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 Northwest Vista College Library 
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4513 
mailto:nvc-library@alamo.edu
Mon to Thur: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm
Sun: CLOSED
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Juniper Hall, JH-106
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4000
Hours:
Mon - Thurs 7:30am - 8:30pm
Closed Fridays during Summer 

 

 

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Hardware and Software Requirements

Both Internet and Hybrid courses require ready access to a computer that meets the following technical standards:

  1. Internet Connectivity: Local or National ISP Internet Service Provider (ISP) (AOL not recommended)
    • Modem: 33.6 Kbps (56Kbps – V.90 compliant or better recommended)
    • Cable or DSL Broadband recommended 
  2. Firewalls and Proxy Servers
  3. For those using a campus or company network to complete an Internet class, verify that there are no firewalls or proxy servers between your workstation and the Internet, as either can prevent you from connecting to the server for your class.

Instructure Canvas (For more information): 

  1. Internet Browser:
    Canvas recommends using the newest version
    • Firefox
    • Chrome
    • Safari
  2. Disable Pop-up blockers or allow aces.alamo.edu as an exception  (more information)
  3. Recommended Free Browser Plug-Ins: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Java

Using mobile applications (Android, iOS) to access Canvas: (more information)
alamo.instructure.com is the institution's URL to access Canvas on your mobile device

Technical Support Contact Information

  • Support Central for helpful assistance with ACES and Canvas:  
  • NVC Information & Communication Technologies with ACES and general help and information: