Faculty: Remote Learning
Welcome to the NVC Remote Learning for faculty webpage. Below you will find valuable resources and information to help facilitate your online teaching experience. Please make sure to monitor your ACES email for updates from the college.
Affordable internet solutions are available.
Programs are available to bridge the digital divide by providing students and employees low-cost internet service.
Alamo Colleges District Police
Non-Emergency / Emergency Numbers
Remote Faculty Toolkit
These are faculty resources for transitioning to remote instruction.
- Teach with Technology Resources
- Creating Videos (Zoom, Power Point, Screencasting)
- Keep Teaching
- Faculty FAQs
Assistance for Students
(Form for Faculty/Staff)
Please use the form linked below for students you identify who may need assistance outside of classroom such as emergency aid, mental health support, case management, etc. This form is for faculty/staff referrals and is not intended for students to self report.
Remote Employee Toolkit
Below are links, documents, and guides to help you as we transition to working remotely. For overall information about COVID-19 go to alamo.edu/coronavirus.
You can find this information also on AlamoShare. Go to the Employee Portal for other available employee services.
NVC Tutors Online
NVC tutors are available to help students through the Brainfuse platform. Students can access Brainfuse from any Canvas course with Brainfuse enabled. Click here to see how to enable Brainfuse in your Canvas course.
If you have questions or would like instructions to post in your Canvas courses, contact Deborah Font at email@example.com
Netiquette, simply defined, means etiquette on the Internet. In an online course, you will be speaking through writing both to fellow students and instructors. It is imperative to communicate well and professionally. The golden rule of netiquette in an online class or environment is, do not do or say online what you would not do or say offline.
- Be friendly, positive and self-reflective. When people cannot see you, and do not know you, feelings can be hurt if you are not careful how you express yourself. Think before you write. Do not respond when you feel angry. Wait. Write it down somewhere and come back to it. When you do, you may find that you no longer feel the same way, after you have had time to reflect. If you still feel the need to be heard, then take time to reread and rewrite it in terms that are easily embraced. When you feel a critique is necessary, express yourself in a positive tone.
- Use proper language and titles. Do not use “text” slang or even profane words in an online education environments they will likely sound offensive to the reader. Leave the characters like smiley faces, and instant message abbreviations out. They may be interpreted as childish or too casual for the online education environment. Do not refer to your professor as "Doc" or by his or her first name, unless it is acceptable with him or her to do so. Do not use caps lock when writing, as it insinuates yelling. Always say please and thank you.
- Use effective communication. This takes practice and thoughtful writing. Try to speak and write clearly at all times. Reread before you respond. Define and restate your words when necessary. Correct a misunderstanding right away. Be mindful of chosen words and joking.
- Ask for clarification. If you are unsure of what was said, or the instructor's directions, or are trying to interpret a person's expressions, then ask again. Do not sit in silence feeling confused or offended. A simple way to do this is to say (or write), "I did not understand...", always keeping the sense of the misunderstanding on yourself.
Zoom Blog Articles
- How to Keep Uninvited Guests Out of Your Zoom Event
- Best Practices for Securing Your Virtual Classroom
The coronavirus outbreak has seen an unprecedented number of people working and learning from home, and one of the tools that is making that possible is Zoom. But if you don't take care, you could find your meetings being gate-crashed or Zoom-bombed, potentially causing havoc and mayhem. (zdnet.com)
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