Getting Started in Online, Hybrid, Blended, Hyflex Courses at NCCC
Thank you for choosing to study with NCCC. Our records indicate you have enrolled in an online, hybrid, blended, or hyflex course for the upcoming semester. The following is a list of things you can do to prepare yourself for success this semester.
You will need to log on the first day of class and be prepared to spend a good amount of time completing your work during the term. However, certain module courses begin at different times during the term. You should check your course schedule on Banner Web.
You will have access to your course(s) in Brightspace 5 days prior to the start of each semester. Important Note: The Brightspace course tiles will show a start date 5 days prior to the actual start of the class. We do this to give you an opportunity to preview the course content. Take a moment to read the announcements, course syllabus, schedule, and “Welcome-Getting Started” instructions posted by your instructor.
Learn more about the instructional methods for online, hybrid, blended, and hyflex.
Step 1: Check your course schedule on Banner Web for course start dates. You will have access to your courses in Brightspace 5 days before the course start date for winter, spring, summer, and fall terms. If you’ve registered for a course after the start date, you will have access within 24 hours.
Step 2: Log into Brightspace using your T-Wolves username/password (need help with username/password? Call NCCC OIT at 716-210-2505). Students will log into Brightspace through the NCCC website —> MyNCCC—> click on Brightspace. Log into Brightspace on or before the course start date to make sure you have access to your course. If you still need assistance getting access to your course, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 716-614-6488.
Step 3: Log in to your course(s) – View the course schedule, syllabus, and announcement from the professor. Your professor will have a “Welcome-Start Here!” to guide you on how to start the course and any required course materials. If the course is blended the course announcement should have the information you need to log in to Zoom for your 1st class, so block out the days and times for the live zoom class as per the course schedule. If the course is hyflex you can choose your preference and change the mode on how you attend from one class meeting to the next as needed. The days/times listed in Banner Web are the times you can choose to attend the class on campus/virtual.
Step 4: If you are new to online, hybrid, blended, or hyflex learning or new to using the Brightspace please view the additional resources and visit Brightspace for Learners to view essential tutorial videos and instructions to help you interact inside your Brightspace course.
- Important Brightspace Assistance and Academic Help
- If you have other Online Learning related questions, please visit our FAQ section
Step 5: Still need help? Email us at email@example.com, call 716-614-6488, Schedule an Appointment link, stop by D106D in the Learning Commons on the Sanborn campus, or Visit SUNY Online Support Services Help Desk or call 1-844-673-6786 ***They offer night and weekend hours
Brightspace workshops are designed to provide you with guidance on how to navigate Brightspace, access course resources/materials, submit assignments, and engage in discussions. Live sessions take only 15 minutes, and no registration is required. If you are unable to attend a workshop, check the Brightspace Tutorial section on this webpage, or schedule a 1:1 appointment at https://calendly.com/gfox1
Dates and Times:
Starting November 7th-January 10th
Every Tuesday 9 AM -2 PM
Every Wednesday from 2 PM to 7 PM
Live 15-minute sessions
Located in Online Learning D106D
1:1 Workshops available via phone, zoom, or in-person Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30-4:00
***For questions please click on the Live Chat button below.