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SMCC Moving Instruction Online: Getting Started Online

Getting Started

Getting Started Online @ SMCC

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.

Brightspace Browser Check

Click Here for the Brightspace Browser Check

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.

Online Learning Orientations

Click here for the Library OrientationThe SMCC Library Orientation is designed to show you how to access and use key Library resources. 

Click here to access the 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.
Click here to access the WISH Orientation.



Click here to access the Online Learning OrientationThe Student Brightspace Orientation is designed to allow students to learn how to thrive in their online learning courses.

Click here to access the Student Brightspace Orientation

Free Software

Click here to access Office 365SMCC 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. The best web browser to use with Brightspace is Firefox. Firefox is available for Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems. Click here to download Firefox.


Click here to download the Adobe PDF ReaderSome 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 access 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.