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Instructor Beginning of Semester Checklist

LACCD External Tools Approval Process
As of May 29, 2020, all requests for external tools and apps must be approved by LACCD.

For Future Integration Requests
Please make sure you allow plenty of time for integration requests. You can speed up the process by providing your college DE Coordinator with the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) for the tool (this can be requested from the company support team or your publisher representative). Your DE Coordinator will contact the district and update you about the review process. The good news is that we are ensuring that all students have equitable access to learning materials and that we are following the law.

External Tools - LTI
Canvas allows instructors to use external tools to enhance their Canvas course. Before adding an external tool to a course, instructors should complete a request form

Equally Effective Alternative Access Plan (EEAAP)
The EEAP provides a brief process to identify the learning outcomes that tools fail to support for students with disabilities and provide a framework for a plan to assist these students in their learning through an alternative, but equally effective manner.

The Alternative Access Planning section will require you to look at the areas in the VPAT that do not meet, partially meet or meet with exceptions and determine if those components of the software are being used to meet objectives. 

  • If they are not being used, please provide that information. 
  • If they are being used, please provide the plan to meet the learning outcomes for students for whom the software is inaccessible. 

Examples could include alternative access to the information or use of student tutors to support use of the software. 

Please note, only ONE EEAAP is needed for each software request. 
Please use the discipline committee or department infrastructure to support a single form. This will expedite the process and ensure there is no duplicative work needed. 

LACCD Alternate Access Form

Zoom Syllabus
Zoom language for syllabus.

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+ Online Instruction Websites

Websites with tips, strategies, and instruction to improve an online course



  • Competencies for Online Teaching Success (COTS)
    This is a great series of about 30 very short videos from a variety of experts on a variety of online teaching subjects. Excellent ideas and advice to help you create that great online course.

+ Intelecom

The INTELECOM Online Resources Network ™
Note: 2014 - 2015 will be the last year of this service.

The INTELECOM Online Resources Network™ is a hosted and supported digital repository and subscription database of academic video clips - streamed on demand - for use in support of online, hybrid and face-to-face classes.

Choose from a variety of video collections including Biological Sciences, Oceanography, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, Health, and Environmental Studies. In addition, as with academic journal databases, new content is added on an ongoing basis.

Easy to use!

  1. Obtain user ID and password: Please contact the distance education coordinator.
  2. Go to www.intelecomonline.net
  3. Select your academic discipline, course, and clips you would like to view. Just click on “copy to my course” to paste videos into your online course, PowerPoint, discussion post, or blog.

Check out the list of available teaching videos – 23 subject areas to choose from, such as adult basic education, business, ethnic studies, psychology, sociology, etc.

Sponsored by Title V and Stem grants.

+ 3C Media Solutions

3C Media Solutions is the educational media distribution source for video content, podcasts, streaming services, and event coverage for the 112 campuses of the California Community Colleges System. 
 
As part of the TTIP South project, 3C Media Solutions is a collaborative effort to advance distance learning and support the mission of the CCC system by acquiring and distributing educational and professional development programming for the California Community Colleges system (CCC). 3C Media Solutions, formerly CCCSAT, was established in 1998, is grant-funded through the CCC Chancellor’s Office, and is based at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA. 

Getting Started

If you currently have both an EduStream account and a 3C Media Solutions account, the please contact us and we will facilitate moving your EduStream files over to your account. At this time, please upload any new files to 3C Media Solutions instead of EduStream.

If you do not have a 3C Media Solutions account:
Please click on this link. By using your EduStream user name (or email address), you can establish an account with 3C Media.

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