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Northern Lakes College App: NLC Connect

November 2018 - NLC Connect app contest

WIN 1 of 5 $50 VISA Gift cards!  All you have to do is scan the QR Code and your entered to win. 

Scan Instructions:

  • Open the NLC Connect app
  • Download the NLC Connect app if you don't have it
  • Tap Scan
  • Scan the QR Code and your done!

Draw will take place on November 30, 2018

Welcome to Northern Lakes College! 

Northern Lakes College is excited to announce the launch of NLC Connect, our new mobile application which was developed to improve communication with our students and increase engagement across our service region. The app is available on Android and iOS devices. Whether you are a visitor, a student, or staff & faculty - the app puts Northern Lakes College in the palm of your hand.

To get connected, download and register with the Northern Lakes College App. You can download it by going to your App Store (Iphone) or to Google Play (Android) and search for Northern Lakes College. Click on one of the options below:

New Beginnings. Endless Possibilities.

On-Campus Student? Home-based Student? It doesn't matter! The NLC Connect App brings the campus right to your fingertips, and enables you to connect with your NLC community from the palm of your hand!

Stay on top of your events, classes and assignments with the built-in calendar function, and get notified of important dates, deadlines and security announcements. Make friends, ask questions, and access campus resources at any time.

  • Access your College email and online learning from the palm of your hand
  • Manage your classes, create to-do lists and reminders, and stay on top of assignments in your personal calendar
  • Discover NLC events, set reminders, and track your attendance
  • Find and meet friends, chat one-on-one, and keep up with what's happening on the campus walls
  • Get involved with NLC's Students' Association and meet people with similar interests
  • Access all NLC campus services on the go
  • Receive important campus notifications and campus emergency alerts
  • Find campus and event locations and save them to your calendar
  • Keep track of your co-curricular participation and provide feedback in real-time
  • and much more!

Getting Started with the NLC Connect App

Download & Login


Here's how you create a campus app account:

  • Download the NLC Connect aop from the app store.
  • Launch the app.
  • Tap "Let's Get Started."
  • Tap "Student" or "Staff/Faculty"
  • Enter your first and last name, your College email address and password.
  • Tap "Done."

You will be logged in to the app. If you are encountering login issues, please contact the IT Helpdesk. 

My NLC Connect Profile


To edit your profile: 

  • Log in to the NLC Connect app and tap the button at the bottom right ("Profile"). 
  • Tap the "Gear" icon ("Settings," top right).
  • Tap "Edit Profile," then tap the "Pencil" icon ("Edit").
  • Choose a profile photo and a banner image for yourself. 
  • To edit your biography, tap "Bio."  Type your text, then tap the "Checkmark" icon (top right) to save.

Your changes are saved automatically.  To see your profile, tap the left arrow (top left) to go back to your profile. Your profile picture appears next to your name in your campus wall posts, in club member lists, when you chat with a friend, and so on.  

Add a Friend


To add someone as a friend:

  • Log in to NLC Connect and tap "Profile," then tap "My Friends."
  • Drag down to show the search bar, then type the person's name.
  • Tap the person's name to view their profile, then tap "Add friend."

The person will receive a notification in their inbox.

You can also tap a person's name where it appears on the campus wall, a club wall, or a club member list.  From there, you'll be taken to their profile where you can add them as a friend.

Chat with a Friend


To send a chat message to one of your friends:

  • Log in to the NLC Connect app, then click "Inbox." 
  • Click the "Pen and paper" icon ("Compose," top right) to compose a new message.
  • In the "To" field, type the first few letters of your friend's name and select your friend from the list.
  • Type your message and click "Send."
  • To send an image, click the "Camera" icon, then take a photo with the camera or choose an image from your photo library.

Post on the Campus Wall


To post on the campus wall:

  • Log in to your campus app.
  • Tap "Feeds" then tap one of the Wall options.
  • You'll be prompted to select a feed for your new post. 
  • You can add images from your camera or photo library.

You can turn notifications on or off for different feeds.  Click the "Settings" icon, then use the "Enable Notifications" toggle. You can "Like" and "Comment" on a post. Next to any post, click "..." for more options, including what to do if someone is posting content that is inappropriate.

Changing your App Experience


The NLC Connect app lets you choose whether you are a student, staff/faculty or a visitor.  Based on your choice, Northern Lakes College can present you with different kinds of content. This includes information about campus life, as well as important or urgent notifications. 

Be sure to choose the experience that is right for you:

  • Set your campus experience when you are creating an account.
  • Or, log in to your campus app and tap "Profile" (bottom right)
  • Tap the "Gear" icon ("Settings," top right)
  • Tap "Edit Profile" the tap "Current Experience."
  • Make a selection and tap the checkmark.

The NLC Connect App will update to show you the new information.

If you select "Student," be sure to turn on app notifications. Northern Lakes College may use the NLC Connect app to send important messages to all students. Without turning on app notifications, you may not get these messages.  

Turn App Notifications On


The NLC Connect app can alert you to important messages, even if the app is closed. You can fine tune your settings to receive all notifications from Northern Lakes College, or just the urgent ones. 

  • Log in to your campus app.
  • View your profile, tap the "Gear" icon ("Settings," top right), then tap "Notifications."
  • Make sure the first slider is enabled.

Make sure to turn notifications on in your phone by following the steps below:

Turn Notifications on in your phone (iOS):

  • Go to your phone’s Settings App.
  • Tap "Notifications" then select your campus app.
  • Turn on notifications for your campus app.

Turn Notifications on in your phone (Android):

  • Go to your phone's Settings app.
  • Tap "Device" then tap "Notifications."
  • Turn on notifications for your campus app.

Setting up Your Calendar


The NLC Connect app has a calendar that shows your courses, campus events, and important dates.  You can put due dates on your calendar to remind yourself of them.

To add a due date:

  • Log in to NLC Connect and tap "Calendar."
  • Tap the "+" icon ("Add," top right), then tap "Add due date."
  • Type a title, and select a due date.  You can also add a note.
  • [Optional] Tap "Course" to associate your due date with one of your school courses.

To edit a due date, locate it in the app calendar, tap its name to view it, and tap the pencil icon ("Edit," top right). To delete a due date, locate it in the app calendar, tap its name to view it, and tap "Delete."

To add a event:

  • Log in to NLC Connect and tap "Calendar."
  • Tap the "+" icon ("Add," top right), then tap "Add Event."
  • Type a title, and provide times for your event (either a start and end time, or an all day event). 
  • [Optional] For the location of your event, choose a place from the campus map.
  • [Optional] Set a reminder for your event.

To edit an event, locate it in the app calendar, tap its name to view it, and tap the pencil icon ("Edit," top right). To delete an event, locate it in the app calendar, tap its name to view it, and tap "Delete."

Subscribe to a Calendar


To subscribe to a calendar:

  • Log in to the NLC Connect app.
  • In the row of buttons at the bottom, tap the second button from the left ("Calendar").
  • Tap the "Gear" icon ("Settings," top left), then tap "Calendars."
  • Tap "Add Calendars" then select "Academic" or "Orientation."
  • Select a calendar from the list.
  • Tap "Add Calendar."

Events and due dates from the selected calendar will appear in your personal app calendar.



To find campus events: 

  • Log in to the NLC Connect app, then tap "Home."
  • The "Events" tile is located under the tab "Featured"
  • Tap the Events tile to see the list of events on campus.

Tap any event in the list to see details. When viewing details of an event, tap "Add to Calendar" and the event will appear in your app calendar.  

To check in to a campus event:

  • Log in to the NLC Connect app.
  • Tap the "Scan" icon (top left).
  • Point the camera at the QR code for the campus event.

You will see a message, "You successfully checked in."

To give feedback after an event:

After an event, you will receive a push notification prompting you to give feedback. Here are the steps: 

  • When you receive a push notification asking you for feedback, open the NLC Connect app.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to give a rating (1-5 stars).
  • You may also be prompted to write a short piece of feedback.