Educational Technology and Distance Learning

The ETDL department helps the MCC community teach and learn with educational technology and provides support for online courses at MCC.

Help ETDL plan for upcoming technology training opportunites by taking a short survey. Your input will help us develop and prioritize the support, workshops and programs the Library/ETDL offers during the 2013-14 academic year. Thank you!

Please note the Connecticut Community College Information Technology policies.

The following links provide more information about services that we provide to faculty, staff and students.

ETDL Faculty/Staff Resources and Services

The department of Educational Technology and Distance Learning provides services to faculty who wish to use technology in the curriculum. Assistance is provided with a range of technology applications, from a small, specific use to a completely online course. Consulting services and project assistance are available upon request, and interested faculty and staff should contact the ETDL Sandbox. Training sessions are periodically organized on various topics according to demand.

Faculty should refer students who need computers for coursework to the Open Computer Labs on the second floor of the LRC. For more information, contact the ETDL Sandbox by e-mail or 860-512-2857.

Blackboard Learn Faculty Information

Training and Mentoring

The ETDL department arranges for relevant training for faculty and staff on new technologies.


Instructions for faculty, staff, and students in Blackboard Learn, classroom technology, and other topics.


ETDL Student Resources and Services

The ETDL Department provides several services for students. Students may use the Open Computer Labs to work on assignments on computers. Several students are employed each semester as Open Computer Lab Monitors; interested students should contact Debbie Herman at 860-512-2872. ETDL also provides student documentation on using various online systems such as Blackboard Learn and eTutoring. In addition, the department provides information for students who are interested in taking online courses.

Online Adult Success Center Program
If you are at least 25 years old, you are eligible to participate in this program. The Success Center provides one-to-one coaching and an extensive library of resources to help you succeed in college, balance life/school/work, and set goals for your future. Send an e-mail message to ETDL Sandbox or by phone at 860-512-2857 for log-in information.

Open Computer Labs
Schedules, rules, and location of labs.

Blackboard Learn Student Information

Get help with Blackboard Learn.

Online Tutoring

Find out about free online tutoring through the Academic Support Center and CTDLC.

Online Learning

Online and hybrid distance learning courses at MCC.


Contact Information

MCC Sandbox - LRC B130

Mauricio Calpa
Educational Technology Assistant

Debbie Herman
Director of Library and Educational Technology

Tim Boto
Assistant Director


Last Update: August 21 2013
For additional information, contact: ETDL Sandbox