Got questions? This page is full of resources to the questions folks are asking most frequently about 2021FA. Don’t forget to check for additional resources at https://tl.ssc.edu/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional assistance.
Live Training Session
In-Person Classroom Equipment Training Sessions are Scheduled for the Following Days & Times in Room 3137:
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 @ 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM or 5:30 PM / RM 3137 – Main
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 @ 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM or 5:30 PM / RM 3137 – Main
Thursday, August 5, 2021 @ 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM or 5:30 PM / RM 3137 – Main
Monday, August 9, 2021 @ 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM or 5:30 PM / RM 3137 – Main
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 @ 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM or 5:30 PM / RM 3137 – Main
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 @ 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM or 5:30 PM / RM 3137 – Main
Things You Need to Know Before the Semester Begins
Classrooms upgraded for simulcast delivery include a webcam, a second Epson projector, and a projection screen. The second projector and screen (located in the back of the room) can be used to view your virtual classroom students. Virtual classroom students will be able to view your webcam, anything you screen share, and communicate with you through chat or audio.
Before Your Class Begins
Log on to the Teacher’s Workstation with your SSC Network Credentials
Turn on the Front Projector, and then the Rear Projector
A webcam has been installed to allow remote learners a view of the classroom. It is positioned so that it can capture not just the instructor, but also any information presented on the dry-erase board in the front of the classroom. The Webcam is on if the blue light is visible as in the photo above. If there are no lights visible on the camera, press the power button on the webcam remote as pictured below.
Using the Webcam Remote Control
The left/right arrows move the webcam left and right
The up/down arrows tilt the webcam
The zoom fast/slow buttons control the webcam zoom feature
The auto button can be used to automatically focus the webcam
If by chance the image displayed by the webcam is upside down, press the ‘REV’ button, this will right your image.
If your students report that they cannot see their total points in the gradebook in D2L, this usually means that their final calculated grade has not been released. There are two ways to fix this issue and release their grades. See the following document for a step by step guide to releasing the final calculated grade in your D2L courses.
The following link will take you to the Brightspace Help section that details how to create grade items in your gradebook. Hopefully you will find this a useful resource when working with your own gradebook.
If you have a student that needs access to your course from a previous semester, please contact SSC Online with the course, section and student information. Ask that the role of “Incomplete Student” be assigned to the student for that particular course.
If you had dates on the assignments the need to be submit you should be able to assign “View Content that is Not Released” or add a new date for just that student as a Release Condition.
We will be using D2L Brightspace this semester as our learning management system (LMS). We will no longer being using Moodle.
Links to D2L Brightspace, Office 365, SSC Self-Service, and Employee email are available in the footer of every www.ssc.edu webpage under the Self-Service heading. You can also bookmark these tools (Example: D2L = https://d2l.ssc.edu/).
Some of these resources will require you to use your SSC email address (D2L for Example: email@example.com) and others will require just your user name (Example: tmakin) so be sure to look at the instructions on each login page. All will require that you use your SSC network passphrase.
When are Grades Due?
Last Date to enter Attendance Verification
Last Date to Enter Midterm/ Active Pursuit
Last Date to Enter Final Grade
Thank you for supporting the Dual Credit Program with South Suburban College and your high school.
How Do I:
If you need help with D2L please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access my SSC email Visit https://mail.ssc.edu/. Please enter TIC\plus your user name (i.e. TIC\tmakin) in the field labeled “Domain\User Name:”. Your passphrase will be your regular SSC Network Passphrase
Create or Recover Your Passphrase and Hint Each instructor will create their own SSC passphrase to use with their network account, as well as, a hint in case the passphrase is forgotten. For security reasons, you will work directly with Network Systems. Please contact Joshua Patel at 708-596-2000, extension 2675 to set or recovery your passphrase and hint.
If Joshua is not available, please leave a voicemail message with your name, phone number, and the best times to return your call.
Here are some passphrase examples :
I Have a Master’s From ABC
My Dog’s Name is Skippy
can 2 wrongs make a Right
Our system has restrict ions on acceptable passphrases. Please adhere to these rules in order for your passphrase to be processed:
• Must be at least 14 characters in length
• Must contain at least one uppercase letter
• Must contain at least one lowercase letter
• Must contain at least one but no more than two numbers
• Must NOT contain a number in the first or last position of the passphrase