Is NSCC currently open to the public/visitors?
Effective June 15, 2021 North Shore Community College education and operations is open to students, faculty, staff, and visitors/public with a business purpose under Phase IV of its COVID Plan and the Governor’s Massachusetts Reopening Plan.  Some restrictions for large gatherings inside buildings may still be in place due to potential variants but entrances to buildings are no longer in restricted access phase.  For the health and safety of our community, masks are currently required inside the buildings for any student, faculty, staff, or visitor unless alone in a private office.  

View a map of current NSCC entrance locations Lynn Campus | Danvers Campus 

 

What is meant by remote learning?  Are all classes being taught remotely?

NSCC offers online, hybrid and videoconference courses that brings the classroom to you with the flexibility to fit learning into your busy life. Accessible and convenient, online courses also provide safer learning options to earn your credential.

 Here’s a key to understanding the types of courses you can register for.

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These courses will be taught 100% online with  a flexible schedule through the use of Blackboard Learn.

These courses will be conducted 100% face-to-face in a classroom on a designated campus at a fixed scheduled time to align to the credit hour definition.

There are three types of Hybrid Courses:

Hybrid | Face-to-Face - These courses will be taught 30-70% flexibly online through the use of Blackboard Learn. The remainder of the course will be taught in a classroom on campus at a fixed scheduled time to make up the remaining credit hour definition. 

 

Hybrid | Videoconference - These courses will be taught 30-70% flexibly online through the use of Blackboard Learn. The remainder of the course will be taught virtually through Zoom or Blackboard Collaborate at a fixed scheduled time to make up the remaining credit hour definition. 

 

Flex HybridThese courses will be taught 30-70% flexibly online through the use of Blackboard Learn.  The remainder of the course will be taught virtually through Zoom or Blackboard Collaborate and a combination of face-to-face in a classroom on campus at a fixed scheduled time to make up the remaining credit hour definition.  

There are 2 types of Videoconference Courses:

VideoconferenceThe course will be conducted 100% virtually through Zoom or Blackboard Collaborate at a fixed scheduled time to align to the credit hour definition. The course may have a Blackboard component. 

 

Videoconference | Face-to-FaceThese courses will be conducted based on a fixed schedule basis through a combination of both video conferencing through Zoom or Blackboard Collaborate and face-to-face instruction in a classroom on campus to align to the credit hour definition.

Student Support and Advising Center

The Student Support and Advising Center is your primary support throughout your college experience. Have a question? Chat with us today!

NSCC's Tutoring Center

The Tutoring Center offers free personal assistance on understanding class materials.

NSCC's Library

The Library offers resources for you like help with research on papers and projects.

Tech Support for Students

NSCC's Helpdesk can provide general technical  support and help helpdesk@northshore.edu

Course Orientations

NSCC provides orientations to both  Blackboard Learn and your specific online or hybrid course. Orientations are available within Blackboard Learn on the My Home page.  
Find Your Online or Hybrid Course Orientation >

Blackboard Learn Support

For help with Blackboard Learn or Blackboard Collaborate, contact the Blackboard HelpDesk at bbhelp@northshore.edu 

Testing 

The Center for Alternative Studies & Educational Testing offers proctored testing for online courses.

 

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.

 

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.


How do i take my Assessment Test?
Placement testing is now available remotely or in person by appointment.  More details on testing


Which NSCC events are being held?

Most NSCC events and extracurricular activities are being provided virtually until further notice. For more information check with the Office of Student Engagement at studentengagement@northshore.edu.  

 

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 fall semester, you can also contact the Dean of Students, deanofstudents@northshore.edu for additional help.  

Take advantage of low-cost internet services and free hot spots. 

Comcast has community hotspots to access free Wi-Fi! Find hotspots in your neighborhood.  Access free Comcast Hotspots in your community

You may be eligible for free or low-cost internet service through Comcast Essentials. You do not need to be a Comcast customer to apply.

 

Will on-campus computer labs be open?

Computer labs are open on both campuses. Computer lab hours >

 

Will NSCC IT services still be available if I have technology issues?
Yes, contact helpdesk@northshore.edu 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 bbhelp@northshore.edu  or visit the CTLI webpage

 

Have the registration dates for 2021 Fall courses changed? 
Please refer to the updated Academic Calendar.  All registration will take place remotely.

 

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