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The Teaching Learning Center (TLC) provides expert resources and support to Otis College faculty interested in: improving the quality of their teaching, expanding their knowledge in current best practices and instructional technologies, addressing classroom concerns, and assessing student learning. The TLC offers a wide selection of services from one-on-one consultations, training workshops, and virtual guides in all aspects of teaching, learning, and assessment. 


The TLC Production Studio Now Open!

The Teaching Learning Center is pleased to announce our production studio is open!

Staff and Faculty are welcome to contact TLC Staff to reserve the room. We provide on-site and hands-on training and support to help you develop your own instructional learning objects! 

There is also a dedicated computer station for editing, screencasting, and web conference needs.

Please make an appointment to use the space by emailing: or



Welcome the New TLC Assistant!

The Teaching Learning Center (TLC) is pleased to welcome Natalie Arps- Bumbera to the team as the new TLC Assistant.

Natalie is a graduate of the MFA Creative Writing program at Otis College, and also teaches in the Liberal Arts and Sciences department. In the TLC, Natalie will be providing assistance and training to faculty in instructional technology tools and O-Space. Furthermore, she has extensive experience in video production and editing gained while working in the Film and TV industry at Sundance Film Festival, DreamWorks SKG, PBS/KCET, and Film Independent. She is an expert resource for faculty interested in developing their own video learning objects for their courses and provides support in the use of the TLC production studio.

You can find more information about Natalie’s areas of support by visiting the TLC Staff page.


TLC Hours

Open Access Hours

Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 7:00 pm

*Show Otis ID to Campus Security for additional access.


Room 160 in the New Academic Building

Closed = Holidays

Need Help (TLC Support)

Need Quick Help?

  • drop on by!
  • contact us by email ( or phone (310.846.2628)

Need To Update Skills?

Request a workshop for you or a group!

Technical Assistance?

Visit the Help and Technical Support Libguide.

Jean-Marie's Hours    

M-F > 8:00 - 5:00pm





Natalie's Hours

T > 3:30 -7:30pm

W > 10:00 - 6:00pm

TH > 10:00 - 2:00pm

F > 10:00 - 4:00pm

Our Mission + Goals

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Our Mission

The mission of the TLC is to further develop, support, and promote a culture of excellence in teaching and learning, particularly through technology-enhancements. 

Our Goals

  • to support faculty in developing a familiarity with current pedagogy, teaching methodologies, and best practices as they apply to both eLearning and traditional courses  
  • to support faculty in incorporating technology or web-enhancements as appropriate into course curriculum
  • to offer one-on-one training and workshops on various instructional technologies
  • to assist faculty in using the Learning Management System (O-Space)
  • to provide a comfortable computer lab/workspace where faculty can prepare for classes, develop instructional content, work on longer projects, and experiment with instructional technologies
  • to help new faculty transition successfully into the Otis College teaching community 

Faculty Guide

Guide to An Effective Otis College Classroom

This guide provides access to important key information such as:

  • What to do the first day of class
  • How to handle common student concerns/questions
  • Managing user credentials
  • Tools and resources available to you
  • And much more!


Dashboard Logo

One login provides real-time access to what you need.
No more typing your username + password a hundred times!

How to Access the Dashboard:

Please go to
Log in with your Otis College Username and Password

Navigating the Dashboard

Faculty Dashboard Intro from Otis College of Art and Design on Vimeo.


TLC Space

The TLC Facilities

  • a common computer lab and open meeting space
  • private conference room
  • recording/production studio


Production Studio

TLC Equipment

  • 4 iMacs with current OS
  • 2 PCs with current Windows
  • Black & White Laser printer
  • 2 Color/Black & White Epson scanners
  • LED Display
  • 2 USB headsets with microphones

TLC Computer Software

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
  • Apple iTunes and Safari
  • Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Mozilla Firefox + Chrome Browsers
  • Apple Keynote and iLife (including GarageBand) [Macs only]
  • Quicktime and iMovie [Macs only]
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer [PCs only]
  • Camtasia [recording studio only]
  • Zoom (Web Conferencing)

Production Studio Equipment

  • MAC with current OS 
  • Snowball microphone
  • LED three-light interview lighting kit (with diffusers)
  • LED floodlights
  • Camera tripod with pan and tilt handle
  • Cannon Digital Video Camera
  • Backdrop set
  • Radio set and lavaliers (lapel mic)
  • Work tables


The TLC was honored in 2007 with a Centers of Excellence Award for outstanding support to faculty from the New Media Consortium (NMC). 

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