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Distance Education Faculty Resources

If you would like to suggest additional resources for distance education faculty, please email them to:

Online Course Development & Design

Do you have a face-to-face course that you’d like to transform to an online or hybrid version? Want to get started with planning a new hybrid or online course?

The Office of Distance & Alternative Education has dedicated QM certified instructional designers to help faculty with the design and development of online courses (fully online & hybrid) and the transformation of face-to-face courses to online.

Submit the form below to get started.

DE Course Redesign Request Form


Distance education advisors are available for distance education students via phone, email, and online.


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Off-Campus Lab Exercises Form

Faculty who plan to conduct lab exercises off-campus must submit a request and obtain approval prior to the lab exercise.


Note: If you have three different exercises over the course of the semester, please fill the form out with details for each exercise, three times.

Teach In-Person or Distance Learning Synchronous (DLS) Classes in the ACCelerator

Interact with students in a space that fosters dynamic learning. The ACCelerator features classrooms, study rooms, and numerous computer pod stations that can be reserved by ACC faculty and staff for a variety of purposes. Whether you want to teach an in-person or distance learning synchronous (DLS) class, hold a meeting, or do some lesson planning, you’ll be able to take full advantage of the ACCelerator’s many support services and technological resources. In addition, ACCelerator staff provides continuous technology support and training.

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Blackboard is the Learning Management of System (LMS) for the delivery of ACC courses. The following tools are part of Blackboard that can help you build robust courses, and support student success.


Blackboard Retention Center – This tool Retention Center helps faculty identify at-risk students in their course(s). Learn More

Blackboard Ally – This tool helps faculty create accessible digital content for their Blackboard course. Learn More

Distance Learning Associations

eLearning Organizations

[Publications, Research, Webinars]

Conferences in Texas

Resources to Share with Your Students

ACC student support services teams have implemented remote services to help students.

Visit Remote Student Support

Student Affairs Help Desk & Blackboard Help
The Student Affairs Help Desk can assist with questions students have about ACCmail, ACCeID, Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, and general Advising questions. 24hr Blackboard technical support is also available.


Additional Blackboard Help Options:


ACC Online Website

The ACC Online website is a one-stop-shop for distance education students. They can go to the student resources page for a list of helpful resources available to them. There is also a list of advisors and a counselor available to distance education students.


Having trouble with your ACCeID? Your ACCeID gives you access to a variety of services such as your ACCmail and Blackboard, among others. Get help with your ACCeID.


Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud is now available to ACC faculty, staff, and students at no-to-minimal cost. Learn More


365 Office Suite Free to Students

Microsoft offers their 365 Office Suite to students and teachers at no cost: Students and educators at eligible institutions can sign up for Office 365 Education for free, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and now Microsoft Teams, plus additional classroom tools. All you need is a valid school email address. It’s not a trial – so get started today.

Get Started with 365 Office Suite

Student Technology Services

Students have access to different types of technologies to support their academic success. The Student Technology Services (STS) team a centralized team within the Office of Academic Technology that focuses on facilitating access to technology devices and equipment for student use and providing support to students on using academic technologies. STS is dedicated to ensuring ACC students have the resources and support necessary to be successful.

Student Technology Services