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SMCC Moving Instruction Online: Faculty Toolbox

Faculty Resource Toolbox

Faculty 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 faculty @ SMCC.

Mobile Apps

Brightspace AppThe Brightspace Pulse app is designed especially for faculty 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 the SMCC community. You can access events, calendars, contacts, maps, and more!

Click here for the SMCC App.

SMCC Academic Calendar

Click here for the SMCC Academic Calendar

Search for Multimedia Content

Streaming video that's more resourceful than YouTube! Documentary, archival, and instructional videos can be found here for a variety subject areas. Get started by accessing the FoD homepage here, or use the widget below to get started. Lock Icon: SMCC users only

Minerva Library Catalog logo Looking for films from the Library's DVD collection? Try the Minerva catalog. Enter a keyword or subject and see what resources are available locally or from other libraries in the state!

Cloud Library Logo and Link Provided by the State of Maine, the Cloud Library offers eBooks and AudioBooks for download. Start browsing online or download the app for a variety of platforms. Now you're free to read or listen on the go!

New Resource!



*Please note: you WILL need to login to Kanopy with a personal ID and password to view movies - just set one up with your SMCC email address!

The Learning Commons is pleased to be including Kanopy streaming videos as part of our collection. Kanopy knows students love learning through film, and has created a unique and compelling collection of movies. Kanopy's collection includes everything from documentaries to blockbusters and indie films to cinematic classics. This service is also available via mobile, Roku, AppleTV, and more.

We think Kanopy will make a great companion resource to Films on Demand and a great addition to our collection of resources!

Learning Portals

Brightspace LogoAll 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.

Is Brightspace Down? Or is it just me?

Click here to see if Brightspace is down!

Brightspace Browser Check

Click Here to Check your Browser for Brightspace Compatability


Free Software

Adobe Creative Cloud DownloadAdobe Creative Cloud is a set of applications and services from Adobe Systems that gives subscribers access to a collection of software used for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, along with a set of mobile applications and also some optional cloud services. (Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat Pro). Sign in with your normal SMCC email address and password and then you can go to Desktop Downloads and choose any piece of software to download. Click here to access Adobe Creative Cloud:


Zoom Logo Zoom is a real-time video conferencing tool that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact. You can request a Zoom account with IT. Click here to request a Zoom account. 



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 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 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 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.

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