Visit TLED’s Teaching Online Continuity Guide to find resources and support for transitioning courses to a virtual learning environment. Collegewide updates are available on the Austin Community College COVID-19 webpage.

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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:

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Course Evaluation Link Added

All course evaluations are online and available through Blackboard. Your Blackboard course has the evaluation link already added to the course. For questions about course evaluation, please email:

Streaming Videos in your Blackboard Course

If you have previously had videos streaming in your Blackboard course that were stored on the ACC Multimedia server, those videos have been migrated to Mediasite, and can be integrated directly into Blackboard. For information about Mediasite, please visit the Tools: Lecture Capture page.

If you are interested in streaming new videos in your Blackboard course, either recorded lectures or other video content, ACC offers two lecture capture options. For information about lecture capture tools at ACC, please visit the Tools: Lecture Capture page.

Bb Annotate

Blackboard will replace the inline grading tool called New Box View with Bb Annotate on August 10th.

Secure Recording Links in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Public access to recordings will be off by default for new sessions.

Course Analytics Reports

Coming this fall, students and instructors will have access to integrated reports from Blackboard Analytics for Learn.

Bug Fixes

Many bug fixes were implemented. See link below for more details.


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

Teaching Online Continuity Guide (TOCG)

Visit TLED’s Teaching Online Continuity Guide to find resources and support for transitioning courses to a virtual learning environment. Support includes training, testing options for online courses, webconferencing tools, and additional resources.

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 Instructional 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 are available on the Teaching Online Continuity Guide Testing 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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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.

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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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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.

Professional Development

Teaching Online

The Teaching Online Continuity Guide (TOCG) is a comprehensive guide to help you transform your face-to-face course to online, including training opportunities.


Workshop Database

The ACC Workshop Database maintains a list of professional development workshops available for ACC employees. An ACCeID is needed for registration.


TLED Calendar

Visit the Teaching & Learning Excellence Division (TLED) calendar for professional development opportunities including special programs for faculty.


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.



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