Remote Learning for Students


Situations often change quickly. Due to this, it’s very important to be aware of communications from your instructor. As always, you should check your Mid Michigan College email and Moodle course shell at least once a day.

If your instructor plans to use alternative means of communication, they should inform you of their preferred communication method in a timely manner. It is important that you follow any directions they provide you.


For technology problems, contact Mid’s HelpDesk. The Help Desk provides support to students, faculty, and staff who are experiencing technical difficulties, building issues, or just have a question they do not know how to answer.

To report an issue to the HelpDesk, fill out a ticket using our online form.


Zoom is a video conferencing platform that is often used for courses, meetings, study groups, etc. This real-time connection will allows you and those you are meeting with to replicate a face-to-face experience as closely as possible.

Your instructor will share a link with you to their Zoom session, and at your scheduled course time, you will need to click this link to access the video conference. You may be prompted to download Zoom. If this happens, follow the prompts to download and install Zoom. If you are not prompted to download the program, you can access the meeting through your browser by clicking “click here to launch the meeting.” If you’re using your phone, you will need to download the Zoom app (iOS) (Android). Alternatively, if you do not have access to a smartphone or data/wi-fi, you can call in to the session through a telephone number that your instructor will provide.

The following video provides more information about joining a Zoom meeting. We also have created a Zoom slide show that might be helpful for you as you learn to navigate remote learning.

For the best experience, we recommend using a pair of headphones when connecting to a Zoom session.


Moodle is Mid’s learning management system (LMS). Your instructor will use Moodle for many different things, including sharing content, posting assignments, creating discussions, and posting grades. Basically, you can think of Moodle as an online classroom. If you’re not comfortable using Moodle, you can complete the Moodle for Students orientation to better familiarize yourself with the platform.


Mid embraces diversity of all kinds, and provides a positive environment for all individuals by consciously making equity and inclusion a priority. If you need assistance to make the content in your course accessible, please contact Student Accommodation Services.

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