Faculty Professional Development ResourcesFaculty Professional Development Resources
SVCC faculty and staff are able to access the Canvas Resources and courses below by selecting the link. Each resource has been designed to allow multiple uses; faculty are able to use each resource as a self-paced, asynchronous online course or attend synchronous sessions as they are announced throughout the year. Each resource also serves as a just-in-time resource for employees to locate information as needed. Select a resource from the list below:
Class Management AssetsClass Management Assets
Checklist for a New Semester Use this handy interactive checklist as a tool to be sure routine housekeeping tasks are completed in your Canvas course each semester.
Tutorial - Email Students from Faculty Self-Service or SOAR This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions for sending an email to all of the students enrolled in a course via Faculty Self-Service or SOAR.
Tutorial for Locating Student Contact Information in Faculty Self-Service This step-by-step tutorial demonstrates how to find student email addresses and phone numbers in Faculty Self-Service.
Template for email to students SVCC recommends that you email students in online courses prior to the beginning of the semester to introduce yourself and share basic information about the course. Use this template to begin composing your message.
Template for email to ILCCO ICE Students ILCCO, a consortium of Illinois community colleges, administers ICE, a service which facilitate online course sharing among participating institutions. Use this template for introductory email to ICE students in your course.
Office Equipment TutorialsOffice Equipment Tutorials
The Information Technology Services Department at SVCC maintains the phone system and printers on campus.
Select this link to access training materials and documents for the phone systems.
Select this link to access comprehensive information about Employee Printing on campus.
Classroom TechnologyClassroom Technology
SVCC classroom technology is maintained by the Information Technology Services Department.
Equipment CheckoutEquipment Checkout
Information Technology Services provides a lending library of equipment for faculty checkout. Available items include a mobile laptop lab, a public address system, audience response clickers, video cameras, iPad, digital voice recorders, and more.
Questions? Contact Kathy Dirks, Director of Software and User Services 815-835-6229 or at email@example.com. Kathy's office is located in the back of 2F03.
Course Outlines and Syllabi in FASTCourse Outlines and Syllabi in FAST
FAST, SVCC's intranet, is a source of many valuable resources for SVCC faculty. The links below provide shortcuts to course outlines and syllabi. Login is required to access materials.
Instructional Design at SVCCInstructional Design at SVCC
SVCC's Instructional Designer is available to assist faculty with:
- Canvas Learning Management System troubleshooting
- online course development
- integration of technology and software into teaching
- providing an inclusive classroom through Universal Design
- best practices in both on-campus and online instruction
- a variety of professional development opportunities
Robin Fisch, Director of Instructional Design and Distance Education
A career educator with more than thirty years of instructional experience with youth and adult learners, Robin Fisch is an Instructional Designer at SVCC. Robin holds a Master’s degree in Instructional Design and Technology from Western Illinois University, the Administrator of Online Learning Certificate from the Illinois Online Network, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Northern Illinois University.
Contact Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-835-6318.
Hernan Cortez, Instructional Designer
Hernan is an experienced instructional designer with special expertise in the areas of accessibility, online course redesign, content creation, objective mapping, copyright, and Open Educational Resources. Hernan holds a Masters degree in History and a Master's degree in Educational Technology/Instructional Design from Central Michigan University.
Contact Hernan at email@example.com or 815-835-6407