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Teaching Consultations & Support

The 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). Our teams are available for various types of consultations to provide just-in-time assistance and support to faculty for their teaching. Review our robust options below.

 

Academic Technology * Distance Education

Faculty Development  *   Library Services * Experiential Learning

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Office of Academic Technology (OAT) provides resources and services to support teaching and learning in the face-to-face and online environments. We are available to help faculty address their instructional needs, use classroom technologies, and connect to computing resources. We also have dedicated staff that consult on projects that promote academic success for students.

Connect with Faculty Instructional Support Specialists

 

Get Help with AIP

Adoption & Insight Portal (AIP) is Barnes and Noble’s textbook selection software. We can help you get started.

Get Blackboard Help

    • Course Copy
    • Blackboard Collaborate
    • Creating Announcements
    • Grade Center
    • Course Alerts
    • Uploading Assignments
    • Technical Issues
    • Training

 

Get Help with Tools

Mediasite, VidGrid, Respondus, Adobe Creative Cloud, iPads, Softchalk, Google Suite (Google Doc, Calendar, Sites, etc), Padlet, Zoom, and more!

Get Web Conferencing Support

Help is available for classes, administrative meetings, and special events.

Request Help

Our trained Faculty Instructional Support Specialists are ready to assist.

Submit Request

Consultations Available

Assistance is available for different types of instructional projects:

    • Integrating technology into a course as a full course redesign or an individual module/activity
    • Video/image/3D graphic animation production
    • Instructional Website Development
    • Integrating open educational resources (OER) or Inclusive Access/First Day into your course

 

Schedule a Consultation

Our knowledgeable staff are ready to help with your instructional project.

Request a Consultation

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The Office of Distance and Alternative Education (ODAE) works diligently to provide comprehensive support services for potential and current distance education faculty.

Consultations Available

  • Online/Hybrid Course Design Support
      • Blackboard Collaborate: Announcements, Discussion Board & VoiceThread
      • Google Hangouts & Meet
      • Email Templates
      • Online Course Redesign Academy (OCRA)
  • Online Testing Tools Support
      • Creating Tests, Surveys, and Pools in Blackboard
      • Respondus Lockdown Browser & Respondus Monitor
      • Alternative Assessments

Need to redesign your course for online learning? Please submit the form below.

Submit Form

  • Lecture Capture/Presentation Tool Support
      • VidGrid
  • Accessibility Support
      • Accessibility Checking for PDF, Word & PowerPoint Documents
      • Blackboard Ally
      • Blackboard Adaptive Release
  • Quality Matters (QM)
      • QM Point of Contact
      • QM Certification & Training
      • QM Course Redesign Support

      To schedule a consultation for any of the topics listed above, please email:

      dlstaff@austincc.edu

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The Office of Faculty Development (OFD) encourages and supports the continuous acquisition of knowledge and skills by coordinating and providing the highest quality professional development opportunities for faculty.

Consultations Available

  • Teaching Best Practices & Strategies:
      • Promoting equity in your classroom
      • Culturally responsive teaching
      • Active and collaborative Learning
      • Classroom management
      • Andragogy
  • Discuss ways to transfer in class engagement techniques to the online environment
  • Faculty Portfolio and Professional Development Plan
  • Faculty Leadership: Sabbatical, Faculty Talent Onboarding, Faculty Learning Communities, Faculty Interest Groups, Teaching & Learning Academy

Library ServicesA librarian helping a student supports teaching and learning at Austin Community College (ACC) by offering services and programs that will help faculty and students attain a successful learning experience.

Consultations Available

  • Creating customized library instruction videos and class guides
  • Finding discipline-specific streaming media to assign to students for “class” viewing
  • Identifying discipline-specific web content with more active content such as virtual activities (tutorials, tours, etc.)
  • Scheduling online information literacy sessions for classes
  • Matching library tutorials to general student learning outcomes
  • Using online content from the Library’s web-based subscription resources
  • Using our online subject and class guides designed specifically for ACC coursework
  • Identifying and assistance in vetting Open Educational Resources (OER) to replace or supplement textbooks

Students filming in a television production classThe Office of Experiential Learning (OEL) provides services to Austin Community College (ACC) academic departments to develop and maintain cooperative education programs. Cooperative education experiences can be a key part of a students’ academic career that can lead to hands-on experience, networking opportunities and potentially a future job.

Internships

The OEL Internships Program provides support services to ACC academic departments to develop and maintain internships. Our Internship Program also assists city, state, and county agencies, companies, and non-profits to develop internships programs and connect them to ACC departments with student interns. Support includes assistance with finding internship opportunities, training faculty for their internship practicum instructor role and provide ongoing support.

ACC departments or faculty wanting to start an internship program can get the process started by requesting a consultation via email:

Request a Consultation

Service-Learning

Service-Learning is a form of experiential learning that integrates community service into the curricular objectives of an academic course. Students work directly with local organizations to benefit their cause while gaining a better understanding of how the content they learn at ACC can be used to generate real world change. The OEL Service-Learning Program is available to help you every step of the way by providing faculty training, and assistance in connecting with community partners.

To get the process started, please schedule an appointment online:

Schedule a Consultation

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Technology Help

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Blackboard Help

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Faculty Events Calendar

View our Faculty Events Calendar for:

      • Upcoming professional development opportunities
      • Important College dates & deadlines
      • Self-paced & archived training

This calendar is interactive and offers users the ability to sort by topic as well as overlap events with your Google Calendar. Bookmark this URL for quick access: tled.austincc.edu/calendar.

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