Professional Development Sessions
Contact Elizabeth Pachella with any questions or requests.
The Basic Standards for Online Course Design document was adopted by the ETC (Educational Technology Committee) in Fall 2011 and should serve as a guide for designing online courses. These standards are loosely based on the Quality Matters Standards for Online Course Design. Please note that these standards are what is considered to be minimally acceptable for online course design.
The Basic Standards for Hybrid Courses was adopted by the ETC in May 2014 and approved by Academic Council on May 13, 2014.
The following document was distributed in the Spring of 2011 by Academic Affairs as the preferred format for a course syllabus.
Creating Accessible Online Content
Resources for Faculty
This page contains information for faculty on all aspects of online learning, with an emphasis on policy and standards related material. For tutorials and tips on using Blackboard specifically, please see the Blackboard for Faculty Libguide.
Tour the Faculty Resource Center. This online center is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week as a meeting place and resource for all PCCC instructors.
Blackboard Learn 9.1
PCCC uses Blackboard Learn 9.1 Learning Management System (LMS) for all online courses. Beginning in Fall 2014, all online course-related activity (i.e. online course supplements) will be conducted in Blackboard. For tutorials and tips on using Blackboard specifically, please see the Blackboard for Faculty Libguide.
PCCC Distance Education Policy Manual
Passaic County Community College has been offering classes in several distinct distance credit-bearing education modalities, both synchronous and asynchronous, since 2000. The mission of the PCCC Distance Education Program is to provide educational opportunities to existing and future students in its service area of Passaic County, New Jersey. This includes those students who, due to special needs, time, work, family obligations or personal preference are unable to attend classes in person at any one of the college’s campuses.
Course Design Essentials
Blackboard Training Paths
Words of Praise