Support the Queer and Allies club – Order your West PRIDE t-shirt now!

Dear colleagues and friends,

One of the issues that the QnA club has identified for LGBTQ+ students on campus is that West is not currently a clearly visibly Q+-friendly place. While we are working on this issue on more than one front, we think that a fun and easy way to make West more visibly welcoming of Q+ students is to join forces with West Wednesdays. Perhaps you’d like to show both your West pride AND your West PRIDE on Wednesdays! If so, please allow me to introduce you to your new West PRIDE t-shirt!


Click the link above to see the PR office-designed logo (thank you, Michelle Long-Coffee and Clarissa Castellanos) on 3 different t-shirt styles. To change shirt style, scroll down just a tad to see three clickable black shirts lined up at the bottom left of the design window. For sizing info, with your preferred t-shirt style selected, scroll down a bit more and click the “View Sizing Lineup” link, which provides pictures of non-representative samples of humans (and their specs) in shirts as well as actual shirt measurements. Shirts will be priced at $20 (pay on pick-up). Once out-of-pocket costs are recouped, funds will go toward the general operating budget of the QnA club to support campus-wide, queer-and-allies-friendly activities. If $20 is a financial hardship for you but you’d like to show your West PRIDE, please contact me, and I will make arrangements for you to get a shirt. We’re much less concerned about profits than we are about creating a visibly Q+ friendly campus environment, and we welcome all the support we can get!

To place your t-shirt order, provide your contact info and shirt style and size choice in this survey by Sep 20, 5pm.

Thank you in advance for your support and for showing our students that West is a safe and welcoming space!

(P.S. – Please pass this message around to all of your friends on campus and talk up the new West PRIDE gear! I haven’t had the pleasure of getting to know *everyone* at West just yet, and I didn’t presume to cold-email people with this.)


Stephanie Meredith, Tim Welch, and the QnA club


Fall POCR Course now Open for Enrollment


I hope you all had a wonderful summer. If your plans for fall include getting Local POCR up and running, then please share these links to our fall POCR courses with members of your local review team. And don’t forget to apply to become a CVC-OEI POCR Certified Campus when your college is ready!

September 9 – October 5

September 23 – October 19

October 7 – November 2

October 21 – November 16

November 4 – December 7

November 18 – December 21

Autumn Bell

Director of Professional Development, CVC – Online Education Initiative

California Virtual Campus

Online Network of Educators (@ONE)

Office/Mobile: 559-259-8867 

The CVC-OEI grant is funded by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and managed by the Foothill-De Anza Community College District.

Flex Week Highlights – Proctorio

Online Proctoring with Proctorio

Looking for a way to ensure academic integrity around exams? Meet Proctorio – a learning integrity platform fully integrated with Canvas, offering ID verification, audio/video recording, lockdown browser, and more.  In this session we will cover everything you need to know about setting up Proctorio on your exams, creating profiles and reviewing the results.

August 19, 2019 from 1 – 1:50 pm, location TBD

Proctorio Info

WLAC has Proctorio available for all Canvas courses. Instructors who wish to preserve Academic integrity in an online environment have a lot of options with Proctorio. Learn more about this cutting edge technology by following the links below.

Call Confer Transitions to ConferZoom on August 31, 2019.

CCC Confer transitioned to ConferZoom in June 2018 to provide our faculty and staff with the latest in technology for online meetings and online classes.

This same great technology allows for conference calls with more features than a Call Confer:

  • Schedule from the desktop app, mobile device app, or website portal.
  • Join by phone, mobile device, or computer.
  • Record the call.
  • Store the recording in the cloud or download a local copy.
  • Share the recording with a link or MP3 file, keep it private, or delete the recording.
  • Receive an audio transcript of the conversation when the call completes -your automated note-taking tool, saving your time and effort.

Transition Timeline

  • August 15, 2019
    Final date to receive a Call Confer recording playback.
  • August 31, 2019
    Final date to schedule or host a Call Confer conference call.

What You Need to Know

  • Call Confer meetings currently scheduled beyond August 31, 2019 must be rescheduled with ConferZoom.
  • Learn how to create a conference call with ConferZoom.
  • Check out ConferZoom account status from your MyConfer home page; click the link to create an account if you don’t have one.
  • The ConferZoom website portal is . Your ConferZoom sign-in is your email, the password can be reset from the sign-in page.

Please contact CCC TechConnect support with your questions at

California Community Colleges | TechConnect

Easy Accessibility Add On Ribbon for Word


What is the Berman Accessibility Ribbon?

The Berman Accessibility Ribbon (version 1.0) is an add-on to Microsoft Word for Windows (versions 2010, 2013, 2016, 2016/365, and 2019). It is available in various languages. (Unfortunately, Word for Mac still lacks the accessibility features of Word for Windows, so the ribbon only works for Word for Windows).

Got Word for Windows 2003 or 2007? Get Cliff Tyllick’s excellent toolbars and tabs for earlier versions of Word at .

Install the Berman Accessibility Ribbon into your Microsoft Word to make it easier to create and maintain accessible Word files. The ribbon will help you create documents that are accessible for everyone and that comply with WCAG 2.0: these are the criteria designated by regulations such as AODA and Section 508.

The ribbon is donationware… it is free, though we’d love it if you would make a donation to Carleton University’s READ Initiative.

How to install the ribbon on your Windows computer

  1. Get the ribbon by completing the Berman Accessibility Ribbon Registration form … it will email you a link to the davidbermancom-Accessibility-Ribbon-for-Word.exportedUI file you’ll need, which you’ll then download to a folder of your choice on your computer.
  2. Launch Microsoft Word for Windows 2010, 2013, or 2016, 2016/365, or 2019 and follow these steps:
    1. select File menu (in Microsoft Word)
    2. select Options command (this will open a Word Options dialog)
    3. select Customize Ribbon in the sidebar of the Word Options dialog (this will display the Customize Ribbon options)
    4. pulldown the Import/Export dropdown button menu (it’s in the lower corner of the dialog)
    5. select Import Customization File from the dropdown menu (this will open a “File Open” dialog)
    6. select the Berman Accessibility ribbon install file from the folder you downloaded it to in the very first step above, then select the Open button
    7. respond “Yes” to the warning dialog that appears asking “Replace all existing Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar customizations for this program?” (Note: if you have created other custom ribbons, they will be deleted!)
    8. now, back on the Word Options window, confirm that the checkbox next to “Accessibility (Custom)” in the Main Tabs section of the Customize The Ribbon column is checked (if not checked, the Berman Accessibility Ribbon will not appear in Word)
    9. if “Accessibility (Custom)” is not already at the top of the Main Tabs list, then repeatedly select the Move Up arrow button until “Accessibility (Custom)” is at the top of the list. (This will ensure that the Accessibility ribbon tab will be the next-to-first tab in Word’s interface… if you’d like it elsewhere, you can position it elsewhere.)

Congratulations! You have finished installing the Accessibility Ribbon.

The top of your Word screen should now look something like this (this screen capture is from Word 2013):

Screen capture of Berman Accessibility Ribbon in Microsoft Word for Windows 2016

The “Accessibility” tab now appears between the File and Home tabs. The ribbon has sections for:

  • Document
  • Page
  • Structure
  • Styles
  • Content
  • Links
  • Lists
  • Images
  • Forms
  • Acrobat (if you installed Acrobat)

(Your layout may differ slightly.)

How to deactivate the ribbon (should you ever wish to)

  1. Launch Microsoft Word 2010 or 2013 or 2016 or 2016/365 or 2019, and follow these steps within Word:
    1. select File menu
    2. select Options command (this will open a Word Options dialog)
    3. select Customize Ribbon in the sidebar of the Word Options dialog (this will display the Customize The Ribbon options)
    4. uncheck the box next to “Accessibility (Custom)” in the Main Tabs section of the Customize The Ribbon column
  2. If you also wish to permanently remove access to the ribbon, select the “<< Remove” button. (This will remove the ribbon from even being mentioned on the Customize The Ribbon option.)

How to remove the installer from your computer

  1. Follow the instructions above “How to inactivate the ribbon”.
  2. Go to the folder you saved the “davidbermancom-Accessibility-Ribbon-for-Word.exportedUI” to, and delete that file.

About the ribbon

This accessibility ribbon was developed by David Berman Communications. Thank you to the City of Guelph for the inspiration.