Student Resource Center

Resources for planning and managing your online education.

Desire2Learn Brightspace

Desire2Learn (D2L) Brightspace is a course management software that allows instructors to create course web sites to supplement face-to-face courses or to provide instruction for distance learning online courses.

How do I order books?

Review the different payment methods to order books online. Please note that if you are a campus student taking distance education courses, the books cannot be purchased in your local bookstore. Books must be ordered and received before the first day of the semester. Reminder: it may take 7-10 days to receive the book order.

How do I pay my bill?

Use your credit card or e-check for your on-line payment. Cash payments are accepted at the campus bookstores.

Registration Cancellation for Non-Payment

Students must pay their tuition and fees by the last business day prior to the start of classes or they may automatically get dropped from all their classes. (View the academic calendar for specific days and times.)

Distance Education courses are offered under a consortium agreement with other Minnesota state colleges or universities. Since all courses may not be delivered by a student's home college, they must pay tuition to the college delivering the course. Please check your online account balance for specific details.

First week of the semester

Log into D2L Brightspace. Click on each course title to begin course. Students must complete assigned activities in each distance course within the first five days of the semester to maintain their registration in each course. If assigned activities have not been completed in a course(s), faculty automatically drop students from the course(s). Students should pay close attention to deadlines assigned within each course.

GPS LifePlan

How do I get started in my online class?

Online learning requires that you be self-reliant, organized, and prepared. The following checklist will get you ready for your class!

Test Proctoring

The Testing Center on the Thief River Falls campus and the Library on the East Grand Forks campus are available to proctor online and distance education exams. The information provided on this website will inform and prepare you to participate in proctoring services available at the Northland College campuses.

Student eMail Sign-In

eMail is an easy-to-use, web-based messaging system that offers a wide range of powerful communication and collaboration capabilities. Your Northland student eMail account lets you send and receive mail messages, appointments, tasks, notes, and attached files. Review the Student Web Mail Help Guide for detailed step-by-step student instructions, including username and password information.