Faculty Resources

Teaching and Learning Resources

(Courtesy of our Professional Development Department)


Technology Available to Faculty!

(Links to help resources provided as well)



Instructional Method


Link to Assistance


Traditional Face-to-Face

Course Studio

Course Studio Screenshot

Located by clicking on your course from the "My Courses" tab


Easily upload files for your students.(powerpoint, word, adobe pdf files)

Post announcements

Manage a discussion board

Upload pictures

...and more


What is Course Studio?? - Quick Reference Overview

Getting Started in Course Studio (PDF document)


Traditional Face-to-Face


Partially Online



Microsoft Office Suite


MS Office Tips and Tricks

Office 2010 QuickStart (PDF)


Excel 2010 QuickStart (PDF)


Outlook 2010 QuickStart (PDF)


Microsoft Office Tutorials 

(Note: Link is to Microsoft.com and has tutorials for Office 2013, 2010, & 2007)


Traditional Face-to-Face


Partially Online




Plagarism Detection

Turnitin Alt Logo Turnitin improves the student writing cycle by preventing plagiarism and providing rich feedback to students.
    Turnitin.com Webinar Community  

Getting Started with Turnitin at VC


Traditional Face-to-Face


Partially Online




Learning Management System

D2L Logo Desire2Learn is the VCCCD chosen Learning Management System used in Distance Education Courses


Desire2Learn Assistance  

Traditional Face-to-Face


Partially Online




Test Bank Generator 

Respondus Test Bank Alt Logo Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard, ANGEL, Desire2Learn, eCollege, Instructure, Moodle, and other eLearning systems. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment, or moved from one eLearning system to another. Whether you are a veteran of online testing or relatively new to it, Respondus will save you hours on each project.
    Respondus Online Knowledge Base  

Ventura College Respondus Help Page


Traditional Face-to-Face


Partially Online




 Captioned Video Repository


- Documentation (PDF)

Intelecom Screen Shot

The INTELECOM Online Resources Network ™ is a hosted and supported digital repository and subscription database of academic video clips - streamed on demand - for use in support of online, hybrid and face-to-face classes.

Choose from a variety of video collections including Biological Sciences, Oceanography, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, Health, and Environmental Studies. And as with academic journal databases, new content is added on an ongoing basis.

    Intelecom Usage Tutorial Videos  

Intelecom at Ventura College


Traditional Face-to-Face


Partially Online





Meeting and Office Hours Web-Conferencing System


 CCCConfer Logo The CCC Confer project is located at Palomar College in San Marcos, California and is funded from a grant from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. The project was initially funded in February 2001 in order to offer the CCC system a viable means to meet and collaborate at a distance. CCC Confer is led by a Project Director, three managers and a small staff. CCC Confer was designed to allow communication and collaboration, using the latest Web conferencing technology, for all staff, faculty and administrators in the California Community Colleges system. It is ADA and Section 508 accessible.
    CCC Confer Recorded Training  


Traditional Face-to-Face


Partially Online


Turning Technologies

Clicker Student Response System to auto poll your students during on-campus classes.
    TurningPoint Online Tutorials and Webinars  

CLICKERS!... Download the software here!



Tablet Apps: iPad and Android App ideas for Educators

**Resource List in development (check frequently for new additions) 

Faculty Training
Please contact VC's representatives for information and/or training on these wonderful classroom additions. 
Rebecca Chandler (Instructional Technologist) x 1267
Erica Tartt (Instructional Design Specialist) x 12