Professional Development Opportunities

Self-Guided Online Learning

CougarED is the College's in-house learning management system (LMS) houses on-demand e-learning modules in a multitude of topics for professional development.  These are available to employees free of charge and can be accessed by logging in to the CougarED site - refer to this guide when looking to access different courses and modules.

LinkedIn Learning (via CougarED) is an on-demand learning solution designed to help you gain new skills and advance your career. LinkedIn Learning is available at no cost to all active faculty, staff (including temporary employees) and students at the College of Charleston. This service is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. With over 15,000 high quality on-demand courses available, you’ll also receive personalized course recommendations based on unique, data-driven insights from millions of professionals on the worldwide LinkedIn network.

Coursera offers a broad catalog of content and credentials, including courses, Specializations, Professional Certificates, Guided Projects, and bachelor's and master's programs. Coursera's Career Academy includes more than 45 Professional Certificates from leading companies such as Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Salesforce. 

  • Staff may access Coursera by connecting to My Portal and clicking on Coursera Career Academy - Faculty and Staff. Then, staff should click Join and Sign Up to create an account. Please note that staff must use their CofC email in order to access the College's Career Academy on Coursera. 
  • For an overview of Coursera, click this link to download the video.
  • For information about navigating Coursera, click this link to download the video.
  • For information on logging in to Coursera, click this link and download the video.
  • If staff have questions or need support, they may email .

Webinars & Workshops

Past Recorded Webinars:


HR Minute Messages

Other Professional Development Opportunities

On-the-Job Learning Opportunities: Coming Soon!

Mentoring Opportunities: Coming Soon!

Volunteer Opportunities: Coming Soon!

Instructor-Led Course Opportunities: Coming Soon!