Student Resources

Library Services

You will find a link to library services in each of your ICCOC online courses under Course Home.  Click on the Library link in your course to access an extensive collection of journal articles, full-text books, reports, newspapers and current events.
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Consortium Library Contacts

Online Tutoring  

Each student enrolled in a fully-online course, hybrid course or eCompanion has access to online tutoring services through Smarthinking. 
Each student enrolled in a course through the ICCOC has a total of 15 hours of tutoring services for the academic year (August through July), regardless of how many courses the student is taking.

Students access this service by clicking on the Online Tutoring link under Course Home within their courses.   An additional username or password is not needed to access Smarthinking.
Smarthinking Customer Service
Smarthinking Hours of Service
Smarthinking Video Tutorials
Smarthinking Subjects Available for Online Tutoring
SMARTHINKING is a live, online, personalized learning assistance for students in:
Math:  From developmental math to calculus and beyond, Smarthinking delivers. 
Writing:  Smarthinking strengthens writing, from grammar skills to composition.   
Reading: Strong reading comprehension skills are essential to a successful academic career.   
Science: From general biology to organic chemistry, Smarthinking is ready to help.  
Business: Smarthinking builds business skills, from accounting to finance and more.   
English for Speakers of Other Languages: Helping students strengthen their English skills is our specialty. 
Spanish:  With Smarthinking, students can practice and master Spanish.   
Nursing and Allied Health:  Smarthinking helps students strengthen their knowledge and skills.
Computers and Technology:  From Word to Windows, Smarthinking supports student success.  
This service is available from anywhere and at anytime. All a student would need is access to the internet and they can: 
  • Connect and interact with a live tutor
  • Submit a writing assignment for any of their classes to one of the essay centers
  • Submit a question and receive a response within 24 hours
  • Utilize the academic resources provided to look for answers to their questions before engaging a tutor
  • Schedule a personal session with a tutor
  • Collaborate with other ICCOC students using a whiteboard and even invite a tutor with Group Tutoring
To learn more about Smarthinking and how it can be used, check out the training videos:
Submit an Essay
Use Drop-In Tutoring
Use Scheduled Tutoring
Submit Offline Questions
Use Academic Resources
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Please note that the listing of subjects is a complete listing of all Smarthinking subjects; however, not all subjects may be subscribed to by the ICCOC.


What is Plagiarism?

Turnitin is a plagiarism detection software tool used for the purpose of helping students learn about and prevent plagiarism in written work.

Students will have access to Turnitin if an instructor has decided to use Turnitin in a particular course and has allowed a Dropbox to be integrated with the Turnitin Tool.

If this is the case, then an assignment submitted to a Dropbox where Turnitin is being used will be forwarded to Turnitin.
The instructor will determine who will have access to see a returned report on the assignment fromTurnitin.  For more information, visit with your instructor.
All of the following are considered plagiarism:
  • copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit
  • failing to put a quotation in quotation marks
  • giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation
  • changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit
  • copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up  the majority of your work even when you give credit
For more information about plagiarism, visit: