Remote learning means that all course instruction and class time is delivered online via Blackboard and other online/technology-supported tools. Teaching and learning takes place without faculty and students gathering together in the same geographic or physical location.
Having trouble logging into Blackboard?
If you need to reset your MyMDC Student Account or if you are new to MDC, use the links below to get started:
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are still not able to login after resetting your password, please contact the IT Help Desk at ITHelpDesk@mdc.edu or 305-237-2505
Who do students contact if they have questions about or concerns with their course?
Students should contact their instructors regarding any questions or concerns they have about:
Reach out to your instructor via email — you can find their contact information here.
STUDENT-EXCLUSIVE ONLINE OFFERS – Keeping students connected when it matters most.
If you don’t have access to Internet at home, Comcast and Charter/Spectrum are offering 60-days of free Internet services to college students. See below for information:
Important Note: Chrome and Firefox are the recommended browsers for a streamlined experience in Blackboard. Certain tools, functions, and components may not work properly with other browsers, such as Safari, Internet Explorer, and/or Edge.
Access your courses here: mycourses.mdc.edu
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
It is strongly recommended that students use the latest version of Chrome or Mozilla Firefox for the best user experience in Collaborate Ultra.
MDC provides Microsoft Office 365 cloud-based services as well as Office 2016 applications for desktop installation to all students, staff, and faculty.
Benefits and features:
Learn how to download and install the Office suite on your PC or Mac computer.
Training and Resources
Learn the basics
Get going quickly and easily with Office 365 video training.
Learn what‘s possible with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Get up to speed in no time with these popular guides.
Save time with tips
Work smarter and get more out of your Office apps.
Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe is offering free at-home access to Creative Cloud for all MDC students from March 20 to May 31, 2020.
The free Adobe Scan PDF scanner app turns your device into a powerful portable PDF scanner that recognizes text automatically (OCR). More than just a PDF scanner. Use this mobile document scanner to turn anything — receipts, notes, documents, photos, business cards, whiteboards — into an Adobe PDF with text you can reuse from each PDF and photo scan.
Office Lens is like having a scanner in your pocket. Like magic, it will digitize notes on whiteboards or blackboards. Always find important documents or business cards. Sketch your ideas and snap a picture for later. Don't lose receipts or stray sticky notes again!
Evernote helps you focus on what matters most and have access to your information when you need it. Input typed notes or scan handwritten notes. Add to-do’s, photos, images, web pages, or audio ... and it’s all instantly searchable. Organize notes any way you want and share with anyone. And Evernote syncs across your devices so your information is always with you, everywhere you go.
Capture and Scan a PDF with your Notes app (iPhone users only):
All students can access library resources and services with their user ID.
You can log into the LINCCWeb Access My Account feature to see what materials are currently checked out to you, renew your books on-line, and view any outstanding library obligations.
Smarthinking — Academic Tutoring & Learning Support — Available 24/7
Get help with introductory courses all the way to advanced-level courses:
Check your course menu and ask your instructor for the Smarthinking link.
Smarthinking Resume Review & Career Services
Expert resume review and career services. Business writing specialists can help you improve your business documents, too — so you're sure to impress your employer. Check out the Smarthinking links for more information.
What is Respondus Lockdown Browser?
LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within a learning management system (Blackboard). It locks down student computers to prevent cheating during exams.
LockDown Browser Requirement
Note: You won't be able to access tests with a standard web browser. If this is tried, an error message will indicate that the test requires the use of LockDown Browser. Simply start LockDown Browser and navigate back to the exam to continue.
When taking an online test, follow these guidelines:
Several resources are available if you encounter problems with LockDown Browser:
What is ProctorU?
An online exam proctoring solution that offers a secure and cost-effective alternative to test centers. ProctorU offers proctoring services that employ a wide array of technology, including fully automated Artificial Intelligence (AI), and live-proctor review.
Get help & support — 24/7:
Resources and information on how to use ProctorU:
Many publishers and other vendors are offering free temporary access to their digital materials, tools and platforms to help students through the move to remote teaching and learning.
|Cambridge||Cambridge is providing free access to many online materials in their catalog.|
|Cengage||Cengage is providing free access to Cengage Unlimited through the end of the current academic term for US students attending colleges affected by COVID-19. This includes the entire Cengage catalog of eBooks, online courseware, study tools, and more.|
|Lumen Learning||Lumen Learning is offering support for a mid-term transition to Lumen Courseware at no cost.|
|McGraw Hill||McGraw Hill is providing free access, training and support for our McGraw-Hill Connect and ALEKS digital learning platforms to instructors and students who need to urgently move to an online format for their Spring 2020 courses.|
|Miami Dade Public Library System||The Miami Dade Public Library System always offers free access to learning materials and services, including Lynda.com, Tutor.com and Gale Cengage Learning. Note: A library card may be required for access to these materials and services.|
|OpenStax||OpenStax materials are always offered free of charge and under an open license. Check out their support website for moving your course online using their materials.|
|Pearson||Pearson is offering several ways to ensure students can access materials at no additional cost for the remainder of the term.|
|VitalSource||Students and instructors at impacted 2 and 4-year non-profit institutions in the U.S. and Canada can now access a catalog of etexts, through May 25, 2020 in the US and April 30, 2020 in Canada, at no charge.|
iClicker’s online student engagement solution is free of charge for students whose instructors are moving their courses online in response to COVID-19.
For schools impacted by COVID-19 closures who do not already have a SmartMusic subscription, we are offering free access through June 30, 2020. Please contact us and let us know your needs.
SoftChalk is offering free access to SoftChalk Cloud from now through May 31, 2020 to anyone who may need it to quickly and easily create online lessons and course materials for delivery to students.
|TopHat||The Top Hat platform is available free of charge for the rest of the semester to active classes transitioning to Top Hat.|
MDC Bookstore Locations
The MDC Campus Bookstores are your source for Course Materials, Textbooks, and supplies. Order through their online website and have your required course materials delivered right to your door.
MDC Online Student Support Center — 24/7 Support
Smarthinking — Online, On-Demand Tutoring & Career Development — Available 24/7
Contact information for the customer/student technical support for the publisher/third-party content.