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Alamo Colleges Education Services is a secure portal connecting Faculty, Staff & Students to Academic Resources, Email, and other Online Resources.

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St. Philip's College Library

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

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


The St. Philip’s College Instructional Innovation Center (IIC) is dedicated to empowering faculty and staff for success by providing professional development opportunities for faculty to promote professional growth, quality instruction, and innovative teaching, as well as professional development opportunities to support staff in enhancing their services to students.

IIC Events/Activities - Spring 2018

Upcoming Event:

  • Spring 2018 Professional Development Week, Friday, January 5th through Friday, January 12.
  • Convocation, including the all-college meeting, will be on Saturday, January 6th. More details available at -

Canvas Training and Distance Learning Certification

Instructure Canvas is the St. Philip's College standard Learning Management System for online, hybrid, and web-enhanced classes. Training in Canvas is conducted by the Instructional Innovation Center and consists of the Canvas Training Course for Web-Enhanced Classes and the Distance Learning Certification program. To use Canvas in your face-to-face classes, you only need to complete the Canvas Training course. To teach online or hybrid classes, you must complete the Certification program. 

Sign up for the Canvas Training course by contacting Jerryl Lowe, Instructional Designer at The course is fully online and will enable you to use the Canvas tools in your face-to-face classes. 

The Distance Learning Certification program is offered each semester for faculty who will be assigned an online or hybrid class the following semester. Approval by your respective department Chair is required. The program consists of an online course covering pedagogy and best practices for teaching online, as well as development of a course that is then presented before a Course Readiness Review panel at the end of the program. The program takes 6-8 weeks to complete. Participants must also complete the Canvas Training course prior to taking this certification program.

See the list of faculty who are Distance Learning Certified at

Master Teacher Certification Program

Established in the Fall of 1998, the Master Teacher Certification program has helped many faculty members actively engage in reflective and creative exercises and dialogs to improve their own teaching. Through collaborative learning experiences, online and face-to-face discussions across disciplines, exploration of best practices including the use of technology, and the development of an e-portfolio, faculty are challenged to think differently about teaching and learning and to learn new tools for effective classroom practice.

The Master Teacher Certification program requires the completion of an online course with five content topics, two required face-to-face discussion sessions to bring participants together to reflect and discuss concepts and techniques introduced in the online topics, group activities, a lessons learned report, and a teaching philosophy statement. Other activities may also be scheduled to provide opportunities to expand on what is learned in the online course.

The program is offered  each Fall and Spring semester. 

See the list of currently certified Master Teachers at 

Master Teacher Certification must be renewed every two years. To renew your certification, you must do (one) of the following:

  • Attend and engage in twelve (12) hours of Professional Development in Teaching and Learning.
  • Earn six (6) graduate hours in education or your teaching discipline.
  • Present at two or more state or national conferences.

Contact the IIC for any questions regarding the renewal process.

Concourse Syllabus

Access your Concourse course syllabi through Canvas. You can also access Concourse through ACES under the Faculty or Employee tab.  

Use the following tutorial to update your class  syllabi. Contact the IIC if you need help. 

BioSig-ID for Online Courses

BioSig-ID™ is a multifactor authentication tool that uses physical biometrics to make it more difficult for unauthorized users to access secure data or commit fraud by posing as another individual. At Alamo Colleges, BioSig will be used to minimize academic dishonesty in online courses.

BioSig-ID™ is fully integrated with the Instructure Canvas learning management system. During the initial phases of the BioSig roll-out, the tool will be used only with fully online course offerings.

Use the following faculty guide to learn more about Bio-Sig. Contact the IIC if you need help.

 For more information, please contact the IIC at

Contact Information

Luis A. Lopez

Diana Dimas

Instructional Designer:
Jerryl W. Lowe

MLK Campus
Sutton Learning Center (SLC) 212