May 2021

May 2021

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Leveraging Technology Tools to Improve Student Equity

With equity in mind, the California Community Colleges system, in partnership with CCC TechConnect, is finding new ways to leverage technology to make learning more accessible to all students, while giving faculty the tools they need to teach in interactive and compelling ways.

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Quick, Easy Student Accounts in CCC Technology Center Release

Streamlined and enhanced student account creation is the focus of the Spring 2021 release of the California Community Colleges Technology Center’s Student Success Suite. Student account creation through OpenCCC has undergone a major overhaul to remove obstacles to account creation and modernize and enhance student account security.

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Systemwide Technology Access Collaborative Benefits Campuses Through Institutional Pricing

The Systemwide Technology Access Collaborative (STAC) is a systemwide collaboration between the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, the Foundation for California Community Colleges' CollegeBuys program, and the California Virtual Campus designed to streamline the procurement of digital access tools. 

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Virtual Workshops to Explore Security, Accessibility Practices in the CCC

Coming in June, two back-to-back virtual workshops will delve into important and timely issues around the security and accessibility of information technology, data and learning materials in the California Community Colleges (CCC).

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New Path to Vision Resource Center/Cornerstone Integration Offered

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office is financially supporting integration for all colleges through June 30, 2021. To ensure that all colleges and districts can seize this opportunity, and recognizing the challenges they have faced over the past year, the Phased Integration path was created to give colleges and districts until June 2022 to integrate the platform and launch it to employees.

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CVC Offering Free, Self-paced Online Mental Health Course for Clinicians

In response to a growing mental health issue among California Community College students, the California Virtual Campus (CVC) is offering a free, self-paced Online Mental Health Course for Clinicians course. The course is intended for mental health clinicians and provides a close look at the growing trend of distance mental health services and their importance for community college students. 

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