Digital Learning Centers

Rockville and Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campuses
Digital Learning Center

Welcome

We operate three locations: two on the Rockville Campus and one on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. Workshops are offered on the Germantown campus. 

We provide students with Windows and Mac workstations for their academic work. The Centers provide support that helps students develop and expand their digital literacy skills, including use of Windows and Macs, MS Office 2016, MS Office 365, Blackboard, and other common College provided computer resources for student use. The Centers provide workshops on the use of software packages like Microsoft Office, and they promote safe computing practices.

To request a workshop in class, please contact Ed Cunningham, Learning Center Manager.

  • Walk-in computer labs
  • Orientation to Montgomery College computing resources 
  • Workshops: ePortfolio (PDF, Download Acrobat Reader) , Excel Charts (PDF, Download Acrobat Reader) , and PowerPoint (PDF, Download Acrobat Reader) 

You must have an MC ID to use the Digital Learning Centers. 

Locations and Hours

Summer 2019

Rockville Campus

Computer Science (CS) Building, Room 025

Phone: 240-567-5187

Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
  • Friday: Closed

Rockville Campus Map 

Computer Science building on the Rockville Campus
Rockville Campus

Humanities Building (HU), Room 312 

Phone: 240-567-5156

Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.         
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.                

Rockville Campus Map

Humanities Building on the Rockville Campus

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus 

Charlene R. Nunley Student Services Center (ST) Building, Room 304/304A

Phone: 240-567-1657 or 240-567-1658

Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus Map

Student Services Center on the Takoma Park/Silver spring Campus

 The Digital Learning Centers

Rockville Campus
Gateway sign at the entrance to the Rockville Campus

The Digital Learning Center at the Rockville campus is located in the Humanities (HU) on the third floor and Computer Science (CS) on the ground floor buildings. We provide an open learning lab and study environment for students in all disciplines. Computer labs in the HU and CS buildings offer both Windows and Mac systems and have a wide variety of software. Labs are equipped with WEPA printers, scanners, individualized help areas and quiet areas.

We offer one-on-one assistance to students who need help with the basic operation of academic computer resources provided to all students, such as Blackboard, and the Microsoft Office suite. 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 one on one assistance to CMAP (Computer Applications) students.

If you wish to receive assistance, you need to be prepared. You must have your textbook, assignment, any necessary files, storage device, notebook(s), required password(s), and writing instruments. Please note, if you do not know your passwords the staff of the Digital Learning Center cannot help you.

Rockville Digital Learning Center is currently offering workshops in

  • PowerPoint basics and intermediate topics
  • Charts and Graphs using Excel
  • ePortfolio development using WordPress 
  • Infographics
Rockville Digital Learning Center collaborates with the Academic Success Center (ASC) at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus to offer ASC workshops and individualized tutoring using Skype.
  • Our private Skype tutoring room in HU307 allows students to work with a tutor
  • Workshops offered by the ASC are live streamed from Takoma Park/Silver Spring and hosted in room CS021A

For more information: Digital Learning Center brochure (PDF, Download Acrobat Reader) 

Learning Center Manager

Ed Cunningham
Email | 240-567-5191

Staff
  • Thanh King
  • Adetoro Oladokun
  • Kim Potter
  • Niki Delk
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
Student Services Center on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

The Digital Learning Center in Takoma Park/Silver Spring is located at the Charlene R. Nunley Student Services Center (ST). We provide an open learning environment for students in all disciplines. We provide computers with a wide variety of software, WEPA printers, scanners, and one-on-one assistance to students to enhance their course-related assignments.

The center is equipped with 50 Microsoft Windows based systems and 23 Apple iMacs and offers a variety of educational software and hardware devices needed to support coursework. Student must be ready to use the WEPA printer for course assignments! Staff does not print documents for you.

If you wish to receive assistance, you need to be prepared. You must have your textbook, assignment, any necessary files, storage device, notebook(s), required password(s), and writing instruments. Please note, if you do not know your passwords the staff of the Digital Learning Center cannot help you.

For more information: Digital Learning Center brochure (PDF, Download Acrobat Reader) 

Learning Center Assistant Manager

Charles Harried
Email | 240-567-1458

Staff

  • Robel Belay
  • Kenneth Kiv
  • Saul Goldberg
  • Khanh Vuong

Featured Upcoming Workshops

We hold workshops on all three campuses (see campus maps). Workshop topics, times, and locations are listed by month below. To request a workhop in class, please contact Ed Cunningham, Learning Center Manager.

New workshops will be posted soon! 

ePortfolio - Basic and Intermediate
  • Thursday, 02/21 (9:30 am - 11:00 am) -- (RV) HU314
  • Thursday, 02/28 (9:30 am - 10:30 am) -- (RV) CS018

Excel Charts - Introduction 

  • Tuesday, 02/19 (2:00 pm - 3:00 pm) -- (RV) HU311
PowerPoint - Basic
  • Wednesday, 02/06 (1:00 pm - 2:00 pm) -- (GT) HS150
  • Tuesday, 02/12 (2:00 pm - 3:00 pm) -- (TP/SS) CM211
  • Wednesday, 02/13 (2:00 pm - 3:00 pm) -- (TP/SS) CM211
  • Thursday, 02/14 (1:00 pm - 2:00 pm) -- (RV) HU314

ePortfolio - Basic and Intermediate

  • Wednesday, 03/06 (2:00 pm - 3:30 pm) -- (RV) CS016
  • Wednesday, 03/27 (2:00 pm - 3:00 pm) -- (RV) CS016

Excel Charts - Introduction  

  • Tuesday, 03/05 (2:00 pm - 3:00 pm) -- (RV) HU311
  • Tuesday, 03/27 (11:30 am - 12:30 pm) -- (RV) CS018

PowerPoint - Basic

  • Tuesday, 03/05 (11:00 am - 12:00 pm) -- (RV) HU314
  • Tuesday, 03/05 (1:00 pm - 2:00 pm) -- (GT) HS150
  • Monday, 03/25 (2:00 pm - 3:00 pm) -- (RV) HU314

 ePortfolio - Basic and Intermediate

  • Tuesday, 04/09 (9:30 am - 10:55 am) -- (RV) CS021
  • Tuesday, 04/16 (9:30 am - 10:30 am) -- (RV) CS021

Excel Charts - Introduction  

  • Monday, 04/08 (2:00 pm - 3:00 pm) -- (RV) HU303
  • Thursday, 04/25 (3:00 pm - 4:00 pm) -- (RV) HU313

PowerPoint - Basic

  • Tuesday, 04/09 (1:00 pm - 2:00 pm) -- (GT) HS150
  • Thursday, 04/11 (10:00 am - 11:00 am) -- (RV) HU314
  • Tuesday, 04/16 (2:00 pm - 3:00 pm) -- (TP/SS) CM211
  • Wednesday, 04/17 (2:00 pm - 3:00 pm) -- (TP/SS) CM211
  • Wednesday, 04/24 (2:00 pm - 3:00 pm) -- (RV) HU314

Available Resources and Services for Students

Welcome to Digital Learning Centers!

To ensure that the centers provide an environment conducive to academic study, we ask our users to adhere to the following guidelines:

Users

  • The centers are for current faculty, staff, and students only
  • All users must Log-on using their MyMC credentials
  • No guests or children are allowed in the 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

  • Access to the computers is on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Center computers print only to the WEPA kiosks located at each center and at various sites at the College Center staff will not print documents for users
  • 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 keys or CD/DVD disks before exiting the center
  • Do not leave personal items unattended. Center 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

Humanities Courses - HU307 and CS021A

  • Tutoring via SKYPE: Visit the Digital Learning Center, Humanities building, room HU307. See schedule at Academic Success Center
  • Live Streamed workshops via SKYPE: Visit the Digital Learning Center, Computer Science building, room CS021A. See schedule at Academic Success Center
  • Questions about SKYPE Tutoring and Live Streamed workshops, please contact Tsung (Jeff) Chuang, Learning Center Manager, Academic Success Center, Takoma Park/Silver Spring

Computer Applications (CMAP) Tutoring - HU307

Web Development (TECH) Tutoring - HU307

  • Visit the Digital Learning Center, Humanities building, room HU307
  • Questions about TECH Tutoring, please contact the department Media Arts and Technologies

Computer Science (CMSC) Tutoring - SW109

Lynda.com - Online Video Training Library - 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 lynda.com 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

MC 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 Centers website at Montgomery College

Global Navigation

  • Taking a Test Online
  • Submitting an Assignment
  • Checking Your Grades
  • How to Create and Mange Tasks 
  • How to Use the Discussion Board
  • How to send Email from Your Course

Staying Organized and Communicating

  • How to Send Email from Your Course
  • How to Create and Manage Tasks
  • How to Use the Calendar
  • How to Send and Receive Blackboard Course Messages
  • Setting Your Preferences and Controlling Your Environment

My Blackboard Profiles

  • How to Create, Import, or Reconcile a MyEdu Profile
  • Your Notification Options
  • Editing Personal Information and Privacy Options 
  • Changing Your Password
  • Adding an Avatar
  • How to Customize Your Group Home Page  

Web Services

  • Utilizing your College Outlook 365 Account
  • Setting up Google, Yahoo, and Live mail accounts
  • Creating a Dropbox, Google Drive, or One Drive account
  • Learn Facebook: The Basics Skill
  • Adjusting Facebook Privacy Setting
  • Creating Twitter Bio and responding to users
  • Setting up ePortfolio website using WordPress and Weebly

 

Windows 10

  • Authentication thru Active Directory
  • Basic Keyboarding and Mouse Usage
  • Windows Explorer
  • File Management
  • Connecting USB Devices
  • Web Searching
  • User Security

 

Mac OS X Sierra

  • Utilizing Finder
  • Utilizing Dock and Launch Pad
  • Utilizing Mission Control
  • Navigating the Desktop
  • Videoconferencing
  • User Security

Scanning and Printing

  • Printing with WEPA printers
  • Using WEPA Phone application
  • Scanning Documents Using the ADF
  • Changing scanning resolution settings
  • Scanning multiple documents
  • Scanning Documents for Kurzweil or Email
  • Converting Documents to PDF format

 

MS Access

  • Creating and Working with Tables
  • Creating and Working with Forms
  • Creating and Working with Queries
  • Creating and Working with Reports  

MS Excel

  • Creating, and working with Workbooks
  • Creating Graphs
  • Using Excel Functions
  • Importing and Exporting Data

MS PowerPoint

  • Creating Presentations and Shows
  • Utilizing Video, Sound, and Web Content within Presentations
  • Adding Transitions and Sound
  • Applying Design Themes
  • Selecting and Applying Layouts
  • Setting and Rehearsing Timing for a slide show

MS Word

  • Creating, Saving, Printing, and Closing a Document
  • Checking Spelling and Grammar
  • Customizing Page Setup
  • Inserting Page Numbers and Headers in MLA or APA Format
  • Creating Work Cited or Reference Lists
  • Inserting Section Breaks

 

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