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Digital Learning Center

Remote Learning Support
DLC Remote Learning Support

Welcome

Now our Digital Learning Centers at the Rockville and Takoma Park/Silver Spring campuses are open.

The Digital Learning Centers will continue to offer 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. 

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

DLC Remote Learning Support

FALL 2021

Hours of Operation | On Campus and Remote 

Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

♦ STUDENTS
  • For Usage Questions or Any Assistance? Students should 
REQUEST FOR STAFF
 
♦ FACULTY
  • 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.
  • Please contact Learning Center Manager, Ed Cunningham | Email new window

Available Remote Instructional Support for Students

Instructional Support for Students by Subject Below:
  • 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 
  • 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
  • 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 Here

The Digital Learning Centers provide 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.
  • 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

Upcoming ONLINE Workshops

2021 | SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER

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

  • September 17 at 10 a.m. 
  • September 21 at 10 a.m. 
  • October 14 at 10 a.m. 
  • October 26 at 10 a.m. 
♦ Basics

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

  • September 7 at 3 p.m.
  • September 9 at 2 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.

  • September 14 at 3 p.m.
  • September 16 at 2 p.m.
♦ Basics

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

  • September 23 at 2 p.m.
  • September 28 at 2 p.m.
  • October 12 at 2 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.

  • October 21 at 2 p.m.

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

  • September 14  at 2:30 p.m.
  • September 20 at 2:30 p.m.  
  • October 6 at 2:30 p.m. 

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

  • September 28 at 2:30 p.m. 
  • October 4 at 10 a.m. 

This class is an overview of the profile creation process and to explore ways in requesting endorsements and recommendations.

  • September 21 at 1 p.m. 
  • October 12 at 1 p.m.
  • October 26 at 1 p.m.
♦ Charting Basics

This workshop is an overview of seven common chart types (Column, Pie, Bar, Line, Histogram, Scatter XY, and Combo). We review how to layout your data, selecting the appropriate chart type, and how to create the charts using Excel.

September 
  • September 13 at 3 p.m. 
  • September 15 at 11 a.m. 
  • September 20 at 11:30 a.m. 
  • September 21 at 3 p.m. 
  • September 27 at 11 a.m.
  • September 29 at 11:30 a.m. 
October
  • October 1 at 11:30 a.m. 
  • October 5 at 3 p.m.
  • October 8 at 11:30 a.m. 
  • October 12 at 3 p.m. 
♦ Charting Intermediate 

This workshop reviews the chart creation process in Excel with focus on the various chart design and chart formatting tools.

September 
  • September 15 at 3 p.m. 
  • September 17 at 11 a.m. 
  • September 20 at 3 p.m. 
  • September 22 at 11 a.m. 
  • September 27 at 3:30 p.m.
  • September 29 at 3:30 p.m. 
October
  • October 1 at 3:30 p.m.
  • October 6 at 10:30 a.m.
  • October 13 at 11 a.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.

  • September 28 at 2 p.m.
  • October 18 at 1 p.m.
  • October 27 at 11 a.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.

  • September 14 at 3 p.m. 
  • October 4 at 2 p.m.
  • October 26 at 11 a.m.

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

  • September 30 at 2:30 p.m. 
  • October 20 at 2 p.m.

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

  • September 16 at 3 p.m.
  • October 7 at 11 a.m.

Learn to re-discover "where" in the Windows application you are and how to make Windows 10 do what *you* want it to do.

  • September 10 at 10 a.m.
  • September 22 at 2:30 p.m. 
  • October 22 at 10 a.m. 
  • October 27 at 10 a.m.   

This workshop is an overview of the Zoom environment. Participants will learn how to navigate in Zoom, identify and use tools (mic, video, chat, reactions, screen sharing, etc.), and virtual class etiquette. The session will include hands-on activities, Q&A's, and a summary assessment.

♦ September 
  • September 13 at 10 a.m. 
  • September 15 at 4 p.m. 
  • September 21 at 12 p.m. 
  • September 22 at 3 p.m.
  • September 27 at 3 p.m. 
  • September 28 at 9:30 a.m. 
♦ October
  • October 6 at 3 p.m.
  • October 7 at 10 a.m. 
  • October 12 at 2 p.m.
  • October 14 at 10 a.m. 
  • October 25 at 11 a.m.

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.
  • 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
Learning Centers – 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 Tutoringnew window website at Montgomery College

Updated by Thanh King (September 8, 2021)

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