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Victoria College employees have access to various applications for creating professional documents, presentations, videos, etc.

pdf Instructional Technology & Software Resources at VC

Workshops are available from CAPE and/or VC staff; others are provided by vendors or online resources. Contact CAPE to learn more about specific applications, best practices for incorporating e-learning tools in face-to-face and online courses, and web and electronic instructional material accessibility.

Additional resources for faculty and staff may be found on the Pirate Portal. Log in to Pirate Portal and navigate to Employee Resources > Forms & Resources > CAPE.

Office 2013

If you need assistance with navigating the new look of Office 2013, Microsoft provides some excellent Office 2013 Quick Start Guides. These guides are six-page, downloadable PDFs on applications such as Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, etc.

CAPE will be offering workshops on Office 2013 for faculty and staff. Check out CAPE's TeamUp Calendar for upcoming workshops.

Technology Services will be pushing out new software to all faculty and staff computers this Fall semester. Microsoft Office 2013 will be available in your Software Center to install if you choose to do so during the Fall, and it will be automatically installed by December 31, 2014. (Please be advised that once you install Office 2013, you will need to update Adobe Acrobat Professional to XI. This will also be available in your Software Center to install this Fall and will be automatically installed by December 31, 2014. If you use TurningPoint, you will also need to update it to 5.3.1 from your Software Center.)
  1. Be sure to close ALL Office and Adobe applications before starting your installation.
  2. For best results, install Office 2013 before Adobe Acrobat and/or TurningPoint.
  3. To open your Software Center, click on the Start button, type "software center" in the search blank and click on the Software Center icon.
  4. The Software Center will then open showing the software available for installation.
  5. Click on the desired application and click install. Restart your computer once installations are complete.
  6. (If you receive a notification about Office requiring activation, don't worry. Technology Services will be activating installations at a later date.) 
  7. If you had shortcuts on your desktop or taskbar for the previous versions, be sure to delete them. (Clicking on them will cause the previous version to attempt to reinstall.)
  8. If you have any issues or questions, please call the Help Desk at X2509.
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Adobe Acrobat Pro XI

Adobe offers various Quick Start Guides for Acrobat Pro XI. Adobe also offers Learn Adobe Acrobat XI video tutorials on their Adobe TV channel.

CAPE will be offering workshops on Adobe Acrobat XI for faculty and staff. Check out CAPE's TeamUp Calendar for upcoming workshops.

Technology Services will be pushing out new software to all faculty and staff computers this Fall semester. Adobe Acrobat Professional XI will be available in your Software Center to install if you choose to do so during the Fall, and it will be automatically installed by December 31, 2014. Please be advised that once you install Office 2013, you will need to update Adobe Acrobat Professional to XI.

  1. Be sure to close ALL Office and Adobe applications before starting your installation.
  2. For best results, be sure to install Office 2013 first.
  3. To open your Software Center, click on the Start button, type "software center" in the search blank and click on the Software Center icon.
  4. The Software Center will then open showing the software available for installation.
  5. Click on the desired application and click install.
  6. Restart your computer once installations are complete.
  7. If you had shortcuts on your desktop or taskbar for the previous versions, be sure to delete them. (Clicking on them will cause the previous version to attempt to reinstall.)
  8. If you have any issues or questions, please call the Help Desk at X2509.

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Blackboard

Blackboard is our Learning Management System (LMS) at Victoria College. We currently use Blackboard 9.1, SP 14 . Guidance on using Bb at VC is located on Pirate Portal > Faculty Resources > Distance Education Resources.

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Accessibility

Vicotria College is commited to providing access for all individuals. When creating materials that will be distributed electronically via Blackboard, VC's website, Pirate Portal or email, please use best practices for creating accessible electronic instructional materials (documents, spreadsheets, presentations, web, multimedia, etc.). In the event that a document is only going to print or a presentation is only going to be used face-to-face, still follow these best practices as much as possible so that you won't have to remediate materials later. Remember, it's always easier to create accessible materials than try to fix inaccessible ones. Adding proper structure to documents creates ease for editing/reformatting or transferring to other formats as well as navigation. 

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Copyright & Fair Use 

Victoria College/University of Houston Victoria's Library offers a Copyright Tutorial, including resources for: Fair Use, AV materials, Reserves, Distance Education, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and the Web. Guidance on the Use of Copyrighted Materials is also available in VC's Employee Handbook: VC Pirate Portal > Employee Resources > Forms & Resources > Victoria College Employee Handbook >  Pages 119-124

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Recording Studio & Panopto

CAPE offers a recording studio for faculty who would like to record Panopto lectures. The studio is also open during CAPE extended hours.

If you would like to schedule time to use the studio, please be sure to reserve the studio in advance by contacting Karen Duffie at CAPE.

If you are new to Panopto or need a refresher, please contact Alex Suchon or Jeremy Gould to get started. New users will need to have an account and folder set up on Panopto before being able to record.

  • For more information on Panopto: Please refer to the Panopto Reference Guide on Pirate Portal: Faculty Resources > Distance Education.  
  • Panopto also offers documentation, videos and other resources on their Panopto Support site.

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Resource Library

Visit us at CAPE to check out our growing library of resources, including dvds and books on topics such as:  curriculum and course design, college teaching, active learning, college readiness, questioning, assessment, critical thinking, etc.

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STARLINK Webinars

The State of Texas Academic Resource Link (STARLINK) offers professional development for higher education faculty via webinars and short teaching tips. CAPE hosts webinars periodically, so check out our Upcoming CAPE Workshops & Calendar page.

  • Individual STARLINK memberships are available to members of registered institutions, such as VC. If you aren't available at the times CAPE offers STARLINK webinars or want to check out their extensive archived webinar library of over 100 topics, contact CAPE for information on how to register for a free membership.
  • STARLINK also offers STARLINK Professional Development YouTube Channel for short videos.

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TurningPoint

VC uses TurningPoint 5.  Since not everyone uses TurningPoint, Technology Services will not be automatically updating all computers with the newest version. Please be advised that once you install Office 2013, you will need to update TurningPoint to 5.3.1 from your Software Center.

  1. Be sure to close ALL Office and Adobe applications before starting your installation.
  2. For best results, be sure to install Office 2013 first.
  3. To open your Software Center, click on the Start button, type "software center" in the search blank and click on the Software Center icon.
  4. The Software Center will then open showing the software available for installation.
  5. Click on the desired application and click install.
  6. Restart your computer once installations are complete.
  7. If you have any issues or questions, please call the Help Desk at X2509.
  • Turning Technologies offer a wide variety of training documents, user guides, tutorial videos, instructor-led online classes, and self-paced training as well as technical support via chat, email and phone. Visit Turning Technologies Training page.
  • TurningPoint training materials are available on CAPE's Pirate Portal area. If you have any questions about how TurningPoint is integrated with Blackboard at VC or how to use it in the classrooms, please contact CAPE.

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