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Online Academic Support
Helpful Library Resources
Note: Niagara College does not have an institutional Zoom license and it is not supported by the ITS department.
Online Support for Students
Key Terms for Online Learning
|Asynchronous Learning||When learners participate in an online learning course at different times. Asynchronous learning allows learners to go through a course at their own pace and on their own schedule.|
|Synchronous Learning||When learners participate in an online learning course at the same time but in different locations.|
|Blended/Hybrid Learning||An instructional approach that includes a combination of online and in-person learning activities. For instance, students can complete online self-paced assignments by a certain date and then meet on-site or online for additional learning activities.|
|Informal Learning||Informal learning occurs when people have a need to know something. They set their own learning objectives and acquire knowledge, skills and information in their own ways. This could be through asking questions, observing experts, practicing and conversing. It’s the kind of natural learning humans do outside of a structured environment.|
|Apps Anywhere||Apps Anywhere is a platform to enable access to software wherever and whenever, on any device, on and off campus. Students in different programs will see different available applications/software.|
|Blackboard||Blackboard is an application for online teaching, learning, community building, and knowledge sharing. At Niagara College, Blackboard is used to support all online classes.|
|NC Portal/ MyNC||The NC Portal, also known as MyNC, is a platform to access apps for many NC services.|
|MS Teams||MS Teams is a communication and collaboration platform that combines workplace chat, video meetings, file storage, and application integration. MS Teams is an application in the MyNC portal.|
Welcome to NC!
This guide was created to connect you to important tools, documents and habits that can help you get your studies off to a strong start.
In each section, you’ll find step-by-step instructions, helpful tips, videos, links and other resources.