Austin Community College provides its students with free access to Brainfuse, an online writing lab and tutoring service.
With Brainfuse your students can:
To learn more about services available to your students, contact the Learning Lab on your campus. They can give you access to a faculty test account that will allow you to go into Brainfuse as a student so that you can test-drive the service without using up the hours ACC has purchased to support students. You can also read about available services at the Brainfuse website. Students access Brainfus directly through the Blackboard interface. After they login, they will find a link is provided on the left under “Tools.”
You may also choose to integrate Brainfuse directly into your course. Speak to an Instructional Design Specialist on your campus to learn more about how to support your students by taking advantage of this tool!
Be sure to tell students to accss Brainfuse through ACC's Blackboard so that they can take advantage of the support ACC is providing them. If they access Brainfuse through the Brainfuse website, they will not be able to login.
Remind your students throughout the semester that Brainfuse is free, easily accessible, and intended to help them succeed. Stress to your students that there is always someone available to help them.
If your students prefer a face to face interaction, remind them about the ACC Learning Labs, which are located at each campus and provide tutoring by appointment or drop-in, group study rooms, and computers for student work.