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.
SMCC 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!
The Blackboard app is designed especially for students to view content and participate in courses. The app is available on iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices.
All online courses are in Blackboard. Blackboard is the Learning Management System for SMCC. Click here to access Blackboard.
Some face to face courses use the e-learning plaform in MySMCC to post class work and announcements. Click here to access MySMCC.
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.
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. If you receive an enrollment error, please click the +Enroll button to enroll into the orientation.
The 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 Library Orientation.
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 WISH Study Skills Orientation.
The Online Learning 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 Learning Orientation.
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.
The best web browser to use with Blackboard 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.
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.
Google 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.
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.
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.
SMCC Math courses use the Pearson MyLabs package for online math courses.
Online Support: http://247.pearsoned.com or Phone: 800-677-6337
SMCC Biology courses use McGraw Hill Connect package for online Biology courses.
Online Support: http://mpss.mhhe.com/ or Phone: (800)-331-5094
SMCC Medical Assisting and Information Technology Courses use the Cengage Mindtap package for their courses.
Online Support: http://support.cengage.com/magellanweb/TechSupport/login.aspx or Phone: 1-800-990-8211