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HACC Tutoring & Testing: Online Learning

Tutoring and Testing for Online Learners


We support your learning no matter what your preferred style of learning includes. Both face-to-face, blended and online students can benefit from the services and resources offered. Take a look at the many resources within this lib guide or stop by one of our Tutoring & Testing centers near you.

Tutoring for Online Learners:

Is traveling to a campus impossible? Is it difficult to visit a Tutoring & Testing Center due to your personal or professional responsibilities? Distance and commitments should not be a factor when help is needed with your academics. Take advantage of HACC’s online tutoring service through Smarthinking. This unique resource is free accessible 24/7 and is available to any HACC student.

Testing for Online Learners:

Check out online student testing information.

Resources & Strategies for Online Learners

Information for Online Faculty

Tutoring Information

Students can access Smarthinking directly from within Brightspace by D2L. Access to Smarthinking can be found under the Help for Students widget on the home page of Brightspace by D2L. Within the course it can appear in two ways based on preference when designing the NavBar or the My Resources dropdown menu section. You may also find it under the default menu items in order to insert in your course as well.

Instructors using MyMathLab have the opportunity to make a tutor available from within the LMS. Attached you will find instructions on turning this option on for your students and a quick start guide for student’s reference. 

Smarthinking Faculty Demonstration Account

Create a Smarthinking account. This demo account will allow you to do everything a student would do in Smarthinking.  For instructions contact Jazmin Simpson at


Testing Information

Virtual testing forms are located within the myHACC documents area. Search virtual in the Documents search area. Review additional information about online student testing.

Contact Information

Jazmin Simpson
Interim Dean of Academic Affairs, Virtual Learning
Located in Whitaker 232
(717) 801-3327
Facebook: HACC Virtual


Coordinators of Instructional Design

Each campus is equipped with instructional technology analysts to assist faculty with Brightspace by D2L, course design and online course questions. If you need further assistance please connect with an instructional technology analysts at your nearest campus.

Josh Rumpff
Gettysburg & York Campuses
(717) 801-3328

Melissa Dietrich 
Lancaster Campus
(717) 358-2955

Melany McNew 
Virtual Learning
(717) 780-1148


Joseph Tubioli 

Harrisburg Campus

(717) 780-2593


iTunes U

iTunes U is a special part of the iTunes Store that provides free course materials like readings, videos, texts, and practice exercises for all kinds of courses. HACC has a strong presence on iTunes U, and you can use some of the resources available there to expand and practice what you're learning in class or to explore new content.

Check it out online today!