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Contact Student Academic Support Services at studentsupportservices@hollandcollege.com 

Contact the Office of Part-Time Studies and Retention at retention@hollandcollege.com


SAM is the Learning Management System (LMS) that we use at Holland College for course delivery of all blended, face to face, and distance courses. Visit SAM after you register for your 2020/2021 courses to see course information and materials, and orientation information. 

To find information about logging into your Holland College accounts such as SAM and Outlook, click here.

To learn how to navigate SAM, click here.

To watch a quick tutorial on how to use SAM, click here. 

Preparing for Distance Learning 

The links below will show you how to manage files, use the Internet effectively, use your computer accessories, and communicate with your instructor and classmates. You will also find information on the difference between in-person and virtual classes, and healthy computer work habits and spaces. 

Computer Usage

15 Essential Tools for Online College

OneDrive: Tips and Tricks

How to Split Your Screen

Simple Changes to Make Your Computer Habits Healthier

Downloading & Printing

Microsoft OneDrive Mobile App

In-Person and Virtual Classes 

You may need to learn and meet in different virtual environments. Here is some information about the platforms that your instructor may use: 

Using Bongo Virtual Classroom

The Complete Zoom Guide: From basic help to advanced tricks

How to use Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams: Using the phone app

Communicating with Instructors and Classmates 

There are several ways to communicate with your instructors. 

Email Tips: Top 10 strategies for writing effective emails

How to Improve Communication by Text (Texting)

The 11 Essential Rules of Phone Etiquette


In a distance environment, it is essential that you find a comfortable and efficient workspace. 

How to Set Up an Effective Home Workspace: 5 Useful Tips for Remote Working

7 Things All Effective Workspaces Have in Common

Our Favourite Remote Workspaces and Why They're Effective


Holland College has four library locations: Prince of Wales Campus, Summerside Waterfront Campus, West Prince Campus, and Tourism & Culinary Centre. If you are a student at a different campus or centre, our library staff are still here to help! For all general library inquiries, email library@hollandcollege.com or contact a specific library staff member.

Library Services offers assistance with:

These services are offered in-person by appointment or online.

The library collection includes:

Here are some useful links to help you throughout your program: 

Check out the LIbrary Services website for more information!

To see COVID-19 procedures for our libraries, please click here.

Student Hardware & Software Needs 

For students in blended programs and distance programs, please click here to view the hardware and software requirements you will need for the 2020-2021 academic year.

You will need some basic equipment and knowledge to succeed as a student in a distance learning environment. 

Using your Webcam

How to tell if your computer has a microphone

Headsets 101

If you have any questions, please contact owelcome@hollandcollege.com