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MDC Tutoring: Smarthinking Online Tutoring

Learning Resources Tutoring SmarthinkingAccess to Smarthinking is available to Virtual Campus students and select courses

Virtual College Online Tutoring

All Virtual College students receive 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

How to Access Smarthinking

  • From your Blackboard course homepage, go to the navigational column on the left.
  • Look at the section titled, "Tools and Resources".
  • 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.