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Instructional Technology Knowledge Base
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Packback is an education technology platform that builds “smart” discussion communities to allow professors to promote and assess critical thinking in students. Packback builds artificial intelligence to automate activities required to maintain and facilitate academically rigorous discussions.
Panopto is an asynchronous video communication tool, enabling the creation and sharing of on-demand videos and screen recordings, as well as one-to-many live streaming.
As the ACC Learning Management System, Blackboard provides countless features and tools to deliver your class either fully-online or in a hybrid format.
Class for Zoom
With Class, instructors can add teaching and learning tools to Zoom. Faculty can take attendance, hand out assignments, give a quiz, grade work. Class gives you more control to arrange your students in different ways and keep track of attendance and discussions.
These core knowledge base articles provide essential guidance to faculty in preparing for the start of a new term.
Faculty have a number of resources/materials to pull from for use in your course curriculum.
Faculty, staff, and students have access to GSuite, a set of tools that promotes collaboration and sharing among peers. These tools can be seamlessly integrated into your course.
VidGrid is a cloud-based lecture capture solution that allows you to record videos of yourself or your screen, publish them to the cloud, and then share the videos with your students through Blackboard.
Zoom is the newest web conferencing solution supported at ACC. While many of it's core functions are self-explanatory, these articles provide additional support on using the tool in courses.
iPads in the Classroom
Training & resources on how to best integrate iPads into teaching & learning.
HUE HD Pro Document Camera
Document cameras provide faculty the ability to write on a tabletop surface and display the content to a projector or web conferencing platform.
Adobe Creative Suite
Austin Community College is an Adobe Creative Campus, making the Creative Suite available to faculty, staff, and students at reduced or no cost.
WebEx is one of the supported web-conferencing solutions at ACC. From holding virtual office hours to delivering a real-time class session or meeting, WebEx has a variety of features to support you, including it's integration with Google Calendar.
Communicating with Students
There are a number of ways and resources on how to best communicate with your students.
VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video
Measuring and monitoring student performance in a course can come in a variety of formats. These articles provide guidance on student performance.
This category provides knowledge base articles on how to set-up and deliver tests/exams through Blackboard or other means.
Ensuring that courses and course materials are accessible for all students provides everyone with an equitable opportunity for student success.
Softchalk will no longer be available to ACC beginning on August 31, 2023.
Padlet is an online bulletin board accessible on any device via a web link or the Padlet app. Padlet supports collaboration and interaction.
Who to Contact
You are not alone! There are many support groups on campus that can assist with teaching practices, technology, and teaching remotely.