Pellissippi Academic Center For Excellence

Training & Professional Development

PACE Session Recordings

Did you miss a PACE session? Check out the PACE Stream channel! You will need to use your PSCC credentials to log in.


Instructor Trainings

TBR Teaching TidBits

Visit the TBR Teaching Tuesdays YouTube Playlist with 20 video lessons with printable versions of the lessons complete with additional resources provided in the TBR Teaching Tuesdays Google folder. 

Online Teaching & Brightspace (D2L)

You can self-enroll in these courses. Just log in to Brightspace and under the Resources menu, select Discover. There you will find these two courses and you can self-enroll into each of them.

  • The Level 1 Instructor Training provides an introduction to core Brightspace (D2L) tools necessary for uploading content, managing grades, accepting students’ coursework, and communicating with students. Level 1 training is required for any faculty members who are using Brightspace (D2L) to deliver course documents and other content in traditional courses.
  • Beyond the Basics in Brightspace training gives you lots of training on using some of the more advanced tools in Brightspace.
  • Level 2 Online Instructor training is the certification course for online instructors at Pellissippi State. Level 1 (see below) is a pre-requisite to taking Level 2. Contact Paul Ramp, the Director of Distance Learning about enrolling in Level 2.

Trainings For All

Essential Trainings

Recorded Presentations, Trainings & Webinars from Pellissippi State


Professional Development Opportunities

New! Magna Publications 20-Minute Mentor Commons

Almost 300 20-minute professional development videos with supplemental materials available!

All you need to do is register and create your account.

  1. Go to https://www.magnapubs.com/register/. Enter information in the required fields > Submit. NOTE: if you get an error that your password does not match, skip down to the EXISTING USERS Section below
  2. Once successfully registered, you will see a screen “Thank you for completing your registration”
  3. Contact PACE for the group subscription URL.
  4. Go to the URL PACE supplied you. Do not share this URL with people outside of Pellissippi State. 
  5. On the right side of the page, in the “Username or email address” box, enter the email address that you submitted in Step 1.
  6. Enter your password > Login
  7. On the My Account page > Join Team
  8. On the My Online Access page click the appropriate orange “Go to…” box for access

EXISTING USERS
If you get an error when using Create Account:

  1. Go to https://www.magnapubs.com/profile/lost-password/
  2. Enter your email address > Reset Password
  3. Once the password has been reset, go to the URL in Step 3 above to complete the registration process and log in

NISOD Webinars

Pellissippi State is a member of NISOD  You shouldn’t have trouble accessing their webinars, but if you do, contact Karen Sorensen.

  • 3Play Media: Upcoming Accessibility webinars and recorded webinars
  • NISOD: Upcoming Teaching and learning webinars and recorded webinars
  • Forget the Pecking Order at Work
  • 2019 NISOD Virtual Conference
    • Pellissippi State employees have to access the videos by going to:  https://my.nisod.org and either clicking on Forgot Password if they think they might be in the NISOD system or Create an Account if they have never interacted with NISOD.  Then, once they login, there will be a Virtual Conference link on the right which will have all the 2019 Virtual Conference sessions and any presentation or handouts that the presenter sent us.
  • 2018 NISOD Virtual Conference
    • Best Practices for Engaging 21st Century Learners
    • Using the Five Languages of Appreciation to Strengthen Student Engagement
    • The Power of Hope
    •  New Wine in Old Wine Skins: The Impact of Mobile Devices in the Classroom
    •  Get on Up! Increasing Student Movement and Engagement in Class
    •  Invisible Man: How to Effectively Deal with Mental Health Issues in the Classroom
    • Using Socratic Teaching: Engaging Adult Students to Think Critically
    •  Engaging Teaching Strategies 101

If you know a good source of free teaching and learning webinars, please let PACE know!