Northland College

Smarthinking Online Tutoring

Smarthinking is an online tutoring service that Northland Community & Technical College is making available to its students. Smarthinking provides tutoring in mathematics (basic math through Calculus including Bilingual Math), Biology, Intro Human A & P, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Accounting, Intro to Finance, Statistics, Spanish, and Writing. Tutoring is available up to 24/7.

With Smarthinking you can:

Getting Started
If you have not used SMARTHINKING before, log into Desire2Learn, in the NCTC Resources widget, click on the Online Turtoring - SMARTHINKING link to create your SMARTHINKING account.

If you already have a SMARTHINKING account, you can sign-in below.
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Once you log in, use the SMARTHINKING Student Handbookfor tips on navigating the website and using the service.

Technology Requirements and Troubleshooting Tips

Technology Requirements

  • OS: Windows 98 +, Mac OS9 +

  • Browser: Windows: Netscape 6 +, Internet Explorer 5.1+, Netscape 6+.
    Apple Mac: Internet Explorer 5.1+, Firefox 1.0.4+, Safari 1.3+.

  • Connection: 28.8K min. / 56K+ preferred

  • Cookies/Javascript should be enabled.

  • Popup Blockers? Please disable all popup blockers for .

Troubleshooting Tips:

  • Make sure that your browser is set up to allow cookies and pop-up windows.
    SMARTHINKING uses both of these.

  • Make sure that you have Java installed. If you need to install Java, go to, and follow the instructions for the free download.

  • Make sure that you have Flash version 8+ of for Windows or 7.0.19+ for Mac OS X installed. If you need to install Flash, go to, and follow the instructions for the free download.

The SMARTHINKING Technical Support team is available to assist you. The Customer Support section of the Smarthinking site can answer any questions you may have about using the service. First check the information in the FAQ, but if you still need help, you can call or email SMARTHINKING support: