Training Modules

  • What’s New in D2L?
    D2L is a cloud-based learning management system that updates each month with new features and improvements.  This page summarizes these monthly improvements to keep instructors up-to-date and provide information to improve course content. October, 2022 Pulse Mobile App To help improve the flexibility of push notification, […]
  • What is Educause?
    Welcome to EDUCAUSE! Your organization has made an excellent decision by joining the largest community of IT leaders and professionals committed to advancing higher education—making you a member. As a member, EDUCAUSE can help you: • Predict, plan for, and act on the latest trends by […]
  • Pairing D2L with McGraw Hill Connect
    Pairing your McGraw Hill Connect materials with D2L Brightspace provides a seamless experience for students. With a few clicks, you are able to integrate your grade books and assignments like a pro. Important Note: before pairing, check which internet browser you are using. It is recommended […]
  • Discussion Tags or @Mentions in D2L Brightspace
    Have you ever wanted to re-share a discussion post with a student or follow up on a discussion point with your instructor? Discussion tags or @Mentions make this easy! Watch this video to learn more.
  • 2022FA Faculty Semester Guide
    Updated: August 8, 2022 Got questions? This page is full of resources to the questions folks are asking most frequently about 2022SU. Don’t forget to check for additional resources at https://tl.ssc.edu/ or email ssconline@ssc.edu for additional assistance. Things You Need to Know Before the Semester Begins […]
  • D2L Course Copy – Copy Previous Course Content to a New Term Course Shell
    Great news! You do not need to recreate your course content every semester. It is easy to roll it over from a previous term. In D2L, enter your current course. Go to Course Tools (or More) →Course Admin →Import/Export/Copy Components. Choose “Copy Components from another Org […]
  • D2L Course Copy – Share Content with Another Instructor
    There are times when instructors may want to share their course content with another instructor or create a backup of their course for future reference.  This is done by exporting your D2L course as a Brightspace course package (zip).  This package (zip) can then be shared […]
  • Follett Book Adoption (Follette Discover)
    Follett Discover is a powerful online tool that transforms the course materials discovery and adoption process for faculty, and helps students obtain, organize and instantly access their required and recommended course materials from within your learning management system. Follett Discover Administrator role is designed to work […]
  • Scheduling a Virtual Classroom Meeting and Launching Bongo
    The directions below demonstrate how to schedule and launch a Virtual Classroom Bongo session for your students in D2L. To watch a recorded webinar on using Virtual Classroom, visit this site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjFULR9KNvA. To attend a live online webinar, visit the Training Calendar above to register for […]
  • Cross-listed Courses in D2L
    Seeing triple or more?  When a course that is cross-listed  in Colleague is batched to D2L at least three shells are created.  One shell for each of the individual courses (ART-130-003 and then ART-E77-703) and one shell with the courses combined (ART-130-003, ART-E77-703).  This process allows […]
  • D2L Course Reset
    Have you ever copied a previous course into the current term’s course shell and then realized it was the wrong course?  Or have you ever just wanted to start from scratch in your course design of your D2L course?  If so, D2L now has a course […]
  • Using Respondus Lockdown Browser with a Pearson MyLab course
    South Suburban College has an institutional license for Respondus Lockdown Browser.  Students should never have to pay any fees associated with Respondus Lockdown Browser. If using a MyPearson lab course, instructors will have to complete an additional step to avoid students paying a fee.  It’s a […]
  • Release an Assignment or Quiz to a Particular Section of Students
    When teaching a combined section course, there may be times when an instructor would like to release an assignment or quiz to a particular section of students.  Releasing assignments and quizzes to sections have slightly different directions which are referenced below: Assignment – Release an assignment […]
  • Learn More About Our New Bookstore
    Learn more about our new Follett Bookstore by visiting www.sscbookstore.com. For more help contact Kevin Sandstrom.
  • Release an Assignment or Quiz to Student Groups
    There may be times when an instructor would like to release a quiz to a particular group of students.  For example, an instructor may have a group project as part of an assignment and would like to release an assignment or quiz to just that particular […]

Professional Articles

GCFLearnFree.org – GCFLearnFree.org creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy, and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life.

Microsoft eLearning – Online course offerings surrounding Microsoft technologies

Microsoft Office – Online course offerings surrounding Microsoft Office technologies

Technology Tidbits – Online repository to share technology with faculty and staff.

Technology Showcase – This site is a repository for all IT technology demonstrations, workshops, and sessions presented during Technology Advisory Committees, Technology Time sessions, In-Service Days, and TLC Workshops.

Moodle.org – Home to the open-source Learning Management System used by South Suburban College.

LinkedIn – Welcome to LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with 200 million members in 200 countries and territories around the globe.

Pathbrite – Don’t be the crowd. Stand out from it. You are not your résumé. Or bubble tests. Or transcripts. Rather, you’re all these things combined and so much more. But how do you express all your unique qualities, experiences and abilities? Pathbrite Portfolios can help.

Twitter – Twitter is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what you find interesting. Simply find the accounts you find most compelling and follow the conversations.

Weebly – Weebly gives millions of people a surprisingly easy and affordable way to create a site that is as unique as they are. With a Weebly site, people can start their own business, communicate with their clients, showcase their achievements, and be an authority on personal and professional interests. Weebly gives everyone the freedom to start a site, blog or online store that works brilliantly across computers, phones and tablets. Offering a range of pricing options including a free plan and premium plans starting at $4/month, Weebly has everything you need to plan, build, publish and grow a site that meets your goals.

TED – TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.

YouTube – Founded in February 2005, YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small.

American Management Association – For administrative support, business writing and presentation skills, and customer service.

Skillpath – Current seminars for supervisors.

SSC Library Website – The Library at South Suburban College is a central service area for books, periodicals, audiovisual materials, subscription databases, and online resources that support the classroom needs of the students, faculty, and staff as well as the research and informational needs of the community.