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SMARTHINKING is an online, Internet based tutoring service offered to all students at Southside Virginia Community College. SMARTHINKING connects students to highly qualified and well trained tutors in a variety of subjects including Basic Math , Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, a Writing Lab, General Chemistry, Physics, Accounting, Statistics, Economics, Finance, Biology, and Anatomy and Physiology. SMARTHINKING will provide you with the tutoring, writing services, and homework help that you need to succeed at Southside!


SMARTHINKING Subjects and Services

What is Smarthinking and how do I use it?

What can I do with Smarthinking...

  • Connect and interact with a LIVE tutor in a one-on-one session in a variety of subject areas.
  • Submit a question and receive a reply from a tutor within twenty-four hours.
  • Access the SMARTHINKING Online Writing Lab to receive a detailed, personalized critique of any written assignment.

Technology Requirements and Troubleshooting Tips

Need Help Using Smarthinking





Accessing Smarthinking (NEW)

  • Log-in to Blackboard and go to the SVCC tab.
  • Go to a course. 
  • Click on "Student Help" on the left course menu within the course.
  • Locate the Smarthinking folder and click on the title of the folder.

Note:  Some of our instructors who promote the use of Smarthinking in their courses, may place additional links to this tool in other areas of the course as well.



If you had created a Smarthinking account during a previous semester, those accounts will no longer be valid.  You will need to follow the instructions noted above concerning access.  When you click the link to access Smarthinking within your courses, you will be logged in automatically based on your Blackboard account.

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