Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Digital Learning Commons

We are a campus hub for technology, innovation, and peer-to-peer teaching and learning.

Who We Are

The DLC staff and graduate assistants provide the MIIS community with expertise in media and technology. View our website »

Welcome to the DLC Graphic

Our public computers run both MAC and PC operating systems. They are all connected to the Internet and loaded with applications such as: Adobe Photoshop & Indesign, iMovie, Garage Band, Camtasia, Keynote, Audacity, Prezi, Word, Excel, and more.

We can consult with you on a variety of topics including:

Multimedia Production Web Communication Curricular & Instructional Technologies
  • Audio Editing
  • Video Editing
  • Photo Editing
  • Website Building
  • Blogging
  • Social Media
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Presentation Design
  • Data manipulation
  • Course Hub
  • Canvas
  • MiddCreate
  • Moodle (iLearn)
  • Adobe Connect
  • Wordpress
  • Camtasia
  • Panopto (pilot)

The Design Sp@ce, Learning Lab, and Co-Working Suite

Our Design Sp@ce is available to reserve for classes, workshops, projects, and special events. Or if you need a quiet place to study, feel free to come by anytime and hang out with us and/or use our computers.

Our Learning Lab is where we most commonly take appointments.

Our Co-Working Suite has staff offices, a reservable small-group room, a quiet drop-in study room, and a casual lounge.

Learn more about our spaces here.

Printing and Equipment

Sorry, we do not offer printing services. See Office Services for Printing. We also do not have equipment available for general use. See Media Services for equipment check-out.


Monday-Friday, 9am-4:30pm


Make an appointment if you prefer dedicated one-on-one time with a GA or staff member who has expertise in your area of need.


Drop in if you have quick questions, if you want to practice using a particular piece of software, or if you are independently working on a project that you might need help with from time to time during the process.

Where You Can Find Us

  1. The Design Space is McGowan 001, which is most directly accessed at 420 Calle Principal. It can also be accessed by walking through the Learning Lab and down the steps.
  2. The Learning Lab is on the first floor of McGowan, and you can reach it by entering McGowan on Pacific Street and heading to the right (around the back of McGowan 102). You can also enter at 420 Calle Principal and go up the stairs.
  3. The Co-working Suite is on the second floor of McGowan, MG 210. This is where the DLC’s Pacific Room is also located, so go straight there if you have reserved that room. Inside the co-working suite are four rooms:
    • Pacific Room—reservable small group working space
    • Otter Room—quiet drop-in study space or for very small meetings
    • Tidal Zone—casual lounge
    • The Cove—offices for some of the full-time DLC staff