in Web-Based Courses
These tools and resources have been selected to support distance learning faculty in the development and delivery of engaging, interactive, and collaborative Web-based courses. Need ideas about how to use the tools and resources in your online courses? Have more tools and resources for the page? Contact the Center for Distance Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org or (850) 201-9400 for consultation.
Faculty Resources for Blackboard Connect
Blackboard Connect Overview
Blackboard Connect Webinar Recording: The Importance of Communication in Online Learning & the Campus Experience (1 hour, 40 minutes)
Faculty Resources for Blackboard Mobile
Best Practices for Mobile-Friendly Courses (This PDF is on the portal; you may be required to log in.)
Blackboard Mobile FAQs
Blackboard Mobile Feature Guide (This PDF is on the portal; you may be required to log in.)
Blackboard Mobile Help/Resource Center
Blackboard Mobile Videos
Set up, manage and facilitate courses more efficiently. These web pages, downloadable PDFs, and videos provide step-by-step instructions for using Blackboard features. TCC currently uses Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 9.
Situated on the third floor of the Academic Computing Building, Room 335, the Faculty Development Lab is a dedicated resource space to provide faculty and adjuncts with support and training in the use of technology within the curriculum. There are computers equipped with general and specialized software packages.
These online resources have been selected to assist distance learning faculty in developing and delivering online courses. They provide information about course design, teaching strategies and assessment.
These articles books, and guides h
ave been selected to assist distance learning faculty in developing and delivering online courses. They provide information about course design, teaching strategies, and assessment. Many of them are available at the Center for Teaching, Learning and Leadership
Are you using Respondus? There are online video tutorials and quick start guides to help you with common tasks. One-on-one training for Respondus software is also available through CDL. Contact us for details.
CDL offers faculty workshops on distance learning pedagogy and technology. Instructors will need to log in to the portal to register for these workshops
. To learn more about the onsite and online training opportunities and resources offered through CDL, please contact the office. Faculty assistance is available in person, via telephone, by e-mail and through Microsoft Office Communicator.