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MLK Campus: (210) 486-2330
Location: Center for Learning Resources (CLR)

SWC Campus: (210) 486-7023
Location: Building 1-C123

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Center for Distance Learning has moved to Sutton Learning Center (SLC) 212.

Center for Distance Learning

Center for Distance Learning provides support for students taking online and hybrid classes. We offer face-to-face and online overviews on Instructure Canvas.  An open computer lab is provided for students to access their classes. We also assist students with technical questions. 

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Instructure Canvas


The Alamo Colleges is using Instructure Canvas (LMS) as its standard platform for delivery of online, hybrid, and web-enhanced classes. To get a successful start with your online classes, we recommend that you attend a one hour training overview or access an online overview. The overview sessions will include how to use the Canvas tools.  Faculty information on Canvas go to Instructional Innovation.

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     Recommended Browser - Mozilla Firefox  *  Check plugins (courtesy of Firefox)
                         Check updates: Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader and Java  
Instructions for disabling browser pop-ups:       Firefox.pdf: Video    *    IE8 and 9.pdf 
Google Chrome  *   Google Toolbar.pdf  *   Mobile Safari iPad.pdf   *   Safari.pdf 

 
For more information go to Canvas Browser Check

ON-LINE ~ Student Canvas Overviews

Enroll in a FREE CANVAS OVERVIEW
* Students can self-register (PDF Steps)  (Video Steps)
* CRN# 20457: OLRN 0001.001 Orientation to Online Learning 
  
Open now until December
* CRN# 20941: OLRN 0001.004 Orientation to Online Learning  
   Open Aug 11-Dec
* CRN# 22826: OLRN 0001.004 Orientation to Online Learning  
   Fall Flex II-Dec

FACE-TO-FACE ~ Student Canvas Overviews

Sutton Learning Center (SLC) 213 
DAY DATE TIME
Fall 2014 - Flex II     
Thursday Oct 16th 3:00-4:00 PM
Monday Oct 20th 8:00-9:00 AM
Tuesday Oct 21st 2:00-3:00 PM
 Note: Schedule is subject to change.
Classes are also available by appointment.

 

Virtual ~ Student Canvas Overview

Attend a virtual Canvas Overview from anywhere with Blackboard Collaborate.
* Preview setup connections and make sure your are connected prior to class. PDF
* You must have an adequate connection speed and speakers. Microphone is optional.
* Please self-register with steps above.

VIRTUAL CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT.  

For questions on the Canvas Overview, call (210) 486-2239, email spc-distance@alamo.edu or stop by SLC 212.

Staff Directory

Luis Lopez

Luis A. Lopez
Director of Instructional & Professional Development
210-486-2355
llopez@alamo.edu 

 
Lucy Barlow

Lucy Barlow
Coordinator of Distance Learning
210-486-2512
 lbarlow2@alamo.edu 

 
Belinda Esqueda

Belinda Esqueda
Distance Learning Support Specialist
210-486-2228
besqueda@alamo.edu 

 

Contact Information

Location: 
MLK Campus
Sutton Learning Center
(SLC) 212
spc-distance@alamo.edu 

CDL Help Desk:
(210) 486-2239

ACES Log-in Help Desk: 
(210) 486-2777

Support Central Hotline:
(210) 485-0555

Out of Town (TOLL FREE):
(866) 493-3947

 

Student Lab Hours

* Student Computer Lab is located in Sutton Learning Center (SLC) 213
Fall 2014 

Day  Time 
Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday Closed

Note: Hours are subject to change.

For assistance, please go to SLC 212.

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