Online Learning Resources
At Sheridan College and Gillette College, our commitment to student success remains the same whether you are taking a traditional class, a hybrid class (combining face-to-face lectures and online components) or an online class. In order to support distance learning, we offer a number of resources accessible in web-based, electronic formats including our Online Student Guide. The guide provides a glimpse of the variety of academic and technical support resources offered including the following:
The Student HelpZone provides all NWCCD students access to technical and information support on days and times that are convenient for our diverse student population. HelpZone staff are able to help students remotely and face-to-face seven days per week. Hours of operation and other details can be found in our student portal, MyNWCCD.
Online Learning Orientation
NWCCD offers three orientation formats from which to choose, depending on a student’s experience and comfort level with online learning and a learning management system; a) Students can attend a one-hour orientation session, held in real-time on-campus and conveniently online using Web conferencing; b) Students can complete a self-paced orientation using our learning management system; or c) Students can enroll in a one credit-hour course, Introduction to Online Learning.
NWCCD Library services are available for all students, including online students who may not be geographically close to Sheridan College’s or Gillette College’s main campus. Visit online with librarians at your convenience.
Testing and Proctoring
At NWCCD, we take academic integrity seriously. Exams in online courses may need to be proctored. A proctor is someone who oversees an exam to ensure the identity of the student and the security of the exam. Our faculty and testing center staff have experience working with online students who are distanced from either campus.
Sheridan College and Gillette College each have their own online and on-site bookstores for course textbooks, software and supplies. For convenience, students taking multiple online courses can choose one bookstore for their primary resource.
WyCLASS is a collaborative search tool provided by the Wyoming community colleges and the University of Wyoming. All online courses offered through any of these institutions can be found at this site.
The Colleges of NWCCD have been approved by the state of Wyoming to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of post-secondary distance education.