This section contains links to a variety of web tutorials and guides to computer technology and software used at SBCC. They are listed below:

Classroom management, record-keeping, and student early-alert - Classroom management generally refers to those tasks that do not focus on teaching actions but on ones that are required.

  • Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) - This is a link to our SLO training materials. The SLO page includes examples of CSLOs, rubrics, and general information on student learning outcomes. The college's official list of SLOs, as well as detailed description of the SLO cycle, can be found on the college's Accreditation website.
  • Campus Pipeline Portal - This portal is a hub for connecting to all of the college's enterprise computer systems such as Google Mail, Canvas learning management system, Banner (access to rosters, submitting final grades and faculty grade packet submissions), and other important, non-teaching systems such as payroll, college financials, etc. - desktop/laptop or LIMITED mobile app
  • Submitting grade packet (records of achievement) - At the end of each semester, the college requires that each faculty member submits records of achievement (copy of gradebook in electronic form) of each section to the Faculty Grade Packet Upload Tool in Admissions & Records at ebb.sbcc.edu/gput/ . The files must be in the following formats in order to be submitted: .xls,.xlsx, .csv, .txt,.rtf,.pdf.
    • Canvas gradebooks can be downloaded/exported. See this Canvas guide for help.
    • For those that would like to convert paper gradebooks into electronic form, you may do so utilizing some of the satellite copiers around campus. Please click on the below link to access instructions:
    • goo.gl/c3RV3C
  • Positive Attendance - Some courses require recording of positive attendance. After logging into Banner, select the submit positive attendance link.  If you see a course listed, then you must enter the positive attendance data for that class. If you do not see a course listed in the positive attendance page, then you have no positive attendance recording to submit. Here are instructions and a video posted that demonstrates how to submit positive attendance.
  • Banner – Faculty members can class rosters, add authorization codes, drop students, and submit final letter grades via Banner. - desktop/laptop or LIMITED mobile app
  • Curricunet/Meta - This is the curriculum management system where the course of study outlines - CORs are stored, and where course modifications and new course proposals are submitted. - desktop/laptop
  • eLumen - This is the system for submitting course SLO scores, course improvement plans (CIPS), and participation report of department faculty - access via a link under faculty tab after logging into Campus Pipeline. - Contact the FRC for training and Dr. Michael Robinson (faculty SLO coordinator) at marobinson3[at]sbcc[dot]edu for running reports in eLumen. desktop/laptop
  • Starfish - This is an early alert retention and connect system to address student retention at the college. (starting summer or fall 2016 semester) - desktop/laptop
  • 25Live - Room Scheduling Request Tool - This tool is for SBCC faculty and staff who want to request a room on-campus during regular business hours for special events. Students should work through student clubs or the Associate Dean of Student Development's office. - desktop/laptop
  • What to include in a syllabus - some recomendations
  • End of Term Checklist - A simple checklist to remember what needs to be done at the end of the term such as submitting final grades, recording positive attendance (some classes only), uploading grades to course packet, etc.

Technology for online or on-campus instruction

  • Gmail - the college's official email system for communicating with students and other college staff - Contact the IT Helpdesk at X2215 for technical questions and the FRC for teaching/learning uses of Google apps -desktop/laptop or mobile app
  • Canvas - College’s official learning management system for online and on-campus courses. Each faculty member has a Canvas course shell for every section she teaches. Check flex website for small group Canvas workshops or contact FRC staff for an individual training appointment. - desktop/laptop and mobile app
  • Google Drive - Toolset for creating, storing and sharing classroom materials on the Web - Contact the IT Helpdesk at X2215 for technical questions and the FRC for teaching/learning uses of Google apps - desktop/laptop or mobile app
  • Office 365 Toolset for creating, storing and sharing classroom materials on the Web - Contact the IT Helpdesk at X2215 for technical questions and the FRC for teaching/learning uses of Google apps - desktop/laptop or mobile app
  • Zoom - Web conferencing software that can be used for virtual meetings such as college committees, online office hours, and online tutoring. Contact the IT Helpdesk at X2215 to set up an account. - desktop/laptop or mobile app
  • TurnItin - plagiarism prevention software system used to store students' papers and for faculty to review, grade, and provide feedback on student papers. Only faculty can submit student paper deletion requests to the Turnitin administrator. Read these directions for more information. Contact Laurie Vasquez at X2724 to set up an account. - desktop/laptop
  • LinkedIn Learning - The college has licensed all the LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) products.  It is accessible  via a link on your resources tab in Campus Pipeline. - desktop/laptop or mobile app

Mobile technologies for on-campus instruction

  • Attendance 2 - iPad/iPhone software ($5) that you can you can use to take attendance
  • Doceri - iPad software that can be used to control a classroom presentation computer, and has a built-in portable whiteboard for drawing, illustrating as well as screen/voice recording capability of iPad activity
  • Socrative - iPhone/iPad or Droid - Contingent teaching/clicker software to ask/record students' responses to questions, record queries,and for other formative assessments
  • Remind - iPhone/iPad or Droid - SMS software to send mass text messages to students via phone

Contingent Teaching, Related Methodologies, and Research Findings

Inclusive-Pedagogy Techniques

For those of you who have been participating in the Title III and perhaps Title V grant workshops on Inclusive Pedagogy that Elizabeth Imhof and others have been leading, here's a short recent article from the Chronicle of Higher Ed with some suggested tips for reaching more students with these types of techniques.
https://www.chronicle.com/ interactives/20190719_ inclusive_teaching?utm_source= at&utm_medium=en&cid=at

Classroom Discussion Techniques

Here's a short article from the Chronicle of Higher Ed that includes some strategies for improving class discussions.
Agile Teaching Guide

From the Chronicle of Higher Education - The Professor's Guide to Agile Teaching
"In this new guide, you'll learn the value of agile teaching and how the best professors improve student outcomes by nimbly addressing their students' needs in real time."

Creating Course Web-based Materials

  • Copyright Info – information that you should know before you use other people’s materials in your classes
  • E-textbooks - material development and organization
  • Google Drive - Toolset for creating, storing and sharing classroom materials on the Web
  • Media and Accessibility – making sure that your course materials are accessible for all learners including those with disabilities
  • SnagIt - Software that can be used to create computer screen recordings which can then be uploaded to Youtube or 3CMedia. Contact the FRC staff for SnagIt download information.

Photo or Video & Audio Production of Course Materials

Recording your Video/Audio


Tips for using a smartphone to take pictures. - Here's a link to a site with a number of great tips for improving the quality of your photographs.


Captioning your Video or Transcribing your Audio

Uploading and Storing your Video for Viewing

SBCC Program Review (Process in eLumen) - compliments of Kenley Neufeld. They should be completed in order to allow for a successful submission. You must be a department chairperson or be an assigned collaborator in order to edit information in the review.