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Online Student Success Center
Resources for Distance Learning Students at Montgomery College.

Taking online courses is a wonderfully flexible way to learn and earn college credits.  The resources on this webpage:
  • help you decide if online learning is right for you.
  • provide information to help you get ready for and find your online course.
  • may assist you during the semester to overcome stumbling blocks to your online success.
  • provide online counseling and advising resources especially targeted to the needs of online students and other students who enjoy learning from the web.

Two ways to reach a Faculty Advisor/Academic counselor online

Visit the Virtual Advising & Counseling Center in your My WebCT (only available to students taking a course that uses WebCT)

Visit Online Advising for Frequently Asked Advising Questions or email an online advisor.


Right For Me? | Getting Started | Online Success | Tech Skills | Advising | Career | Online Workshops


The Office of Information Technology currently uses a weekly scheduled computer systems downtime period to conduct system maintenance. This planned and consistent system maintenance time is used to allow faculty, students, and administration to better schedule the use of College applications. The downtime occurs between Sunday at 12:01 AM through Sunday at 6:00 AM each week.   During this time systems may or may not be available.  Routine maintenance of the College's computer systems will occur during this period.

Is Online Learning Right for Me?

Getting Started

Advantages of Online Learning
Disadvantages of Online Learning
Characteristics for Online Learning
Distance Learning at MC
Getting into MyMC
MyMC Tutorial
Online Success Basic Technical Skills
Effective Online Communication
Evaluating Websites
Internet Searching and Researching
Learning Styles & Online Learning
Online Academic Support
Online Writing Support
Potential Personal Barriers
Study Skills and Strategies
Successful Online Learners
Time Management Tutorial
Technical Skills for Online Learners
What is the Internet?
Organizing Bookmarks Tutorial
File Management Tutorial
Internet Explorer Tutorial
Academic Advising Career Information
Finding Online Programs
Using Online Resources

International Students & Online Learning
MyMC Career Planning Tool
How to Pick a Major
How to Research Careers Tutorial
Sigi 3


Online Workshops


"Your Education Plan" Interactive online, on demand workshop, Audio.  Full Workshop (30 minutes). It may take five minutes to load depending on your internet connection.  Or you may also go directly to each section.

Make a copy of the
Course Planning Form (fill in the blanks)

pdf (printing)

Click the Ctrl button if your security settings are preventing the Workshop from loading. 

You will need to have the free Flash Player on your computer to view these Workshops

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Online Orientation for DS 107 - Designed for students who have registered for the online sections of First Year Seminar/First Year Seminar.  Make sure to use the navigation buttons on the bottom of the slides to stop and replay part or all of the orientation.  Full Workshop (20 minutes). Or, you may go to each section.

 Site Contact:                                                                 Last Updated 3/10/2009