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Semester Prep

Getting your semester started can take some planning but there’s plenty of support.

Meet with an Instructional Designer

TLED instructional designers are available to meet with you to help you plan course activities, design your syllabus and/or offer ideas on engaging students and instructional strategies. Instructional designers can also help you redesign a course. Contact an instructional designer.

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One-on-One Reference Help

Reference help is available via chat, email, phone and in-person. Visit the Ask a Librarian page for detailed contact information.

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FacultyEnlight/Order Textbooks

Check with your department on specific details for ordering textbooks. Books are ordered through FacultyEnlight. If you need help using FacultyEnlight, please visit the quickstart page for FacultyEnlight.

 

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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 page for students.

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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.

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Faculty Resource Centers

Every ACC Campus maintains a Faculty Resource Center with up-to-date computer software and technology, and instructional equipment. Faculty Instructional Support Specialists are available for on-hand assistance. View the Faculty Resource Center page for locations and hours.

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Create a website

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

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Testing Information for Faculty

ACC Testing Centers are available at every campus and offer a variety of testing services. Learn more about ACC Testing Centers.

Teaching an Online Course?

Before an ACC faculty member can teach online, the Distance Learning Instruction Series (DLIS) must be completed. The DLIS is an online training required for any faculty member wanting to teach online. To get enrolled into the DLIS training, please visit the ACC Workshop database page.

Questions about the DLIS training? Please contact Michelle Escudier at michelle.escudier@austincc.edu

 

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Visit the Teaching Online at ACC page for comprehensive information on ACC Distance Education.

Development Opportunities

It’s never too late to start thinking and planning for your development as a faculty member. Visit our Events Calendar to see a full listing of current and upcoming offerings.

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