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Austin Community College (ACC) and the Teaching and Learning Excellence Division (TLED) provide several types of faculty support for the development of assessments. We also have an Assessment FAQ to answer some basic common questions.

“For assessment to improve student learning and authentically document what students know and can do for today’s diverse students, an equitable and culturally responsive approach to assessment is needed.”

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment


February 21, 2022: Respondus Instructor Live Proctoring – Available starting February 21, 2022, a new extension of the Respondus LockDown Browser allows faculty to administer a Respondus-required exam in coordination with Zoom.

Respondus Student Help: If students need technical support on updating Respondus LockDown Browser, they can contact Student Technology Services.

Important:  ACC is phasing out ProctorU at the end of Fall 2021. Learn More


Testing Guide

Our Testing Guide is comprehensive, including an ACC Testing Comparison Chart and:

      • Proctoring information and options
      • Technology requirements for testing
      • Help and support information

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ACC Testing Centers

The ACC Testing Centers page provides faculty-focused:

      • Updates and announcements
      • Information on guidelines
      • An FAQ and support contacts

Faculty Use of ACC Testing Centers

Teaching Consultations & Support


Austin Community College faculty at the 2017 Project ACC Summer InstituteThe Teaching & Learning Excellence Division (TLED) and the Office of Distance & Alternative Education (ODAE) provide comprehensive support in course design, technology tools for teaching, and other high-impact practices that contribute to our Guided Pathways model at Austin Community College (ACC). We are available for various types of consultations to provide just-in-time assistance and support for your teaching. Review our robust options by visiting:

Teaching Consultations & Support


Creating traditional assessments that focus on recall and memorization of facts can be tempting to use for mobile learning. In fact, in 2020, 51% of ACC faculty reported the need to learn more about online testing for remote teaching. However, alternative assessments such as portfolios, presentations, and more give students a chance to apply higher ordered thinking and are just as well supported by technologies used for mobile learning. Review the resources below to learn more about alternative assessments.