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Technology Resources


​College Buys

FCCC’s Collegebuys program is the largest of its kind in the United States, leveraging the buying power of more than 1,800 member institutions to provide discount prices and added value on many of the most-needed products and services.  By pooling the purchasing power of the individual California community colleges and districts and a growing number of other institutions of higher education and K12 partners, FCCC has been able to save CCC’s approximately $10 million per year for a wide range of services, hardware and software.

Hot Potatoes

The Hot Potatoes suite includes six applications, enabling you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises for the World Wide Web. Hot Potatoes is not freeware, but it is free of charge for those working for publicly-funded non-profit-making educational institutions, who make their pages available on the web. Other users must pay for a license.

Statewide Tech Resources

@ONE Project

@ONE provides educational technology resources to California Community College faculty and staff. @ONE has several opportunities for you to enhance your technology skills.

Alternate Text Media Production Center

From existing print or electronic documents, the ATPC creates alternate media products for use by California Community College students with print-related disabilities. 

California Virtual Campus

The CVC Professional Development Center website is a training and staff development portal for the CVC project. The Professional Development Center, in cooperation with the four CVC regional centers, provides training, course hosting and other resources for faculty and staff developing online courses.

CCC Confer

Whether you need to get together with one colleague or many, one student or a whole group, CCC Confer is YOUR system-wide e-conferencing solution. All you need is your computer and a phone – the service is provided to you at no cost. Collaborate, meet, train, educate in real time…regularly scheduled or on-the-fly.


CCC Technology Center

A resource to support the digital infrastructure of the 109 California Community Colleges.

High Tech Center Training Unit

A state of the art training and support facility for community college faculty and staff wishing to acquire or improve teaching skills, methodologies, and pedagogy in Assistive Computer Technology, Alternate Media and Web Accessibility.

Newsletters, Magazines, and Publications

Faculty Focus

Through its free e-newsletter and dedicated website, Faculty Focus publishes articles on effective teaching strategies for the college classroom — both face-to-face and online. Faculty Focus was created in 2003 by Magna Publications.


CCC TechEDge is published quarterly with two additional, special issues per year. It is distributed to distance educators, information systems officers, business leaders, the California legislature, and other interested parties.

League for Innovation’s Learning Abstracts

Many articles relevant to distance learning and infusing technology into pedagogy.


National Education Association

Offers grants in educational improvement appropriate for technology-related projects.

US Department of Education

Promoting and enhancing education through technology

Online Tools and Resources For Educators

Calibrated Peer Review

Frees instructors from the overwhelming task of grading term papers. Instead uses a web-delivered, computer-managed, peer review system. Students grade other student’s papers after demonstrating through a detailed feedback process that they are competent graders.

Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (Merlot)

MERLOT is a free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education. Links to online learning materials are collected here along with annotations such as peer reviews and assignments. 

ADA Center

The Great Lakes ADA & Accessible IT Center also known as The Great Lakes Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center (DBTAC) provides information, materials, technical assistance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and accessible information technology (IT). The ADA addresses all aspects of employment and the obligations of state and local governments and business to ensure that their programs and services are readily accessible to and useable by people with disabilities.

Turn It In

A proprietary system that instantly identifies papers containing unoriginal material and acts as a powerful deterrent to stop student plagiarism before it starts.

Training is an online library of courses on software tools and skills.​ ​Please log in via the main website: once logged in, click on "Enter the Vision Resource Center" and it will log you in to the main Vision Resource Center learning portal. Once in, hover over Learning on the navigation bar, then choose Learner Home. This is where all the Lynda and Skillsoft trainings now live (used to be the Learn page on the PLN). In the search for learning field you can do a simple search or advanced search (top right hand corner of the page) where you can choose provider 'lynda' and either the title of the course or a word from it. It will populate in the list and you launch it from there.