MxCC provides technology resources to keep faculty connected to the college and provide online support in various capacities. Faculty use NetID and password to log on to campus computers as well as access campus secured wireless network, college email, Faculty Self-Service, Blackboard Learn, and myCommNet. If you have trouble using NetID and password, you may visit this page for troubleshooting or contact MxCC IT help desk at (860) – 343 -5711 or MX-IT@mxcc.edu.

Download our Faculty Technology Resources Guide for in-depth information, including how to log on to myCommNet, navigate myCommNet, Faculty Self-service, and library databases. Visit the About MyCommNet page for more information on your NetID and password.

Blackboard | Campus Computer Labs & Secured Wireless AccessFaculty Self-Service | Library Databases
Library Research Help on Blackboard | MxCC EmailMyCommNet | Virtual Campus on Blackboard

MxCC EMail  top
While on a teaching contract with MxCC, you are issued a college-provided e-mail account.  Your email address is as follows:
First initial of your first name followed by your last name @mxcc.edu.
For example, if your name is Jane Smith, your email address would be jsmith@mxcc.edu.It is expected that you check this account regularly to ensure you receive important college communications.  There are three ways to check your email:(1) Open a web browser such as Internet Explorer, go to www.mail.commnet.edu.  Enter your NetID and 8+ character password.  Visit the myCommNet site for more information on your NetID and password.
(2) Log on to a campus computer with your NetID and password. Open Microsoft Outlook.
(3) Log on to myCommNet, click on email icon. 
MyCommNet   top
For access to all of your computing needs at MxCC, log on to myCommNet. MyCommNet is the entry point to access Faculty/Student Self-Service, Blackboard, Library Databases, and college Email.  myCommNet gives you access to:* viewing rosters and student information,
* send email to all students in your courses,
* check your college email,
* use Blackboard for on-ground and online courses,
* access library databases from off-campus and more!To log on to myCommNet, go to my.commnet.edu and enter your NetID and password.*Note1: Click here to check MyCommNet/Blackboard scheduled downtime.
Faculty Self-Service via MyCommNet  top
Located on the Faculty tab within myCommnet, Faculty Self-service enables faculty to access rosters, class information, and enter grades. Sign into myCommNet to access Faculty Self-service. Click on the Faculty tab and click Faculty Self-service.  Click on Middlesex Community College link.  This will bring you to a menu of items available in Self-service. Click any link to view records.For instructions, click the desired links:Change/Update Preferred Email in Banner&Blackboard (Video)

View and Print Rosters; email entire class

View and Print Faculty Schedules

Enter Final Grades

Library Databases via MyCommNet  top
Located on the Library tab within myCommnet, faculty, staff and students can access library holdings, ebooks, perform searches through inter-library loan and access the library’s scholarly journals. Sign into myCommNet to access the Library. Click on the Library tab. The page is divided into two sides; on the right you’ll see library contact information and services. Click the Middlesex Community College library link to display the search engine and links for ILL and ebooks. If you scroll down, you’ll see the databases organized by topic. Clicking any of the database links will bring you to the search engine for that particular database.  More information about library databases can be found at the MxCC Library site.
Blackboard via MyCommNet  top
Each credit course is given a “course shell” in Blackboard, MxCC’s online learning management system. Blackboard is used for fully online courses and hybrid courses and by on-ground instructors who’d like to upload syllabi and lecture notes, communicate with students via announcements, calendar, and internal course e-mail, and leverage the power of Blackboard tools.Access your Blackboard shell by signing in to myCommNet and clicking on the Blackboard icon in the upper-right corner of the screen. This will display My Institution page with a list of courses; click a course name to enter that course. Online Blackboard training is available by clicking on Blackboard Orientation and Faculty Resources in My Institution page.  All faculty members teaching credit courses at MxCC are able to see this online training course link in My Institution.Training workshops in Blackboard are offered throughout the year. For more information, visit our Technology Training site. Video instructions of how to work in Blackboard Learn are available here.  Blackboard Mobile Learn provides you information on how to use Blackboard using mobile devices.

*Note1: The Blackboard weekly maintenance is on Fridays, 2:00am – 5:00am, and during this time, the system will be down.  During winter break, there will be system testing from 2:00am – 6:00 am daily when Blackboard might experience intermittent downtime.

*Note2: Click here to check MyCommNet/Blackboard scheduled downtime.

Virtual Campus on Blackboard  top
MxCC’s Virtual site for information on campus events and announcements, Blackboard orientations, Blackboard tools practice areas, and links to tutoring and MxCC services!- Log in at my.commnet.edu with NetID and Password.- Click on the Blackboard icon at upper-right.  Popup blockers need to be disabled.

- Click MxCC- Virtual Campus- Campus Activities and Blackboard Orientations link.

Library Research Help on Blackboard  top
Every MxCC student and instructor is enrolled in the Blackboard course MxCC – Library – Research Help. Here you can find:- How to access the library resources from home
- Information about library services for distance learners
- Online research tutorials
- How to contact the library for help.
- Here’s how to access:- Login at my.commnet.edu with NetID and password.NetID and Password
- Click on the Blackboard icon at upper right. Popup blockers need to be disabled.
- Click on MxCC – Library – Research Help.
Campus Computer Labs & Secured Wireless Access  top
Computer labs are available on the Middletown and Meriden campuses. Computer lab hours are determined on a semester basis. Open hours are posted in labs. Computers can be used by any faculty member who has an active NetID and password

Middletown:
Wheaton 305- Open Computer Lab with PCs and Macs
Snow 412– Open Mac Lab
Chapman– Located in the Jean Burr Smith Library– Open Lab with PCs and Macs
Wireless connection is available in the Student Lounge in Founders Hall for faculty or staff with laptops or mobile devices that are capable of wireless connectivity.
Buildings in Middletown campus has a secured wireless network that requires you to log on with your NetID and password.  You may use your laptops or mobile devices in the buildings.
Meriden:
Room 404 and Room  407
Wireless connection is available in the 5th floor student lounge in the Meriden Center for faculty or staff with laptops tor mobile devices that are capable of wireless connectivity.