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Online Learning Supports

Library Support and Resources

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  Helpful Library Resources

Technical Support

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MS Teams   Microsoft Teams


Note: Niagara College does not have an institutional Zoom license and it is not supported by the ITS department.


Glossary Icon 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. 

Need a Textbook?

NC Bookstore  

Physical reserve textbooks are not available from the Library this semester. Use the Bookstore website and enter your course codes (from your timetable) to find your required textbooks.

Still can't find them? Our video can help!

Information Skills Handbook

Online Learning Support Handbook

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