COVID-19 continues to surge in California. A Regional Stay Home Order, announced December 3, prohibits gatherings of any size, closes operations except for critical infrastructure and retail, and requires 100% masking and physical distancing. Read more
Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) will be raising funds to adopt student families in-need during this holiday season. The funds will provide each family a $25 Amazon gift card for each child in their household. Donate here or learn more.

LASC employees can borrow free-standing computer monitors, office chairs, and other classroom tools that might be needed to work from home. Submit your request here. Once approved, you will also need to fill out the return to campus form here.

LASC's Logo Refresh Presidential Taskforce has been working this semester on refreshing our college’s logo. Employees and students now have the opportunity to select our top choice for a refreshed college logo. Learn more and vote.
PlayPosit, an interactive video tool that allows instructors to embed questions into videos, is offering many webinars this winter and spring that are open to Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) faculty. Check out their winter and spring webinar schedule to register for upcoming webinars. Also, check out the PlayPosit guide for more information.
The University of Rochester is hosting a series of workshops on Open Educational Resources (OER) and open pedagogy geared toward librarian and instructor audiences. The next workshops are on "Finding & Evaluating OER" on Tuesday, December 8, and "Understanding Creative Commons Licenses" on Friday, December 11, followed by a series based on the book titled "Open Pedagogy Approaches: Faculty, Library, and Student Collaborations." Register here
Starting in winter 2021, there will be a new Rich Content Editor in Canvas in the toolbar area that will allow users to edit text, add links and images, and much more. Learn more at a workshop at 10 a.m. Friday, December 11. Register here.
Want to host a virtual event at LASC? The Hopin platform is up and running! If you have a virtual event that you would like to host, contact LASC's Event Coordinator Jen Shetland at and/or fill out an information form here.
LACCD's 2021 Winter Session and Spring Semester classes will remain predominately online due to the COVID-19 public health pandemic. Classes returning to in-person modalities during that time will only occur based on the prevailing Health Orders from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) and in accordance with the Health Department’s Reopening Protocols for Institutes of Higher Education. Learn more.

An upcoming LACCD Distance Education workshop titled "Zoom 102: Breakout Rooms and Polls" will cover using breakout rooms and polls in Zoom. The workshop will be at 11 a.m. Friday, December 11. Register in Zoom.
SAVE THE DATE: LASC's Spring Flex Day will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, February 5, 2021. The theme will be "Owning Our New Realities." LASC's Professional Growth Committee is looking for presenters to facilitate workshops on topics such as "Improvement of Instructional Design and Delivery," "Personal Enhancement and Wellness," "Technological Proficiency" and more. Fill out the form here.
LASC's Nursing Program's Pinning Ceremony will be at 4:30 p.m. December 18 on the online Hopin platform. The program's graduates are inviting everyone to celebrate with them at the end of a long journey. Learn more.
LASC's Distance Education Support Team will be available through Zoom to support you with your questions. Check in with them:
  • Monday: Gail Amos is available from 11 a.m. to noon in her Zoom Room
  • Tuesday: Travis Dubry is available 6-7 p.m. in his Zoom Room
  • Wednesday: Gail Amos is available from 11 a.m. to noon as well as 6-7 p.m. in her Zoom Room
  • Thursday: Travis Dubry is available from 9-10 a.m. in his Zoom Room
  • Friday: Brandy Robinson is available from 9 a.m. to noon in her Zoom Room
If you have questions about the work of LACCD's Emergency Operations Center, check out its recovery plan, policies and other information at this link. Past and future safety advisories produced by the EOC can be found here.

LASC has initiated a telephone
hotline for employees and students to call with any general issues or concerns they might have related to the LACCD and LASC operations as well as the impact of COVID-19. Contact the FreshDesk/FreshCaller hotline from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays to Fridays at (323) 274-1680 or
There will be several upcoming Canvas training courses offered in the Vision Resource Center. Register now for four-week Canvas training courses that run from January 4-29, 2021. They include Introduction to Online Teaching (ITC), Introduction to Online, Teaching and Learning (IOTL), and Humanizing Online Learning.
The Dream Resource Center will host "UndocuZoom" at 11 a.m. every Thursday for students, parents, and community members to connect and build a community among LASC's undocumented population. Learn more.
The next Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (or CARE) Check-In forum will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 9, on Zoom. This twice-a-semester workshop helps current CARE students connect with other CARE students and share beneficial resources. This forum provides a safe space for CARE students to discuss the concerns of a single, head of household parent. Learn more.
The mental health counselors from LASC's Student Health Center are leading a support group on Zoom at 6 p.m. Thursdays to help students navigate finals, the cultural times we are experiencing, and personal challenges they may have. Learn more.
Learn about LASC's General Studies/ Undecided Pathway on Monday, December 7, on Zoom. Staff and faculty will answer your
questions and there will be a digital gift card giveaway. Register here or learn more here.

Do you know students who have questions about how to find scholarly articles for your research and how to cite your sources? They are welcome to attend the Library's online workshops and learn about its many resources and how to access them. The workshops are at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 8, and at 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 9. Learn more.
LASC will be hosting a workshop on coping with grief and loss at noon
Thursday, December 10, on Zoom. Students who are feeling sad or undertain should know they have someone to speak to! Learn more.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, LASC's campus is closed to the public, but almost all classes are offered in a remote learning (online) model using Canvas and all student services and business operations will be offered online. Keep up with the latest CVOID-19 news with LACCD's FAQ page.
LASC has a wealth of virtual classroom support available for students this Fall Semester. Learn more. Also, students can live chat with our support programs by visiting this link. Resources such as housing, WiFi, and food accessibility are also available to students here.
Take a moment to catch up on more of the latest LASC news.
LASC's Academic Senate and College Council committees provide leadership for the overall direction and support of the college. Take a moment to review the committees' 2020 Fall Semester meeting schedules.
This Fall Semester, LASC will have an “Administrator On Duty” on Zoom from 5-8 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays to ensure everything is running smoothly with online instruction and support services. If you encounter any issues, contact the administrator on Zoom and they will provide assistance.
Plan your schedule and other activities around LASC's academic calendar.
If you need to reach an LASC employee or department, click the buttons below to find this information.
LASC's President Dr. Seher Awan is inviting all employees to a virtual town hall at 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday to receive updates and chat questions to her. The Town Hall can be accessed via Zoom at or by phone at (669) 900-6833. Meeting ID is 924 9400 3345 Last week's town hall can be viewed here.