Technologies for Learning Remotely
Web & Voice Conferencing
These tools are FREE, and a great way to meet remotely in real time with your class, other students (and friends). However, it is also important to take steps to avoid intrusion by zoombombers. Don't post links to Zoom meetings and/or passwords publicly; invite people to sign up for events and only provide access to those with an @hcc.edu email address or known, trusted individuals.
For tutorials, training videos, presentations and more.
- Loom (record your camera, microphone, and desktop simultaneously, then share your video on the Loom platform. And it's free to students and teachers.)
- Screencastomatic (capture any area of your computer screen, add narration and video)
Tools that make it easy to work with others.
- HCC uses Google G Suite. Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides are very similar to Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, and can be easily accessed online and shared with others. Google Drive provides file storage that can be private or shared, and files can also be accessed wherever you have an internet connection.
The technology your faculty may be offering -- like Zoom, for example -- is FREE to you. If you have any technology questions, please contact HCC's Multi-Environment Resource Consultants (MERC) students. This team of students is ready to help you with any technology related questions. Click here to contact MERC or email firstname.lastname@example.org. And of course, you always have access to the HCC Help Desk, at 413.552.2075 or email@example.com. Next week, the staff at Help Desk will be offering Zoom/video drop in question and answer sessions for students. Simply click on this link between 11 a.m. - noon, Monday - Friday, to join.