In light of the COVID-19 situation and for the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff, UND will continue all classes remotely through the rest of the spring semester.
The following is a list of technology considerations to help students learn remotely.
To participate successfully in online courses, you should be able to:
- Download, install, launch, and quit applications such as Microsoft Word or a web browser.
- Create, edit, and save files using word processing, spreadsheet, or presentation software applications.
- Ability to sign into your UND email account to retrieve, view, create, and send email messages including messages with attachments.
- Operate a web browser, including navigating web pages, clearing a browser's cache and installing or disabling plugins.
- Update your computer operating system and computer software applications, as needed.
- Access and change computer operating system settings as well as computer software application preferences, options, and settings.
- Understand basic computer terminology in order to describe technical issues you may experience with technology
If you have any concerns about engaging in your current classes through remote learning (e.g., you do not have internet or a computer), please call UIT at 701.777.2222 and let your instructor know immediately so we can find a solution for you.
All classes will likely take place through Blackboard, UND’s learning management system. Once there, log in with your NDUS name and password. Discussions, quizzes and assignment submission may be added by your instructor for courses being presented remotely. Make sure to check your courses, your school email, and Blackboard announcements daily for updates.
- Find out more about Blackboard in the UIT Knowledge Base.
- Need help getting started? Contact UND Tech Support at 701.777.2222 for guidance.
Check your UND email and log into Blackboard daily to check for announcements or direct messages in your online courses. Keep in mind that your instructors are moving quickly to transition all of their courses to this remote format, so expect your Blackboard courses to be works-in-progress. Using your UND email to communicate directly with your instructors and peers is recommended.
This is a convenient way to access a specific course’s content quickly and easily - displaying that course’s media channel and content automatically. You can even create recordings and manage your media from the embedded YuJa site, all without leaving Blackboard.
Below are some helpful tips to keep you safe online while learning remotely off of the UND network.
- Ensure your home WiFi routers are up-to-date and set up with wireless security
- Avoid using public WiFi networks for work related activities
- Only use approved software and check with UIT if you are unsure
- Be aware of coronavirus (COVID-19) phishing scams
- Understand your role on managing online risk while working remotely by joining the GreyCastle cybersecurity awareness webinar on Wednesday, March 26 at 1:00PM