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CCC Confer

Faculty and staff at College of the Redwoods can utilize the CCCConfer telephone conferencing system provided by the California Community College Chancellor's office. This allows multiple people to share one phone call. The call can also be recorded for playback for 30 days. The CTE also has a PolyCom phone system for use in meetings. Please contact Maureen Scott about reserving the phone.

Instructions for Presenters

  1. If you are the presenter, or lead coordinator, of the meeting and you are using this system for the first time, you must register at the CCCConfer website.
  2. To register, click on My Confer Sign Up at the home page of the CCCConfer website. Fill out the registration information.
  3. To request a new meeting , click Presenter/Requester Click here to Log In at the CCCConfer home page.
  4. Enter your Log In Name and Password.
  5. Click Meeting Request Forms.
  6. Click Call Confer Meeting Request Form.
  7. Fill out the meeting information and click Submit. Click Log Out.
  8. Instructions for the presenter and participant have been emailed to you. Distribute the instructions to your participants and make sure to have them handy when you are ready to begin the phone conference.

Instructions for Participants

Registration is not required. Contact the presenter or lead coordinator of the meeting for instructions on accessing the phone conference. At the time of the meeting, use your phone to access the call with a phone number and login code.

@One Training



Kognito Interactive Training Avatars

Online Training for College of the Redwoods Faculty, Staff and Students: Supporting our Campus Community

Kognito At-Risk is an online, interactive gatekeeper training simulation used at more than 350 campuses nationwide. Learn to identify and talk to students and peers exhibiting signs of psychological distress and motivate them to seek appropriate help. Possible signs of distress include depression, anxiety, PTSD, and thoughts of suicide.

Faculty/Staff Login

Student to Student Login

This innovative online simulation will enhance your skills through direct practice in a risk-free environment with student avatars. The training covers identification of students experiencing various types distress along with practice conversations to motivate those students to seek help. Feel free to promote this to your students.

These 6 innovative online simulations (3 for Faculty and Staff – and 3 for Students) will enhance our campus communities skills through direct practice in a risk-free environment through the use of student/adult avatars. This suite of training simulations are designed to educate our faculty, staff, and students about best practices in supporting:

  1. Students who struggle with psychological distress including depression and suicidal ideation
  2. Student veterans who are facing challenges in adjusting to college life
  3. LGBTQ students who are struggling due to harassment or exclusion

Each training takes 30-60 minutes to complete and is structured as a virtual practice environment where users learn by engaging in interactive role-play conversations with emotionally responsive student avatars. The suite is available at no-cost to all California community college faculty, staff, and students.*

Please take advantage of the availability of this training to help safeguard our students and support mental and behavioral health. For more information contact Trish Blair, Director of Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS),

*This training is made available to all California community colleges through the CCC Student Mental Health Program, a partnership between the Chancellor’s Office and the Foundation for California Community Colleges (FCCC) funded through a grant from the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA).

CalMHSA is an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. CalMHSA administers programs funded by the voter approved Mental Health Services Act (Prop. 63) on a statewide, regional and local basis. Prop 63 provides the funding and framework needed to expand mental health services to previously underserved populations and all of California's diverse communities.

Laptop and Projector Reservation

All classrooms currently have computers, as well as in the ITC (Innovative Training Center) and associated faculty office space.  Contact the Associate Faculty Coordinator if you have questions or concerns,, or 707-476-4342

Microsoft Office Software

The Microsoft Office Suite includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. All campus comuters are configured with these programs. Full-time faculty have access to Office software on heir campus computers and all faculty and associate faculty have access to these programs on the ITC computers.

Obtaining Microsoft Software

See the Software Purchasing page for information about academic discounts.

Website Resources

Scanner and OCR Software

A flatbed document scanner with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software is available for faculty use in the Faculty Resources Office. Adobe Photoshop Elements software is also available on all the computer workstations.

Scanning a Document and OCR Text Conversion (RTF document)

Scantron Testing

Information coming soon.

Software Purchasing

Academic discounts are available to College of the Redwoods faculty, staff and students through the Foundation for California Community Colleges College Buys Program.

CR Faculty and Staff Discounts

The Foundation of California Community Colleges (FCCC) provides discounts on Microsoft software to faculty and staff through their Work at Home program. See the FCCC website to purchase software and learn about eligability requirements for faculty and staff.

  • Microsoft Office 2003 Pro - $40
  • Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook
  • Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 - $45
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, OneNote, Access, Communicator, Groove, and InfoPath
  • Microsoft Office v. X for Macintosh - $40
  • Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • HSU Faculty and Staff Discounts
  • Faculty who also teach at Humboldt State University may be interested in the following discounts. Please contact the HSU Bookstore with questions at 826-3741.
  • Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 - $9.95
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, OneNote, Access, Communicator, Groove, and InfoPath
  • Microsoft Vista Operating System- $9.95

CR Student Discounts

The FCCC also provides discounts to students enrolled at California Community Colleges.

Technical Support

Information Technology Services

The ITS Department provides tech support for all users. Faculty should contact ITS Help Desk for all technical support related issues.

Online Courses and Distance Education

The Distance Education Department provides tech support for the online learning management system (Canvas), online courses and processes. Faculty should contact DE for all technical support related issues, including issues with Canvas. In addition, it is recommended you checkout; which provides valuable training and troubleshooting resources both students and faculty.

Distance Education Contacts

Reno Giovannetti - Instructional Technologist
LRC, Room L104B | College of the Redwoods
Phone: 707-476-4568 | Email:

Cathy Cox - Director, Distance Education
LRC, Room 110A | College of the Redwoods Distance Education
Phone: 707-476-4225 | Email:

Michael Butler - Faculty Coordinator, Distance Education
Office: SC216D| College of the Redwoods Distance Education
Phone: 707-476-4234 | Email:


TurnItIn is a Web-based tool used to collect students' writing assignments and check for plagiarism.

The TurnItIn database compares students' documents to information on the Web and previously submitted student papers. detailed originality reports are provided to the instructor. All CR faculty may establish a TurnItIn account under a district-wide license.

Login Instructions

Contact the CTE to obtain the account ID and join password to use TurnItIn at College of the Redwoods.

Training Videos

Quickstart Guides

User Manuals

Plagiarism Resources

TurnItIn maintains a Research Resources website with information for both educators and students. This is a great place to learn more about how to help you and your students understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.


WebAdvisor is the Web-based tool for accessing information in the live college data system (Datatel). Faculty can use WebAdvisor to view and print course rosters and student contact information, enter end-of-semester student grades, and access course schedules and course information for the entire district. Enrolled students can use WebAdvisor to register for classes, access schedules, view grades and transcripts, update personal information and more.

Login Instructions

Your username is your first initial + last name + last three digits of your CR ID number.

Your default password is your six digit birth date. You will be required to change this password the first time you login to WebAdvisor. The new password must be 6 to 9 characters in length and contain both letters and numbers.

If you forget your password, you can reset your password at the following link:

Reset my Password .

Step-by-Step Tutorials


All faculty and associate faculty can place a webpage on CR's server. Please contact Brian VanPelt, college webmaster, for instructions on accessing the server and accessibility guidelines.

  • Eureka Main Campus
  • 7351 Tompkins Hill Rd
  • Eureka, CA 95501
  • 707-476-4100