Faculty Technology Resources

MxCC provides technology resources to keep faculty connected to the college and offers 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-ITHelp@Mxcc.commnet.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
| Pegasus Green |

MxCC EMail 
While on a teaching contract with MxCC, you are issued a college email 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 https://portal.microsoftonline.com.  Enter your NetID and 8+ character password.  When first time logging on, you may be asked to choose a time zone.
(2) Log on to a campus computer with your NetID and password. Open Microsoft Outlook.
(3) Log on to myCommNet, click on email icon Launch Outlook Web Access link.
MyCommNet is an entry point to access Faculty/Student Self-Service, Blackboard, Library Databases, and college Email.  MyCommNet gives you access to:
* view teaching schedule, class rosters, and student information,
* send email to all students in your courses,
* check your college email,
* use Blackboard for courses,
* view course evaluation result,
* access library databases from off-campus and more!
To log on to myCommNet, go to my.commnet.edu and enter your NetID and password.
View Video Instruction on How to Log On to MyCommNet.
Faculty Self-Service via MyCommNet  
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:
View/Update Email in Blackboard
View/Print Rosters and Email to Students
View and Print Faculty Schedules
Enter Final Grades
View Course Evaluation Result
Library Databases via MyCommNet  
Located 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 My Library Info tab and choose Middlesex Community College Library. Click on the tab of Find Books & Videos to look for books and videos. Click on the tab of Find Articles to find all databases categorized by subject. Click on Find Websites to look for web pages.  More information about library databases can be found at the MxCC Library site.
Blackboard via MyCommNet
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.You will access your Blackboard shell by signing in to myCommNet and clicking on the Blackboard link in the right panel 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 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.
Virtual Campus on Blackboard  
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 
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.
– 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  
Computer labs are available on the Middletown campus and Platt High School Media Center. 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.

Wheaton 305- Open Computer Lab with PCs and Macs
Chapman 610 and 612 – Open Mac Lab
Chapman Learning Commons– Open Lab with PCs and Macs. Open Access Area with PC’s and Macs, and Classroom as posted

All buildings in Middletown campus have a secured wireless network that requires you to log on with your NetID and password.  You may use your laptops or mobile devices in any buildings.

Pegasus Green – Learning Space in College Library
 Located in the college library, Pegasus Green is a learning space with six rooms supported by Connecticut Board of Regents’ 21st Century Classroom Funds. Its purpose is to provide physical and virtual learning environments for faculty, students, and staff to encourage collaborations, explore emerging technologies, and inspire academic excellence. Equipped with modern technologies, the rooms maybe used by groups or individuals in developing and rehearsing presentations, video recording and production, virtual orientations, training and tutoring, web conferencing, and overall green initiatives.

To book a room, contact a library staff at the library front desk, email to mx-library@mxcc.edu, or call 860-343-5830.  For detailed room features, please go to Pegasus Green site.