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Instructional Materials

PDeveloping instructional materials can be a daunting project. For assistance on developing instructional materials please visit the Teaching Consultations & Support page to schedule a consultation.  To view a repository of instructional media projects produced by TLED in collaboration with ACC faculty and staff, please visit our Learning Depot.

Faculty librarians are also available to assist with materials needed to support courses via chat, email, and phone through the Ask a Librarian page. You can also find the Faculty Librarian at your Campus.

Faculty Librarians by Area of Study and Faculty Librarians by Subject Expertise are also available.

Open Educational Resources

Student holding a signOpen Educational Resources (OER) are low-cost or free resources in the public domain that are used for teaching, learning, and research. They include a variety of content and formats under Creative Commons or open use licensing, from textbooks to simulations to assessment tools.

OER are an option for faculty to teach their courses. OER offers reduced or zero cost to students when it comes to course books and other materials.

Open Educational Resources (OER) at ACC

First Day

Highland campusFirst Day is a program where the cost of digital course materials is included with class fees for a particular class or program. Students receive digital versions of the physical textbook that may include additional educational resources such as workbooks, problem sets, tutorials, video, simulations, and interactive software.

Digital textbooks have many features that allow students to interact with your class content like never before. Standard features include highlighting, annotation, search functions, and multimedia links. All First Day materials are easy to access through our Blackboard learning management system.



Stacks of booksThe Adoption & Insight Portal (AIP) is Barnes and Noble’s textbook selection software (B&N manages ACC’s brick and mortar bookstores). It offers a more streamlined integration between ACC’s textbook selection process and B&N’s order management system. Using AIP will also help students view the correct information (textbook and associated costs) when they click on the ‘Textbooks’ links provided in ACC’s online Course Schedule and ensure that B&N has the correct books/materials available for students.

Access the NEW Adoption and Insight Portal

Need help? Contact the Office of Academic Technology by submitting this request form.

All staffed sections are required to have materials/textbooks ordered by the first day of registration for each semester.

For specific instructions on ordering textbooks, please contact your department.



Faculty Enlight is no longer used for textbook selection. The AIP replaces Faculty Enlight as of Spring 2021.

ACC Library Services for Faculty

A librarian helping a studentACC Library has a variety of resources available to faculty for instructional materials.

You can contact Faculty Librarians for assignment and syllabus collaboration to fit your student learning outcomes and request hands-on information literacy sessions for your class. Faculty Librarian Subject Experts are also available to assist faculty.

Part of Library Services is access to databases:

A-Z Databases – Listed by database name alphabetically. Databases can also be browsed by subject.

You can also search the Library.

Library Resources:

Copyright & Fair Use

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A critically important of developing or using instructional materials in your teaching is to become knowledgable about Copyright & Fair Use at ACC. We have an ACC Copyright Officer to help with questions and resources.


Courtney Mlinar,  ACC Copyright Officer
Phone: (512) 223-9433
Location: Elgin Campus Library

Instructional Video

Lecture Capture

ACC offers the Lecture Capture tool Panopto to help faculty develop instructional videos as part of their course materials. Panopto can be used for recording lectures and then making them available online for students.

Panopto can be used to record a welcome video for your students and sharing your recorded course lectures.

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Training & Support

To request help for using lecture capture tools, please submit the following form:

Submit Request 

Streaming Video and Audio

If you already have a video or audio in mind that you’d like to show your students but need to stream it online or request permission to share it from the owner, please submit the following form to request help:

Request Streaming for Video and Audio

See Examples

To view a repository of instructional video projects produced by TLED Academic Technology in collaboration with ACC faculty and staff, please visit our Learning Depot.

The Instructional Media Production team behind the scenes

Captioning Services

All media used in teaching and learning should be captioned. Captioning services are available to faculty and staff. Submit the following form to request these services:

Media Captioning Request

Development Tools

Faculty can use the following tools to provide information to students about their courses and also to support student learning.

Blackboard can be used to add course content to online, hybrid and face-to-face classes. Blackboard includes discussion forms, wikis, quizzes, and journals as well. An online gradebook is helpful to students so that they know their progress in your course.

Respondus 4.0 is a software tool to develop and manage exams and is available free to ACC faculty for both your office and home computer. Respondus also enables instructors to upload exams into Blackboard without having to retype those questions in Blackboard. Then, in Blackboard make the exam secure using the Blackboard Respondus LockDown Browser tool.

Google Sites is an easy way to create an online presence for yourself and the courses you teach. Use google sites to create a webpage about yourself, and upload course syllabi and your biography. This is a great way to let your current and prospective students become familiar with your expectations.

Panopto is a lecture capture tool that help you record videos for your courses.

Visit the Teaching Consultations & Support page to get help using these tools.