Students by now are familiar with the Blackboard Learning System. Google offers desktop publishing options for homework assignments. This is a no-cost option every student has. Google Drive is our unlimited storage provider and is where you should save all your files. It has an added bonus of versioning those files so you can see what you saved before and revert your file to previous versions. Detailed instructions on Google Drive are provided. Group meetings can be accomplished with Google Meet. Access Google Drive. Make certain you log in with your ACNetID and Password, and that you switch to that account if you are logged in with a personal Gmail Account. Here is a link to a video that provides a student overview of how to access all of these tools.
Be sure to work with your faculty member as to how your class will be conducted. They will instruct you which way they will communicate and access the class if it changes to a tech-supported learning method.
The Student & Faculty Help Center is located in the Ware Student Commons, Underground (Basement) on the Washington Street Campus. Hours of operation are:
806-371-5992 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Accommodations will continue to be available and disAbility Services will continue to assist you in learning remotely. If you need additional support or information, contact disAbility Services at (806) 345-5639 or (806) 557-0195. You may also contact Sherri ODaniel, Coordinator at email@example.com; Pam Jackson, Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Danette White, Administrative Assistant at email@example.com.
The library has an open chat feature on our website https://actx.edu/library as well is in the Library tab of Blackboard. Librarians can help you find sources, create citations, and other research needs. AC Librarians will be manning the chat box during normal Library business hours, but the chat is staffed with research professionals outside of normal business hours as well. It is available until 2AM Sunday Thursday and until Midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. While the Library is open, you can contact us by calling (806) 371-5468 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Our normal hours are Monday & Wednesday 8:30 A 12:00 P
We could also provide one-on-one reference assistance through Collaborate if a student prefers face-to-face instruction. We will provide the student the link though email.
We have tutorials! We have tutorials on how to research, information on Google Drive Apps, as well as how to research and use our databases. Check them out in the Library tab of Blackboard.
We have eBook collections through Harrington Consortium and EBSCO. You can find links to our electronic books here: https://www.actx.edu/library/books.
Last, but definitely not least, the databases are online collections of information. Use of these resources can continue as usual.
You still have access to free tutoring from AC's professional and peer tutors through the Academic Success Centers. Tutorials can be in person or remote and are available by appointment (preferred) or walk-in.
Please go to www.actx.edu/successcenters/scheduling to schedule an appointment and to verify hours of operation for each center.
You can also email email@example.com anytime or call 371-5458 to learn more.
Math is walk in only Join their Zoom Room at https://zoom.us/j/541139851 Monday - Saturday 9a-8p.
Gmail, Google Drive, Docs, Meet, Sheets, and Presentations Leverage the power of Google! Your ACNetID@amarillocollege.com account is a Google account. With access to an Office like suite for documents, spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations. It isn't an exact copy, some functionality you are used to in MS Office is different in the Google G Suite of tools. Explore the apps Google offer and the possibilities they bring to your Technology Assisted Learning environment.
Amarillo College provides free home access to Office 365. The Office 365 Suite contains multiple applications. Learn how to request Office 365 here.
For most of you the big three are Word, Excel and PowerPoint. You can use the online versions or you can install Office. This suite can help you when working remotely on your Technology Assisted Learning classes. In addition to a word processing and presentation tools, Teams allows for collaborative online meeting places. OneDrive is online storage that allows for file sharing.
Links provided below are currently free and not associated with Amarillo College. Please be aware of any potential cost, that might be added after the free period has ended.