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NEW TLC Workshops

All workshops held in the Teaching & Learning Center, room 1096

Blackboard 9.1 Workshops (The NEW version)

Please contact the TLC at 831-479-5030 or to reserve a spot.

PART I — The Control Panel and Adding an Item

  • Wednesday, March 16, 3–5
  • Wednesday, March 30, 10-12
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2–4

PART II — Communication Tools and the Grade Center

  • Wednesday, March 23, 3–5
  • Tuesday, April 12, 10–12
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2–4

Beginning/Intermediate Excel

Please contact the TLC at 831-479-5030 or to reserve a spot.

  • Thursday, March 24, 10-11:30
  • Wednesday, April 20, 10-11:30


Fall 2011 Flex Week

Look for the call for proposals beginning Monday, March 7 via an all-college email.


TLC Services and more...

Parscore and Scantron

Do you use the Parscore software for Scantron answer sheets? To reserve the Parscore computer workstation, sign up using the online Scantron Calendar.

Blackboard Help Desk News

There are currently 8,906 students using Blackboard to access online classes and online instructional materials!

Find out how you can extend your classroom on to the web with discussion forums, blogs, web resources and more. Contact the TLC for more information. Training on the current version of Blackboard (CE8) can be arranged by appointment. 831-479-5030

Big Discounts for Faculty, Staff and Students on Office 2011, Adobe Dreamweaver and Photoshop

Discounted software for faculty, staff and students at

Stay up-to-date on standards for online media and web design

Making web pages accessible to students with disabilities

To the Cloud!

Click here to earn more about Google docs, iTunesU, adding captions to YouTube videos, and how to use blogs.

Vocaroo is a free voice recording service that allows you to create an audio file with one click and then send via email or post on the web. It's still in BETA, but for simple voice files, this is one cool tool. Language faculty, check it out!

@ONE 4-week online courses

Creating Slide Shows with Audio
Want to give engaging audio/visual presentations without all the fuss of making your own video? Learn how to easily create a slideshow that is synchronized with your voice to help focus and engage your students - without the large files, extra equipment and time needed to create and edit a video.

Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning
This course will introduce you to effective practices in online instruction. Building on a solid understanding of California Community College distance education policies and procedures, you will actively create an effectively designed online learning unit.

Cabrillo Faculty Inquiry Network (FIN)

Learning about teaching & teaching about learning. This social networking site provides Cabrillo faculty tools to collaborate and discuss matters of teaching and learning. Investigate questions about the way your students are learning. For more information, contact Craig Hayward or Rachel Mayo.

Online courses (4 weeks)
Learn Audio and Podcasting for Teaching, and more ($50 each for California supported supported education):

Desktop seminars (noon hour)
Keep up with a wide range of educational and technical topics with noon time one hour online seminars (no charge):
Can't make it for the live seminar? Sign up anyway and receive access info for the seminar recording.

TLC Hours

Friday, 9am–1pm
(The TLC will be closed Spring Break, April 4–8.)


TLC Staff

Francine Van Meter, Director
Kip Nead, Help Desk Support Assistant
Kyle McCarthy, Student Assistant, Blackboard Helpline


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