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Teaching Online: Continuity Guide-Training

Several training options are available to help faculty with online teaching. All training is online. Trainings are updated each week.

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The Teaching & Learning Excellence Division (TLED) and the Office of Distance & Alternative Education (ODAE) provide comprehensive support in course design, technology tools for teaching, and other high-impact practices that contribute to our Guided Pathways model at Austin Community College (ACC). We are available for various types of consultations to provide just-in-time assistance and support for your teaching. Review our robust options by visiting:

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Fall Training Sessions: Deaf/Hard of Hearing Student in My Class – What do I do? Hours: 1.5

Join us for an opportunity to get your questions answered about having a deaf/hard of hearing (hh) student in your class. Will there be interpreters? Will there be a CART provider? What does that entail? How do I get my lectures captioned? Bring your questions and we will have a robust discussion of the whats, hows, and whys. Bring your ideas, too. We’ll talk about platforms and the pros/cons of each one available to us. One size does not fit all.

Ginger Bennett has worked with ACC Interpreter Services for over 15 years. The variety of settings has given her many opportunities to receive feedback from students, instructors, and interpreters about what went well. Prior to ACC, Ginger worked in the public education sector and as an independent contractor. Every day is a new challenge and a new moment to do better.


This workshop will be held virtually via Zoom. Please register and then use the access link below for the following workshop dates:

Date: October 22nd, 2020
Time: 9:00am-10:30am


Date: November 12th, 2020
Time: 9:00am-10:30am


Remote Recess Sessions

Remote Recess sessions offer an opportunity for faculty to gather online and learn something new in a low-stakes, casual, and FUN way. Each session will focus on a topic (like Blackboard Collaborate), will start with a short demo, then the facilitator will open the session to Q&A. Participants are encouraged to share tips and tricks as we all learn how to teach remotely together. These sessions are designed to help you decide how and when to use certain technologies and activities online.

No registration required, just meet us on the “playground”!

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Title Recess Host Day/Time Access
Using Padlet for discussion and formative assessment Julia Maffei Wed 9/30
11am – 12pm
Coming Soon!
FlipGrid Video Response Janine Rudnick Wed 10/7
11am – 12pm

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Recreating the “classroom” atmosphere remotely David Thornberry Wed 10/21
11am – 12pm
Coming Soon!

Additional Synchronous Training

Blackboard is also offering free online training: See more details.

Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor online training: See more details.