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SMCC Moving Instruction Online: Student Resources

Student Resources Toolbox

Student Resource Toolbox: This site has been stocked with resources to help you be successful in your online courses @ SMCC. Please take a moment to explore the resources that are available to all students @ SMCC.

SmarThinking is Free Online Tutoring

Access SmarThinking Link‚ÄčSMCC is pleased to offer our students free access to online tutoring, SmarThinking, through Pearson. Submit yourp papers ahead of time and have them reviewed by professionals, or get help with other subjects when and where you need it most.

Getting started is easy with the access button, but you may be asked to login one more time. If that happens, just use your MySMCC username and password!

Mobile Apps

Brightspace Pulse AppThe Brightspace app is designed especially for students to view content and participate in courses. The app is available on iOS and Android Mobile devices.

Click here for iOS App. (iPhone/iPad)

Click here for the Android App.


SMCC Mobile AppThe SMCC app brings services to your fingertips and enables you to connect with your classmates and friends. You can access events, calendars, contacts, maps, and more!

Click here for the SMCC App.

MyMaine Guide

Click here to access My Maine GuideMy Maine Guide is your student guide to everything that SMCC offers. My Maine Guide will allow you to take control of your learning and experience at SMCC! Click here to access My Maine Guide.

SMCC Online Bookstore

The SMCC Bookstore, located in the South Portland Campus Center, carries textbooks for SMCC's course offerings every semester and a wide variety of SMCC apparel and goods for students, parents, alumni and supporters.

Learning Portals

Brightspace LMSAll online courses are in Brightspace. Brightspace is the Learning Management System for SMCC. Click here to access Brightspace.



Click here to access MYSMCCSome face to face courses use the e-learning plaform in MySMCC to post class work and announcements. Click here to access MySMCC.


Click here to access school email. SMCC uses the Google Email suite for school email. All students and faculty use their school issued GMail account to communicate. Along with email, students have access to Google Drive, Calendar, Youtube and Hangouts. Click here to access SMCC GMail. 

All SMCC Online Systems use the same network ID and password. Click here for login instructions.

Online Learning Orientations

The college offers three online orientations that will help online students learn the ropes and provide students with tools to thrive in their online courses. All students are automatically enrolled in these orientations, so all you need to do is click through and get started. After you complete an orientation, you will be provided with a certificate of completion.


Click here for the Library OrientationThe SMCC Library Orientation is designed to show you how to access and use key Library resources. You can complete the full sequence for introduction to all our resources, or pick and choose sections to get a refresher on the resources best suited to your needs. Click here to access the Brightspace Library Orientation. 


Click here to access the WISH study skills course. WISH (Workshops In Studying Here at SMCC) are half hour workshops on college success and study skills. You can complete the full sequence for introduction to all our resources, or pick and choose sections to get a refresher on the resources best suited to your needs.


Click here to access the Online Learning OrientationThe Online Student Brightspace Orientation is designed to allow students to learn how to thrive in their online learning courses. Students can practice the various study and technical skills needed to be successful in an online course. Click here to access the Online Student Brightspace Orientation.

Is Brightspace Down? Or is it just me?

Click here to see if Brightspace is down!

Free Software

Click here to access Office 365Office 365: SMCC offers the Microsoft Office Suite to all students and faculty. The Office Suite includes: Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and OneNote. Access these resources with your SMCC ID and password.  Click here to access Office 365.


Click here to download Firefox. Firefox: The best web browser to use with Brightspace is Firefox. Firefox is a free and open-source web browser developed by Mozilla Foundation. Firefox is available for Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems. Click here to download Firefox.


Click here to download the Adobe PDF ReaderPDF: Some courses use PDF files. Your computer will need to be able to open PDF files. If you find your computer cannot open a PDF file, you will want to download and install the free Adobe PDF reader. Click here to download the Adobe PDF Reader.


Click here to access Google DriveGoogle Drive is a part of your school Gmail account. Google Drive allows you store files, create word, powerpoint and excel documents. It also allows you to share files with your classmates and instructors. Click here to access Google Drive.


Citric WorkSpace AppMyWorkSpace is a remote desktop solution that enables students to connect via the internet to a virtual desktop. Need access to a PC or custom software for your course? MyWorkSpace will allow you to start a virtual desktop on your PC, Mac or Chromebook. Click here to learn more about MyWorkSpace. 

SMCC Learning Commons

The SMCC Learning Commons is student-friendly center for research, study, writing and tutoring. Both the South Portland and MidCoast Campuses have a learning commons for student use. You can also access the virtual learning commons if you cannot make it to SMCC. Click here to access the virtual SMCC Learning Commons.

Student Publisher Support

The following is a listing of 3rd party publisher support help lines for students.  Depending on the publisher of your textbook, these sites provide targeted technical support if needed.

Pearson MyLabsSMCC Math courses use the Pearson MyLabs package for online math courses.

Online Support: or Phone: 800-677-6337


McGraw Hill ConnectSMCC Biology courses use McGraw Hill Connect package for online Biology courses.

Online Support:  or Phone: (800)-331-5094


Cengage MindtapSMCC Medical Assisting and Information Technology Courses use the Cengage Mindtap package for their courses.

Online Support:  or Phone: 1-800-990-8211