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Faculty Teaching Toolbox: Syllabus Software

The Faculty Teaching Toolbox is a resource for faculty and staff that provides an introduction to some of the many instructional support services offered by Austin Community College.

What is Lighthouse?

Lighthouse is the software ACC faculty use to comply with Texas House Bill 2504, which requires institutions of higher learning to provide the Course Syllabus and Curriculum Vitae for every course and every instructor at the college. This information must be accessible within no more than three links from the ACC homepage and it must be available no later than the seventh day after the first day of classes.


How do I access Lighthouse?

Open your internet browser from any computer on or off ACC campus.

Type in (or click on):  

Login using your ACCeID and password. 

Once logged in to Lighthouse, you will find a new screen. You now have options to access your Syllabus, Curriculum Vitae, or Office Hours.

Under “What You Need to Do,” you will find a list of tasks you need to complete.  This is specific for each individual logging on to the system.

Lighthous Syllabus software

How do I use Lighthouse?

Before logging into Lighthouse, make sure you have the most recent electronic copy of your Curriculum Vitae, Office Hours, and Syllabus.  Having these documents ready will enable you to copy and paste information instead of having to type all of the information into Lighthouse. 

When you login you will see a link for a tutorial on the right-hand side of the screen. It has information on how to use Lighthouse with step-by-step instructions.

What do I tell my students?

Tell your students that all course syllabi and faculty contact information are available through the ACC Course Schedule. Encourage them to explore this resource when they are deciding which classes to take. If they need more help with this decision, remind them that the Advising & Counseling Office is available for assistance and support.

Optional Student Services information for your syllabus

Academic year 2018-1019:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: William Tolan <>
Date: Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 1:54 PM
Subject: [Full-Time Faculty] Student Support Services syllabi request

As you are are finalizing your Fall syllabi I'd like you to consider an addition: the entire Support Services Team would like to request that you consider including the following language in you course syllabi to help students know what resources are available to them...  
Student Support Services available at ACC-
Resources to support you are available at every campus.  Food pantries are available at all campus Student Life offices (  Assistance paying for childcare or utility bills is available at any campus Support Center (  For sudden, unexpected expenses that may cause you to withdraw from one or more of your courses, go to to request emergency assistance through the Student Emergency Fund.  Help with budgeting for college and family life is available through the Student Money Management Office (  Counselors are available at any campus if you experience a personal or mental health concern (  All services are free and confidential.

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