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ACC Learning Resources
Refer to the ACC website for a comprehensive list of student resources.
Students may purchase textbooks, software, and other instructional supplies online from the ACC Bookstore. Textbooks for DL courses with on-campus orientations may also be purchased at the campus bookstore where the orientation is held, or at the Rio Grande Bookstore for DL courses with online orientations.
DL students have access to computing resources on-campus to complete course assignments, write papers, conduct research, use specialized course software, search the Internet, and communicate with their professors and classmates.
DL students have online access to Library resources and services, in addition to on-campus services. Reference help, document delivery of articles and books, article databases, live chat, and more are all accessible online. Students may also for assistance.
Most DL students, including online (ONL) students, use the Academic Testing Centers to fulfill course examination requirements. Testing Centers are located at all full-time ACC campuses, and at the Fredericksburg, Round Rock, and San Marcos ACC Centers.
Students outside the Austin area may be allowed to complete course exams at another testing center through the Distance Testing program. Instructor approval is required. Students are encouraged to discuss testing options with the instructor before registering for a class.
Learning Labs provide one-on-one and group tutoring, as well as tutor-lead study groups in a variety of subject areas. Labs are located at all full-time ACC campuses, as well as at the Round Rock Center.
- Learning Lab Hours of Operation
- Learning Lab Locations
- SMARTHINKING (Online Tutoring)
ACC offers students 15 hours of free access to SMARTHINKING a semester. Live, one-on-one help is available in the following areas: Writing, Grammar, Mathematics, Statistics, Accounting, Spanish, and Economics. SMARTHINKING also offers an Online Writing Lab to assist students with writing essays and papers in many disciplines. Students contact the Learning Labs for account Username/Password and login instructions.
Polices & Procedures
Refer to the ACC Student Handbook for academic guidelines, policies, and procedures.
ACC Polices & Procedures
ACC Student ID Cards
Students must show a Student ID Card to use ACC Computer Labs, Testing Centers, and Libraries. Students can come to any campus Admissions & Records Office one business day after registering for classes to have a photo ID card issued. Students must present a valid state or federally issued photo ID, such as a Driver's License, to receive their permanent ACC Student ID card.
Student Evaluation of Faculty
Faculty evaluations are conducted each semester. During the evaluation period, students login to Online Services and choose "Distance Learning" from the Faculty Evaluation menu. After selecting the term, a list of the student's DL courses will be displayed, along with the instructors' names. The student selects each course/instructor, completes the evaluation, and submits it. Refer to the DL Faculty Evaluation Tutorial for additional instructions. Note: Once an evaluation has been submitted, the student is no longer able to evaluate that course/instructor. Students cannot complete an evaluation after receiving a final grade for a course.
Visit the Student Support & Success Systems website for detailed information about the support services available for ACC students.
Find out if your technical skills and experience meet the needs of distance education courses at ACC. This assessment will help you identify skills areas where you may need some help, and direct you to free online tutorials to help you get up to speed.
The ACCeID gives students access to most online applications including Blackboard, ACC Online Services, Library services, and Wireless access. Refer to the website for instructions to activate an ACCeID and manage your password, as well as FAQs and contact information for assistance. Refer to the support website for instructions to activate an ACCeID and manage your password, as well as FAQs and contact information for assistance.
ACCmail (Student Email)
All actively enrolled students receive an ACCmail email account, and are required to use it to communicate with instructors and staff. ACC also sends important announcements and emergency information to students' ACCmail accounts. Refer to the support website for instructions and FAQs.
ACC Online Services
Students can use Online Services to check schedules, register and drop classes, make tuition payments, check Financial Aid status, view grades and unofficial transcripts, refer to academic counseling plans, and evaluate DL course instructors.
Blackboard is a course management system used to supplement the delivery of many of ACC's DL and on-campus courses. Not every Distance Learning instructor uses Blackboard. To find out if your course is taught using Blackboard, complete your mandatory DL Course Orientation—Blackboard information will be provided if applicable to your class.
Support for course-specific instructional applications and software used by students and faculty in ACC Computer Labs to complete course assignments, tutoring modules, or to supplement instruction.
ITV Viewing Information
Instructional Television courses are conducted using a series of pre-recorded video telecourse programs, which may be viewed in a variety of ways. Most programs are broadcast locally on cable television. Videotapes for all telecourse programs are available to be viewed on campus in the Media Centers. Some telecourses have been streamed, and are available to be viewed online from any computer with an Internet connection.
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