Instructional Design

Ming, Adrian

CCA Libraries provide instructional design services and resources that support faculty in using teaching and learning technologies to enhance a flexible, media-rich, studio-based, hands-on art and design education.

Services include leading technology workshops, facilitating events on pedagogical models and best-practices in teaching, one-on-one consultations, appropriate teaching tool selection, high-level technical support for hosted platforms, and the creation of just-in-time help documentation.

CCA Teaching & Learning Platforms

Moodle is the official Learning Management System (LMS) available to faculty and students at CCA.

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Google Classroom is a Course Management System (CMS) that simplifies uploading, collecting, and grading assignments online. It is included in CCA's G Suite (Google Apps for Ed).

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VAULT is CCA's digital archive. It is pivotal for the academic programs' assessment, accreditation, and marketing efforts.


VoiceThread is a web-based application that enables instructors and students to upload images, video, or documents and then record and add audio, video, or text comments.

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Faculty Resources

Teaching Resources: The Libraries and Academic Affairs collaborate to provide many teaching resources that support the pedagogical uses of online teaching and learning technologies. You can find much more about teaching on the Teaching Lab Portal site.

Teaching Lab Calendar: this Google calendar can be accessed at any time for an up-to-date event schedule. You can click the plus sign in the lower-right corner to add this calendar to your account. This does not add these events to your personal work calendar but allows you to use it as an overlay for reference.

Programs / Projects Supported

Collaboration with the Teaching Lab - The Teaching Lab is a "virtual center" that provides support to faculty by providing access to library services, teaching-related information and events, and resources for faculty development. The Libraries collaborate with the Teaching Lab to provide workshops and faculty support. The Teaching Lab can be found here on the Portal.

Teaching Hybrid and Online Classes - certificate program to provide faculty with the opportunity to increase their digital fluency and learn how to teach hybrid/online classes. The digital fluency unit will cover the basics of using devices and digital technology, including G Suite for Education and other tools. (Schedule TBD)

Instructional Designers

The Instructional Designer oversees these services and resources for faculty and students. To get support with a technology or to request a consultation, contact Mingyu Li at and Adrian Applin at