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for Online and and Web-Enhanced Teaching Across All Modalities

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EdTech & Design

External Resources for Educational Development

Instructional Design Resources

A Google Doc resource for faculty who want to improve the quality of their online course and/or develop a new online course.

Here's a Google Doc resource overviewing standards to keep in mind while designing, revising or reviewing the design of courses content, design and accessibility.

Visit this D2L Brightspace page for resources addressing what D2L Brightspace considers the most important things to be aware of as you get started.

Disabilities (visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, etc.) can affect people's ability to fully access web-based materials. You can make your class and web-based materials accessible to the majority of your audience by following the guidelines.

A high level of contrast between text colors and the background color not only assists students who have trouble seeing contrast or are color blind, but assists all students in more easily reading course materials.

D2L Brightspace offers "deep content integration" with a variety of publishers and other third party vendors. The advantage of this integration is that it will not require additional authentication or links to access these resources.

Ensure that courses, programs, services, and activities are accessible to and usable by students with disabilities.

Information for instructors inserting images into their D2L Brightspace content.

Free or low cost sources of images that are either in the public domain or that you have the right to use by becoming a member of a service or by subscribing to a service.

PCC offers faculty, staff and students access to over 2,000,000 images in the ImageQuest library, all available for PCC-only non-commercial educational use.

Pima Community College requires faculty, staff and administrators to obey federal copyright law.

Archived Resources

This Google Doc resource for intermediate users includes a broad range of PCC faculty-generated content to support online teaching. While addressing D2L-specific areas, it also addresses a range of other tools including Google Meet.  

Sign up for these live tech webinars which address a broad range of D2L use practices - and some directly explore the pedagogy!

If you are transitioning to a virtual classroom, see this brief Google Doc checklist.

PimaOnline is providing HTML templates for faculty to use in D2L Brightspace, as an easy way for faculty to create visually appealing, consistent and accessible HTML pages in courses—without needing to know HTML!

PCC Faculty are welcome to utilize the new PCC Course Homepages created by the Center for Learning Technology. These D2L Brightspace Course Homepages include "header" graphics and are available to all faculty enrolled in D2L Brightspace college-wide.

With their Chickering and Gamson's Seven Principles for Good Practice as inspiration, well-designed online discussions can encourage student and faculty communication and promote active learning.

If you attended the D2L Brightspace Ease of Use Training, you can view all of the pages from the training at the D2L Brightspace Ease of Use Training page.