The Teaching / Technology Innovation Center

Welcome to the Teaching / Technology Innovation Center at MiraCosta College. We are located in the Library Information HUB on the Oceanside campus, room 1253 A & B. 

Blackboard Information

MiraCosta's Blackboard system was updated by AIS over the winter break. We are now on Blackboard 9.1, service pack 13. Significant new and improved features include:

Workshops will be available during Flex week online and on campus to discuss these new features along with Blackboard's other most important tools. We will also have a workshop that will go in depth on the Blackboard test/quiz features.

Additional Blackboard Features

Explore the updates & features that were available starting in Fall 2013 with our Blackboard 9.1, service pack 11 update.

Content Editor

Video Everywhere

Discussion Board Tool Update





Common Blackboard Tasks for the Start of the Semester

Set Course Availability

Make sure your Blackboard courses are available to your students. If you do not complete this, your students will not be able to access your courses. Watch a tutorial or follow the simple steps below.

  1. After accessing the course in Blackboard, scroll down to the Control Panel area at bottom left
  2. Click on Customization
  3. Click on Properties
  4. In the Set Availability area, select Yes
  5. Click Submit


Copy Course

Watch a video that shows you how to copy Blackboard course content from a previous semester course to a current semester course, or simply follow these steps:

  1. Enter the course that has the content (i.e. the previous or old semester course)
  2. On the Control Panel, under Packages and Utilities, click Course Copy
  3. Select Copy Course Materials into an Existing Course
  4. Click the Browse button and select the course you would like to copy the content to. (i.e. the new or upcoming semester course)
  5. Select the Course Materials that you want to copy over to the new semester course. (if in doubt take everything)
  6. Click Submit

Do this only 1 time! Course copies may take a while to complete. DO NOT work on your course again until you receive the e-mail that says the course copy is complete.

Update the my Courses Module Display

  1. After logging into Blackboard, hover above the right corner of the My Courses module
  2. Then click on the Gear icon located in the top right hand corner of the my Courses Module (on the right hand side of the page)
  3. Use the left up and down arrows to drag and drop the courses to the order you would like.
  4. Click the Submit button.

If you have any questions, please let contact Karen Korstad: 760.795.6787 or

Contact the Employee Helpdesk at 760-795-6850 for assistance with your MiraCosta College Login and Password.  Your MCC Login and Password will allow you access to our most popular MCC faculty computer systems - SURF, Blackboard, and your E-mail.

MiraCosta College Technology Resources

MiraCosta College has online teaching tools available to faculty.  Blackboard, Elluminate Live!, Edustream, LecShare Pro, Respondus,, and Grademark are just a few.  Please refer to the following two links to view more information about the available campus teaching technologies.