Remote Learning or Synchronous Instruction: The same as a standard course only on Zoom. Students will log-in during class hours and be lectured face-to-face with an instructor digitally. Canvas and additional remote-access tools may be used.
Online or Asynchronous Instruction: A traditional, fully-distanced, online course. Students will have a series of tasks or modules to complete each week but may do so on their own time. Online courses are delivered entirely on Canvas, though they may use additional online tools.
On-Campus: Limited in-person, face-to-face, instruction. On-campus courses will be limited to specific programs as identified by the college.
I want to wish faculty a warm return to the fall semester and another opportunity to create impact together with our students. Despite an ongoing pandemic and the reality of family and friends being directly impacted by COVID, we have always been able to count on our SAC family. And that commitment to your health and support continues.
Throughout our transition into a remote world, I heard inspiring stories of faculty who met the diverse needs of students with compassion and creativity and it is making a difference in their lives! I want to encourage faculty that we are here for your support as well and to empower your innovation in teaching. You remain the HEART of this institution and I feel confident that we will continue to ensure student success in this new reality!
Happy Fall 2020 Semester! I am pleased to share with you our NEW Instructional Technology Support Resource site! Instructional Technology can leverage teaching in a number of ways regardless of the classroom format. This site will serve as an one stop shop highlighting useful technology systems and services. The Resource Repository contains teaching, learning, and technology resources and help files to support high-quality instruction.
Tech Support Zoom Remote Information Center
Monday-Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
* Click on the link to be directed to IIC Zoom Meeting Room
Faculty Support via Zoom
Faculty Remote Information Center
Faculty can reach our support for general questions via our Faculty Support via email (email@example.com) or our virtual zoom rooms below.
Zoom Room Hours:
Faculty Remote Information Center-Zoom Room 1
Faculty Remote Information Center-Zoom Room 2
Faculty Remote Information Center-Zoom Room 3
Alamo Colleges Advocacy Referral
Please submit this form for students who may need assistance outside of the 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.
The SAC Cares office will continue to support students, faculty, and staff remotely until further notice. For assistance with petitions, non-academic grievances, or Title IX holds please contact the SAC Cares office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
College Resource Guide
SAC Resource Guide for Spring 2020
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.
San Antonio College Distance Learning Handbook Page 8
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