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Summer Software Day

Summer Software Day


Summer Software Day is an annual event that offers workshops for faculty and staff. The event provides employees an opportunity to keep up to date with their tech skills and learn new ones to implement in their classrooms and day-to-day tasks. This year, for the first time ever, Summer Software Day will be delivered entirely online. For questions, please email the Faculty Development Office at

Welcome to Summer Software Day 2020!

Below is your SSD Prep Checklist to help you get ready:

Step 1: Sign up to receive the latest news and updates, and enter our SSD raffle (You will also need to attend three SSD sessions).

Step 2: Review and register for your workshops.

Step 3: View the How to Use Blackboard Collaborate as a Participant Video Tutorial.

Step 4: Return to this page on the day of the event (July 24th), click on the session page to view all the workshops, and then choose “connect” on your workshop to attend. Note: The “connect” link will be live on July 24th, 2020.


Welcome – 8:45am-9:00am

Session 1 – 9:00 – 10:00 am
Session 2 – 10:15 – 11:15 am

Keynote presented by Dr. Katherine A. Troyer  11:30am-12:30pm

Open “Ask the TLED Experts” Panel Session – 12:30pm-1:00pm

Session 3 – 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Session 4 – 2:15 – 3:15 pm
Session 5 – 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Closing – 4:30 – 4:45 pm




  • Active and Engaged Learning – tools and techniques to make learning more interactive, engaging, and effective.
  • Assessment Techniques – journals, wikis, discussion boards, retention center, Respondus, grade center, and other innovative approaches for student assessment.
  • Equitable Learning Environments – creating accessible documents, videos, and websites, or innovative approaches for a more equitable learning experience.
  • Creativity, Productivity, and Wellness – tools such as the Adobe Creative Cloud, virtual meeting tools, wellness apps, and Google apps, to help all ACC faculty and staff be more creative, healthy, and productive.

Keynote: Who Said We Have to Be Cruel to Be Kind?: Strategies for Taking Care of Ourselves, Avoiding Burnout, and Being Productive in Fall 2020

Please join our keynote speaker, Katherine A. Troyer, PhD as she offers concrete strategies for treating ourselves with kindness as we attempt to be productive (and avoid burnout) in Fall 2020. Whether you are hoping to maintain a clearer work/life balance even while at home or are looking for ways to not feel so “broken” by the challenges we currently face, together we will think about the positive changes that will emerge if we begin to show ourselves the empathy we so often bestow on others.

About our Keynote Speaker

Katherine A. Troyer, PhD is the Assistant Director of the Collaborative for Learning and Teaching at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. Her current SoTL project involves building a model of transparency to embrace, rather than ignore, underlying tensions–such as procrastination and burnout–at the heart of learning and teaching. She holds a PhD in Humanities from the University of Louisville. Please feel free to email her at



Summer Software Day Archive


For questions, please email the Faculty Development Office at