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Wayne County Community College District

Help when you need it: 24 hours a day! That’s

Online Tutoring: Anywhere, Anytime

BRAINFUSE is our online tutoring service that provides students at a distance with tutoring in math, science, social sciences, humanities, computer science, business, English, and more. The online tutors are FREE for WCCCD students to use, so you are encouraged to engage with them whenever you are having trouble or need additional assistance when your instructor is unavailable.

All Brainfuse sessions are recorded and stored in your account, so you can review the help you received previously at any time. 

With Brainfuse, you can
  • Access a personal Drop-In session and interact with a live tutor
  • Schedule an individual session with a tutor of your choice
  • Submit your writing for any class to our Writing Lab
  • Submit an offline question and receive a reply from a tutor
  • SkillSurfer to build academic skills through lessons and practice tests
  • Access virtual flashcards to supplement your study efforts
  • Learn a foreign language with interactive tutorials and so much more

Follow these steps to get started:

  • Log into Blackboard LMS
  • Go to the Tools Menu on the left side. Select the Brainfuse Live Tutoring link.
  • The following page is for access to your personal Brainfuse Live Tutoring dashboard.

 

Brainfuse Academic Tools

In addition to tutoring, you can also enjoy unlimited access to online academic tools. Below is a brief description of the various tutoring and academic tools available in Brainfuse:

Live Help:  Select this option to receive live help on various topics. Select the general topic area and the Subject area where you would like assistance. After selecting your Topic and Subject, click the Tutoring Calendar link to see when tutors can assist.

English Language Learner (ELL) Support: ELL students can access support for language acquisition within Live Help under General Education-ELL.

Writing Lab:  Upload a paper, scholarship essay, or job application for review. An EFSC or Brainfuse writing tutor will review the paper based on who's available. Paper review typically has a 24-hour turnaround time. Brainfuse Writing Lab replaces the Online Writing Lab (OWL).

SkillSurfer:  Access tutorials to build skills and a library of lessons, videos, standardized test preparation, including practice tests, and more. Tests include: 

  • Career test prep (Healthcare, Civil Exams, TABE, PRAXIS, and more)
  • Nursing school exams (TEAS, HESI, NCLEX-PAX)

LEAP Learning Platform: Diagnostic test center with customized study plans, lessons, and live tutoring.

FlashBulb: Create and share flashcards, tests, and games.

eParachute: Discover the college majors and careers that match your skills and interests. For more information and free help at WCCCD, explore majors and careers.

MEET:  Schedule sessions with friends in a private virtual study room.

Brainwave:  Create and share movie-like notes and ideas.

Mobile App: The Brainfuse Mobile App has been designed to enhance HelpNow by providing anywhere access to live help, learning materials, and study tools.

Training Videos/User Guide

Brainfuse has created short video tutorials for each aspect of HelpNow so that your patrons can quickly and easily get additional information on available features.

Training Videos
How to Use Writing Lab
How to Use Flashbulb
User Guide

 

 
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