Technology supports for students

Dear students,

As you know, City Colleges is planning a move to remote learning in response to the coronavirus situation.

In the meantime, below are some resources to help minimize the disruption to your education. You can also see these tools on our updated website:

Technology needs survey
– It is essential that you complete the survey you were sent on Sunday, March 15th about your technology needs.
 The message was sent to your CCC student email with the subject: Important Message from City Colleges: Please tell us your technology needs
– It was sent from this email address:

Loaner Laptop Program
– If you have a smartphone, tablet, desktop computer or laptop of your own, you will already be able to access CCC’s tools for online learning such as Brightspace and Zoom.
– CCC is expanding the laptop loaner program. More information about the loaner laptop request process is coming soon.

Internet Access
If you do not have internet access in your home, here are some options:
 – The Chicago Public Library is open. Some public libraries may have WiFi hotspots and Chromebooks available to borrow. You can learn more here.
 – Comcast is doubling internet speeds for free for low-income residents here in Chicago and nationally as more workers are asked to work from home. If you already have Comcast through their Internet Essentials Program, no action is necessary – this will happen automatically.
– New Comcast Internet Essentials customers will receive their first two months of service for free. You can learn more here.

Online Course Tools
– If your classes move online, your professors will be using tools like Zoom and Brightspace. You can prepare by familiarizing yourself with these platforms before remote classes resume on March 23rd:
– To learn more about how to use Zoom and Brightspace, please visit

For the latest CCC updates, keep checking your CCC student email and If you have general questions or comments, you can reach out to us via, but if you have specific questions about your class, please reach out to your instructor. If you have a health concern, please reach out to your healthcare provider.

Thank you,
City Colleges of Chicago