Student Survival Guide

Video tutorials to help you get started using the software and online applications you'll need.

AC Applications & Resources

Algonquin College prides itself on being on the cutting edge of technology. All of your courses require you to be proficient in using College-wide interface systems. Be sure to view the videos in each section in order to get a well-rounded education on all of the Algonquin applications.

Videos & Tutorials

ACSIS (the Algonquin College Student Information System) represents an online version of the Registrar's Office. This interface is used to manage courses, view grades, access timetables, pay tuition, and much more. You can also find your network account information in ACSIS. You will need this information to log in to Blackboard, Live@AC, and the College Wi-Fi.

Blackboard is the Learning Management System used by Algonquin College. Your teachers will use it every day to communicate with you within a designated course space. Through Blackboard, you can access course materials, submit assignments, take online quizzes, participate in group discussions, manage and collaborate on group projects, and receive other information from your teachers and peers.
Similar to all post-secondary institutions, you will be required to use the College's email system when connecting with peers and faculty. This email system, Live@AC, is also the main hot spot where you will receive Blackboard and other College-wide alerts.
Algonquin College provides Wi-Fi to all of its students, allowing you to connect your computer or mobile device to the Internet without any wires or cables. You can also connect wirelessly to any of the College’s printers from your laptop. MyDesktop allows you to access College software without installing it on a personal computer. The following tutorials will teach you all about connecting at Algonquin College.

Need Help?


Visit the Registrar’s Office in Room C150 or contact them at:

Email, Network Account, Wi-Fi, Blackboard Help, Software and more.

Visit the online ITS Help Centre for support with technology.

Or visit the ITS Client Care group in Room C102 or contact them at:


For general inquiries, contact Emails are answered within 24 hours during the business work week.

Need extra help with computer applications?

The Student Learning Centre (SLC) provides assistance at no charge.

Online Video Tutorials

Full time Algonquin students are provided full access to all of the courses available once they have created an account through Online Resources. 

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