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Accessing and Using NIC Digital Resources

This guide provides how-to's, links, and relevant information for accessing and utilizing the various software, internet programs, and more that are provided by NIC and used in class instruction.

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NIC Molstead Library is committed to ensuring you have all the information you need to be successful in your educational pursuits. This resource is meant to provide you with information about the digital services available to you as a student. We understand that digital resources are not always accessible and can be hard to utilize so we attempt to provide information on a variety of avenues for access.

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What's In This Resource?

The following pages are meant to provide information on how to access and use specific digital resources that are commonly needed to complete class work.


Zoom is a virtual meeting platform that allows for real-time visual, audio, and text communication. It is a great resource for online teaching and remote communication. This guide gives you information for setting up your computer for Zoom, using basic Zoom functions, and links to relevant how-to's from Zoom's website.

Microsoft Office365

Micrsoft Office365 is a cloud-based (stored and accessed on the internet) version of Microsoft Office. This guide will give you information on how to access it, how to best utilize some of its main features, and provide links to NIC's IT department and Microsoft's instruction links for information on how to troubleshoot and use the resource.

Using a Mobile Device for Classes

This resource shows you how to access the resources described above, as well as digital services like Canvas, to complete course work when you don't have access to a computer.

Acrobat Flash - How to Activate for PHILs

This resource shows you how to activate flash on your internet browser to complete PHILs assignments for some of NIC's science lab courses.