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Getting Started Online

About Online Credit Courses

Online credit courses are accessible using a standard web browser. The online credit courses are equivalent to on-campus courses and maintain the same academic standards. Each course is managed by a qualified Metropolitan Community College instructor who provides information, guides you, prompts discussion, helps with your assignments, answers your questions and grades your work.

MCC packs online learning with meaningful interactions delivered in flexible formats:

  • MCC Remote - Scheduled classes online, where students log in with instructors and peers, during scheduled class times. Any hands-on or applied learning also occurs remotely, with no on-campus activity required.

  • MCC Online - Classes are unscheduled and students log in to a program at any time on their schedule to complete their work.

  • Blended - Courses that combine elements of online, videoconferencing and on-campus learning, with on-campus time reserved for active learning and application, splitting online and on-campus time as course content dictates.

About Online Noncredit Courses

Continuing Education offers a wide variety of topics - hundreds of classes - delivered via online through a partnership with Ed2Go, ProTrain and VisionPoint. We offer a wide range of highly interactive short courses and videos that you may take entirely over the Internet. All have expert instructors, many nationally known authors. 

Online Degrees and Certificates

Looking for instruction at times convenient to you? Online classes at MCC provide the flexibility of setting your own weekly schedule. Study and learn at times that fit into your busy life. Online courses are held during regular quarter starting dates: September, December, March and June. Dedicated faculty members provide quality instruction through this learning option. View online degrees and certificates.

Blackboard

MCC’s credit onlinehybrid and web-enhanced on-campus courses are delivered via a Learning Management System called Blackboard. Blackboard is a website that provides a user-friendly way for teachers to place course materials, interactive and/or collaborative activities and assessments online. Students have an intuitive way to interact with the course materials and with other students.

With Blackboard, students can upload files to submit assignments, post messages to forums, take tests and more. Students can check their progress and grades at any time during the course.

Logging In to Blackboard

Follow this link or type this URL into the address bar of your web browser:

blackboard.mccneb.edu

Your Web Browser

Blackboard works best with the desktop web browsers listed on the Browser Support page

Username and Password

You will use your MCC username and password to login to Blackboard. Visit the Password Station any time to look up your MCC username and change or reset your password. If you have questions about the Password Station, contact the IT Support Services at 531-MCC-2900 or ITSupportservices@mccneb.edu.

Online Course Orientation

If you are new to Blackboard, or this is your first online course at MCC you should complete the Student Orientation to Blackboard. You will find helpful videos, frequently asked questions and links to resources, all designed to help you succeed. The Student Orientation to Blackboard is a course in Blackboard that you can find in your "My Courses" box on the Blackboard Home page.

The Help Tab

Once logged into Blackboard, click on the Help tab in the upper right (under your name) to find resources to help you to use the learning management system.

Blackboard Support at MCC

Email BlackboardSupport@mccneb.edu
Or call 531-MCC-2834 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Leave a voicemail on evenings and weekends.

Academic Support and Tutoring

The Learning & Tutoring Center staff can help you get started and succeed in online classes. They can help with Blackboard troubleshooting, navigating online college systems and software, using Microsoft Office Programs, understanding assignments, and developing effective academic and study skills. Additionally, selected tutors can assist with challenging subjects such as information technology, sciences, and accounting. Contact the friendly Learning & Tutoring Center staff at LTCenter@mccneb.edu or (531) 233-0982 to ask questions or arrange an online appointment. Day, evening, and weekend assistance is available by Zoom, phone, text, and email, with bilingual assistance in Spanish, French, Vietnamese, and Russian available during scheduled hours. Visit the Learning & Tutoring Center page and the Online Tutoring page for more information.

Accessibility

MCC is committed to the accessibility of our online courses and makes reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act/Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. If you have a documented disability that may affect your participation in an online course, please contact a Disability Support Services counselor before the course begins.

New Student Orientation

The online orientation is intended for currently registered new and continuing students, and should take about 45 minutes to complete. Since your progress is saved, it does not have to be finished in one sitting. If you must stop, you can return to finish it later. You may also return to view information again if you like. We encourage all new and continuing students to maintain regular visits and communications with their Enrollment Navigator or Academic Advisor for additional information and guidance.