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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

How to Use the Semester Prep Page

Please visit the links in the left-hand menu for helpful information to assist you in preparing for the upcoming semester.

Faculty support is available for every aspect of teaching. Please see below for the list of available options.

If you still have questions regarding faculty support, you can submit a faculty mojo ticket.


Faculty Consultations Available January 8th – January 12th

Faculty Consultations are available starting Monday, January 8th, 2024 through Friday, January 12th, 2024 from 11AM-12PM.

All faculty are welcome to consult with Distance Education Instructional Designers (IDs) to help you prepare for the upcoming semester. For additional consultation options for faculty, please visit the Teaching Consultations & Support page.

Register Here

Remote Recess Semester Prep Sessions

Join TLED Instructional Designers, Richard Palmer and Stephanie Bogdanich, to watch recorded sessions from December on two commonly requested semester prep topics.

    • 11am – 12pm: Panopto: Accessing Migrated VidGrid Content & Replacing Links in Blackboard
    • 12pm – 1pm: Blackboard Course Copy Best Practices

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Educational Technology Support

Educational Technologists are located on each campus and the teams provide faculty – and staff – training and support on Blackboard and other academic technologies, classroom AV, and provide technology that can be checked out to support instruction. The Educational Technology Support team can be reached with a central phone number for support across the District – 512-223-0111.

As of Monday, January 8, all campus Faculty Resource Centers have been rebranded as Teaching & Learning Centers (TLCs).

While Teaching & Learning Centers continue to serve as a single point of support for faculty and staff, TLCs include the following changes:

    • Spaces will be set aside for faculty to bring their own laptop. With a provided external monitor, keyboard, and mouse, users can take advantage of a drop-in workspace in close proximity to Educational Technologists.
    • Furniture will be updated to encourage collaboration between faculty, staff, and students.

Many of the Teaching & Learning Centers have already been remodeled and others are scheduled to be remodeled in the next year.

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. Faculty can visit their campus Teaching & Learning Center (TLC) to check out technology. Visit Check Out Equipment for more details.

Winter Intersession Hours:

Dec. 18th through Dec. 21st: All campus locations will be closed to walk-in support. Phone support will be available.

Jan. 3rd through Jan. 5th: All campus locations will be closed to walk-in support. Phone support will be available.

Jan. 8th through Jan. 13th: Return to normal hours for phone and walk-in support.

    • Mon through Fri: 8am to 5pm (in-person/virtual) & 5pm to 9pm (virtual only)
    • Sat: 8am to 5pm (virtual only)

ACC Library Services

E-resources are available any time through the library website at And as always, chat live with a librarian is available 24/7.

  • Information literacy instruction from faculty librarians is available in-person, online, or asynchronously by request.
  • Faculty, we need to hear from you! Our faculty librarians are each assigned to select library materials and resources for specific subjects and disciplines. Contact your subject specialist with any questions or requests for materials.
  • Our award-winning research success tutorials are available to support you and your students – you can embed them in your course, link from the syllabus, or assign them as needed.
  • Librarians create and maintain subject guides for all areas of study, and you can request one be created specifically for your class or assignment by contacting any librarian.

Winter Intersession Hours:

Over the Winter Intersession, the library’s 24/7 chat service will remain available for library assistance.

Dec. 11th through Jan. 7th: All campus libraries will be closed.

Jan. 8th through Jan. 12th: All campus libraries will be open 8am-5pm.

Jan. 16th: Regular hours resume.

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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:

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