Northeast Lakeview College Distance Learning Department
Instructional Innovation Center (IIC)
Many NLC courses provides students the opportunity to use technology enhanced learning strategies for communicating, problem solving, and acquiring information. Through CANVAS, NLC's learning management system (LMS), students access class content and e-mail, participate in and create blogs, take online quizzes, submit assignments, and check grades. Instructional Innovation Center staff assist faculty with developing well-designed technology enriched courses and assignments to ensure an online environment that is engaging, easy to navigate, and learning driven. While the IIC is not a direct support space for students, on occasion students are invited to IIC programs to expose them to new technology being rolled out and to get their input on equipment ease of use.
The IIC is located on the first floor of the Library (NLIB 123). If you are enrolled in an online or hybrid course, and need support with CANVAS contact us call 210-486-5372 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students who need other technical assistance, including help with software or accessing ACES, can contact NLC IT at email@example.com.
An online course is a course that meets online the majority or all of the time. Internet courses offer the convenience and flexibility of participating in a course without a formal schedule or location. However, an online course might still require coming to campus to take tests, for presentations, or for course orientations.
Prior to enrolling in online courses, students should make sure they are ready for success. Online courses require focus and motivation to meet deadlines and participate fully in the course. Students who are new to online learning are required to complete OLRN 0001 (please see the information regarding OLRN 0001 in this catalog). For a listing of all online courses, visit our website.
A hybrid course is a course that replaces some of the face-to-face classroom sessions with online instruction. Classes do meet on campus for a major portion of time. Students can expect to spend between 50-84% of the class time completing activities outside of class using the Internet and accessing the course shell in CANVAS.
Orientation to Online Learning (OLRN 0001) If this is the first time you have enrolled in an online course at NLC or any of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District, you are required to register for OLRN 0001 - Orientation to Online Learning prior to the semester start.
Orientation to Online Learning (OLRN 0001) is a free, non-credit online “mini-course”. Although it should take students no more than 3 hours, it does not have to completed in one sitting. The purpose of the course is to provide students with information about best practices in navigating the online classroom and strategies for enhancing learning online. Students will have an opportunity to practice using some of the more common tools used in CANVAS.