IT Resources and Services

Bring Your Own Device Programs

Northern College requires all full time students to have and use their own laptop computer. Course materials are posted online and many courses use online tests, or require students to submit their assignments online through the College’s Learning Management System. The College’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program is mandatory for all first and second year students. Bring Your Own Device is about flexible learning in the classroom that provides access to the tools and resources previously unavailable to all students. Whether engaging in virtual e-classroom sessions, or doing on-the-fly research in a lecture, BYOD changes the way you can learn. Read the BYOD Policy (PDF, 57.5 KB)

IT Support

IT Support – Need help connecting to the College Network, Citrix, Blackboard or Email? Please visit your campus IT Helpdesk from 8:00am-4:00pm Monday to Friday. We can also be reached at 705-235-3211 ext 7000 or ithelp@northern.on.ca.

After hours support is also available and can be reached at 1-877-907-5031 or by visiting the Help Center.

Device Requirements for All Programs

All Programs – Except Computer Engineering

  • Intel I3 or 7th gen AMD A6 equivalent processor
  • Minimum 4GB of RAM
  • Minimum 128 GB HD
  • Minimum of 2 full size USB ports
  • Wireless 802.11ac dual band 2.4 and 5 GHz
  • Windows 10

Optional but recommended

  • Built in Ethernet port (RJ-45)
  • 2 year warranty
  • 4-6 hours of battery life

Device Requirements for Computer Engineering

  • Intel I5 or equivalent processor
  • Minimum 8GB of RAM
  • Minimum 512 GB HD
  • Minimum of 2 full size USB ports
  • Wireless 802.11ac dual band 2.4 and 5 GHz
  • Windows 10

Optional but recommended

  • Built in Ethernet port (RJ-45)
  • 2 year warranty
  • 4-6 hours of battery life