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  FALL 2020 SEMESTER AND COVID-19 UPDATE: The EMCC campus is open to EMCC employees, students attending on-campus classes, or those with an appointment. All student support services are available online. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for additional information.

Welcome to the Computer Commons!

Located in Estrella Hall North, the Computer Commons Lab provides an open computing environment for students. However, due to COVID-19 we will be able to accommodate a limited number of students throughout the day. Students will need to make appointments to reserve a computer.

The Computer Commons provides computers with specialized software, Respondus LockDown browser access for test taking, ADA accessibilities, and for general use.

To reserve a computer click on this link below:

https://estrellamountain.craniumcafe.com/group/commons/scheduler

For computer assistance there are knowledgeable computer lab technicians and learning facilitators who will assist you with:

  • Logging in and password resetting for Maricopa Systems
  • Technical assistance with the use of computers and EMCC selected software to complete course assignments
  • Assistance with CIS and BPC course assignments, such as Java. Call 623-935-8150 or send your questions to computercommons@estrellamountain.edu
  • One-on-one tutoring (one hour/twice per week) for CIS/BPC courses, such as with a Java assignment, is available in the Computer Commons: please call 623-935-8150 to request and schedule a tutoring appointment.
  • Workshops by appointment on Canvas and basics use of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Prezi: Submit your request for an appointment.
  • Research, printing, and scanning
  • Reserving Study Rooms
  • Use of multimedia equipment
  • Troubleshooting wireless connection

If you would like to set up an appointment to meet with a learning facilitator, complete our Computer Commons Open Lab Request Form!

Did you know? Maricopa students have access to download for free Microsoft Office 365.  

Tutoring

The Computer Commons provides one-on-one tutoring for CIS, CSC, and BPC courses. Tutoring is  available remotely or in-person (limited) for students who need assistance. Please call 623-935-8150 to request and schedule a tutoring appointment.

Our Mission

The Computer Commons provides access to technological resources including computers, selected software, Internet access, online learning communication tools, and qualified staff for assistance.

Goals

  • Provide a learning environment to foster collaborative and interactive learning using computers and technology
  • Provide technical assistance to support classroom instruction using technology
  • Provide tutoring assistance for students enrolled in Instructional Computing courses
  • Provide students instructional assistance with technology to enhance students’ abilities in becoming independent learners

We are always striving to improve our service. If you have any Concerns or Suggestions please send them to computercommons@estrellamountain.edu .

Please read the Maricopa County Community College District Information Technology Policies.

FALL 2020 SEMESTER AND COVID-19 UPDATE: The EMCC campus is open to EMCC employees, students attending on-campus classes, or those with an appointment. All student support services are available online. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for additional information.