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Remote Recess


Take a Break with Colleagues and Learn Something Too!

Remote Recess sessions offer an opportunity for faculty to gather online and learn something new in a low-stakes, casual, and FUN way. Each session will focus on a topic (like Panopto) and a short demo, then the facilitator will open the session to Q&A. Participants are encouraged to share tips and tricks. These sessions are designed to help you decide how and when to use certain technologies and activities. Subscribe to receive Remote Recess reminders here.

TLED Faculty Calendar

For the latest events and training, please visit the TLED Calendar. To view only the Remote Recess sessions choose the “RemoteRecess” tag to view a list of available offerings.

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Remote Recess Archive

Remote Recess sessions are available to view. New recordings are uploaded within a week after a Remote Recess session. Click the Remote Recess tab at the top of the page to view the archive list.

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Note: To view the archive, please log in with your ACC credentials.

Remote Recess Rewind: Self-Paced Online Courses!

Remote Recess Rewind is a series of online, self-paced courses that allow Austin Community College (ACC) faculty and staff to learn more about tools and technologies by rewatching Remote Recess sessions, taking a short quiz, and accessing resources to support continuous learning.

Professional development credit is automatically awarded in Workday after successful completion.

Remote Recess Rewind



Summer 2024 Remote Recess Sessions

All sessions are from 11 am-12 noon via Zoom.

Quick Start with Panopto

Panopto is ACC’s new video hosting & streaming platform that has been available across the College since Spring 2023. Panopto is a powerful tool that features video creation and editing functionality; automatic machine captioning; effortless access on desktop and mobile devices; and includes integrations with Blackboard and Zoom. Join this session to get some quick-start tips for this easy-to-use tool.

Register for June 4, 2024 Session

Respondus Lockdown Browser: Setup & Activation

LockDown Browser is a custom browser that secures the testing environment within the Blackboard Learning Management System. The Setup & Activation workshop will demonstrate the steps to enable Lockdown Browser for an assessment, additional test environment options, troubleshooting tips, and valuable best practices.

Register for June 11, 2024 Session

Poll Everywhere: Add Interaction to Online Sessions

Poll Everywhere is a free software that gives you the ability to turn your synchronous course sessions or meetings into an engaging experience. You can survey students to get instant feedback, build word clouds to find what participants think is important, have them ask questions anonymously, or turn your class into a chapter review quiz show. In our training session, everyone will get the chance to try out the different question formats and get ideas to integrate this tool into your online gatherings.

Please come to this session with an extra device like a smartphone or tablet, if you have one.

Register for June 18, 2024 Session

Faculty Presentation: Improving Student Retention with Padlet

Join us for a presentation by Phil Patrone, ACC History faculty member, and Academic Technology Fellow, for an overview of how he used Padlet to improve retention in his 8-week, asynchronous gateways courses.

Register for July 9, 2024 Session

Blackboard Basics: Course Copy Procedure & Best Practices

Getting ready for the upcoming semester and not sure how to copy your current course content into a new Blackboard course shell? Confident in your skills but interested in picking up some additional helpful tips and tools? “BB Basics: Course Copy Procedure & Best Practices” workshop will demonstrate the steps for performing a successful course copy as well as tips for ensuring that the content is accessible to students in the upcoming semester.

Register for July 23, 2024 Session


For any questions about Remote Recess, please contact Sara Schulz (