The Commons

Welcome to the center of concentrated awesomeness—a campus hub for technology, innovation, and peer-to-peer teaching and learning.

Upcoming Events

  • Max OS X Workshop

    Max OS X Workshop

    Mac OS X workshop - learn how to maximize your productivity Wednesday, October 21st at 11:00am in the DLC Design Space Topics Covered: Track pad navigation, Using multiple desktops, Shortcut Keys, Creating different iPhoto Libraries, Working with split screens, Using time machine, using iCloud Read More »
  • Fall 2015 Excel Learning Series – Session 3

    Fall 2015 Excel Learning Series – Session 3

    Are you looking to improve your Excel skills? Does the phrase Microsoft Excel make you nervous? Fear not friends, META LAB and the DLC are collaborating once again to provide a series of Excel workshops during the first half of the Fall 2015 term to support the MIIS community. The third of … Read More »
  • Professional Headshots!

    Professional Headshots!

    Headshots are happening two days—October 15 & 22, from 12:00-2:00 pm. They will be taken on the patio between the Lara Soto adobe and the security shack. To sign up, go to, and click on Other DLC Requests. Read More »

Watch a Time Lapse Video From the Digital Learning Commons

Mission: The Digital Learning Commons empowers the Middlebury Institute of International Studies community to achieve academic excellence, professional development, and digital media fluency. We accomplish this by providing students, faculty, and staff with training opportunities, technological resources, and collaborative spaces to facilitate peer-driven teaching and learning.

Vision: To be a supportive environment where the Institute community comes to push the limits of their ingenuity. The Digital Learning Commons envisions a thriving professional learning community that engages in creative risk-taking to design and implement innovative solutions.

Location: The Commons is located at McGowan 001, which you can reach 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. The Commons is light, airy, spacious, and includes a fully equipped work space on the upper level as well as an open teaching and learning area called the Design or “D” Sp@ce.  Learn more about the D Sp@ce. If you’re interested in booking our Design Sp@ce, check the Room Reservation system. See the DLC Room Availability Calendar here.

We hope to see you soon at the Digital Learning Commons!