TECHNOLOGY HELP . . . for Students
STUDENTS who decide to take Distance Education classes should have these basic technology skills:
Be able to navigate the Internet easily.
Be able to upload and download files.
Be able to install software.
Be able to send and receive e-mails.
Be able to attach files to emails.
Students can access information through myNW-SCC where they will find:
Student Financial Information
You will need to know
Your Student E-mail address
Your student identification number
Your six-digit Date of Birth
Login to Student E-mail
PLEASE NOTE Some classes CIS146, CIS147 and CIS148 require Microsoft Office 2013 (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Access) to complete lab assignments in a completely distance format.
CIS249 requires Microsoft Windows 7 to complete lab assignments in a completely distance format.
ENG101, ENG102, ENG271, and ENG272 all require Microsoft Word or the ability to save documents in Microsoft Word format. OpenOffice is a free software package that will allow you to save documents in Microsoft Word format. It may be downloaded free at http://openoffice.org.
Copyright Basics for Students
A detailed Student Help Site is available to all students in Moodle including information on admissions, tutoring, advising, financial aid, test proctoring, library services, technical support, etc.
You can also find helpful videos on the NW-SCC Distance Education YouTube site.
RECOMMENDED Basic Computer Requirements for
Distance Education Courses
Microsoft Windows XP, 7, or 8
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher (or Firefox Version 23 or higher) (AOL & Google Chrome browsers WILL NOT WORK with many web courses! )
Microsoft Word (or the ability to save in Microsoft Word format
CD-ROM / DVD-ROM drive
Printer connected to your computer
DSL / Cable internet connection
DVD Player may be needed for courses requiring students to view videos