Online Learning

NCCC offers a variety of flexible learning options including online, hybrid, blended, and hyflex courses. We also offer online programs and certificates.

Getting Started in Online, Hybrid, Blended, Hyflex Courses at NCCC

Spring 2021

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. The Spring 2021 semester begins on January 19, 2021, however certain module courses begin at different times during the term. You should check your course schedule in Banner Web for course start dates.

You will have access to your course(s) in Blackboard starting on Thursday, January 14th so you can log into your course(s) view the schedule and syllabus, and any announcements from your instructor. If the course doesn’t start on January 19th you will have access to your course four days prior to the start date as a note on your course schedule in Banner Web.

Most instructors will have an announcement with getting started instructions for that specific course so log in anytime after 7:30 am on Thursday, January 14th for course-specific information.

Step 1: Log into Blackboard Learn using your T-Wolves username/password (need help with username/password? Call 716-210-2505)

NCCC Online Learning Student Orientation & Introduction to BlackboardStep 2: Complete the NCCC Online & Introduction to Blackboard, Student Success OrientationIf you are new to online, hybrid, blended, or hyflex learning or new to using the Blackboard Learning Management System, you should complete the success orientation. This success orientation is not mandatory but will help you get acclimated if you are new to these instructional modes of learning.  (From the My NCCC tab in Blackboard you will see the orientation link on the far-left side.)  You will learn how to use Blackboard, what to expect as an online learner, how to succeed, and where to get help.  There are a few activities to give you practice in the wrap-up & participate module. 

Step 3: Log into your course(s). Log into your course on January 14th to view the course schedule, syllabus, and announcement from the professor. Your professor will have a start here or welcome announcement 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 into 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 hybrid the days/times listed in Banner Web are the times you will attend the class on campus.  Check the announcement in the course in Blackboard on 1/14 for further instructions.

Check your course schedule in Banner Web for start dates as some courses start later in the semester and you will have access to those courses four days prior to the start date. 

Learn more about the instructional methods for online, hybrid, blended, and hyflex here.

Step 4: If you still need assistance, email us at

Getting Started in Online, Hybrid, or Blended Course(s) – Student Session

Online Learning Student Success Orientation: Live Sessions
How to get started in online, hybrid, and blended courses

With the spring semester scheduled to begin on Tuesday, January 19th we would like you to view the Recording “Getting Started in Online, Hybrid, and Blended courses & Introduction to Blackboard.” You will learn how to use Blackboard, our campus Learning Management System, How to start an Online, Hybrid, or Blended course, and where to get help when you need it.

View the Slide Deck of the orientation session.

Click the image above to view the video.


Online Learning
Phone: 716-614-6488
Location: D-106 Suite Learning Commons