Online Classes

Students who enroll in our online classes may use a variety of online tools. Don't worry -- if you get stuck, we're here to help! Please read the information below to become familiar with the tools and resources we will be using in our classes. Steps to get started are also listed below.

If you have any questions, please contact a staff member:
Adult Learning Center


Zoom is a video platform used to hold live meetings and class-sessions online. This is how you will meet remotely with your instructor and classmates during class and how your instructors will present their lessons. Evening Zoom classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-9pm. Day classes are held Tuesdays (in person), Wednesdays and Thursdays are online via Zoom from 9am-12:30pm. The links to your Zoom class sessions will be provided to you.

Zoom tech requirements

Zoom Basics (Video: covers how to sign in, turn video and audio on and off, etc. This video was made by another college and is a good guide to getting started. If you have questions, please contact us and not the makers of this video!) 

Zoom Student Guide (Printable Guide: this was created for MCC students and can help you get started)

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is an application your instructors will use to help teach your online classes. Your Google Classroom may contain links to your zoom sessions, homework assignments, readings, videos, and more. If your instructor uses Google Classroom, they will email you an invitation or an access code for their Google Classroom to get you started.

Get Started with Google Classroom (Website: readable online guide to getting started with Google Classroom.)

Google Classroom tutorial (Video: covers how to get started with Google Classroom. If you have questions, contact us not the makers of the video!)

MCC resources
Although ALC students are not enrolled in college-level classes at Middlesex Community College, all students may request:

  • MCC e-mail account
  • access to your own MyMCC Portal
    • this "portal" is where you can go on the MCC website to check your MCC e-mail
  • MCC Student ID# (also known as an A#)
    • This number may be used to access your online MyMCC portal and schedule online tutoring sessions with MCC's ACE Tutoring Center. Please keep this number somewhere safe and easy to access.

Last Modified: 5/13/24