Technology Resources | Thomas Nelson Community College

Technology Resources

Thomas Nelson provides technologies that allow students to be succesful in any program offered at the college. Students may access most College-provided technologies by signing in to MyTNCC. Typically, online course-related tools are integrated within the college's learning management system, primarily in Blackboard or specified by the instructor to be available in Canvas. After May 20th, students can expect to access all courses through Canvas. Access to Blackboard will end on June 30, 2019.

Canvas Minimum Technical Requirements

Productivity Tools

Cloud Storage

  • GoogleDrive
  • OneDrive - Please note that files uploaded into a student's OneDrive space will be remove after one academic year of inactive enrollment. Once, the one year of inactive enrollment has lapsed, the student will have 30days to request to recover any files held in the Recycle Bin. This applies to all Virginia Community College System students (auditing, non-degree seeking, degree seeking, and workforce). If you have questions or need assistance, contact the TNCC Helpdesk

Virus Protection

Online Tutoring, Tutorials & Study Aids

  • SmarThinking - 24/7 online tutoring service (only accessible within Blackboard; access via Canvas TBA)
  • Hoonuit - a library of technology tutorials (login via MyTNCC)
  • StudyMate - online studying tool to make flashcards, crosswords, and other games

Communication & Collaboration

  • Gmail
  • Google Meet
  • Arc - only accessible within Canvas (More Info)
  • Canvas for Students (Android & iOS)


Blackboard, Blackboard Student, Blackboard Collaborate/Ultra, and any other Blackboard-associated  technologies will not be available after June 30. All Summer 2019 courses are being delivered via Canvas.


  • YouTube 
  • Google Photo

Recommended specifications to access our resources


  • Enough harddrive space to  operate most Windows 10, 8, 7, & 2000/Mac OS Snow Leopard, Lion, & Sierra
  • 4 –6 GB of RAM
  • CPU that is no more than 1-3 yrs old
  • Can connect to the internet by hardwired and wirelessly
  • USB ports
  • Webcam ( may be required for online courses)

Software (Latest versions recommended)

  • Java
  • Adobe Reader
  • Virus Scan software (recommended & available in Blackboard)
  • Flash
  • Chrome or FireFox