Thursday, April 17, 2014

Building Citation Libraries in Word 2010

Whatever type of research you may be called upon to execute, it's imperative to correctly reference your sources. This video demonstrate how you can add citations, bibliographies and cross references to your Microsoft Word 2010 documents.

BuildingCitation Libraries in Word 2010

                                                                       Contributed by Matt Helinski

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Adobe Creative Cloud/Creative Studio 6.0

We now have a contract for Adobe Creative Studio, Version 6.0 which includes most of the Adobe Titles.  This software is only available on campus.  Home use of this software is not available at this time.   You can contact our College Help Desk (210) 486-5777 to request an install of the software.  The software is available for MAC or Windows workstations.  Titles that are available: Photoshop, Encore, After Effects, Pagemaker Pro, InDesign, Flash, Flash Builder, Illustrator, Bridge, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Prelude, and Light Screen.   Please note that a full install (all of the titles) takes about 4 hours.

                                                                          Contributed by Leslie Germer

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Microsoft Office 2013

Microsoft Office, Version 2013 is available for installation.  The We have received and posted some (Free) Microsoft Office 2013 Quickstarts and Help Guides.  They are available on our Alamo Share Site under Help Guides and Quickstarts and Microsoft Office 2013.  Here is the URL:{0D31A35C-BAAC-4519-921F-FF6ABF8BBA2F}

                                                                           Contributed by Leslie Germer

Connect to Complete

The Alamo Colleges is working with Connect2Complete, a national nonprofit, to provide students and employees low-cost computers and free or low cost Internet service, along with the hardware and the digital skills to effectively and safely use the Internet. Depending on home location, you may qualify for fast free service or a discounted high-speed Internet data plan. Low-cost computers are also being offered. For additional information, please visit

                                                                                   Contributed by Leslie Germer 

Friday, February 28, 2014

Want a (free) Alternative to PowerPoint? Try Prezi

This tutorial demonstrates a free online presentation tool called Prezi.  It can be used as an alternative to PowerPoint in many academic settings and can make presentations much more interactive and interesting. Here is the URL

                                                                  Contributed by Matt Helinski

Create, Manage and Share Learning Content... in the Cloud!

Attention all Texas Community and Technical College faculty and staff,
You have free access to SoftChalk Cloud courtesy of a state license provided by the Texas Association of Community Colleges and the Virtual College of Texas.
The SoftChalk in Cloud Code can be found here:

SoftChalk is a fun and easy way to enhance learning with engaging and interactive lessons. Lessons created in SoftChalk can be easily integrated into Canvas. Find more information about SoftChalk at

Contact Julie Nichols or Laura Tull if you have questions.

                                                                Contributed by Julie Nichols

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

BioSIG-ID - Coming to an Online Course near You!

What is BioSIG?  It is the multifactor authentication tool that the district has selected to make it more difficult for unauthorized users to access secure data or to commit fraud by posing as another individual.  Its intended focus will be to minimize academic dishonesty in online courses.  BioSIG-ID is fully integrated with our CANVAS LMS.  All fully-online and hybrid courses will be using BIOSIG-ID starting in Summer 2014.  We had a training on 2/12 @ 2:00 in Academic 101. If you missed the training, you can find a curriculum that can be accessed through AlamoLEARN that includes the recording of this training which shows best practices using BioSIG.
                                                                                   Contributed by Tracey Mendoza