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Digital Learning Centers

Rockville and Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campuses
Digital Learning Center

Welcome

Digital Learning Center Remote Learning Support

Per Montgomery College’s Coronavirus Response Plan, the Digital Learning Centers (DLC) 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. 

FALL 2021
Hours of Operation | On Campus and Remote 
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

During the Remote Teaching and Learning Period, visit us at:
DLC Remote Learning Support

We operate on the Rockville campus and on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus. We provide students with Windows and Mac workstations for their academic coursework.

The Centers provide support that helps students develop and expand their digital literacy skills, including MS Office 2019, MS Office 365, Blackboard, ePortfolio, LinkedIn, presentation tools, Zoom, and other common resources for student use to promote safe computing practices. 

  • The Digital Learning Centers provide ONLINE instructional support assistance and workshops using Zoom and other learning management tools. 
  • The Digital Learning Centers do not provide loaner laptops or any equipment.
  • The Digital Learning Centers will abide the Health and Safety Proceduresnew window at Montgomery College. 

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


On Campus Instructions for Students and Faculty

Campus Online Support

FALL 2021

Hours of Operation | On Campus and Remote

Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

STUDENTS
  • Must have an MC ID to use the Digital Learning Centers
  • ONLINE Center Staff will be available for students using lab workstations
  • The Center Staff will not print documents for you
  • The Center Staff do not issue “guest logins” or retrieve forgotten passwords
  • NEED HELP with MyMC account or reset password? IT Resource Guide (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)  
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 | Emailnew window 

The Digital Learning Centers

Rockville Campus
  • Computer Science (CS) Building | Room 025 

FALL 2021 | Temporarily CLOSED 
Rockville Campus Map 
Virtual Tour of the DLCnew window

Computer Science building on the Rockville Campus
Rockville Campus
  • Humanities (HU) Building | Rooms 312 and 314
  • 240-567-5156

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Rockville Campus Map
Virtual Tour of the DLCnew window
Humanities Building on the Rockville Campus

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus 

  • Charlene R. Nunley Student Services Center (ST) Building | Room 304/304A
  • 240-567-1657 | 240-567-1658

Hours of Operation 
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus Map
Virtual Tour of the DLCnew window
Student Services Center on the Takoma Park/Silver spring Campus

Guidelines for Using the Digital Learning Centers

To ensure that the Centers provide an environment conducive to academic study, the Digital Learning Centers ask our users to adhere to the following guidelines:

♦ Users
  • The Digital Learning Centers will abide the Health and Safety Procedures at Montgomery College
  • All users must log-on using your MyMC credentials
  • The Center Staff do not issue “guest logins” or retrieve forgotten passwords
  • The Centers are for current students, faculty, and staff only
  • No guests or children are allowed in the Digital Learning Centers
  • Food and uncovered drinks are not allowed in the centers
  • Shoes must be worn at all times
  • Users must adhere to all aspects of the College’s Student Code of Conduct and the College’s Acceptable Use of Information Technology
♦ Computers
  • The Center Staff will not print documents for users
  • Access to the computers is on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Center computers print only to the INK printing kiosks located at each center and at various sites on each campus
  • Computers at the center are configured to prevent permanent storage of files on the computer’s disk drive. Please make sure to save your work to a USB device, or to the College’s internal network or your cloud account
  • Do not disconnect the desktop computer wires (i.e., computers, mouse, or network cables)
  • Scanning of books is prohibited. If you need to scan books, please use the scanners in the Library
♦ Environment
  • Loud or disruptive conversations are not allowed
  • Headset volumes must be limited in order to not disrupt other users
  • Remember to take all external media such as USB device or CD/DVD disks before exiting the center
  • Do not leave personal items unattended. The Staff are not responsible for lost or stolen items
  • In case of emergency, please exit the center immediately. When the emergency is over, staff will allow access into the center and you can pick up where you left off
Rockville Campus
The Humanities building on the Rockville campus which houses the Digital Learning Center
Virtual Tour: The Humanities building on the Rockville campus which houses the Digital Learning Center

The Digital Learning Center at the Rockville campus is located in the Humanities (HU) on the third floor. We provide an open learning lab and study environment for students in all disciplines. The Digital Learning Center offers both Windows and Mac systems and have a wide variety of software installed. The computer lab is equipped with INK printer.

  • We will offer one-on-one ONLINE assistance using Zoom/Lanschool interactive software to students who need help with the basic operation of academic computer resources provided to all students, such as Windows 10, MS Office 365, Blackboard, ePortfolio, LinkedIn, presentation tools, and Zoom.

  • The Center collaborates with the Academic Success Center (ASC) at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus to offer workshops and individualized tutoring using Zoom.

  • Our goal is to enhance student ability with course-related assignments that require use of the MS Office suite, Blackboard, browsers, basic cloud applications, and the College’s shared file system. When available, we provide basic to advanced one-on-one ONLINE assistance to Computer Applications (CMAP120) students.

  • If you wish to receive one-on-one ONLINE assistance, you need to be prepared. You must have your textbook, assignment, any necessary files, storage device, required password(s), and writing instruments. Please note, the Center Staff cannot help you if you do not know your passwords.

For more information: Digital Learning Center Brochure (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)
Take a virtual tour: Humanities Buildingnew window 

Learning Center Manager

Ed Cunningham

Emailnew window | 240-567-5191

Staff
  • Niki Delk

  • Thanh King

  • Adetoro Oladokun

  • Kim Potter

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
Virtual Tour: The Charlene R. Nunley Student Services Center on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus which houses the Digital Learning Center
Virtual Tour: The Charlene R. Nunley Student Services Center on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus which houses the Digital Learning Center

The Digital Learning Center in Takoma Park/Silver Spring is located at the Charlene R. Nunley Student Services Center (ST) on the third floor. We provide an open learning environment for students in all disciplines.

  • We will offer one-on-one ONLINE assistance using Zoom/Lanschool interactive software to students who need help with the basic operation of academic computer resources provided to all students, such as Windows 10, MS Office 365, Blackboard, ePortfolio, LinkedIn, presentation tools, and Zoom.

  • The Digital Learning Center is equipped with number of Microsoft Windows based systems and Apple iMacs which offers a variety of educational software for students to enhance their course-related assignments. Student must be ready to use the INK printer for course assignments; the Center Staff will not print documents for you.

Workstations in the Center are equipped into two rooms below:

♦ Room ST-304 | General Purposes Use
  • Workstations are Dell Precision and Optiflex for general purpose use by enrolled students
  • One-on-one ONLINE assistance with Digital Learning Center Staff is available via Zoom session and Lanschool software for students
  • Capacity limited to 20 users
♦ Room ST-304A | Graphic Design, Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Software 
  • Workstations are Dell Precision and Apple iMac for graphic design coursework and STEM based courses use by enrolled students
  • All students are welcome to use the workstation if not occupied.
  • One-on-one ONLINE assistance with Digital Learning Center Staff, Science Learning Center, and Math Center Staff via Zoom session 
  • Walk-in appointments are available. Appointments are highly recommended
  • Capacity limited to 15 users.  

For more information: Digital Learning Center Brochure (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)
Take a virtual tour: Charlene R. Nunley Student Services Centernew window

Learning Center Assistant Manager

Charles Harried

Emailnew window | 240-567-1458

Staff
  • Robel Belay

  • Saul Goldberg

  • Kenneth Kiv

  • Hyde Revilla

On Campus Instructional Support for Students

  • Must have an MC ID to use the Digital Learning Centers
  • ONLINE Center Staff will be available for students using Digital Learning Centers workstations
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 Now. Visit us at:
DLC REMOTE LEARNING SUPPORT

Upcoming ONLINE Workshops

DLC Remote Learning Support
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.

FALL 2021 | Upcoming ONLINE Workshops
  • Blackboard Learn
  • ePortfolio | Basics & Advanced
  • Don't Panic!
  • File Management 
  • LinkedIn Profile!
  • Microsoft Excel | Basics & Intermediate
  • Microsoft PowerPoint | Basics & Intermediate
  • Software Used for Infographics
  • Presentation Creation Using Adobe Spark
  • Windows 10 Navigation
  • ZOOM Basics
For ONLINE Workshop Registration? Visit us at: 
DLC REMOTE LEARNING SUPPORT

Available ONLINE Resources for Students

Digital Learning Centers
  • Must have an MC ID to use the Digital Learning Centers
  • ONLINE Center Staff will be available for students using Digital Learning Centers workstations
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 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 Center Staff will send you an email with a meeting link prior to joining the booked appointment
BOOK AN APPOINTMENT HERE

♦ Computer Applications (CMAP120) Tutoring by Appointment | Digital Learning Center

♦ Computer Science (CMSC) Tutoring | Ackerman Learning Center 

♦ Humanities Courses Workshops | Academic Success Center 

  • Visit the Academic Success Centernew window website for workshop schedule 
  • For questions, contact Learning Center Manager, Tsung (Jeff) Chuang 

LinkedIn Learning – Anywhere Anytime

  • Log in to 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 in to 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

  • Montgomery College offers a variety of services and supports through our discipline-specific Learning Centers to help students meet the rigors of academic coursework
  • Visit the Learning Centersnew window website at Montgomery College

Updated by Thanh King (September 10, 2021)

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