Category: Training Modules (Page 1 of 8)

Kahoot! for Assessment (SSC Online Workshop)

Watch Workshop Video (39:22)

Above is a recording of this SSC Online Workshop presented by math instructor, Jennifer Medlen.

Original Workshop description:

See how a math instructor at SSC easily aligned the online scoring of a Kahoot! quiz to the SSC Critical Thinking Rubric for general education assessment. Ideas will be discussed for creating a similar type of alignment with other College rubrics. 

Questions: please email

Creating a Breakout Room on Teams

Microsoft Teams allows the user to create breakout rooms within the meeting. Follow these simple steps below to create the breakout room:

  • Enter the Teams Meeting that you have set up and Select Rooms
Selection of Teams Rooms
  • Choose the number of rooms you want to create drop down: this example is 2
Breakout Rooms Picture
  • Then under the Assign Participants option box:
  • Select Automatically assign people to each room for random groups
  • Select Manually assign people to room for familiarity
  • Click on the ‘Create Rooms’ tab and the breakout rooms are all set
Create Room option button
Click on Create Rooms for Breakout Rooms in Meeting

Using Microsoft Bookings to Schedule Virtual and On-Campus Office Hours

Online appointment scheduling is here! You can now allow students to schedule office hours with you with just a click of a link. All bookings will appear on your Outlook calendar. If you choose to meet with students virtually, a Teams meeting link will be created and sent to the student on your behalf.

1. Login at using your SSC username, and network password.

2. Click on the Apps link from the left menu, and navigate to the “Get More Apps” in the upper right hand corner of your browser window on a desktop or laptop.

3. On the next screen, click on the “Bookings” app to add it to Office 365.

4. Follow the prompts on the images below to create your custom meeting type.

With custom meeting types, you can restrict the ability for students to schedule with you to just your posted office hours.

Cengage Unlimited Textbooks and Learning Content

Cengage Unlimited textbooks and learning content integrates with D2L Brightspace courses.  Students must access their Cengage material through their SSC D2L courses.

Instructors and students can follow these easy directions should they have any trouble.


  • New to Cengage – create a new account (remember to use SSC email account)
  • First time integrating your Cengage learning content into D2L – Watch Video (4:09)
  • Already used Cengage in a previous D2L course – Copy D2L Course – Watch Video (2:53)
  • Only using Cengage eBook in your D2L Course – Watch Video (1:54)

The above videos require a login to (same as you use with SSC email or D2L).

Need help? 

Or Contact SSC’s Account Representatives

Jesse Hunt
Phone: 869-657-4372
Book an Appointment

Sarah Osborn
Customer Success Manager
Book an Appointment


  • Start off by asking your instructor how they use Cengage in their courses.  Sometimes they can answer many of your questions.
  • Login to your D2L Brightspace course.
  • Find any Cengage material your instructor has posted in the D2L course and you will be asked for a one-time login.
  • Already have an account? Login with your credentials.
  • New to Cengage – Register for an Account – Watch Video (remember to use SSC email address)
  • Need help? Visit Cengage Unlimited Support – Select Student.

Introduction to Simple Syllabus 

Download training session PowerPoint slides (which acts as a step-by-step handout) 

Watch a Training Video (19:25)

What is Simple Syllabus? 

Simple Syllabus helps instructors save time and eliminate redundant tasks associated with syllabus creation in Brightspace D2L. The template-driven architecture of Simple Syllabus automatically ensures compliance with accreditation and regulatory standards while still giving faculty the autonomy to personalize curriculum content for their classroom directly within D2L. 

Announcement: Starting in the Spring 2024 term, all instructors should begin using Simple Syllabus in D2L instead of uploading a syllabus in word format.  

How to Login and Access: 

  • Visit: 
  • Use the same Username and Password you normally use for Email and other services at SSC. 
  • Under the My Courses module, click on your D2L course shell. 
  • Click on More within your D2L Course, then My Syllabus. 

Content in your Syllabus: 

Simple Syllabus turns your syllabus into an electronic format.  That means you will need to review and complete fields after clicking on the My Syllabus link.  The good news is that each time you teach your courses, the syllabus from the last time you taught will automatically be imported into the D2L course for the new term.  This will save you even more time, as you won’t have to re-enter data, except updating your assignments, due dates, etc.  

There are three types of data fields in Simple Syllabus.  Prepopulated fields (nothing required of the instructor), required content that the instructor must complete, and then optional fields that if left blank, will not appear on the electronic syllabus.  

Prepopulated content:  

Many fields in the electronic syllabus are pre-populated with data that comes directly from Colleague, our student information system.  That means it is always accurate and you do not need to worry about updating.  The pre-populated fields include course details, course description, textbook information, learning outcomes, explanation of attendance verification, academic integrity, student services and policies, and last date to withdraw. 

Fields instructors must complete:  

There are some fields that instructors must complete.  These fields include instructor information, additional course materials (if any), your course attendance policy and how it might affect student’s grades, your grading schema, your academic integrity policy (cheating/plagiarism), and course calendar of assignments, due dates and points.  

Optional fields: 

There are many optional fields instructors can complete.  But if they are left blank, they won’t appear on the electronic syllabus.  These optional fields include method of presentation, classroom etiquette, and late work and make-up assignments. 

Add Custom Content 

You can add your own custom content to the electronic syllabus as well.  This preserves your academic freedom.  

Optional: If using D2L for your assignments, Simple Syllabus has a sync option that will list all your assignments, due dates, point values, etc., automatically in the Syllabus.  

Publish your Syllabus 

When all required fields are completed, you have to opportunity to preview the syllabus and then submit it.  Submitting the syllabus allows students to see it.   

Where do students see the syllabus?  They click on My Syllabus in the D2L course menu. 

Training and Information 


  • For issues accessing your Syllabus, please contact the Teaching and Learning Center at  
  • For additional help, access the Simple Syllabus Technical Support Center. 
  • Within the Simple Syllabus tool, click on the question mark icon on the top left of the syllabus. 
  • Fill out the Submit a Request form for immediate help or visit the Knowledge Base. 
  • If you are asked to login, select Continue with SSO.  

Office 365 – Outlook and Teams


WATCH A REPLAY (SSC Username and Network Password Required)

How to Login and Access:

  • Visit:
  • Username: Type in your complete SSC email address
  • Password is your same single sign-on (same as you use for D2L, etc.)
    • Multi-factor authentication is required (if you haven’t set this up already, view setup)

Outlook (email and calendar)


Need Help?

  • Email the Teaching and Learning Center at

Emergency Flip to eLearning

Need to make an emergency flip to eLearning? If you know these three things, you will be off to a great start: Creating an Announcement, Using Bongo Virtual Classroom, and Adding a File to D2L Brightspace.

Email systems are down, please reach out by chat, or call 708-225-5825 option 2 with any questions.

Creating an Announcement in D2L Brightspace

Using Bongo Virtual Classroom

Adding a File to D2L Brightspace

Respondus LockDown Browser & Monitor (Student)

Need help getting started with or troubleshooting Respondus LockDown Browser & Monitor? Learn More by reviewing the FAQ from Respondus

Top Four Respondus Questions:

Still having trouble? Submit a ticket to Respondus or email

Recording Daily Attendance in D2L

  • On the blue navigation bar, on the far right click on ‘more’ drop down menu and click on ‘ATTENDANCE’
  • Click New Register
  • Enter the Name of the attendance register and other optional properties as needed

NOTE: Students are able to see these attendance registers from your course in Brightspace from the Course Tools menu unless the visibility setting is unchecked.

  • Enter a session name: This example uses attendance for Class Meetings.

  • To add additional sessions to the register, click SAVE, enter the number of sessions to be added, and click ADD SESSIONS.

  • To return and add or remove sessions at a later time, click the drop-down icon to the right of the register and select EDIT REGISTER from the drop-down.


  • From ‘MORE’ on the navigation bar, Click Attendance:
  • Click the name of register.

  • Click the Calendar icon beside session to enter the attendance:

  • Click the Attendance Status drop-down to set each student’s status:
  • Alternatively, set the Attendance Status for students in bulk by selecting multiple students and clicking ‘SET STATUS’


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