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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

Algonquin College Student Information System (ACSIS) 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 will need this information to log in to Brightspace, Live@AC, and the College Wi-Fi.

Brightspace is a college wide interface where you will retrieve and submit assignments, view course content, participate in group discussions, manage and collaborate in group projects and receive other information from your instructors and peers.

Algonquin College provides you with an e-mail account (Live@AC) designed to connect you with peers and faculty. This interface is the main communication tool used to connect and receive the majority of College wide activities related to your studies.

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.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a method of program delivery at Algonquin College which requires you to have and use a mobile device throughout your program of study. The videos in this section offer more information on the software available to Algonquin College students.

To access and download software for your BYOD program, visit the Digital Resource Portal and log in with your Algonquin College network username and password.





Need Help?


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

Email, Network Account, Wi-Fi, Brightspace 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 Coaching Lab provides free coaching.

Online Video Tutorials

After you have created an account or transferred your old account you can sign in to


First time using To create your account and learn how to sign in, view the instructions on accessing

Existing users? You must transfer your account to new organization account before using