Online Students

Welcome to NDSCS Online! We hope you and your family use this page as a guide for what comes next as you begin your journey with NDSCS Online.

Learn about technical and software requirements, getting your library card, tutoring services and much more.


Distance Education, Horton Hall 




Getting Connected

• Keep up-to-date on important academic deadlines and refund schedules.
• Follow NDSCS Distance Education on Facebook.
• Download the NDSCS app and stay on top of it all!

Getting Started

Visit the Online Learning Get Started webpage where we guide you through the “new student” steps. You will also find additional Support for Online Students information and various Student Services.

IT Services

As a new student at NDSCS, you will need to activate your online services by completing the New Student Technology Setup process.

Microsoft Office Available for FREE

Online Tutoring Services

SMARTHINKING is a free and live web-based tutoring service available for a variety of subjects. Students may access SMARTHINKING 24 hours a day, seven days a week within their online course.


Books are required for online classes and can be purchased or rented at

Helpdesk Information

If you have technical issues, please contact the appropriate Helpdesk.

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