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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4513
Mon - Thur: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4:000pm
Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm

Welcome Faculty and Staff

Teaching with Technology is located in Manzanillo Hall, Room 204 L, (210) 486-4094. We are located upstairs to the left.   Manzanillo Hall is the building closest to the flag poles, near Ellison Dr. and Loop 1604.


   Here's a map (Links to an external site.).

  Please note that parking is limited Mon-Thur., between approximately 8:30 am -  2:00 pm at the start and end of each term.


Want more hands-on assistance getting started with Canvas*? Please contact us for an appointment for help with anything related to teaching and technology.   The Teaching with Technology staff offers assistance with Canvas, ACES, TurnItIn, audio and video enhancements, and more! Come get your questions answered, receive hands-on help, and share ideas with other faculty in this interactive one-on-one environment.  

*Canvas- Learning Management System (LMS) is software that allows face-to-face and online instructors the ability to create interactions to facilitate learning.  An LMS is not just a content delivery tool. 

Our Services

  • Assistance developing courses
  • One-on-one help
  • Online pedagogy ideas and best practices
  • Assistance using other online and web-enhancing tools
  • Walk-In help and workshops for Canvas tools - available Mon-Fri (Please call ahead to let us know when to expect you)



  • Intro to Canvas- All faculty are required to be trained in this system, regardless of employment status (full-time or adjunct), discipline, or types of courses you teach.  
  • Online Teaching Certification (OTC) - All faculty who wish to teach fully online courses are required to be certified to teach online.  Please search for NVC Online Faculty Certification in Alamo Talent or contact or for more information.









Contact Information

Administrative Services Specialist
Mary Esther Cortez - (210) 486-4094

Academic Program Coordinator and VCT Coordinator
Adela Gonzales - (210) 486-4232

Dir of Instructional Professional Development
Laura Lawrence - (210) 486-4850 

Technical Support Contact Information

Support Central for helpful assistance with ACES and Canvas:

  (210) 485-0555 or
  Toll free (866) 493-3947

NVC Information & Communication Technologies for help with ACES, general help, and information:

  (210) 486-4777

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