Teaching Resources

CPCC Resources

  • CPCC Teaching Commons
    A place in which communities of educators, regardless of discipline, can come together to exchange ideas, share content, and stimulate instructional technology innovation. The Teaching Commons is equipped with high-end PC and Mac computers, group worktables, a standard Smart Podium and projector, multi-function printer, digital media service stations, and much more. The Teaching Commons is located on Central campus in LRC 405 from Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm.

  • Online Student Profile (OSP)
    The Online Student Profile is a “one-stop shop” for detailed student information. It offers specific information about individualized students such as their personality type and advising notes. It is also a systematic way for staff to easily share important information about students with each other. Students have access to all of their own information via a student view.

    To learn more about OSP, follow the instructions below to access the three OSP online courses.
    1. Go to LearnerWeb (https://pd.cpcc.edu/cpcc/)
    2. Click Library, under My Menu
    3. Search OSP
    4. Click Launch to complete the following courses:
    - OSP Overview & Technology
    - OSP Training for Advising & Counseling
    - OSP Training for Faculty Development

  • CPCC Social Media
    Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) maintains a presence through some of the most popular online services and social networks including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Google+. Click here to learn more: http://www.cpcc.edu/social

State Resources

  • North Carolina Network for Excellence in Teaching (NC-NET )
    NC-NET offers community college faculty in North Carolina a collaborative, statewide professional development system that is committed to sharing best practices, leveraging resources, and avoiding duplication.

  • North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS)
    NCCCS offers high-quality, accessible educational opportunities that minimize barriers to post-secondary education, maximize student success, develop a globally and multi-culturally competent workforce, and improve the lives and well-being of individuals.

  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Educause
    EDUCAUSE® is a nonprofit association and the foremost community of IT leaders and professionals committed to advancing higher education.

  • The League for Innovation iStream
    Explore iStream…where faculty, staff, and administration can find quick solutions for research and reference needs using the latest web 2.0 technology. An iStream subscription provides everyone at your campus access to videos, articles, publications, and learning programs, along with the best of the League’s conferences, services, partnerships, and collaborative communities.


Instructional Trends

  • TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment, Design)
    The best talks and performances from TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) available to the public, for free.
  • Lynda.com
    Lynda.com is a software training & tutorial video library. Its online courses help you learn critical skills. CPCC Faculty, Staff, and Students have free access to hundreds of online tutorials.
  • YouTube University
    YouTube EDU brings learners and educators together in a global video classroom. YouTube EDU provides access to a broad set of educational videos that range from academic lectures to inspirational speeches and everything in between.
  • iTunes University
    Now it’s easier than ever to unleash the full potential of iPad in your classroom by creating your own courses for iPad. You get to share your ideas in a powerful new way, and your students get a rich, immersive learning experience using the iTunes U app for iPad. iTunes U is available no matter where you teach — at any college, university, or K-12 school.
  • Best Teacher's Institute
    The Best Teacher's Institute provides a variety of resources on teaching and learning.


  • Self-Directed Guide to Designing Courses for Significant Learning
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    This PDF instruction manual by L. Dee Fink, PhD, Director, Instructional Development Program at University of Oklahoma is intended to introduce a useful and systematic process for designing courses.