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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.

TLED Faculty Calendar

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

Become a Presenter

The best way we can support each other is to share what we’ve learned about teaching with technology with our colleagues. Got a tip or technique you’d like to show your colleagues? Let us know!

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Summer 2023 Remote Recess Sessions

Padlet for Feedback, Engagement, and Brainstorming

Padlet is a free online tool that can engage students with questions, feedback, and brainstorming. Join us to learn how you may use it for quick formative assessment, building community, and finding new ideas.

Register for June 13th Session

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June 13th, 2023 – 11am to 12pm

Quick Start with Panopto

Panopto is a multi-functional video content management tool and is ACC’s newest video hosting & streaming platform. Panopto is designed specifically for education and is simple to use.
Its three main features are creating video content, a media library, and in-video quizzes. Also, it has automatic machine captioning and effortless access on all devices. The program is integrated with Blackboard and Zoom. Join this session to get some quick-start tips for this easy-to-use tool.

Register for June 27th Session

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June  27th, 2023 – 11am to 12pm

Migrating to Blackboard Ultra Navigation

On May 18, 2023, the Blackboard Ultra Navigation experience will roll out Base Navigation across the ACC district with a more modern, cleaner design, and easy-to-use workflows. Join this session to get a first-hand overview of how to make the first phase of your transition from Blackboard Original to Blackboard Ultra seamlessly easy.

Register for the July 11th Session

July 11th, 2023 – 11am to 12pm

Online Tools and Higher Order Thinking

Using reflective, collaborative, visual, and other tools can facilitate higher-order thinking. Join us as we suggest a variety of online tools that can be used to facilitate higher-order thinking skills like analysis, evaluation, and creation.

Register for the July 25th Session

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July 25th, 2023 – 11am to 12pm

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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.

Note: To view the archive, you’ll need to log in with your ACC credentials. Click the Remote Recess tab at the top of the page to view the archive list.

Training and Support

Teaching consultations are available to help you implement this tool into your teaching.

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Educational Technologists are available to provide training and answer questions.

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Workshops to learn about the tools available for teaching and learning are available.

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