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Access to Smarthinking is available to Virtual Campus students and select courses
Virtual College Online Tutoring
All MDC students receive 24/7 online tutoring free of charge! The online tutoring provides students:
- Availability of resources offered in various academic disciplines.
- Online appointment system to communicate live using the virtual whiteboard.
- Connection with professional educators for live, on-demand tutoring.
- Ability to ask questions for feedback or guidance.
- Immediate feedback on essays with a 6-point automatic grading rubric.
- A writing lab to submit essays for tutors to review and provide suggestions
MDC students now can schedule a tutoring appointment for new subjects just added to Smarthinking.
- Network protocols and services
- Establishing and automating secure baselines for Windows and Linux servers
- Cabling, device, and storage technologies
- Network troubleshooting methodologies, including connectivity and performance support
- Common networking hardware and infrastructure setup
- Preventative and remedial network maintenance.
- Security assessments
- Organizational Security standards
- Cloud computing concepts
- Cryptography and security key management
- Social engineering techniques
How to Access Smarthinking
- From your Blackboard course homepage, go to the navigational column on the left.
- Click on the "Smarthinking" link.
- Review the system check with the recommended browsers.
- Then select from any of the four options: Writing Center, Drop-In Tutoring, Scheduled Tutoring, and Offline Questions.
- You may also click on any of the subjects for academic resources.
- List of 150 subject areas supported by Smarthinking
- Live, On Demand Hours of Service
- New Group Tutoring feature gives our students the ability to collaborate with other students at MDC
- Smarthinking Quick Start Guide