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

Our first Coffee Break workshop was on the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Managed through the HR department, the EAP provides several resources to NTCC faculty and staff, including tools to support with remote work, financial stress & planning, emotional well-being and developing resilience, and more. The session included a presentation from Christi Brown, Human Resources Director at NTCC.

Tips for Working Remotely - April 30, 2020

This Coffee Break session discussed tips for working remotely. During the training, a resource available in LinkedIn Learning was highlighted and Amber Gazave, the ERP Student Services Specialist at the LCTCS system office, gave a presentation on tips for successfully working from home. 

Managing Stress, Change, & Uncertainty - May 7, 2020

This Coffee Break session reviewed tips for managing stress, change and uncertainty. A video from LinkedIn Learning on Managing Overwhelm was reviewed, then we heard a presentation from guest speaker Vanice Zenon (LCSW), the Director of Behavioral Health at Access Health Louisiana. The session will concluded with a conversation and Q&A across the NTCC attendees.

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.

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:

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 Trainings & Resources

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:

Second Semester | Choose three of the following training sessions:

Third Semester | Complete all three of the following:

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:

  1. Syllabus
  2. 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.
  3. Modules are consistently named and logically sequenced.
  4. 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.  
  5. A variety of assessment types are used.
  6. Assignments, discussions, and quizzes include thorough instructions and all necessary resources/files, where applicable.
  7. 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: 

Kimberly Roberts, Ph.D.
Innovative Learning Specialist

Staff/Employee Resources

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:

Office 365:
Windows 10:

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.

Note: |LL| identifies training courses available on the LinkedIn Learning platform.

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:

Trainings and resources related to Human Resources topics are available below:

Access to information related to technology support is available at the following link:

Trainings and resources related to Student Affairs topics are available below: