Information Technology


Technology Training


The following sites provide information and training resources specific to NCTC related to the use of technology:


Ø  Employee Resources – Technology Training  (This site includes an "Employee Quick Start Guide", "How to Login to the Network"; info on using the various Microsoft Office products (including Word, PowerPoint, Access, & Excel); information about Groupwise and Virtual Office; and, various other resources.)



Desire2Learn (D2L) is the course management software that NCTC and all other schools in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System are now using. D2L allows instructors to create course web sites to supplement face-to-face courses or to provide instruction for distance learning online courses. D2L allows students to access course materials through a standard web browser. Instructors can set up their D2L courses to include a variety of materials including course calendar (schedule), news, quizzes and surveys, grades, chat and discussions, and drop box to submit assignments.


Students and faculty access the D2L site at  Faculty who are interested in training on using this tool in their courses should contact Karleen Delorme, the NCTC D2L site administrator at 218-793-2429 or via email at