Welcome to Northern College

You have made an excellent choice with Northern. We are pleased you are joining us in this virtual academic journey!

In these uncertain times, your investment in your education is a smart and promising decision for your future. We are here to help you succeed. Please use this page and all its features as a one-stop-shop to access information, resources and support.

What to Expect from Your Academic Fall Term

COVID-19 Updates and FAQ

Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, all of our theory-based courses will be delivered online. If your program delivers courses that require in-person class time or placements, they may either be replaced by:

● online learning experiences (where appropriate), and/or
● scheduled face-to-face with a revised schedule later in the year (if permitted)

At Northern College, we believe in learning while doing. Your faculty will guide you through this when the time comes. We are following all of the established physical distancing guidelines and complying with all of the government regulations to keep us all safe while you learn.

Tips for Virtual Learning at Northern College

Program Delivery Method

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, Northern College has transitioned to online learning for all programs in the Fall 2020 semester, except for certain courses within programs that have hands-on practical components that will be delivered in the fall semester.

Northern College plans to revert back to face-to-face learning in the Winter 2021 semester so long as the pandemic situation continues to improve and while following guidelines set forth by the provincial government and local Public Health Units.

Please study from home as much as possible. If you need to be on campus, restrictions and protocols are in place to prevent the spread of the virus. Masks are required, sign-in and sign-out processes are in place, and other hygiene protocols, including handwashing and not touching one’s face, apply.

Learn more about your Program Delivery Method
for the Academic Year 2020/2021

Virtual Orientation - Recorded Presentation

Welcome (and welcome back) to Northern College!

This recorded presentation will provided you with key information to get you started on the right track. Your student support teams provide you with an overview of services and the inside scoop about all the fun, exciting plans for the fall semester.

Don’t miss out on all this information designed to support your success!

Calendar of Events

Click the calendar to review the events created to help you organize when and where to be for all the important information and fun activities. Your success is constantly on our mind! Keep checking in on this evolving schedule that we have developed to support your personal and academic success!

myNorthern Student Portal

myNorthern is your online student portal. It will be your go-to hub for service information. Access your:

● Account
● Student Services
● Booklists
● Timetables
● Student policies
● College Email Account
● Blackboard (Course Management System) to access your classes!

How to Log into Your Account
• Go to http://www.mynorthern.ca
• Click “my account”
• Fill in the user name and password fields (found on your registration page)

International Student Resources

Welcome to Northern College! Whether you are studying abroad, new to Canada, or an existing student, we look forward to supporting your academic goals. We recognize your brave and incredible journey to study in Canada. We are especially proud that you have chosen Northern College. You may find yourself facing unique challenges, such as becoming familiar with how to study in Canada. Scroll below to learn about our services designed to meet your specific needs.

International Student Advising Services
During your time with us, you may find yourself needing information or support. Student Advisors are here to encourage you. Our services are private, confidential, and available virtually, in person, by phone or by email.

Academic Honesty – How to Study in Canada
Academic honesty is of utmost importance at Northern College. Expectations regarding test and exam-taking, assignment writing, and what is considered “cheating,” may be different than what you are accustomed to. As a student, it is your responsibility to become familiar with academic policies and procedures related to academic integrity.

Academic Integrity Policy
Academic Integrity Procedures
International Student Handbook

Navigating Northern

Weekly Live Zoom Sessions – Wednesdays at 1 p.m. EST.

Technical Requirements and Support

Northern College requires all 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 (Blackboard). The College’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program is mandatory for all students. Using a mobile phone will be insufficient for all program requirements. Check out the IT Resources and Services page to review the technical requirements for your program.

IT Support
Need help connecting to the College Network, Citrix, Blackboard or Email? Please send an email to StudentITHelp@northern.on.ca or call 1-866-999-0799. Please note that normal hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm. All emails received outside of these hours will be responded to within a 24 hour period when possible.
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