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Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus – For Students

SCCC Students now have the ability to install Office 365 ProPlus with the 2013 apps for free just by using their MySCCC account. It allows students to install Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, and Access on up to 5 devices (Windows or Mac) and Office apps on other mobile devices including Windows tablets and iPads. It also includes 1TB of OneDrive storage. Read more


ReadSpeaker and docReader

Today you will notice a new addition to Suffolk County Community College’s Blackboard, which will make course content more accessible. In the bottom left corner of Blackboard, is the ReadSpeaker iconReadSpeaker_Icon_600dpi. ReadSpeaker is the leading provider of online text to speech. By just clicking on the icon, you can have the content on Blackboard read out loud to you. Simply highlight any text on the page in Blackboard and the ReadSpeaker icon will appear beside your cursor. Hit the play button to have ReadSpeaker read just that text.

With ReadSpeaker in Blackboard, students who are audible learners can now absorb course content in the best way for them. Non-native English speakers and students who struggle with reading will be able to follow along with ReadSpeaker as it highlights each word it reads. The speed that ReadSpeaker reads the text can be adjusted for those that want it to be read faster or slower. By using ReadSpeaker, students will see improved word recognition, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

Watch how to use ReadSpeaker!

Download the PDF instructions on how to use ReadSpeaker and docReader here.


Introducing Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is a simple, convenient, reliable video conferencing and collaborative learning tool for your courses. The Office of Instructional Technology is happy to announce that we now have online video tutorials created specifically for Blackboard Collaborate at /category/blackboard-collaborate/. Face-to-face training will be offered this Spring semester. Stay tuned for an announce of Blackboard Collaborate workshop dates.


Quality Matters Self-Review

All faculty who have completed the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) certification workshop, have access to the QM Self-Review tool. Watch the video tutorial below to find out how to access and use the QM Self-Review tool.


MacMillan LaunchPad

Here are the instructions for those looking to link their Blackboard course to their MacMillan content using LaunchPad.

Instructor Quick Start Guide for Blackboard Deep Integration with MacMillan LaunchPad


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