Course Design Resources

APA Update

Pellissippi State is officially switching over to APA 7 fall of 2020. For more information and resources, see the APA Citation Style web page.

Classroom Management

Course Development

Request support from the PACE Instructional Designer, Karen Sorensen.

CTE Specific Resources


View the Copyright Overview by the library. Learn about Fair Use, the TEACH Act and what you can and cannot do under each. If you still have questions, ask a Librarian. There’s a button right on the Copyright page to ask a Librarian.

Copyright decision trees

Image collections

These are image collections that are royalty-free and licensed for re-use. Some require attribution, some don’t. Unless you’re using an image that has been published under a Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license, attribution is a legal requirement.

Great Ideas for Teaching (GIFTS)

Check out some great GIFTS from your colleagues on topics such as Emerging and Mobile Technology, Service Learning, Globalizing your Curriculum, First-year experience, and Andragogy.


See Course Development Aid section on Rubrics.

Also refer to this Best Practices for Building Rubrics by TBR HIP Specialist, Melynda Conner.

Subject Guides

The library has guides for all PSCC subject areas. They offer reference books, technical guides, media, articles, databases. Check out your subject area guide! Librarians also love to help faculty with developing and updating research assignments.

Open Educational Resources

Science Resources


Features of the platform include:

  • Multimedia learning materials, including videos, interactive simulations and assessments;
  • Virtual lab experiments illustrating molecular and cellular biology techniques;
  • The ability for instructors to mix and match materials according to curricular needs; and
  • Networking tools that enable collaboration across a classroom, school or district.