Learning Commons

The Learning Commons offer technical support to all three NSCAD University campuses.

Support provided by the Learning Commons staff includes but is not limited to:

  • help desk support
  • equipment setup
  • maintenance of student-computing labs and smart classrooms
  • open access print manager support
  • printer supply and quality monitoring
  • general audio-visual resources and loans
  • recording and editing of NSCAD public events
  • special events support
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The Learning Commons offer technical support to all three NSCAD University campuses.

Our services include but are not limited to:

  • help desk support
  • equipment setup
  • maintenance of student
  • computing labs and smart classrooms
  • open access print manager support
  • printer supply and quality monitoring
  • general audio-visual resources and loans
  • recording and editing of NSCAD public events
  • special events support

NSCAD students, faculty and staff can access the following resources using their NSCAD login credentials:

ACADEMY CAMPUS

1649 Brunswick Street
Contact: 902-422-5339 / 902-422-0156
lc@nscad.ca

Help Desk Hours: 
Monday, Wednesday and Friday:
9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday:
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The Academy Help Desk is located in Room 106 of the Academy Building. It is here where majority of our media equipment for sign out is located. Please view equipment list here.

Academy space bookings, equipment requests and technical help can be arranged by calling 902-422-5339.

FOUNTAIN CAMPUS

5163 Duke Street
Contact: 902-494-8170
lc@nscad.ca

Help Desk Hours:
Monday–Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Fountain Help Desk is located in N320I in the North Block of the Fountain Campus.
Requests for technical assistance can be made by calling 902-494-8170, Monday to Friday. For additional information, email lc@nscad.ca

PORT CAMPUS

1107 Marginal Road, Room P228
Contact: 902-494-8120
lc@nscad.ca

Help Desk Hours:
Weekdays: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Port Campus Help Desk is located in Room P228. For technical assistance at the Port, please call 902-494-8120.

EQUIPMENT

To sign out equipment from Academy, visit our website

Various equipment offerings, such as projectors, tripods and related items are available in Photo. Contact lc@nscad.ca for more information.

Items for signout at the Port include cables, computer speakers, a standard definition projector and display adapters. The computer lab, P215 contains two carts, each with an iMac and standard definition projector for use in classrooms. Borrowers must return these carts to lab after using. Contact lc@nscad.ca for more information.

NSCAD Online Teaching and Learning Platforms

Brightspace

Brightspace is a Learning Management System where you have access to course content, including assignments, media and live meeting links.

Kaltura

Kaltura is an app in Brightspace that should be used for these tasks: Uploading large video files to stream, creating video quizzes, and creating screen recordings.

Microsoft Teams

Teams is part of the Microsoft 365 family of products, offering workspace chat and videoconferencing, file storage and application integration

Office 365

There are a number of helpful apps within Office 365’s app launcher:

Microsoft Forms

Microsoft Stream

Padlet

Padlet is a web app that acts as a bulletin board. Students and faculty can collaborate and share ideas and comments.

Padlet login: NSCAD.padlet.org (use your NSCAD email login to access)

Additional resources

Password Manager
NSCAD password manager: https://pass.nscad.ca/ (here you can test your password, update or generate a new password)

 

Contact
email: lc@nscad.ca
LC Teams chat: LC support
Brightspace chat: Support desk