Activity Stream

Stay informed about upcoming events and your progress in your courses by viewing the Activity Stream. Check the Activity stream for announcements form your instructor, NWFSC, and LTech.

Alternative Formats

Documents in Blackboard are available in different formats like audio and HTML for better mobile device viewing. To download a document in an alternative format, select the three dots next to the document in your course.


To add a file or video to an assignment, use the icons in the tool bar. For more information, go to Blackboard Assignment Help.

Blackboard Mobile App

You can download the Blackboard mobile app on your mobile devices so that you can access your course on the go. The app was not designed to allow students to take courses entirely from their phone. NWF recommends that students access courses from their desktop computers or laptops to optimize their online experience. Download Mobile App.


Check with your instructor if you are not sure where to look for assignment due dates. Some instructors may list due dates in the course syllabus. For information about how to check due dates and add events on the calendar, go to Blackboard Calendar Help.


Courses become available on the first day of the semester. You can search for your courses or filter them. You can search by course name or CRN (5-digit Course Reference Number). To make a course a Favorite, click on the Star on the right hand side of the screen. Selecting a course as a favorite will always pin that course at… View Article


To view your grades, select the Gradebook icon in the top right corner of your course page. For more information about how to check grades in the Gradebook, go to Blackboard Gradebook Help.


You can message your instructor within a course by using the messaging feature. College mail is the default communication method for NWF students. Refer to your syllabus or check with your instructor to learn their preferred method of communication.

Notification Settings

Go to your notification settings from the Blackboard homepage to choose when you will get notified about grades, course changes, new content and more.

Preferred browser

Always use Google Chrome in Canvas. If you log in with Internet Explorer, you will not be able to see all the content in your course. Download Google Chrome.