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eLearning Department

Student learning with a laptop on his own time

About eLearning

The mission of the eLearning Department is to facilitate the continued growth and development of distance learning opportunities for a diverse and rapidly changing student population. The department strives to accommodate a wide range of online student needs and learner preferences.

Students can expect the same high-quality courses online as those taught on-campus. In online courses, students communicate regularly with their instructor and peers through course email, discussion forums, and real-time chats.

eCampus

NCTC eCampus is comprised of specialized systems and their users (e.g., students, faculty, and staff). The central platform to NCTC eCampus is the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). All online and hybrid courses at NCTC are delivered via Canvas. Face-to-face courses may also use Canvas to share content, communicate, and deliver assessments.

Log in to Canvas

Please remember that your official netID@student.nctc.edu email address is also the primary email address associated with your Canvas account. You can add additional contact methods to your Canvas account, but you cannot remove your netid@student.nctc.edu address from your Canvas account. This is necessary to ensure communication between student and instructor, and distribution of important system-wide information.

Online Courses

A full listing of online or hybrid courses for the semester can be found using the MyNCTC Course Search.

Be sure your computer meets the technology requirements for online or hybrid courses.

Technical Support

NCTC users in need of technical support should use the eCampus Help Desk. If you are experincing a technical issue that requires immediate help, such as exam not functioning property in Canvas, please call the eCampus Help Desk at (940) 668-4243. eCampus Help Desk phone support is unavailable after regular business hours and on weekends.

For technology support with NCTC Systems not managed by the eLearning Department, including NetID login assistance, GoPrint, ShoreTel, campus hardware, MyNCTC and other network and AV systems, please visit the ITS Department.

Submit a Support Ticket

Helpful Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an online course? What is a hybrid course? add

An online course is delivered 80% - 100% online. A hybrid course is delivered 30% - 79% online.

 

What is NCTC eCampus? add

NCTC eCampus is comprised of specialized systems and their users (e.g., students, faculty, and staff).  The central platform to NCTC eCampus is the Canvas LEarning MAnagement System (LMS). All online and hybrid courses at NCTC are delivered via Canvas.  Face-to-face courses may also use Canvas to share content, communicate, and deliver assessments.  Other systems, each providing a specific capability, integrate into Canvas, such as Respondus Lockdown Browser and Turnitin Originality Check. Additionally, access to various publisher products, like McGraw-Hill Campus and Pearson Mylab and Mastering, is through Canvas.

Log in to Canvas

How much time should I expect to spend on an online course? add

 

Expect to spend the same amount of time on an online course as you would a face-to-face course.

 

What technology do I need to take an online course? add

You much have access to a computer with Internet and email capability when you enroll in an online or hybrid course.  While it may be possible to do some of your work in a computer lab, it is difficult to tak a distance learning course without having a computer and Internet connection at home. Basic computer requirements for Canvas are available in the Canvas Community

 

Which browsers does Canvas support? add

Listed of supported browsers for Canvas is available in the Canvas Community.

 

How do I register for an online course? add

Admission requirement are the same for NCTC online students as they are for students as they are for students attending face-to-face classes on any NCTC campus. Students must meet NCTC entrance requirements in order to enroll in onlnie courses. Qualifying students register online after completion of an academic advising session. Visit the Office of Admission/Registrar to learn more about admission requirements. 

 

How do I drop an online course? add

Please visit the Office of Admissions/Registrar for the NCTC course drop policies. 

 

When am I assigned a Canvas account? add

New Canvas accounts are usually created within 24 hours of registration.  Canvas accounts carryover from the previous semester.

 

When does my online class begin and end? add

All online courses begin on Monday after the first day of class for the NCTC semester.  If Monday is a holiday, online courses begin on Tuesday.  Please check the NCTC course schedule for the exact date.  Online students are expected to login to Canvas on the first day of class.  When you login to your online course, you will see the expectations and deadlines for the course.  Failure to meet the course deadlines may result in being blocked from the course by the instructor.  Online courses are NOT self-paced.  Each instructor has a schedule with assignment due dates.  Online courses end on the last day of finals for the semester.   See the Academic Calendar for the exact date each semester.

 

How do I access my online course? add

Students can access Canvas from the college homepage, or directly by typing https:nctc.instructure.com into their browser. Every student is provided a Canvas account with  a username and password.  Use the NetID username (ex. DoeJ123456) and password (studentID number) to access Canvas.  If you register early, your NetID is available the week before classes begin.  If you register during regular or late registration, it is available approximately 24 hours after you register. Go to MyNCTC to retrieve your username.

 

How do I get started in my online course? add

You can access your online course the same day courses begin on campus. Be sure to login to your course the first day of the semester.

 

Is Canvas secure? add

Canvas is a secure, password protected learning environment.  Only your instructor, system administrators, and students enrolled in the course have access to course content.  A student has access to only his or her grades and cannot see the grades of other students.

 

Who do I contact with questions pertaining to the course? add

Contact your instructor. Check your course syllabus for contact information.

 

Who do I contact for technical support with NCTC eCampus? add

If you need technical support with any NCTC eCampus system, please contact the eCampus Help Desk.

Submit a Support Ticket