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Professional Development Resources: Institutional Memberships


LinkedIn Learning -

LinkedIn Learning (LIL) provides a vast online library of instructional videos covering a variety of topics such as software training, business and creative skills, and study skills. Taught by accomplished teachers and recognized industry experts, LIL is a high-quality resource for students, faculty, and staff looking to develop skills in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, educational technology, social media, coding, and a wide range of other topics. (Additional info)

Access: To activate your account visit and use your email address.

Magna Commons -

Magna Commons features leading educators and consultants, dispensing thought-provoking and content-rich presentations to instill lively discussions that give practical advice and actionable results. Because all seminars are online, users can access this resource whenever and wherever they are. Watch seminars at home, at work, in a group, on a tablet, or even on a smartphone.

Access: To activate your account, follow the instructions in the Institutional Membership Information (requires COD login)


Chronicle of Higher Education -

The Chronicle of Higher Education has the nation’s largest newsroom dedicated to covering colleges and universities. As the unrivaled leader in higher education journalism, we serve our readers with indispensable real-time news and deep insights, plus the essential tools, career opportunities, and knowledge to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Access: To access Premium content from off-campus, create a free account using your email address.

New York Times Digital Edition -

The New York Times Digital Edition offers College of DuPage students, faculty, and staff access to current national and international news and information. The New York Times Digital Edition also includes access to the New York Times Magazine and the New York Times Book Review. Follow the instructions below to create an account and access the New York Times Digital Edition. For more information visit

Access: Faculty & Staff | Students | Mobile



EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association that helps higher education elevate the impact of IT. We are a community of IT leaders and professionals working together to tackle challenges and leverage opportunities that are constantly evolving within higher education. We welcome diversity, in viewpoints and experience, and believe in the transformative power of uncommon thinking for the common good. (Membership info)

Access: Click Login and create a profile using your email address.


The ION Professional eLearning Programs provides professional development programs and support to advance the practice and innovation of online learning for faculty, staff, and online leaders. (Membership info)

Access: To receive discounted course registration, create a Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE) account. When registering for classes, use COD's ION Institutional Member Code (view Institutional Membership Information for account information - requires COD login)

National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) - https:/

NISOD provides budget-friendly, high-quality, and faculty-focused programs and resources for community and technical colleges that want to make the most of their professional development dollars. For over 40 years, NISOD has aligned a wide array of benefits with the needs of our members, which explains why the American Association of Community Colleges named NISOD, “The country’s leading provider of professional development for community college faculty, staff, and administrators.” (Membership info)

Access: To access NISOD resources, use the College's institutional login (view Institutional Membership Information for account information - requires COD login)

Online Learning Consortium (OLC) -

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is a collaborative community of higher education leaders and innovators, dedicated to advancing quality digital teaching and learning experiences designed to reach and engage the modern learner – anyone, anywhere, anytime. OLC inspires innovation and quality through an extensive set of resources, including best-practice publications, quality benchmarking, leading-edge instruction, community-driven conferences, practitioner-based and empirical research, and expert guidance. The growing OLC community includes faculty members, administrators, trainers, instructional designers, and other learning professionals, as well as educational institutions, professional societies, and corporate enterprises. (Membership info)

Access: To access OLC resources, create a new user registration using your email address.

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