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Digital Learning Center

Remote Learning Support
DLC Remote Learning Support

Welcome! The Digital Learning Center (DLC) offers online user 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 and other learning management tools. 

SPRING 2021 Hours of Remote Operation

Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

For more information: Digital Learning Center Brochure (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)


STUDENTS: For usage questions, please email DLCENTER@montgomerycollege.edu.

FACULTY: Please contact Learning Center Manager, Ed Cunningham | Ed.Cunningham@montgomerycollege.edu. 

  • Faculty who would like the DLC to provide assistance to their students with common use software tools are encouraged to reach out to us.
  • Faculty who would like to request an online presentation for your class.

Remote Instructional Support and Resources for Students

  • Accessing and creating a free account on Adobe Spark
  • Selecting and formatting templates and features
  • Designing a slideshow/video project
  • Using and editing text tools, graphics, sound, and video
  • Downloading/saving/sharing your presentation 

♦ Blackboard 

  • Navigating and accessing Blackboard courses page
  • Accessing and using the course menu such as syllabus, course content, announcements, discussions, and course mail
  • Accessing and viewing Blackboard course tools and MC resources
  • Accessing and joining Blackboard Collaborate Ultra using features such as content sharing, profile setting modifications, and breakout groups

♦ Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

  • Accessing and creating a WordPress account
  • Selecting and applying designed themes for your ePortfolio
  • Accessing and applying the Montgomery College WordPress prototype
  • Saving files using various formats
  • Adding files, images, and videos
  • Managing and modifying profile settings such as dashboard, security, privacy, and notifications
  • Creating a free account on Piktochart, Canva, Vennage
  • Selecting and formatting templates and screen layouts
  • Designing and customizing graphic element libraries such as shapes, photos, drawings, icons, maps, charts, borders
  • Using and editing text tools and moving/deleting/resizing elements
  • Downloading and saving into PowerPoint
  • Setting up and creating initial layout infographic/infoposter
  • Accessing and creating a LinkedIn profile
  • Adding and editing your profile such as introduction, experience, profile photo, and summary
  • Adding and editing your education, licenses, certifications, and skills

♦ Microsoft Access

  • Creating/working with tables, forms, queries, and reports
  • Setting up data tables, table data fields, and table key fields
  • Setting up/editing table relationships
  • Creating/editing reports and  establishing report data sources and report layouts
  • Adding/editing report elements and printing reports
  • Importing/exporting data
  • Creating/editing simple macros

♦ Microsoft Excel

  • Creating/working with worksheets 
  • Adding/deleting/copying/
    moving worksheets
  • Formatting/editing worksheet elements and styles
  • Setting up page and worksheet layouts
  • Creating/editing charts 
  • Using basic formulas and functions
  • Working with data tables and sorting/querying/filtering data
  • Importing/exporting data
  • Creating/editing simple macros

♦ Microsoft Outlook

  • Accessing Outlook mail in MS Office 2019 and 365 on the computer
  • Configuring and experiencing with Outlook mail on mobile devices
  • Managing calendars and scheduling meetings in MS Office 2019 (Zoom and Teams) 
  • Setting up automate notification and email services

♦ Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Creating/copying/sorting/
    deleting slides
  • Designing slides from templates
  • Inserting/editing text, tables, images, illustrations, links, symbols, and media
  • Applying design themes, transitions, animations, and slide show  
  • Working with slide views and windows
  • Selecting/applying slide layouts
  • Using PowerPoint to create infographics and infoposters

♦ Microsoft Teams

  • Accessing/creating a team and its channels 
  • Viewing/communicating with team members
  • Scheduling meetings and calls with one/many team members
  • Sharing desktop, windows, and files content 
  • Accessing/posting files, links, and content for team members in shared cloud storage using Teams

♦ Microsoft Word

  • Creating/editing page and paragraph styles and themes
  • Setting up/editing page and paragraph layouts
  • Inserting/editing pages, tables, illustrations, media, links, header and footer, text, and symbols
  • Setting up/editing tables of contents, footnotes, citations and bibliography
  • Setting up/editing document reviews (proofing, language, and tracking changes)
  • Working with document views and windows
  • Downloading and setting up VDI web client used for connecting personal computer to College VDI network
  • Saving files to personal cloud storage and USB devices
  • Printing files to personal printers
  • Accessing Windows applications and features, devices, system, and personalization
  • Accessing and viewing folders and contents layout such icons, details, or list
  • Accessing and modifying devices such as blue tooth and other devices, printers, mouse, or keyboard
  • Changing mouse cursor and accessibility settings
  • Changing Windows display settings such as background, color, themes, fonts, or language
  • Accessing and joining Zoom meetings using laptop or mobile devices
  • Viewing and communicating with other Zoom participants
  • Modifying Zoom controls such as lock meeting, waiting room, sharing your screen, breakout rooms, polls
  • Sending and receiving files and links using Zoom
  • Modifying basic Zoom settings such as backgrounds, names, camera, and sound controls

NEED HELP? Book An Appointment Now!

The Digital Learning Center provides instructional support with a variety of common use applications that help students develop and expand their digital literacy skills in a variety of topics, such as use of Windows 10, MS Office 365, Blackboard, ePortfolio, LinkedIn, presentation tools, and Zoom.

  • Book an individual appointment with Digital Learning Center staff by using Microsoft Bookings, a web-based appointment calendar.

  • To book an appointment, select the appointment topic, date, available staff, and time.

  • After booking an appointment, a confirmation email from the Digital Learning Center will be automatically sent to your email.

  • The staff will send you an email with a meeting link prior to joining the booked appointment.
BOOK AN APPOINTMENT HERE

Featured Upcoming Online Workshops 

Spring 2021 | MARCH - APRIL

Things on the computer don’t always go the way you want them to. How to get back on track!

  • March 16 at 10 a.m.
  • April 8 at 10 a.m.

♦ Basics 

Learn how to create your own ePortfolio and customize the ePortfolio website using the Montgomery College WordPress template.

  • March 2 and 24 at 3 p.m.
  • April 5 at 3 p.m.

♦ Advanced 

Learn how to present your ePortfolio content by designing and controlling security, privacy, and notifications for your ePortfolio site. Must have already created an ePortfolio site successfully.

  • March 10 and 29 at 3 p.m.
  • April 14 at 3 p.m.

Take complete and effective control of your files and understand file storage locations, file types, backups, and (online) cloud storage such as OneDrive and Google Docs.

  • April 6 at 10 a.m.

Learn how to unleash the power of keyboard shortcuts to speed up your work flow.

  • March 10 at 10 a.m.

♦ Basics

This class is an overview of the seven common chart types and how to create them using Excel.

  • March 1 at 2 p.m. 
  • April 6 at 11 a.m. 

♦ Intermediate

This class is a review of the chart creation process in Excel; with focus on the various chart design and chart editing tools.

  • March 2 at 11:30 a.m.
  • March 25 at 4 p.m.
  • April 8 at 12 p.m. 
  • April 22 at 4 p.m. 

♦ Basics

This class is for new users of PowerPoint. An orientation to the PowerPoint screen, creating slides and tools to insert text, graphics, web links, sound and video.

  • March 30 at 1 p.m.

♦ Intermediate

This class is an in-depth look at PowerPoint tools used to insert animations, slide transitions, create automated slide show, voice recording, using slide layout editor and creating customized slide shows.

  • March 9 at 4:30 p.m.
  • March 18 at 5 p.m.
  • April 20 at 2 p.m. 

Learn how to use free Adobe Spark to create presentation videos and use of Adobe Spark tools.

  • March 10 at 2 p.m.
  • April 15 at 3 p.m. 
  • April 27 at 12:30 p.m. 

This class is an overview of free software you can use to create an infographic, including a demonstration of editing tools.

  • March 11 at 3 p.m.
  • March 26 at 1:30 p.m.
  • April 13 at 11 a.m. 

NEW Online Workshop Registration Here!

All workshops are conducted online via Zoom and other learning management tools.

All workshop access will require a meeting link sent to you after you register for the workshop.

  • Workshop registration employs Microsoft Bookings, a web-based appointments calendar.

  • To register, select the workshop topic, date, and time.

  • After registering for a workshop, a confirmation email from the Digital Learning Center will be automatically sent to your email with a meeting link to join the class.
     
  • Registration must occur an hour in advance in order to obtain a meeting link prior to joining the class.
REGISTER HERE

Available Online Resources for Students

♦ LinkedIn Learning - Anywhere, Anytime!
  • Log into MyMC 
  • At MyMC homepage, click on My Classes
  • Scroll down to Online Video Training Library
  • Under Online Video Training Library heading, click on Sign in using your MyMC credentials to log in your Montgomery College LinkedIn Learning account
♦ Smarthinking - Online Tutoring
  • Log into MyMC 
  • At MyMC homepage, click on My Classes
  • Scroll down to Study Skills and Tutoring
  • Under Study Skills and Tutoring heading, click on Smarthinking Online Tutoring
  • Follow instructions on the screen to access the tutoring service
♦ Virtual Tutoring
  • Montgomery College offers a variety of online support through our discipline-specific Learning Centers to help students meet the rigors of academic coursework
  • Visit the Virtual Tutoring website at Montgomery College
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