How do I access my course?
CVS (in-person classes on the Comox Valley campus)
If your course code is CVS, you will attend scheduled classes on campus, in some cases weekly, in others only every few weeks. Your instructor will tell you on the first day of class exactly when you will be meeting throughout the semester. In most cases, class time will be devoted to group and team activities, such as discussions, critiques, in-class exercises and lab activities; or with proctored activities, such as quizzes or exams. Class time is a valuable opportunity for you to develop your knowledge and skills with the direct support of your peers and your instructor, who will be present to answer questions and to provide feedback on your work.
All other course material, including lecture videos, demonstrations, assignment directions, deadlines and rubrics will be made available on BlackBoard Learn (BBL). You can access BBL with your North Island College supplied email address and password at: learn.nic.bc.ca. In general, you will be expected to engage with this material on your own time, outside of class, as preparation for in-class activities.
Your instructor will also be available for one-on-one meetings during their regularly scheduled office hours. All instructors will provide you with their office location and office hours on the first day of class. Office hours will also be posted on each instructor’s office door and for each course on BlackBoard Learn.
DLU (unscheduled online classes)
If your course code is DLU you will not be required to attend any scheduled classes and you will engage in course work primarily online. Although you may choose when to engage with assigned course work, you are still expected to submit all required work (including quizzes, assignments and projects) by the posted deadlines (typically weekly). On the first day of the semester your instructor will provide the coursework deadlines for the entire semester.
All course material, including lecture videos, demonstrations, quizzes, exams, assignment directions, deadlines and rubrics will be made available on BlackBoard Learn (BBL). You can access BBL with your North Island College supplied email address and password at: learn.nic.bc.ca.
Your instructor will be available for one-on-one meetings (via video conferencing software) during their scheduled office hours, and instructors will do their best to accommodate meetings outside of scheduled office hour times, if necessary. One-on-one meetings with your instructor are an excellent way to ask directed questions, and to receive feedback on your course work. Your instructor will tell you on the first day of class how to access their calendar to make appointments for one-on-one meetings.