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Learning Support

Learning Support

Beginning a new academic journey can seem overwhelming at first. There are a few things you can do now to prepare yourself for success. We’re here to support you throughout your time at NSCC.

What you can do

Get familiar with Brightspace

Brightspace is our online learning platform. It's where you access course materials, assignments, learning tools, tests and grades. It's also a place to connect with your instructors and classmates. Explore how to use the platform before you start

Know important dates

Get a snapshot of deadlines, term start dates and more. View important academic dates

Discover your strengths and how you learn

Find out what kind of learner you are and how you can prepare for college. What strengths do you have that will help you succeed? What strategies can you learn and practice?

Sharpen your skills

Check out some helpful links for getting organized, reading effectively, strategies for memory and math, and more.

College supports to help you succeed


NSCC pairs every student with an advisor to help set goals, solve problems and evaluate skills. They're ready to help you navigate your NSCC experience. Have questions? Contact an advisor

Academic accommodations

If you've self-identified with a disability, we're here to accommodate your needs. For example, each campus has a testing centre where students can complete their tests in a more supportive environment.

Peer tutors

You may want help preparing for tests or understanding course content. A peer tutor can help. Contact Student Services at your campus for more information. 

Writing support

We have lots of online resources to help you improve your writing confidence and skills. You also have access to a writing centre.

Online learners

If you’re taking programs and courses online, there are a few essential things you should know. Learn about studying online

Student portal

Once you start your program or course, you have access to Connect. This is where you'll find announcements, events, key services and information.

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