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H-DriveAs a student of Northwest, you have a 100 MB file space available to you (“H” drive).  This file space is located on a Northwest server and is backed up daily.  The “H” drive is available on campus as well as off campus.Please keep in mind that this drive is deleted at the end of July each year. If there is something you would like to keep, put it on a jump drive or the hard drive of your personal PC.h-drive

To Access the H-drive while on a NWCC PC computer using Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, click on “File”, “Open”, and click on “Computer” and then look to the pane on the right and choose your “H” drive. This drive is also accessible by clicking on “My Computer”.  The “H” drive will appear under the section entitled “Network Location”.

To access your “H” drive from your dorm room or off campus, go to the Northwest home page (www.northwestms.edu).  Look at the blue stripe near the top of the page and click on “Information”.  Look under “Student Information-HOME” on the sub-menu and click on “H-Drive”.  You will get a security alert screen.  Click on “continue to this website”.  You will be directed to a login screen.  Your Username is your first initial, last name, last 4 digits of your student ID.  Your Password is the password you were given at registration on your white promissory note.

eMail
Each student has an email account.  Your email address is your first initial, last name, last 4 digits of your student ID @northwestms.edu (ex:doe1234@northwestms.edu).  Please note that Email accounts are deleted at the end of July each year.  To access your email account, go to the Northwest home page (www.northwestms.edu).  Look at the top right-hand side of the page and Click on the link “Webmail”.  You will be directed to the “Outlook Web App”.  Your Username is your first initial, last name, last 4 digits of your student ID.  Your Password is the password you were given at registration on your white promissory note.

canvas eLearning Account
Each student has a Canvas account.  Whether using Canvas for on-campus classes or online courses, the account is the same.  To access your Canvas  account, go to the Northwest home page (www.northwestms.edu).  Look at the top right-hand side of the page and Click on the link “Canvas”.   You will be directed to the Canvas Login page. Your Username is your first initial, last name, last 4 digits of your student ID.  Your Password is the password you were given at registration on your white promissory note.  Note: You may also access Canvas directly without going through the NWCC homepage.  The address is: northwestms.instructure.com

Grades online
Students may access their grades online.  To do so, go to the Northwest home page (www.northwestms.edu).  Look at the top right-hand side of the page and Click on the link “Student Portal”.   You will be directed to a login page.  Your “Student ID” is your full Student ID number only (not first initial, last name, last 4 digits of your student ID).  Your Password is the password you were given at registration on your white promissory note.  Once you have logged in successfully, click on the link “Student Information”. Then select the link for “Absences and Grades”.  If you would like to look at past semesters, click on the “Course History” link.  If you would like to print a copy of your grades, press the “alt” and “print screen” button (at the top of your keyboard, next to the F12 key).  Launch Microsoft Word or any other word processing package.  Open a blank document and Right Click your mouse and choose “paste”.  Then choose print.

Should you have any questions, please call the Help Desk at 662-562-3934.  Help Desk hours are M-F 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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