Help Available to TCC Students Around the Clock

Tarrant County College’s commitment to student success includes academic help around the clock with Tutor 24/7 at no charge. The service allows students to connect with an e-structor or interact with a live tutor. Students can submit questions and receive a prompt reply from a tutor. Additionally, students may submit their writing for any class to receive assistance from the Online Writing Lab.
A number of subjects are covered by the service including business, math, reading, science, Spanish and writing. Technology support is available for Access 2010, Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010 and Word 2010, as well as Windows 7.
To access Tutor 24/7, students can log in to Blackboard, go to their myTCC course section portal and click, “Tutor 24/7” to get started.

New Manual Outlines TCC’s Graphics Standards

GISM CoverNeed a creative approach to your existing or new publication, but don’t know how to get started?

Want an innovative approach to reach your target audience?

Need to add the Tarrant County College logo to your printed pieces, but don’t know where to get it?

The answers to these and other graphic questions will be apparent next month on each campus when the new Graphics Identity Standards Manual (GISM) is rolled out. The Graphics Services Team will hold presentations each Thursday in April to ensure that faculty and staff will have an opportunity to learn about this quick reference guide.

Everyone who attends will receive a printed copy of the GISM for use as a handy tool. There also will be door prizes including mouse pads, t-shirts and a set of coasters.

The first presentation will be held Thursday, April 4, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the May Owen Center in the Community Board Room.

Don’t miss the graphics presentations on your campus:

Northwest Campus:  April 11, 9 to 11 a.m., WSTU 1303

Northeast Campus: April 11, 2 to 4 p.m., NBSS 1103

South Campus: April 18, 9 to 11 a.m., Forum Room in the Student Center

Southeast Campus: April 18, 2 to 4 p.m. ESEE 1121

Trinity River Campus: April 25, 9 to 11 a.m. Action C, TRTR 4212.




Learn How to Navigate Change

Do you ever feel like the only thing that is certain in your life is that nothing is certain? Have you ever felt that before you’re accustomed to a new way of doing something, it’s already obsolete?

If you can relate to any of the above situations, then check out “Managing Transition,” a recording of a recent webcast offered by Alliance Work Partners as part of TCC’s Employee Assistance Program. The webcast provides skills that will help you successfully manage change in the workplace. It also provides insight into the  strength and leadership needed to help others embrace change.

The webcast, complete with a handout, is available through Wednesday, July 20.

Delivered Fresh, Right to Your Inbox

With TCC Buzz’s fresh makeover, I love the idea of folks visiting these beautiful pages every day, but I know that for some of you it might be more convenient to receive the Buzz articles in your Outlook inbox via an RSS feed.

Well, I’ve outlined the steps for you—just promise me you’ll come back to visit our lovely pages to read comments to various stories posted by others . And most definitely come back to add your own comments!

I will be highlighting some of the other features of our new Buzz next week, so be sure to check back then and let us know what you think!

Which version of Outlook are you using?

If you’re using Outlook 2007 or 2010, you can follow the steps below. If you are currently using Microsoft Office and Outlook 2003 you will need to submit an Employee Help Desk Request to have Office/Outlook 2010 installed on your computer.

Setting up the RSS Feed

To subscribe to this blog via an RSS feed through Outlook:

  1. Click the “Articles” RSS icon that can be found at the top of the Buzz pages.
  2. When the RSS Feed page opens, select Microsoft Outlook from the dropdown menu.
  3. Click “Subscribe Now.”
  4. This will automatically pull up your Outlook. An RSS Feed dialog box will appear.
  5. Click “Advanced.”
  6. In the feed name box, type TCC Buzz.
  7. Delivery location of articles—choose one:
    –Straight to your inbox (or other folder):
    Click “Change Folder”
    Click the Inbox folder, then “OK.”
    Click “OK” to finish your RSS Feed Options.
    –RSS Feed feed folder:
    Click “OK” to finish your RSS Feed Options.
  8. You should now be back to the original RSS Feed dialog box. Click “Yes” to allow the feed to be created.