Atomic Learning is Here

All faculty and staff are now able to access hundreds of online videos and tools through Atomic Learning.  The PD office has provided all faculty and staff access to Atomic Learning through Blackboard under the MCC Professional Development Online link.  You may click here for instructions on how to access this service.

Any faculty or staff having difficulties accessing Blackboard or Atomic Learning are encouraged to contact the PD office at x3661 and we will be glad to assist you.

Pull out those earbuds we provided you on Professional Day and let your online professional development begin right from your desk.

Online Resources

We’ve heard it quite a few times: “I’d like to make your workshop, but can’t leave my desk.”  It’s a real dilemma and one we have been trying to work on for some time.  We are happy to announce upcoming access to online workshops through Atomic Learning!  Keep an eye on our Newscaster as updates are sure to roll in quickly.  You can quickly access dozens of workshops right from your desk relating to many of the workshops you’ve asked for.  Don’t worry, though, we will continue some face-to-face workshops because we know those are just as important.

Google Drive Tutorials

PD has added a few, short, videos to our online platform for anyone interested in learning how to create a “word” document, “powerpoint” presentation, or “excel” spreadsheet using Google’s Drive.  Create and edit from a computer, tablet, or smartphone…and access/edit anywhere!  These videos show you the basics, but once you’re in, you’ll be pleased to find how similar they are to Microsoft’s products.  Contact our office if you have any questions about accessing the videos.

Webinar on Adjunct Orientation

A webinar focusing on effective orientation for adjunct faculty was well received by members of the college. Participants included members from Human Resources, Professional Development, the Adjunct Mentors, and Department Chairs.  Although some of the ideas discussed are adopted by MCC, there were other areas presented that required further thought and consideration.  Examples of some online modules were also provided (i.e. Hartnell College, University of Alaska Anchorage, Columbus State Community College, National Louis University, Salt Lake Community College, etc.).  This webinar was a good supplement to the ongoing work being developed to better increase information and engagement for MCC’s wonderful adjunct faculty.  Meetings have already been organized to better collaborate for a more effective system.