Academic Resources and Technical Support
Online Academic Resources for Students
As a student at MC, you can take advantage of online tutoring, on-campus learning centers, library resources, and Blackboard tutorials.
Drop in with a tutor and interact in real time. Send an Offline Question and receive a reply from a tutor. Use Scheduled Tutoring to set up a session at least 48 hours in advance to interact in real time.
How to Access Smarthinking:
- Log in to MyMC.
- In the menu section at the top of the screen, Click “My Classes”
- Scroll down below “Need Some Help With Your Classes?”
- Click the “Smarthinking Online Tutoring” link
This series of videos will introduce you to the resources and services at the Montgomery College Libraries that are especially useful for Distance Education students. Visit the Online Library Orientation for Distance Education Studentsnew window.
Montgomery College offers a variety of services and supports through our discipline-specific Learning Centers. These assist students in meeting the rigors of academic coursework. The Centers provide tutoring, graphic calculator loan programs, study group areas, textbook loans, and open labs. They also support students in all classes that require reading, writing, speech, American English pronunciation, and world languages. Visit the Learning Centersnew window.
The Digital Learning Center (DLC) is open to faculty, staff, and all currently enrolled Montgomery College students. The DLC offers instructional support with a variety of common student use applications and provides online presentations in a variety of topics. User assistance and presentations are delivered using Zoom software and other learning management tools. View DLC Brochure (PDF, ) .
Need help with Blackboard Learn? Get familiar with Blackboard features in minutes. Watch short, engaging Blackboard Help videos on our YouTube channel. You can see the full list of student videos and choose which ones you want to watch. Or you can view multiple videos in a row about a particular topic using the playlists. Watch the Blackboard tutorialsnew window.
Blackboard Collaborate offers live audio/video, break-out discussions, and archived class sessions. Your professor will let you know ahead of time if there is a Blackboard Collaborate session in the online course.
If you need support on how to use Collaborate, visit the Blackboard Collaborate websitenew window.
Students can also review the Blackboard Collaborate Tutorial (PDF, ) .
Adult Learnersnew window - Join thousands of adult learners just like yourself who seek to change their lives.
Assessment new window- Assessment and Testing Centers.
Athletics new window- MC sport teams.
Behavioral Intervention Teamnew window
Bookstores new window- Get your textbooks.
Boys to Men new window- Fostering long-term academic success in African American and black male students.
Career Coachnew window - Discover majors and in-demand careers and education based on your interests!
Center for Early Educationnew window - The Center for Early Education provides outstanding research and training opportunities for college students seeking knowledge of early childhood education and development.
Counseling and Advisingnew window - Counseling faculty help students with their personal, career, and educational goals and assist students with selecting the courses that are right for them.
Disability Support Servicesnew window - Disability Support Services (DSS) leads this effort, to promote full participation and equal access to educational opportunities, programs and activities.
Financial Aidnew window - Montgomery College is committed to making higher education affordable by helping students find financial aid to pay for college, from grants and scholarships to student loans and work-study programs.
First Year Experiencenew window - The first year of college is an exciting and challenging time where you will experience academic and personal growth.
Food Servicesnew window - Find campus cafes, vending machines, and catering for College events.
MC Pridenew window - We are Montgomery College’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allies faculty and staff group, a college-recognized organization within the College.
Military and Veteran Servicesnew window - We're honored to have students who are veterans of the armed forces, active-duty service members, reservists, and guardsmen.
Parking, Transportation and Vehicle Registrationnew window - Whether you're driving to class or taking public transportation, our three conveniently located campuses are easily accessible—and MC students ride the county's extensive Ride On Bus system for no additional fee.
Printing new window- Pay for printing at Montgomery College.
Public Safetynew window - The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management is responsible for the protection of the College community, first aid, emergency assistance, 24-hour escort service (upon request), enforcement of campus parking regulations, and the lost and found service.
Student Employment Servicesnew window - Speak with the student employment specialist on your campus for help with resume writing, interviewing, and other job search topics.
Student Health and Wellness (SHAW) Center for Successnew window - As we continue to live and learn in this ever-changing climate, the Student Health and Wellness Center for Success is here for you.
Student Lifenew window - Our Offices of Student Life want you to get involved on campus.
Student Success Courses new window- Student success courses focus on strategies to help you become a successful student and assist you in developing an education plan.
Television new window- Watch recorded and live program from MCTV.
Transfer Advising and Planningnew window - Your stepping-stone to a Bachelor’s degree.
TRIO Programsnew window - The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are Federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Examity new windowprovides MC students on-line exam proctoring services: automated and live. This service will continue to be free of charge for our students. Examity is compatible with Chromebooks as well as Mac desktops and laptops (no iPhones or iPods.) This particular feature should allow more students to benefit from this service.
Examity is available through Blackboard. They have shared digital resources for faculty and students. I invite you to review the list of resources below.
- Examity Blackboard Test-Taker Guide for Live Proctoringnew window
- Examity Blackboard Test-Taker Guide for Automated Proctoringnew window
- Examity Online Proctoring Troubleshooting Guidenew window
- Examity Live Proctoring Demonstration Videonew window
- Examity Automated Proctoring Demonstration Videonew window
For help with Blackboard and MyMC, contact the IT Help Desk at 240-567-7222 or ITServicedesk@montgomerycollege.edu.
For 24/7/365 online chat with a certified Blackboard support representative, go to the Blackboard Technical Support Websitenew window.
Course specific questions (such as those about assignments, tests, grades, and course content) should be directed to your instructor only.
Visit the IT websitenew window to see hardware and general technical requirements for students.
Montgomery College is committed to providing equal opportunity to persons with disabilities, including equal access to education, employment, college programs, services and activities provided through information technology. Learn more about Accessibility at MCnew window.
The Office of E-Learning, Innovation, and Teaching Excellence (ELITE) serves MC's online learners and distance education students. Our office is open M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.