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Semester Prep

Getting your semester started can take some planning but there’s plenty of support. Do you have a suggestion for this page? Please email:

New for Spring 2021

January 2021

Please refer to this PDF document: Reminder Blackboard Unavailability that outlines details on Blackboard updates conducted during the winter interim.

August 2020

Please refer to this PDF document: Blackboard August 2020 Upgrade for complete details on the bug fixes and features.

Questions about Blackboard updates can be sent to

Review your Course Evaluation Results

Course evaluation results for Fall Semester 2020 are available. Please review your results to help update your courses. Visit the Course Evaluation Results page for a detailed explanation of the report format and ratings. For any questions about course evaluation results and ratings, please email

Teaching Online at ACC

Visit the Teaching Online at ACC page for comprehensive information on ACC Distance Education including detailed information on distance education teaching modes, Quality Matters, early intervention requests, and more.

Distance Education Semester Prep Checklist

Another useful tool is the DE Semester Prep Checklist to help you get ready for the semester. Please send any questions about the DE checklist to

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Upload your Syllabus

Part of your semester prep should be uploading a copy of your class syllabus to Lighthouse. Use your ACCeID and password to access Lighthouse. A tutorial page is available for Lighthouse.

Need help with uploading your syllabus to Lighthouse? Contact a Faculty Instructional Support Specialist by submitting this request form.

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Check Out Equipment

Do you need a webcam, ipad or headset? The Office of Academic Technology has these and many other items available for check out. See the complete list and submit the Check Out Equipment form to reserve an available item, and schedule a pick time.

Note: The only location available for pick up is the Highland Business Center (HBC).

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Testing Information for Faculty

ACC Testing Centers are currently closed on campuses. A comprehensive list of testing options is available on the Testing Guide page, including how to use technology tools like Respondus Lockdown Browser.

Library Services

Expert Faculty Librarians are available for:



Contact an Expert Faculty Librarian

Visit the Ask a Librarian page for detailed contact information to set up a meeting and get started.

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First Day Classes

First Day is a program where the cost of digital course materials is included with students’ class fees for a particular class or program. Students will have access to course materials from the very first day. For more information visit the First Day Classes page for students.

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Create a Website

Consider creating a google website with information about yourself, the courses you teach and other helpful information to help your students get started on the right path. Need help with creating a Google Site? Request help from a Faculty Instructional Support Specialist.

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Teaching Tools

Review the Tools page for a list of technology tools available for teaching and learning. These include Blackboard Learn, Google Sites, Mediasite, VidGrid, Respondus, Softchalk, web conferencing tools, and more. If you need help using these tools, request help from a Faculty Instructional Support Specialist.

Get Help

Technology Help

View the technology help options available.


Blackboard Help

Visit the comprehensive list for Blackboard help.


Teaching Consultations

View the topics available for consultations and support.


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:

Get event updates in your inbox weekly.

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