Is NSCC currently open to the public/visitors?
Effective Monday, March 23, most NSCC education and operations will be conducted remotely. NSCC campuses are open with restrictive hours for employees and students and only select staff will be working on site.
What is meant by remote learning? Are all classes being taught remotely?
Remote learning is a type of just-in-time learning designed to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. It allows for the desire to reduce the need for students and employees to be on campus during this time. There are a range of ways students can engage in their course curriculum and varies from course-to-course. It can be as simple as reflection questions or voice-over powerpoints being emailed to an entire class and correspondence with the faculty through email.
While remote learning courses may utilize Blackboard, they can also involve YouTube, Google Hangouts, or other modalities. In addition, some remote learning courses are using synchronous instruction through Zoom or Google chats conducted during the same time as the previous face-to-face class was scheduled. Meanwhile other classes have moved more toward an asynchronous experience by Blackboard. Effective March 30,2020, all previous face-to-face or hybrid course offerings have been updated to a remote learning environment. All online courses continue to be offered in their original modality, but have adjusted their due dates based on the additional spring break from March 14-March 22. In all cases, course deadlines have been adjusted by the faculty and they will communicate with students on what their syllabi implications are.
The Academic Affairs Office and each faculty member are communicating course adjustments to the students. Clinical, field work, field experience, internship, and laboratory courses that typically require some face-to-face options may have course elements that are postponed until we can resume onsite and/or offsite instruction. Rest assured our faculty and our entire support staff will work with students to help and support them as they complete their courses and achieve their student learning outcomes.
How do I get in touch with offices like Admissions, Accessibility Services, Advising, Career Placement, Student Financial Services, and Tutoring?
Full list of College offices/departments and contact information.
How will my accessibility services be impacted by transitioning to remote course delivery?
You will be contacted by your accessibility services specialist to review your approved accommodations and discuss which ones are appropriate for a remote course. Additional information, including contacts
Are the college libraries open?
The College libraries are all operating as a remote resource with critical services available online. Check out the Library page.
What if I need help with my studies?
Tutoring services are available remotely. Contact the Tutoring Center.
Is my assessment test cancelled?
Placement testing is suspended through April 7. Remote testing may be available after April 1. Note: Through April 17, all faculty and nursing arranged testing requires an appointment and is currently available on the Danvers Campus only. More details on testing
Which previously scheduled NSCC events are cancelled/postponed?
All previously scheduled NSCC events and extracurricular activities are cancelled/postponed until further notice.
How are MassHire services being impacted?
MassHire is currently not available face-to-face on the Lynn Campus until further notice. For more information visit the MassHire website
What can I do if I don’t have a computer and/or internet access at home?
If you do not have easy access to the internet and a computer/tablet, let your instructor know. If you are a currently enrolled student in the spring semester, you can also contact the Dean of Students, firstname.lastname@example.org for additional help.
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Will on-campus computer labs be open?
The Lynn Campus Open Computer Lab will be open with restrictive hours and safe social distancing and sanitizing protocols. You must make an appointment.
Will NSCC IT services still be available if I have technology issues?
Yes, contact email@example.com or call 978-762-4000, x4167.
If you need assistance with software or technology for remote learning, i.e. Blackboard, Online Tutoring, specialized applications, contact the firstname.lastname@example.org CTLI@northshore.edu or visit the CTLI webpage
Have the registration dates for 2020 Summer and Fall courses changed?
Please refer to the updated Academic Calendar. All registration will take place remotely.