Learning Technology for Students 

On this page, you will find information about learning technology tools for Mt. SAC students. All tools are FREE and available online from any computer with a web browser and internet connection; some tools, specified below, are also mobile-friendly.

Classroom Tools


    • Mountie Student Hub (connects you to Mt. SAC resources)

      The Mountie Student hub links you to various Mt. SAC student resources and services, such as how to use Canvas and other tools, tips for being an online student, and more. The Mountie Student Hub can be accessed from the Canvas global navigation menu, i.e., the gray menu on the left. It also offers how-to-info on how to use Canvas. The Mountie Student Hub is an open resource for all Mt. SAC students . Visit the hub from any computer or mobile device with a web browser and internet connection. If using a mobile device, download the Canvas Student app for iOS or for Android. Visit the Mountie Student Hub now!

    • Chat with a Librarian (online chat with a librarian)

      Need help finding a book on your topic at 2am? Use the 24/7 chat! We collaborate with various academic libraries to provide you round-the-clock help. Chat is great for quick questions like determining if Mt. SAC has a particular book or if you need to be guided on how to get started on your research. Chat with a Librarian now!

    • Cranium Cafe (online video academic counseling)
      Cranium Cafe is a tool for online video counseling with an academic counselor. Counselors can help you develop your academic plan, check your academic progress, etc. Use this tool from any computer or mobile device with a web browser, internet connection, and webcam. Video chat with a Mt. SAC counselor now!
    • NetTutor (online tutoring)
      NetTutor is a tool for 24/7 online synchronous tutoring in almost any subject. You may access this tool from the Mt. SAC portal or from any Canvas course in which the professor has enabled NetTutor.  See the schedule. Learn how to use NetTutor. Use this tool from any computer or mobile device with a web browser and internet connection. Login to the Mt. SAC portal to use NetTutor now!


    • Ally (accessible formats for documents in Canvas)

      Ally provides accessible, alternative formats of documents that professors or students add into Canvas courses. Students can click on the down arrow to the right of a document in Canvas and select "Alternative formats" in order to view the available alternative formats for that particular document. Use this tool from any computer or mobile device with a web browser and internet connectionThis tool is not compatible with the Canvas mobile app.

    • (live transcripts of ConferZoom meetings) provides auto-generated live transcripts of ConferZoom meetings.  Professors who have their accounts connected to their ConferZoom accounts will have a LIVE on Live Notes” at the top left of their ConferZoom meeting windows. Click on  LIVE on Live Notes and select “View Stream on Live Notes.” This will open in your default web browser and display a live transcript of the meeting. Resize your Zoom and browser windows to view both at the same time. Unfortunately, this does not work in breakout rooms; however, there is a workaround using a mobile device as explained in this Guide for Breakout Rooms
    • ReadSpeaker (screen reader)
      ReadSpeaker is a screen reader in Canvas. It reads out loud any text that is on your Canvas screen  and Mt SAC website or that you highlight in either place. ReadSpeaker is enabled for anyone using Canvas.  Use this tool from any computer a web browser and internet connection. ReadSpeaker is mobile friendly only from a mobile browser, not from the Canvas Student app.