The Teaching & Learning Center (TLC) is the central point for access for training and professional development at Northshore Technical Community College for faculty and staff. The Center falls under the Academic Affairs Division and is co-managed by the Planning and Academic Initiatives Office and Library Services.
Coffee Break with the TLC
Grab a cup of coffee and join the TLC for training break.
Coffee Break is a college-wide series designed to deliver training in short 30-minute blocks. Sessions will be held virtually on the Teams platform. Each workshop will include a short presentation and time for Q&A. Check-out the schedule below (more sessions to come!). Grab a cup of coffee in your favorite mug and join your colleagues on the Teams platform.
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Coffee Break Session Archives:
If you missed a Coffee Break session or want a review, you can access a video recording of previous sessions and any accompanying resources below:
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - April 24, 2020
Click to view a Video Recording of Coffee Break Session on the EAP (video recording ended before session completed, so only a partial recording is available).
Click to access the link to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) portal.
Click to access the link to the TLC webpage for Self-Care and Resilience resources.
Tips for Working Remotely - April 30, 2020
- Click to view a Video Recording of Coffee Break Session on Tips for Working Remotely.
- Click to access the link to the LinkedIn Learning course on Time Management: Working Remotely.
Managing Stress, Change, & Uncertainty - May 7, 2020
- Click to view a Video Recording of Coffee Break Session on Managing Stress, Change, & Uncertainty.
- Click to access the link to the LinkedIn Learning course on How to Manage Feeling Overwhelmed.
- Click to access a link to myStrength app discussed during the presentation.
Mindfulness at Work - May 12, 2020
This session continued a focus on wellness with a discussion on incorporating mindfulness into our workday. Mindfulness is not just a form of meditation and an overall mindset of being fully present, aware of your thoughts, and not being overly reactive or overwhelmed by what's going on around us. The session featured guest speaker (and former NTCC team member), Dr. Meagan Possoit, an LPC at a private practice in Hammond.
- Click to view a Video Recording of Coffee Break Session on Mindfulness at Work.
- Click to access the link to the LinkedIn Learning course on Minfulness Practice.
- Click to access a link to the Guided Meditation Sessions via the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.
- Click to access a link to the Calm App.
Trainings, Courses, and Resources
View training courses, materials and resources available to NTCC faculty and staff by category below:
The Center uses LinkedIn Learning as a primary platform for online training courses. Courses connected to LinkedIn Learning will be identified with |LL|. Special steps are required to access LinkedIn Learning for the first time as an NTCC employee. Be sure to follow both steps below to ensure a easy transition into the LinkedIn Learning Platform:
Step 1: Use the link below and log-in by using your full NTCC email address and email password credentials:
Click here to log-in with your NTCC credentials: https://lnkd.in/dWYdy_2
Step 2: After entering your NTCC credentials, you will be sent to a page that asks you to connect your LinkedIn account to Linkedin Learning. You can do this by entering your LinkedIn account credentials. If you do not have a LinkedIn account, you should be given an option to proceed without connecting your account.
For an overview of LinkedIn Learning, watch the How to Use LinkedIn Learning course.
Faculty-specific content currently available in the Center is listed below.
Information and training resources related to Faculty Advising is available on the TLC's Faculty Advising webpage.
Information and training resources related to Online Learning is available on the TLC's Online Learning webpage.
Resources are listed below to support new NTCC faculty members with the onboarding process.
First Semester | Complete each of the following:
- Learning Canvas 2019 |LL|
- Learning How to Increase Learner Engagement |LL|
- Learning PowerPoint 2016 |LL|
- Learning to Write a Syllabus (Focus on following sections: Course Schedule, Instructional Procedures, Course Policies, Teaching Philosophy, Grading Criteria) |LL|
Second Semester | Choose three of the following training sessions:
- Teaching Techniques: Creating Effective Learning Assessments |LL|
- Teaching Techniques: Writing Effective Learning Objectives |LL|
- Flipping the Classroom |LL|
- Learning to Teach Online |LL|
- Teaching Techniques: Making Accessible Learning |LL|
- Teaching Techniques: Blended Learning |LL|
Third Semester | Complete all three of the following:
- Measuring Learning Effectiveness |LL|
- Inclusive Instructional Design |LL|
- How to Teach Complex Topics |LL|
Fourth Semester | Choose three of the following:
In order to become eligible to teach a course in a 100% online or hybrid format, NTCC requires instructors to complete the NTCC Online Faculty Certification. Beginning in Spring 2020, the following steps must be completed in order to earn certification:
Step 1: Complete Online Training Courses | Each of the following courses must be completed (available through the LinkedIn Learning platform):
Step 2: Design a Course in Canvas for Review | Upon completion of the courses listed in Step 1, faculty will design a course in Canvas for review. The following course design elements are required in your canvas course:
Home Page - This page provides a welcome to your course and includes a minimum of course name and instructor information, and serves as a guide of where to look and navigate to for course content and information.
Modules are consistently named and logically sequenced.
Module Overview pages - These pages include a minimum of what students will be doing for the module, assessments to be completed, and learning objectives that align to the syllabus.
A variety of assessment types are used.
Assignments, discussions, and quizzes include thorough instructions and all necessary resources/files, where applicable.
Rubrics are added to all assignments, discussions, and/or quizzes, where applicable.
Upon successful completion of both steps, instructors will receive NTCC Online Faculty Certification and will be eligible to teach courses in online and hybrid formats. Canvas course design support and questions can be directed to:
The following courses are available related to teaching technique topics:
The following catalog of content is currently available for faculty and staff to use in the LinkedIn Learning platform:
The following courses are available related to Microsoft Office & Windows:
Teams Tips & Tricks |LL|
Information and training resources related to topics including stress management, coping with change, relisience, and self-care are available on the TLC's Self-Care and Resilience webpage.
The following courses are available related to Working Remotely:
Administrative Trainings & Resources
The following administrative trainings are available for NTCC employees, by department/unit:
Access to information related to risk management topic including safety, hazards, and harrassment are accessible on the NTCC intranet through the following link:
Trainings and resources related to Finance topics are available below:
- Banner Training for Finance Personnel (requires LoLA log-in)
- Banner Training for Finance Personnel - Accounts Receivable (requires LoLA log-in)
- Chrome River Training (requires LoLA log-in)
Trainings and resources related to Human Resources topics are available below:
- Banner Training for Human Resources Personnel (requires LoLA log-in)
Trainings and resources related to Student Affairs topics are available below: