Working and Learning Remotely During an Emergency

Internet Access
In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, many internet providers are offering free internet services to low income households and houses with children. Below is a list of providers offering this help. If you do not see your service provider listed, please contact them directly.


Technology Tools
To maintain business, teaching and learning continuity during an emergency — when MCC will be closed for an extended period of time — the Office of Information Technology recommends using one or more of the tools listed below:
  • VDI (virtual desktop). VDI is available to Faculty, Staff, and Students from the myMCC portal.
  • Office 365 - Students can use the Office software built into O365 to create, store, and share documents.
  • Blackboard LMS - Faculty, Staff, and Students can access course content online, take exams, submit papers, etc.
  • Blackboard Collaborate tool offers video conferencing for lectures, meetings, etc.
  • Zoom and WebEx offer free versions of their video/phone conferencing systems.
  • Skype is another free app for video conferencing/phone.
  • Century Link - phone conference call system available to Faculty and Staff. Link is accessible on the myMCC portal.
Last Modified: 5/5/20