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About our PimaOnline Faculty Development Course Series

We provide free courses for all Pima faculty - including face-to-face, hybrid, and online instructors at Pima Community College. These short, 4-week and 5-week courses are designed to expand your online pedagogy and course design skills using D2L Brightspace and third-party tools.

What are our introductory courses?

All faculty who anticipate teaching a pre-designed, D2l Brightspace course (i.e. course "masters") are strongly encouraged to complete our introductory course, TE125 TEACH: Introduction to Online Pedagogy. For advanced courses in online design and teaching, please view the offerings below.

TE125 TEACH: Introduction to Online Pedagogy

This course is designed for faculty teaching from a predesigned course (what has previously been called a "course master").

To teach a fully-online course, Pima faculty need to attain PCC certification by completing the PimaOnline TE125 TEACH Level Certification course. The purpose of TE125 TEACH course is to provide Pima Community College Faculty members the tools and resources to effectively teach and facilitate a master copy course using the college's learning management system D2L Brightspace. While this course does not certify faculty to build and create their own courses, it does guide and demonstrate for faculty how to enhance and personalize a master course. By completing this course, participants are also able to enroll in our course that provides our next level of D2L Certification: TE150 BUILD. This is a 20-hour, 5-week course..

TE150 BUILD: Introduction to Instructional Design

This course is designed to help faculty learn how to build courses from scratch through D2L Brightspace.

The purpose of this course is to provide Pima Community College Faculty members the tools and resources to effectively build and facilitate their own online course using the college's learning management system D2L Brightspace. By successfully completing this course, faculty are certified to build and create their own online courses for Pima Community College. This is an 18-hour, 4-week course.

Prerequisites: To enroll in this class, participants must first successfully complete TE125 TEACH.

What intermediate and advanced courses are offered?

Throughout the year, PimaOnline offers a broad variety of intermediate and advanced faculty development courses to support your continued professional growth. To learn more, visit our LEAD Online Pedagogy Courses, PimaOnline FY21-FY22 playlist at MyCareerCenter via MyPima:

Our LEAD Courses

All LEAD faculty development course offerings are 15-hour, 4-week courses unless otherwise noted.

  • LEAD 175 Quality Review/Course Development

  • LEAD 176 Synchronous and Asynchronous Interactions in the Online Classroom

  • LEAD 177 Inclusive Course Design for Diverse Learners

  • LEAD 178 Creating Meaningful Discussions in Online Courses

  • LEAD 179 Student-Centered Teaching

  • LEAD 180 Rethinking Rubrics

  • LEAD 181 HTML Fundamentals

  • LEAD 182 Intermediate HTML

  • LEAD 183: Educational Videography

  • LEAD 184 Advanced Tools Training

What Do Our LEAD Courses Look Like?

  • To learn more about self-paced and custom-designed opportunities for faculty development, visit our faculty development & training page.

  • Alternately, take a look at one of our course trailers in progress: LEAD 179 Student-Centered Learning

Other Options

  • Tailored Workshops. If you are seeking a custom workshop for your department, please use our Online Pedagogy Custom Training Request Form.

  • College-Wide Workshops. If instead, you are looking for college-wide workshops, visit our friends at the TLC!

  • Troubleshooting. Scroll down on your D2L Brightspace global home page ( to the widget titled "D2L Brightspace Tech Support" or visit our Help page.

Further Questions?

If you have any questions about our upcoming faculty development offerings contact our Program Manager for Faculty Development, Reed Dickson ( If you are seeking other kinds of offerings for your department, contact Reed and/or use our Faculty Development Workshops and Services Request Form.