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Class Format Definitions

Hybrid/Blended Course

NEW: HYBRID: This course has online or remote instruction with an on-campus (on-site) component.

Online/Fully Distance Education Course

NEW: Online: Asynchronous instruction delivered online via Canvas and additional online tools. There may be a face-to-face component such as orientation, laboratory, exam review, or an in-person test.

Remote Synchronous

NEW: Remote Learning: Synchronous instruction, the same as a standard course only on Zoom at the originally scheduled class times. It offers the benefits of face-to-face instruction while maximizing social distancing efforts. Remote instruction will take place via ZOOM, Canvas, and additional remote-access tools.

Face-to-Face (F2F)

NEW: Face-to-Face: This course meets on-campus (on-site) for instruction. 

Note for Distance Learning: Participation in class requires a computer, microphone and a webcam. Contact the instructor to address any issues that might prevent you from using your webcam. After enrolling in class, contact IT if you need to borrow equipment.

San Antonio College is committed to doing everything possible to ease your transition from on-site classes to remote learning.  The resources below will assist you as you continue your academic journey online this semester.  We also have SAC Staff Members that can help with general questions in a Student Remote Information Center.  Live virtual offices are only available during certain hours and may have various wait times. You should receive a response within 24 hours.  

Registration

Summer Registration

Registration is open to ALL students on Monday, March 29. 

Fall Registration

Registration is open to ALL students on Monday, April 12. 

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General Information

For general information on the Return to Campus plan for Spring 2021, including protocols for going to class, visit the District Student Resources webpage.

SAC Summer Return to Campus Plan

 

Student Wifi Parking Access

Parking Lot 16 (Right outside of the Moody Learning Center)

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Mobile SAC App

Download the MobileSAC app for more links and resources.

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Emergency/ Non-emergency Numbers

 Non-Emergency:
 210-485-0099
Emergency Number:
210-485-0911

Admissions and Enrollment

For all college enrollment questions, holds, and general information, please contact an enrollment coach or specialist through the Virtual Welcome Center. Enrollment Services can also be contacted through email at Sac-outreach@alamo.edu, LiveChat @ at the bottom right of the screen, or by phone at 210-212-5266. 

Virtual Welcome Center

https://alamo.zoom.us/my/sacenroll

Virtual Welcome Center is Monday-Thursday, 10am-7pm

On Campus Welcome Center

Enrollment Services is open for on-campus walk-ins  Monday-Thursday 8am-7pm. 

Otherwise, reach us at sac-outreach@alamo.edu

Enrollment Website

Financial Aid Appointments

https://calendly.com/sac-sfa
Hours of Operation: Mondays & Thursdays 8:30am-11am & 1pm-4pm

Business Office

By Phone
21ALAMO (210-212-5266)

By Email
dst-VBO2@alamo.edu

Monday and Thursday SAC Business Office on Campus Appointments located at SAC MLC 208
https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=21705006&appointmentType=21870307

 

Advising

San Antonio College Advising is committed to providing you with quality virtual advising. Click below for instruction on scheduling a Zoom appointment with your Certified Advisor.

Zoom Advising Instructions in Navigate
  • Log in to your ACES Account
  • Click on the "Start Here" tab
  • Select the "Alamo NAVIGATE" icon
  • Click "Login"
  • Select the "Appointments" tab
  • Select "Schedule an Appointment"
  • Select the Reason for your appointment and hit Next
  • Select the Location and hit Next
  • Select the Day and Time that works for you and hit Next
  • Enter "Zoom Appointment" in the Notes box
  • Review the selection and confirm your appointment

 

Student Support via Email (sac-students19@alamo.edu) for general questions. 

Additionally, we have open advising available through Zoom, where you can meet with an advisor without having to schedule an appointment. Open advising sessions allow you to get resources help and allow you to get general questions answered in approximately 30 minutes.

All general advising inquiries can be directed to sac-advising@alamo.edu. Thank you.

disABILITY Support Services

To get support with the following dSS services: Academic advising, Course accommodations, TSI Testing, Group Advising, Tutoring for math classes or Assistance with online adaptive resources, please contact us at sac-dSSstudent@alamo.edu or call (210) 486-0020.

Advocacy and Counseling 

The student advocacy centers will continue to support our students by providing wraparound support services virtually. We help with issues that are outside the classroom. We will provide online counseling and case management support as well as emergency aid and access to community resources.

Please contact the Alamo Colleges Advocacy Helpline at 210-486-1111 8am-7pm M-Th and Fri 8am-5pm.

COVID-19 Testing

High School Programs

San Antonio College offers several opportunities for high school students to get a head start on their college education.

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Academic Programs

The Alamo Colleges offer a variety of credentials including degrees/programs, certificates and pre-major/transfer areas of study.

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Veterans Affairs

For VA and Military Affiliated Students assistance, please visit the Veterans Affairs webpage for more information at https://www.alamo.edu/sac/va or email SAC-VA@alamo.edu and your inquiry will be directed to the appropriate staff member to assist you.

 

SAC Cares

The SAC Cares office will continue to support students, faculty, and staff remotely until further notice. For assistance with petitions, non-academic grievances, or Title IX holds please contact the SAC Cares office at sac-cares@alamo.edu.

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Academic Support

Technical Support

If you need remote assistance with your technology, we have compiled a list of tips just for you. Click below for some remote assistance tips.

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Tech Support Remote Information

Monday -  Thursday / 8am - 4:30pm

Mega Lab

Monday - Thursday 8am-5pm

* Click on link to be directed to Zoom Meeting Room

Zoom Information Rooms
 Link to Zoom Meeting Rooms
Mega Lab Remote Information Center    https://alamo.zoom.us/j/893489318
Student Technology Zoom Trainings    Register

 

Free and Low-cost Technology

https://www.everyoneon.org/find-offers

Remote Ready Bootcamp for Canvas

In preparation for remote learning, SAC students are strongly encouraged to take the one hour training called Remote Ready Boot Camp: Student, which is available in Canvas. (try different browsers for any issues)

Student Life Online Programming

The Office of Student Life (OSL) offers dozens of ways for you to interact with the SAC Community 24/7.  

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Services for Women & Non-Traditional Students

The Department Services for Women & Non-Traditional Students (Empowerment Center) is ready and available to help students on our advisor caseloads, as well as Undocumented and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) Students. We are here to support you!

Please contact us at 210-486-0455, visit www.alamo.edu/sac/SWANS or join our Zoom Room Click for Zoom Room . We have staff ready to assist you with advising, resources, GED Information and retention services.

Netiquette

Netiquette, simply defined, means etiquette on the Internet. In an online course, you will be speaking through writing both to fellow students and instructors. It is imperative to communicate well and professionally. The golden rule of netiquette in an online class or environment is, do not do or say online what you would not do or say offline. 

Netiquette Guidelines
  1. Be friendly, positive and self-reflective. When people cannot see you, and do not know you, feelings can be hurt if you are not careful how you express yourself. Think before you write. Do not respond when you feel angry. Wait. Write it down somewhere and come back to it. When you do, you may find that you no longer feel the same way, after you have had time to reflect. If you still feel the need to be heard, then take time to reread and rewrite it in terms that are easily embraced. When you feel a critique is necessary, express yourself in a positive tone.
  2. Use proper language and titles. Do not use “text” slang or even profane words in an online education environments they will likely sound offensive to the reader. Leave the characters like smiley faces, and instant message abbreviations out. They may be interpreted as childish or too casual for the online education environment. Do not refer to your professor as "Doc" or by his or her first name, unless it is acceptable with him or her to do so. Do not use caps lock when writing, as it insinuates yelling. Always say please and thank you.
  3. Use effective communication. This takes practice and thoughtful writing. Try to speak and write clearly at all times. Reread before you respond. Define and restate your words when necessary. Correct a misunderstanding right away. Be mindful of chosen words and joking.
  4. Ask for clarification. If you are unsure of what was said, or the instructor's directions, or are trying to interpret a person's expressions, then ask again. Do not sit in silence feeling confused or offended. A simple way to do this is to say (or write), "I did not understand...", always keeping the sense of the misunderstanding on yourself.

San Antonio College Distance Learning Handbook Page 8

https://www.alamo.edu/contentassets/bd2e78936900417c9e3ea23fd12a7615/distance-learning-handbook.pdf

Student Remote Information Center

Student Support Via Zoom

Have questions about SAC, but don't know where to start? Join us in the ZOOM Virtual Help Room. You can also reach us via email at sac-students19@alamo.edu.

Zoom Virtual Help Room - Live from 8am-7pm (M-F) 
Quick Connect: https://alamo.zoom.us/j/96204747346
Dial-in by Phone: (301) 715-8592
Meeting ID: 962 0474 7346