Training Modules

  • 2021FA Faculty Semester Guide
    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 ssconline@ssc.edu for additional assistance. Live Training Session In-Person Classroom Equipment Training Sessions are Scheduled for the Following […]
  • Getting Started with Simulcast Delivery and/or Lecture Capture
    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 […]
  • Getting Started with the Promethean Titanium ActivPanel
    Need help getting to know your new Promethean Titanium ActivPanel? Here are some great resources and tips! Visit https://learn.prometheanworld.com/us/ for more instructor training directly from Promethean! The following classes are currently equipped with Promethean ActivPanel: 1137, 3127, 4123, 4127, 4151, 4153, 4163, 4238, and 4357. A […]
  • How to Release Final Calculated Grade to Students
    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 […]
  • ILCCO Resources for Educators
    Back in February, the Illinois Community Colleges Online (ILCCO) organization hosted a virtual conference on the topic of online learning. There were a number of interesting sessions and I wanted to share the link to their resource page for those who might be interested. The page […]
  • Passwords – Changing and Recovering Your Student Password
    Steps for Students to change, and in the future recover, their password: Using your existing Username and Password log into the Password Self-Service Portal –> https://madvad01.ssc.edu:9002/authorization.do Accept the short user disclaimer by clicking the I agree checkbox and then clicking Accept: Select three (3) security questions […]
  • Creative Ways to Communicate with Students
    Faculty Roundtable: Communicating with Students – March 18, 2021
  • Best Practices for Basic D2L Content
    Learn more not just about what you are required to post in your course, but best practices for getting started with content in D2L. Slide Deck TLC Workshop – March 16, 2021
  • Reviewing Department Budgets through SSC Self-Services
    STEP ONE: Login to SSC Self-Service. Select “Financial Management” from the main menu. STEP TWO: Select “Budget to Actuals” STEP THREE: Choose either “Bar Graph” or “List” view and the “Year” you would like to display across the top of the page. STEP FOUR: Select “Apply […]
  • D2L: Creating Grade Items
    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. https://documentation.brightspace.com/EN/le/grades/instructor/creating_grade_items.htm?Highlight=pass%20fail%20grade%20items
  • Changing your grade scheme in D2L
    Are you using a grade scheme other than the traditional 90/80/70% scale commonly used? If so, check out this short tutorial from Brightspace on how to set up your own grading scheme.
  • Chat with D2L Technical Support
    To chat with D2L Technical Support 24/7 login to our D2L Brightspace environment at https://d2l.ssc.edu. From your desktop click on the “Got Questions” widget in the upper right hand corner of the main landing page. Click on “Chat with Support” in the lower right-hand side. If […]
  • Incomplete Grades
    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 […]
  • Deleting Voicemails
    Each voicemail box in the college has a size limit and once that is reached, callers will no longer be able to leave a message. Voicemails can be deleted in several different ways. By signing into your voicemail on your desk phone and deleting all unwanted […]
  • SSC Speed Test Server
    This test is only available from off campus, but is available for all employees and students. A server has been setup on campus to test you can use to test your connect to from home to determine the quality of your Internet connection to access D2L, […]

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.