The following orientations are designed to not only introduce you to your new Online Campus but to help you succeed as an online student. Learn specific tips and strategies to get the most out of your online course.
- NLU Student Online Orientation
The NLU Student Online Orientation provides strategies for how to succeed as an online learner. In addition, you will learn about many of the academic and technical resources NLU has available for students.
- NLU Online Campus (Desire2Learn) Orientation
The NLU Online Campus orientation shows you how to log into the system, set up your personal preferences, and navigate your online course content.
Every class at NLU Online Campus is unique. Your instructor will select the tools most appropriate for your course content. In your course you may be required to use communication tools such as forums or chat, and assessment tools such as quizzes or assignments. Below you will find helpful how-to guides and videos for some of the most popular Online Campus tools.
Getting Started with D2L Student Guide:
Learn how to access courses, email, view, print and download course materials
NLU Guide: Student Getting Started D2L Quick Guide (PDF)
D2L Guide: "Get Started Guide"
Browser and System Requirements:
Learn which browsers and system settings work with D2L
NLU Guide: Quick Guide Browser System D2L Requirements (PDF)
Your D2L Account Settings:
Learn how to adjust your D2L settings and preferences
NLU Guide: Account Settings and D2L Help Guide (PDF)
D2L Guide: Settings Guide (Web Page)
NLU Video: AccountSettings (Video)
Learn to locate, post, reply and add attachments to the discussion board
NLU Guide: Discussion Board Guide Student
D2L Guide: Discussion Guide (Web Page)
NLU Video: Discussion Board (Video)
Use the classlist to view who is enrolled in the course, send emails, and more
NLU Guide: (PDF)
D2L Guide: Classlist Guide (Web Page)
If you need assistance with D2L you can call the NLU Helpdesk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week toll free at 1-866-813-1177 or at extension x4357 if you are on campus. You can also email your questions to the Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are having any problems logging your online course, make sure to contact the NLU Technical Support Help Desk.
In this Online Campus demonstration course, you will learn how to submit assignments, access course content, and attempt quizzes in a safe online practice environment. Dive in and gain the experience you need to be successful in any of your online or blended classes!
To access the demonstration course go to https://d2l.nl.edu/
To enter the demonstration course:
The NLU support team wants you to succeed! Explore our extensive student services including library and learning support, academic advising, and career development. Find the technical help you need with your online course. Request accommodations for physical and learning needs.
OIT Help Desk for Student Support: Toll Free Phone: 866-813-1177 or x4357 on campus.
If you are having any problems logging your online course, make sure to contact the NLU Technical Support Help Desk. Help Desk staff are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through a toll-free number.
For an overview of all the student services at NLU visit this first link, the NLU Student Services page, here you will find links and contact information to help you succeed.
The Academic Advising Center:
The Academic Advising Center will assist you in planning your degree and help you to select classes you need to graduate on time.
The Office of Diversity, Access and Equity:
If you have questions about accessibility or special accommodations for your courses, please contact The Office Of Diversity, Access and Equity.
At Career Services you’ll find career counselors who can show you how to translate your NLU education into a fulfilling and successful career. You can also receive help crafting your resume or preparing for an interview.
The NLU Library:
Through the NLU Library Website, you will have 24/7 access to scholarly articles, local and international newspapers, full-text electronic books and more. Library faculty are available by email and phone to help you with your research.
NLU Learning Support:
National Louis University’s Learning Support is your go-to resource for tutoring, workshops, and placement assessments. If you are having trouble with your class or need help writing a paper, the Learning Support team is here to help.
As an NLU student, you also have access to Smarthinking, a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week tutoring service. By using Smarthinking, you can live chat with a tutor in your subject area or submit a writing sample for tips and suggestions.