Campus Resources

Blackboard is a web-based multifunctional course management software that will make your online, hybrid, and/or in-house course more user friendly, organized, and interactive. All Faculty teaching at MiraCosta College have a Blackboard course setup.  Login with your SURF ID & Password.  Blackboard is fully integrated with SURF. For more info contact:

Campus Portal
The Campus Portal allows Faculty, Administration, and Staff to connect and collaborate. The Portal is based on Microsoft SharePoint and provides:

SharePoint introduces a new paradigm, a "new way" of doing your work. It enables users to develop their own web solutions and automate paper-based processes, with no programming. For more info contact: Note: don't forget to use 'USA\username' to login.

Computer Labs
There are 1000's of computers available in over 30 computer labs on campus, including a wide variety of software, operating systems, and peripherals.

Employee Help Desk
Via the Campus Portal ( ), employees can submit Service Requests and/or Project Requests for technology issues, training, college event set-ups, media production, or facilities work orders.

Online Surveys
Multiple online survey systems are available, depending on your needs. Class Climate is a specialized system utilized for faculty and classroom evaluations. The Portal offers basic survey capabilities to employees, and is good for quick polls, votes, or data collection. Survey Gizmo's survey software provides the broadest survey capabilities with email invitations, reporting, and a variety of other features/options. For more info contact:]

Respondus is a Windows application that enhances the functionality and usability of Blackboard's exam and survey tools. MiraCosta College has a campus-wide license for the Respondus software which allows faculty to install this software on a personal computer. For more information contact: Note: You will need your SURF Login & Password to download Respondus. is a service that allows faculty to create assignments that students can submit papers to. The system checks for plagiarism and allows instructors to grade papers online via GradeMark. is fully integrated with Blackboard. For more info contact:

Media Services
Media Services provides Audio/Video equipment services for the classroom, the conference room and for special events. If you have questions about Technology Enhanced Classrooms, equipment deliveries, or video production, let us know.

Outlook Web Access
Access your MiraCosta email over the web using your assigned username/password.

Personal Purchase Programs
Purchase hardware and software for your own use.

Software & Hardware Requests
If you have questions about ordering District hardware or software, please contact Instructional Computing Services. This may include items for you at work, for your department, or for personal use. For more info contact:

Student Help Desk
Students may find support and guidance here for the District's many online systems including SURF, Blackboard, and more. For more info contact:

SURF, MiraCosta's online enrollment and information system, is where students enroll, pay fees, and check schedules. This is also where faculty check rosters and submit grades.

Technology Enhanced Classrooms (TECs)
TECs are located throughout the college and include computers, data projectors, dvd/vhs players, and additional audio/video components. Media Services installs and upgrades TEC rooms each year and will provide training and access to TEC equipment.

Training is available to all MiraCosta employees in a variety of formats. Online guides are available, workshops are scheduled regularly, and one-on-one support is available on request. For more info contact: or