Applying for Instructor Access to the NDG Portal - Instructors Only

LMS-Ready Content

A selection of NDG labs through the NDG Portal support access through your school's Learning Management System (LMS). Supported LMS options include Canvas, Blackboard and Moodle. Learners’ outcomes and grades will be posted to your LMS. The NDG Portal uses Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI), a standard protocol developed by the IMS Global Learning Consortium for integrating any LMS with any learning application. LTI is essentially plug-and-play; instructors and administrators integrate access to the NDG Online Lab Service from their LMS using the LMS access key and common cartridge provided by NDG.

Note: NDG does not provide the LMS. We are unable to assist with setting up or supporting your LMS (outside of our normal support for LMS integration). The Cisco Networking Academy LMS is not supported, with the exception of the Cisco CyberOps Course (where you must use the NetAcad as the LMS).

NDG Portal Instructor-Led Training (ILT)

If your academic institution does not utilize an LMS or wish to use our LMS-Ready content, we also offer our instructor-led training options from within the NDG Portal itself. Once you are approved as an instructor, you will gain the ability to create classes within the NDG Portal specific to your students. This will allow you to monitor student progress within the labs and students can submit screenshots of their work directly from within the NDG Portal.

Requirements to Use

In order to qualify for instructor access to the NDG Portal, you must be an instructor at a degree granting and government accredited academic institution and member of one of our partner academic programs such as the VMware IT Academy or Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Academy (if requesting access to this content). Access must be requested using an academic email address (typically ending in .edu or regional equivalent) provided by your school. Free email addresses such as Gmail are not acceptable for instructor accounts. Email addresses should be specific to the instructor requesting the access, and not a generic academic email address (such as an email address for an entire department). Multiple instructors can (and are encouraged) to request access to a single academic institution.

Signing Up For Access

To gain access, you would first need to sign up for an NDG Portal account and verify your instructor email address provided by your academic institution. Support documentation for signing up can be found here:

https://support.netdevgroup.com/hc/en-us/articles/360009147673

Once your account is verified, navigate to the NDG Portal Teach tab here:

https://portal.netdevgroup.com/teach/

You will then be prompted to find and join your institution (if it already exists in our system) or create a new one (if your institution has not been previously approved).

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You will then be asked a series of questions regarding your program membership and verification of your status as an academic institution.

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Once the form is submitted, a ticket in our customer support system will be created and our support team will verify the information you have provided. You will receive an emailed response from our support team (typically within two to three business days) that will contain additional information on your request.

Creating a Class

A selection of NDG Online Labs and Courses support access through your school's Learning Management System (LMS). Once you are approved as an instructor, NDG content can be added directly to your LMS. Supported LMS options include Canvas, Blackboard, and Moodle. Learners' outcomes and grades will be posted to your LMS.

LMS-Ready Content Guide

If your academic institution does not utilize an LMS or wish to use our LMS-Ready content, we also offer our instructor-led training options from within the NDG Portal itself. Once you are approved as an instructor, you will gain the ability to create classes specifically for your students within the NDG Portal. This will allow you to monitor student progress within the labs, and students can submit screenshots of their work directly from within the NDG Portal.

NDG Portal Instructor-Led Training Guide

Getting Help

If you have any questions regarding the LMS-Ready content or the NDG Portal ILT program, please do not hesitate to contact our support team. Our support team can be reached via the "Help" button in the NDG Portal, the "Help" button found in our support website here, or directly at:

hostednetlab@netdevgroup.com

Thank you for your interest in NDG!

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