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


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



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 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


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 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)


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



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


Student Response System to auto poll your students during on-campus classes.



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)

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Erica Tartt (Instructional Design Specialist)

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