Resources for North Island College Students Learning in the Digital World
 
Learn Anywhere

Technologies for Learning

At North Island College there are four core learning platforms your instructors may use: Blackboard Learn (a learning management system for content, quizzes, grades and discussions), BlueJeans (a web/video conferencing platform for live sessions), Kaltura/NIC MediaSpace (a video recording, storage and streaming platform to watch video, create video and upload it) and WordPress (a blogging and website platform for creating portfolios, collections of your work, blog posts etc.)

Some instructors may use just Blackboard Learn, some may use BlueJeans and Kaltura/NIC MediaSpace and some may also use WordPress. It all depends on your course and instructor. This page and PDF document outline the four platforms and give you some helpful links and information: Download PDF Version

 

Blackboard Learn

NIC-hosted digital course learning environment allowing for password-protected content, discussion forums, class collaboration, assignments, testing, grades etc.

 

 

BlueJeans

Canadian-hosted desktop/web videoconferencing platform for instructors to host live classes, online office hours, webinars, student presentations, student activities, communicate with students etc.

 

 

Kaltura

BC-hosted video storage, sharing and streaming platform allowing faculty and students to screencast/record, upload and share presentations, lectures, labs, student presentations, student assignments etc. Includes free Kaltura Capture video/audio recording tool.

  • Access For Students and NIC Employees: Through ‘My Media’ in Blackboard Learn or via NIC MediaSpace
  • Login: NIC username and password
  • Instructor Support: helpdesk@nic.bc.ca
  • Instructor Resources: Teach Anywhere Website, Kaltura Website
  • Student Support: NIC Student Technical Services
  • Student Resources: Learn Anywhere Website, Kaltura Website
  • Note 1: MediaSpace (YouTube-like environment) web-facing doorway would be best for those who do not use Blackboard Learn frequently or want a wider screen to manage media
  • Note 2: Locate free BCNET KMS GO App for iOS and Android. Do not upload videos directly to Blackboard Learn. Instead use the My Media area to upload video and link it to your courses via Media Gallery or via inserting media. Students can upload video too. Use Kaltura Capture to record audio and video and directly upload to Kaltura

 

WordPress

BC-hosted blogging and micro website platform allowing instructors and students to create websites, blogs, portfolios, reflections etc. This is a free BC post-secondary institution site for any student or instructor. Set up and managed by a group of post-secondary leaders.

 

 

 

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