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Teaching Spaces

Teaching spaces come in a variety of options from classrooms with presentation technologies and video streaming to large lecture halls and dedicated learning spaces designed with wrap around services like the ACCelerator.

ACC staff can reserve a room through the Ad Astra Room Scheduling system. Please make your request at least 24 hrs in advance. For classroom media technology support, please submit the Request Media Help online form.

If you are planning an event at ACC, please visit the ACC Events page to find useful information to help plan your event. For event requests and services, please submit the Multimedia Events Request Form.

For questions or inquiries about specific rooms, please contact the Campus Manager from the corresponding campus.

ACCelerators

Rows of computer monitors

The ACCelerators are comprehensive learning spaces designed with wrap around student support. Tutors are available as well as academic coaches. ACCelerators are equipped with computer stations pods, study rooms, and a classroom. Visit the ACCelerator website.

On Campus Classrooms

General Classrooms

All general purpose classrooms are fully equipped with audio and video capabilities. They have ceiling mounted video projectors that are operated using a control panel on the wall or mounted in the podium.

High Tech Classrooms

These classrooms provide advanced technologies for teaching such as SmartBoards and document cameras. When not being used for classes, they are available to instructors for review sessions, seminars, exams, and other academic purposes.

computer classroom

Interactive Video Classrooms (IVC)

Interactive video classrooms (IVC) allow instructors to deliver instruction to more than one location via an Internet protocol (IP) connection. IVC is similar to face-to-face instruction with the addition of being connected to another site.

Computer Classrooms

Depending on the campus, most computer classrooms will have 10 -20 Dell Optiplex 7010 computers or equivalent.

High Tech Classroom 1304 in South Austin Campus

Virtual Teaching Spaces

In addition to classrooms well-equipped with current technologies on each campus, students and faculty can share virtual learning spaces using Blackboard, Blackboard Collaborate, and other tools. If you need help with Blackboard or Blackboard Collaborate, please contact the instructional designer on your campus.

Blackboard Learn is the Learning Management System for Austin Community College. Every face-to-face, hybrid and online course has a corresponding Blackboard course site. Blackboard is a teaching tool that enables faculty to share their course materials, and build interactive activities in a single place for teaching and learning.

Blackboard Collaborate is a real-time video conferencing tool that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact. Collaborate with the Ultra experience opens right in your browser, so you don’t have to install any software to join a session.

Contact an instructional designer to help you get started.

Multipurpose & Lecture Halls

During the calendar year and school semesters, the multipurpose halls (MPH) host a variety of events by ACC as well as Austin-area businesses and non-profit groups.

  • Conferences and guest speakers
  • Graduation commencement ceremonies
  • Live music and spoken word performances
  • Film screenings
  • Panel discussions
  • College administration events

Read the ACC campus locations and features for the multipurpose and lecture halls.