IVCC Learning Resources - Moving your content online

Content on this faculty page and the student resources page will be constantly changing. 

CETLA Hours

Week of March 30 - M-Th, 8-4; F 8-12

Week of April 6 – M-Th 9-3; F 9-12

CETLA services are always available by appointment daytime, evening, and weekend

815-224-0530; www.ivcc.edu/cetla

CETLA Blog: https://spark.adobe.com/page/vvJBww6HFQGqa/?w=0_8184

IT Help Desk (Faculty, Staff) 815-224-0555

Retention Alert

This short-term alert process will allow you to make an alert for which a staff member will make an attempt to reach a student by phone and email.  If you are already intervening through phone and email, we may not be able to help.  However, if you would like reinforcement or would like to delegate attempting contact with a student, please submit an alert. 

Please be sure to select the appropriate reason(s) for the alert.  You may indicate more than one alert on the form.

Retention alert web page and form link:  www.ivcc.edu/retentionalert

Student Learning Resources Page

Links to Learning Resources department sites, providing information about hours and services, Student Learning Resources Page

Student Help Desk 815-224-0318; SHD Website (Hours)

Faculty Web Pages

If you need to update your faculty web page, here is a how-to guide: Faculty web page how-to

Faculty web page directory

Faculty Laptop Loaners

If you would like to request a laptop, email Patrice Hess, patrice_hess@ivcc.edu.

Access IVCC Accounts and Instructional Technology Tools

CETLA Technology Tools and Resources

  • Login links to Blackboard, Email, WebAdvisor, and Zoom
  • Handouts for how to access accounts, use Blackboard, Outlook, WebAdvisorCreating a Basic Instructional VideoBasic PowerPoint and Zoom. If you do not have a college account to Zoom, create a free one using the options provided on the Zoom website.  A free account still provides up to 40 minutes of a webinar session and recording and up to 100 participants.  A pro account provides more features but college accounts are limited.  If you need a pro account request it via email, patrice_hess@ivcc.edu
  • A gentle reminder: A smart phone with limited data may be a student's only access to the internet; consider how video, reading, and doing assignments may be impacted by this.  Students may have very limited data and bandwidth and may not be able to stream or download video content of any sort.

Suggestions for moving your content online:

  • Go easy on yourself and on your students; getting thrown into using technology may be challenging for all of us.
  • Avoid immediate in-depth research of excellent online teaching and learning; it may overwhelm you.  If you are going to read anything, consider Applying the Seven Principles for Good Practice to the Online Classroom; these basics will be helpful.  Then, think about your online content in the scope of:
    • one week at a time
    • strategies to stay in communication with students (email, announcements in Blackboard)
    • strategies to keep students engaged in the content through whatever materials and means they may have available to them
  • Before creating new online content, check your textbook publisher's website for free instructor and student tools.  Copy links and make them available to students in emails, announcements, and in Blackboard.
  • Move quizzes, tests, and other evaluation online with the reminder that academic integrity may be compromised by not proctoring.  Yet, under pressure is not the best time to introduce tools like Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor.  If you have high stakes evaluations and need proctoring tools, work with CETLA staff to get everything setup properly.
  • Consider recording very brief videos on your smart phone before recording full length lectures.  Supplement with text material or other sources until your lectures can resume.  Please also remember to make video or audio accessible to students with hearing impairments, we need to provide captioning or transcripts.  As you create or use video, make sure captioning or transcripts are available.
    • If you are already using Zoom and hosting recorded lectures on YouTube, great.
    • Please refrain from recording and uploading lengthy videos to Blackboard.
    • Students may have very limited data and bandwidth and may not be able to stream or download video content of any sort.