New SacCT Instructor and Student Video Tutorials

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Access video tutorials about SacCT and other academic technology, from our eLearning @ Sac State YouTube Channel.

Instructors and students can now find answers to some of their most frequently asked SacCT questions on video. We have created a series of short video tutorials covering several SacCT related topics and tools.  These video tutorials were created to provide instructors and students an easy to use resource, in addition to our existing SacCT resources.

Watch the SacCT video tutorials on our eLearning SacState YouTube Channel. For easier access, videos are grouped into several video playlists by user type and topic. For example, the SacCT Instructor Video Tutorials contains tutorials for instructors and SacCT Student Video Tutorials  contains tutorials for students. You can also access videos by topic such as course content, grade center, assignments, groups, etc.

We plan to continue adding new topics and tutorials to our channel in the upcoming semesters based on your feedback and needs. We hope you find this new resource helpful as you work with your SacCT courses.


CSU Webinar Series: Winning with Leading-Edge Technology

You are invited to attend a series of webinar events illustrating how various institutions are taking advantage of leading-edge technologies to rise above the rest. Striving to achieve CSU system goals such as redesigning courses to optimize student success, bridging the achievement gap, and seeking solutions for bottleneck courses are more easily attainable through innovative use of lecture capture and student engagement solutions.

Next webinar is:
Empowering Fearless Teaching and Increasing Student Success
When: Thursday, April 17 at 12 PM PDT

Perry Samson, Ph.D., LectureTools Founder and Professor University of Michigan

Frustrated by the lack of participation and blank stares in his large lecture classes, Dr. Samson decided to leverage the technology that students were already using by creating LectureTools. Using LectureTools to add polls, quizzes and other activities to his presentations, he has seen class participation skyrocket with more than 66% of his students now asking questions. More than 5,000 instructors around the world are now using LectureTools to engage students and pinpoint the ‘aha’ learning moment.


Recognition for Quality Hybrid and Online Courses

Sac State Faculty,

Attached is the CSU call seeking to evaluate and recognize exemplary hybrid or online courses as part of the system-wide QOLT program.  The Quality Online Learning and Teaching (QOLT) program was developed to assist faculty, faculty developers, and instructional designers to more effectively design hybrid and online courses.  In addition, the QOLT program was developed to recognize and share exemplary practices in CSU hybrid-online courses.

As CSU campuses offer more hybrid and online courses, it is important to define quality online teaching and learning, as well as to determine how to assess it and make any desired improvements. Approximately 10 CSU instructors and their courses will be selected to receive a CSU “Quality Online Learning and Teaching” award, which includes a CSU letter of recognition and certificate. Awardees will also be noted in CSU and campus announcements, as well as state and regional presentations regarding the CSU QOLT program.

Interested faculty are asked to attend a webinar on November 22 (noon-1pm).  Faculty who are considering submitting a course as part of the QOLT process, please let Raymond Pina know (, our campus QOLT representative.

QOLT CFP 2013-2014

Jean-Pierre R. Bayard, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs Technology Initiatives
and Director of Academic Technology & Creative Services