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Michigan community colleges often find that by leveraging their combined purchasing power, it's possible to obtain advanced technologies at reduced cost. Michigan Colleges Online has negotiated preferred pricing on products and services from the following vendors:

BlackBelt Help - IT Help Desk services for students, staff and faculty to augement existing institution help desk services and provide 24/7/365 service.  Detailed information can be found here.  Contact Ronda Edwards for more information.

Merit Cloud Media Service - Merit Cloud Media provides faculty with a convenient tool for uploading visual media and sharing them with students. Access controls within the service allow institutions to manage their materials, controlling who can view them at a broad or very granular level. This digital video repository service also provides easy integration into some learning management systems, and more are being added.

MiCTA - Technology Solutions for Members Nationwide

SmarterMeasure - Online Learning Readiness Indicator

  • 30 day trials available for administrators and faculty to use
  • Discount (20% off) on subscription for all MCCVLC members - could be more!
  • Contact - Angela Cantrell  (

TechSmith - Digital learning tools

  • Snagit and Camtasia, on-campus licenses for all faculty, staff and students with home use licenses rights for faculty and staff.
  • Three years of software maintenance included.
  • Consortium price will see a savings of 80% over purchasing licenses individually.
  • Contact Matt Dennis for details.

ZOOM -  Cloud based video conferencing service

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