Off-Campus Access

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Blackboard Access

Click here to visit the Blackboard portal

My Niagara/Blackboard is an easy-to-use online system that allows students and professors to connect with one another in a web-based course environment.

Professors use Blackboard to post course materials, announcements and grades. Many professors also use Blackboard to post quizzes, provide links to useful internet resources or conduct an online discussion.

Having trouble? Visit our Blackboard Support articles.

 

Outlook Web Access

For Staff and Faculty Outlook web access visit: https://outlooknc.niagaracollege.ca

  • Log in with @niagaracollege.ca

 

For Student Outlook web access visit: https://portal.office.com

  • Log in with @ncstudents.niagaracollege.ca

 

For more about Outlook click here.

 

Network Drive Access

Faculty and staff can follow these steps in order to access the network drives from off campus.

G drive icon N drive iconI drive icon

  1. Click on the Drive (G:/ N:/ I:/) you want access to
  2. It will download a File
    • Navigate to or click the Downloaded File
  3. There will be a window that appears
    1. Check the “Don’t ask me again” box and Click Connect on the RemoteApp
      “The Publisher of this RemoteApp program can’t be identified. Do you want to connect to fun the program anyway?”
  4. Log in with:
    • NC\BlackboardUsername
    • Blackboard Password
    • Click OK
  5. There will be another window that appears (slightly different than the one before)
    1. Check the “Don’t ask me again” box and Click Yes on the RemoteApp
      “The Publisher of this RemoteApp program can’t be identified. Do you want to connect to fun the program anyway?”
  6. The Remote App window will show its progress when it is done it will pop up with the folders in that drive
  • For easier access, you can move the downloaded RemoteApp to your desktop.

 

My Remote Desktop (VMware)

Click Here for the brochure

Web-based

  • Access a Desktop through any web browser
    1. Click here to go to the website
    2. Log in with
      • Blackboard Username
      • Blackboard Password
    3. Click the Desired Desktop to access
    4. It will prompt you to log in again:
      • Blackboard username
      • Blackboard password
    5. You are now connected
  • Remember do not save anything on the computer.
  • Always make sure its saved through the appropriate drive, Online or email it to yourself

Using My Virtual Desktop website

How to Access your Virtual Desktop from any web browser

 

Download Full VMware Client

  • This will restart your computer
  1. Click here to view a list of Operating system Options
  2. find the appropriate Operating System,  Click Go to Downloads
  3. Select Download
  4. Navigate to or click the Downloaded File
  5. Click I agree & Install
  6. Click Finish
  7. Select your Restart Now or Restart Later
  8. It is now installed

 

 

To open the VMware Clent

First Time Use with a computer you may need to add the Appropriate Server

  1. Open the VMware Horizon icon on your desktop
  2. Select New Server
  3. Enter in: desktopnc.niagaracollege.ca as the server name

 

 

For Use after you have connected the correct server

  1. Open VMware Horizon Client
  2. Click the desktopnc.niagaracollege.ca icon
  3. Log in with:
    • Blackboard Username
    • Blackboard Password
  4. Select the Desktop you want to use
  5. You are now connected
  6. You can choose to allow outside devices to connect through the VM
    • This will allow you to save files to your computer or an attached flash drive

 

To Disconnect
  1. Click Options
  2. Click Disconnect and Log off 
OR
  1. Click Start
  2. Click the Power Icon
  3. Select Shut Down
To Add a USB device

Mobile client

Android

  1. Search the Play Store for VMware Horizon (its the green computer icon)
  2. Install the VMware Horizon application
  3. Once it is downloaded Open the VMware Horizon
  4. Enter in desktopnc.niagaracollege.ca for the Server Name
  5. Enter in your credentials:
    • Blackboard username
    • Blackboard Password
  6. Press Connect
  7. Select your Desktop
  8. Log in again with
    • Blackboard username
    • Blackboard Password
  • Be sure to read the instructions listed in the Play Store. It is different than a computer

 

Apple

  1. Search the iTunes Store for VMware Horizon (its the green computer icon)
  2. Install the VMware Horizon application
  3. Once it is downloaded Open the VMware Horizon
  4. Enter in desktopnc.niagaracollege.ca for the Server Name
  5. Enter in your credentials:
    • Blackboard Username
    • Blackboard Password
  6. Press Connect
  7. Select your Desktop
  8. Log in again with
    • Blackboard Username
    • Blackboard Password
  • Be sure to read the instructions listed in the Play Store. It is different than a computer