Brightspace D2L, Zoom, and Remote Learning Readiness
In Spring 2022, Brightspace D2L replaced Blackboard Learn as the learning management system (LMS) used at New River. To access Brightspace D2L, login to the portal. Once you click the Brightspace D2L icon in the portal, you'll find training and helpful information. We recommend you download the Brightspace D2L app (named Pulse) for your mobile device (iOS or Android).
We also recommend you download the Zoom client for your computer or mobile device.
Students wanting to self-assess their readiness for remote learning are encouraged to complete the Remote Learning Readiness Survey. This self-diagnostic is helpful to ensure your success with remote learning.
Microsoft Office 365
In January, 2021, we transitioned all email services from a self-hosted solution to Microsoft Office 365, which is available through the portal. This change increased email storage from 2GB to 1000GB for each user and added new features like personal OneDrive storage, improved security, and more. Users may download Office 365 from the Office 365 Email link in the portal.
myPhoto ID Card System
In August 2021, New River implemented a new ID Card system and in March 2022 we introducted online access to the system so that users can submit an online form (with a photo) to request a New River ID Card. For more information, please see our ID Card procedures and for assistance, please contact our Help Desk (304-929-6725). To request your New River ID Card, access the myPhoto site with your portal username and password to submit your photo.
Regroup — Text Messaging System
In January, 2020, we implemented a new messaging system (Regroup) to provide both emergency and non-emergency messaging services for the College. We've created accounts for all students and employees, but each person must update his or her Regroup user profile to include a cell number and a personal email address (see Regroup FAQ). With unlimited messaging, we hope to incorporate non-emergency messaging with a number of offices (financial aid, student success, admissions, etc.) to improve communication with students.