Pellissippi State is officially switching over to APA 7 fall of 2020. For more information and resources, see the APA Citation Style web page.
In the spring of 2022, Pellissippi will be fully switched to the learning management system, Blackboard Ultra. Stay tuned to PACE for more information about this transition.
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
- Video Clip Decision Tree
From Penn State libraries.
- Can I use this Image?
Can I Use That Picture? How to Legally Use Copyrighted Images.
- TEACH Act Flow Chart
Duke University – Can this material be digitized?
- TEACH Act Checklist
Checklist for determining if the use of materials falls within the requirements of TEACH Act from NSU.
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.
- Creative Commons’ “CC Search” project
- Search for photos from hundreds of public repositories, and use their one-click attribution tool.
- Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license: No attribution required, though giving credit to the photographer is appreciated.
- Images of Empowerment: Free images of women’s lives and work, created by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and Getty Images; License: CC-BY-NC-4.0
- Allgo Plus-Size: Free stock photography collections featuring plus-size people; License: While attribution is not required, please credit
- Disabled And Here: Free stock photography featuring disabled BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color), varied body sizes/types, sexual orientations, and gender identities in the Pacific Northwest; License CC BY 4.0
- The Gender Spectrum Collection: Free stock photos of trans and non-binary people, licensed CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
- Nappy: Free high-resolution photos of black and brown people, licensed Creative Commons Zero (CC0)
- Vecteezy.com (CC0 vector art)
- Videezy.com (CC0 videos)
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.
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
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.