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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 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.

Networking +

  • 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 +

  • 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