Northwest Florida State College

Virtual Student Resources

                            Online Students


Services for Your Online Success!

NWF State College has a large variety of resources available to assist our students with academic endeavors. Typical resources used by our online students are listed below. This list may also be found within the D2L Brightspace Learning Management System when accessing online and hybrid courses. Look for the "NWFSC Resources" set of links.

Resources Are Available!

NWF State College Online Campus -, 850-729-6464: Find help for using D2L Brightspace tools, overcoming technical difficulties such as logging into D2L Brightspace, Student FAQs, tips to succeed online and more!

Student Request for Technical Assistance -, 850-729-6464: Request help with online courses.

IT Helpdesk -, 850-729-5396: Find help for E-mail, network services and telecommunications.

Academic Calendar - This website provides you with important dates for your experience at NWF State College. Dates are not always final. Be sure to note the First Day of Classes, Add/drop ends, exam dates and more.

Academic Success Center -, 850-729-5389: Our Academic Success Center is a FREE on-campus service provided by NWF State College for all of our students. For our online students, the Academic Success Center will even provide E-mail tutoring! Check out the site!

Admissions - Whether you are planning on pursuing a Bachelor's degree program, looking to improve your job skills or entering a new career field, NWF State College will get you there faster while also paying among the lowest tuition in the state. NWF State College is part of Florida's public community college system and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The college has an open-door admissions policy and accepts applications year round.

Advising - several useful E-mails and phone numbers are within the site: NWF State College has Academic Advisors at each of our seven locations. Each advisor is equipped to assist students with their long term educational goals.

Academic Advising is a collaborative relationship between a highly trained higher education professional and students to assist in developing the knowledge and understanding of the processes and procedures to obtain a higher education certificate or degree. Your academic goals should align with your personal interests, values, and abilities.

Even after the first semester of enrollment, Academic Advisors are available to answer any questions, assist in registration, and assist in the completion of many administrative tasks.

Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 850-729-5384: Shop online for all your textbooks needs and more.

Career Center -, 850-729-5227: The NWF State College Career Center provides resources and opportunities to students and prospective students to help them discover career paths through assessments, career advising, workshops, employment and internship opportunities.

CLEP and DANTES (DSST), 850-729-6017 (Testing Center): Reduce the number of courses needed to complete your degree by taking advantage of CLEP - College Level Exam Program or DANTES Subject Standarized Test (DSST)

Disability Support Services - 850-729-6079: NWF State College is committed to providing equal opportunities for education to all students. If you are a student with a documented disability that may limit your academic success, this website will provide you with information about academic accommodations and support services coordinated through Disability/Special Needs Support Services.

FERPA Information - Northwest Florida State College upholds the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA),
which gives students the right to inspect, review, and amend their educational records. 

Additionally for Online Students - Student Privacy - Federal Requirement 4.8.2
Procedures / Guidelines - For Ensuring Student Privacy in Distance Learning Courses

  • Courses are delivered through the Learning Management System (LMS) known as Desire2Learn (D2L) which is facilitated using a secure server.
  • Students use Desire2Learn (D2L) to log in to their online and hybrid courses.
  • Students are assigned a unique username and select a password of their choice that complies with sound password creation practice and is known only to the student.
  • Students have complete privacy for their work, tests, quizzes and grades.
  • Students are encouraged by the IT department to change their password frequently.
  • Students are cautioned not to share their password with others.
  • Students must log out after every session to ensure security of account.

Learning Resources Center (Library) - 850-729-5395 (Reference Desk), 850-729-5318 (Circulation Desk): Find journals, books, magazines, videos, e-books and more. This website offers a variety of means to gain help with your research needs.

Military Support - 850-200-4190 (Hurlburt) NWF State College is an official "Military Friendly School" and offers a variety of specialized services and programs for members of the military, veterans and their dependents.

Netiquette - important when communicating with your instructor and your fellow students in an online course. It helps to establish your personality and rapport in the online environment.

Open Computer Labs - several phone numbers are available for different campus locations: Technology and the Internet are integral parts of the education process at NWF State College. In keeping with current educational practice, students will be expected to use computer technology and Internet communication throughout their college experience. All classes offered at NWF State College may require use of the Internet; such use may vary depending on the class delivery mode (traditional, hybrid, or online). Open computer labs are available for student use and success. Find locations and hours at this site. Our online students are always welcome!

ProctorU - View more proctored exams information - Proctored testing occurs in several ways for our online students. Regardless of where you are located, instructors try to accomodate your testing needs.

Reading to Learn (R2L) - part of Academic Support -, 850-729-5389: Because college students face heavy reading loads, they often find that keeping up with reading assignments is challenging and time-consuming. Reading to Learn (R2L) at NWF State College is available to help. R2L is a project of NWF State College designed to support students' learning through direct instruction of reading strategies. Reading strategies are powerful tools that help students become skilled readers of their textbooks. Learn more at this site!

Registration/Registrar/Admissions -, 850-729-4901, NWF State College offers a variety of different degree and certificate options to allow you to become successful. Whether you are planning on pursuing a Bachelor's degree program, looking to improve your job skills or entering a new career field, NWF State College can get you there faster while paying among the lowest tuition in the state.

Smarthinking - part of Academic Support -, 850-729-5389: Smarthinking is an online, real-time tutoring service providing FREE help from qualified tutors in writing, math, Spanish, accounting, economics, chemistry, physics, biology, anatomy and physiology. Additionally, students in the nursing programs are able to access specific online tutoring for subjects in the nursing field.

Students may contact a live tutor for immediate help, schedule a session, or submit papers or questions for feedback via E-mail. Students also may access the Smarthinking Writing Center online. Smarthinking allows students to get help quickly with academic challenges, before they fall too far behind in their college subjects.

Testing Center - 850-729-6017: NWF State College Testing Centers administer college admission tests, placement tests, proctored exams, ACT/SAT, GED, CLEP, and DSST (formerly known as DANTES). 

Turnitin - Turnitin is a plagiarism detection tool that is used by several of our NWF State College instructors. Many instructors incorporate it within a D2L Dropbox assignment and others will send you directly to this website.

The Turnitin support site for students may be used for assistance.

Also available is a Turnitin System Status page for information about when the site is experiencing problems. 

Please let us know if you would like additional resources listed here. We want this webpage to be helpful for our students' success.  Send suggestions.


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