HCC is continuing to protect our community by teaching, learning, and working remotely – and we've still got your back. Visit hcc.edu/remote for support and resources.

Courses & Programs

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.

Video Tools

For tutorials, training videos, presentations and more.

Chat

Collaboration

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.

Getting Help

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 merc@hcc.edu. And of course, you always have access to the HCC Help Desk, at 413.552.2075 or helpdesk@hcc.edu. 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.