Faculty Technology Toolkit

CCAD provides and supports a variety of tools for teaching and learning in traditional, remote, and hybrid situations. These pages will offer guidance and tutorials on how to use these tools, and what they are used for.

To ensure a well-supported experience for students and faculty, instructors are asked NOT to deploy tech tools outside this toolkit in the 2020-2021 Academic Year. If there is a tool you'd like to use that is not represented here, you must request permission and obtain approval from your program chair/director and relevant dean.



The Big 3

Most online and hybrid instruction and collaboration will happen in these three tools.


CCAD's Learning Management System (LMS)
used for: course files, gradebook, forums, lessons, assignments, journals, wikis, and VoiceThread
All courses will use Moodle in the 2020-2021 Academic Year.

G Suite for Education

used for: Gmail, Drive (unlimited storage), Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Sites, Meet, YouTube

Microsoft Teams

used for: course/group/individual audio and video calls, chats, shared files and lecture recording
Learn more about upcoming changes and exciting new Teams features here.

Supporting Tools

Some online and hybrid instruction and collaboration will use these tools

Adobe Creative Cloud

used for: collaboration and shared file options
As of Fall 2020 students can access this for free; see 7/21/20 email from Eileen Galvin for more information.

Office 365

Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.
used for: document creation in Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Please choose analogous Google Workplace tools first.

Google Meet

used for: videoconferencing and recording. This can serve as a back-up choice for Teams. Useful for scheduling one-to-one meetings between faculty and students. You can access Google Meet through your CCAD Google Calendar.


used for: CCAD's ePortfolio choice

Microsoft Stream

used for: private video streaming


used for: short, 10-15 minute screen recordings


used for: collaborative whiteboard