Teaching & Learning Center

The Black Hawk College Teaching & Learning Center (TLC) serves approximately 100 full-time faculty and up to 350 adjunct and part-time faculty in 10 academic departments and an Outreach division. Our diverse faculty teach on several campuses and locations throughout the district as well as online.


The Teaching & Learning Center supports student learning through programs, services and resources that address the professional development and instructional support needs of full and part-time faculty at Black Hawk College.


The TLC’s goals are to provide a learning culture that:

  • Focuses on instructional strategies that promote learning in all students and contribute to the development of dynamic educational programs.
  • Assists faculty in integrating innovative uses of technology into the many teaching and learning modes employed at the College.
  • Facilitates collaboration with college support staff and external partners to design strong systems that support student success.
  • Encourages reflective dialogue among faculty about their own teaching and learning insights, experience, and resources.

In all cases, the TLC integrates its activities, services and priorities with the Strategic Plan of Black Hawk College and guidance from the Faculty Senate’s Teaching & Learning Advisory Committee.

More about the TLC

Faculty members can access more information about the Teaching and Learning Center, its services, events, tutorials and other resources by viewing the TLC module in Canvas.

TLC module on Canvas »

Online Classes Through OCE: Non-BHC Students

Each semester, students from other Illinois community colleges enroll in online classes at Black Hawk College through OCE (Online Course Exchange), which is a service created by a consortium (ILCCO) of 23 community colleges willing to share their online courses with each other. If you have registered for a course through your local community college, but are actually enrolled through BHC, this page is designed to assist you in taking our online class.

Online Course Exchange (OCE) – Non-BHC Students »

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