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Teaching Resources

Updates made to this page
  • Thursday, August 6 at 2:55 p.m.: Consolidated page information and resources
  • Wednesday, July 22 at 2:40 p.m.: Updated Professional Development Opportunities link for August offerings

The above updates have been made since the start of the 2020-21 academic year.

Academic Continuity: Keep Teaching

This page is continually being updated as new resources and information are available. If you don't see the information you need or would like an individual consultation, please contact us at cli@assiniboine.net, call 204.725.8700 ext. 7244 or toll-free at 1.833.500.0019.

Teaching support

Perfection is not expected - from faculty or from students. Be kind to yourself, and to your students. Remember that unanticipated issues will arise in your class, but you have a support network to rely on for help.

Use the college-approved forms of communicating with students. At this time this includes Moodle and/or ACC email. It will make your life easier, you will have appropriate records, students will watch for official communication from the ACC email system, and the potential for user error is low.


Teaching and Learning Resources

Resources courtesy of STLHE.

Tools for Teaching on Moodle

Chris Bell has created the following documents for using Moodle, which he recommends using in the following order:

Moodle support services are available by emailing moodle@assiniboine.net.
Using Zoom

Zoom can be used to meet with students, hold office hours, have meetings with colleagues, or to create videos that can be shared with students to watch on their own time.
The college has acquired an institutional license, which means increased allowable number of participants and the length of time than personal free licenses allow.

Instructions to get your Zoom account:

Creating and accessing a Zoom account

  • Log in with your college username and password at our unique Zoom URL: https://assiniboine.zoom.us
  • This will add you to the college account, and we will assign the necessary licenses to faculty and staff.
  • If you have already signed up previously, you may be asked to move your login to our college corporate account. This will allow you to upgrade from the basic (free) license.
  • If you have any questions regarding the use of Zoom, you can reach out to the CLI team via phone or email (204.725.8700 ext. 7244 or cli@assiniboine.net).
  • See here for more tips on how to use Zoom effectively.


Keep Teaching: Zoom for Instructors Webinar

Preventing Zoombombing

Top Ten Tips, Tricks and Hidden Features of Zoom

Technology Resources
Video Editing with Camtasia Software

Camtasia is a powerful screen recording/video editing editing program that can be used to create video tutorials, how-to videos and other instructional recordings.

TechSmith Camtasia is optional use software, however we recommend you review some of its capabilities to see if Camtasia would be helpful with creating digital content for your programs.

Review the following resources that will help you get started with Camtasia:

Q: Where do I go to install Camtasia?

Q: How do I get the serial number for Camtasia?

Q: How to I activate Camtasia once it is installed and I have the serial?

  • When you open Camtasia, simple select 'Enter Software Key and enter the key you received from ITS.

Q: Is it okay if I have no desire to use Camtasia and prefer another recording tool.

  • That is okay! Camtasia is just another tool in the faculty toolkit we wanted to offer based on feedback from instructors that have used Camtasia or are currently using Camtasia. However, if adoption of Camtasia is widespread, it will allow the CLI and ITS groups t better supports you via future teaching tools.

Q: I use a Mac, can I run Camtasia on this device?

  • Yes - Camtasia is available for both MacOS and Windows devices.

    Other questions? Contact cli@assiniboine.net or call 204.725.8700 ext. 7244