All About the Technology of Distance Learning
Blackboard Learn 9.1 including Blackboard Mobile Learn
Our main Learning Management system is Blackboard 9.1 which is also accessible using the Blackboard Mobile App. More information on this platform and the mobile app can be found on the Blackboard Learn 9.1 Information Page.
Blackboard system announcements about maintenance times will be posted on the direct login page at https://nwacc-bb9.blackboard.com and inside the Blackboard system. We also recommend signing up for the Distance Learning Twitter Feed so you can receive notices quickly on your mobile devices.
Blackboard Boot Camps are available towards the beginning of each semester to prepare you for using the Blackboard system. They are delivered as a self-guided course and live in-person sessions. Go to the Blackboard Boot Camp information page to find out more.
Course Specific Software and Websites
Some classes use course specific software and websites. For example the Math department uses MyMathLab for Online Math Classes. Please contact your instructor and check your NWACC email for information on any course specific software or websites that your classes use. Support information for the various software and websites will be compiled on the Course Specific Software & Website Support Info page, but your instructor is always your best resource for what they have you using.
Compact Interactive Video and Distance Education
CIV is a way for instructors to present live classes to remote locations. We provide college level courses through CIV to regional high schools as well as partnership programs with other higher education institutions. More information can be found on the CIV Information page.
Information Technology Friday Night Maintenance Window
The NWACC Information Technology Department maintains the servers and other computer infrastructure of the college.
Every Friday night from 6 PM - 10 PM [CST] there is a planned maintenance window for the systems of the college. During that time, you may experience downtime on certain features of the college's web site, My NWACC Connection, or other systems. Please see more information HERE, along with planned outage information.
Generally this maintenance window does not affect Blackboard, which continues to run at