Faculty Development & Training

Overview

For face-to-face, hybrid or online instructor at Pima Community College, we offer a variety of training support and resources to help you build your online pedagogy skills using D2L Brightspace. This page overviews those faculty development and support resources.

Note: If you are seeking troubleshooting support, scroll down on your D2L Brightspace global home page (d2l.pima.edu) to the widget titled "D2L Brightspace Tech Support."

"Getting Started" YouTube Playlist

PCC Tier-One Troubleshooting

Since the Fall of 2020, Pima's Faculty Services & Resources Center (also known as the campus-based "FRC" or CRC") has been providing faculty with D2L Brightspace and general faculty support - and can direct you toward resources for common faculty questions about D2L Brightspace. Visit their website or download their 2021 print flyer.

D2L Brightspace Reference Guide

This new resource directly addresses frequently asked questions posed by faculty. It includes a growing outline of faculty FAQs alongside both video and text tutorials from a variety of sources. It also features time-stamped links to the self-paced D2L Brightspace subscription training videos as well as a growing list of recommended, short YouTube videos within our CLT YouTube channel. This Google Doc, designed initially as a tool to support FRC/CRC staff, is now shared with all faculty and updated routinely.

Self-Paced "Subscription Training"

We strongly recommend all faculty utilize this free, self-paced training service through D2L Brightspace.

Pima Teaching & Learning Center

Please consider attending workshops and events hosted through our local TLC. These sessions are regularly facilitated by PimaOnline faculty, staff and department heads. View their event calendar and learn more.

PimaOnline Faculty Development Course Series

TE125 TEACH: Introduction to Online Pedagogy

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 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 to 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.

Target Audience: All adjunct Faculty and full-time Faculty members needing to teach online.

Times Offered: Regularly scheduled per year.

How to Sign Up: Interested faculty should email Dena Wakefield with their name and which month they would like to enroll.

Alternately, you can simply visit myPima / Employees and click on MyCareerCenter / @Work and click on the My Career Center homepage link in the left margin. Then select the "Browse for Training" magnifying glass icon. In the upper right corner, type the course you are interested in (e.g. TE 125, TE 150, LEAD 180) and click the section offered currently (e.g. FY 20). If the "Request" button appears, click on that button to request access to that class. Revisit this site for future course offerings.

Note: When the TE125 Course is complete, faculty certification status is entered in Banner by Contracts and Certification. Each level of training will appear in the Adjunct Faculty database as a certification, which is available to all department chairs as well as a Pima Report accessible by VPIs.

TE150 BUILD: Introduction to Instructional Design

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.

Prerequisites: TE 125, D2L Teach Level Certification

Target Audience: All adjunct Faculty and full-time Faculty members wishing to enhance their skills to teach online.

Times Offered: Regularly scheduled per year.

How to Sign Up: Interested faculty should email Dena Wakefield with their name and which month they would like to enroll.

LEAD Courses

To learn more, visit our LEAD Online Pedagogy Courses, PimaOnline FY21-FY22 playlist at MyCareerCenter via MyPima:

  • 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 184 Advanced Tools Training

  • LEAD 185 Open & Equitable Learning: Social Justice Design (In Development)

Request Custom Training:

To schedule a training for 5 or more people relating to D2L Brightspace or third-party tools, please complete and submit this brief CLT Custom Training Request form.

Other Opportunities

  • Attend our Annual PimaOnline Educators Conference

  • Learn about other online pedagogy conferences and offerings

  • Keep an eye out for workshop announcements emailed through our Teaching & Learning Center. Many of these workshops also address online or web-enhanced teaching and may be offered by PimaOnline faculty and department heads.

Further Questions About Online Pedagogy?

If you have any further questions about online pedagogy training at Pima Community College, please email our program manager for faculty development, Reed Dickson.