Online Course Orientation

The URL to the web course server is https://elearn.NortheastState.edu.

How to Access Your Web Course

Students enrolled in Web classes will have accounts generated for them automatically.

The student ID will be the campus-wide student ID required to log into any computer on campus. It will normally be one’s first initial, a portion of his/her last name, and often times a number (ex: twalla13). THIS IS THE SAME ID THAT IS USED FOR THE CAMPUS EMAIL ACCOUNT. The password will be reset each semester and will be the student’s PIN (Personal Identification Number). This is usually the birthday in MMDDYY order. If the student has logged into NORSTAR and changed the PIN, that number will be used instead of the birthdate. This will need to be typed in without any characters separating the numbers. The student will not have the option to change the password. Only if the student changes the PIN in either NORSTAR or WEB FOR STUDENTS will the password for D2L be changed. One cannot change a password in D2L.

If a student ID or PIN is unknown ask the instructor or contact Tom Wallace at 423.323.3191, Ext. 3388, or email tbwallace@NortheastState.edu.

To access Web courses, the student must perform the following steps:

To access from home

  1. Using the computer, connect to the Internet via the Internet Service Provider.

 
  2. Launch either Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. NOTE: Certain versions of these browsers, especially IE 8.0, may have problems with D2L. You may use the "browser tuneup" option on the D2L login page to check your browser. Please contact the instructor or use the Contacts page if there are problems with course pages.


  3. In the URL space, erase whatever is there and type in https://elearn.NortheastState.edu then press enter. The information in the URL can be typed in either upper-, lower-, or mixed case letters.

  4. At the D2L Login Page, enter your user ID and password, then click LOGIN. NOTE: You will use your PIN number as your password until you change it.


  5. Click on the Course Name of the course you wish to access.


If you have a search box at the top of your course listing, you may have to search for your classes. The best way to search is to use the semester designator number in the search box. The semester designator number is the four-digit year (2014, 2015, etc.), the month the classes start (1 - January, 5 - May, 8 - August), and a final zero. To search for Spring 2015, you would search for 201510.



To access from Northeast State labs

  1. Launch the browser located on the computer in the lab. *** NOTE *** Your login to gain access to the computers in a lab should be the same as your login to D2L.
  2. In the URL space, erase whatever is there and type in https://elearn.NortheastState.edu then press enter. The information in the URL can be typed in either upper-, lower-, or mixed case letters.

  3. At the D2L Login Page, enter your user ID and password, then click LOGIN. NOTE: You will use your PIN number as your password until you change it.


  4. Click on the Course Name of the course you wish to access.


If you have a search box at the top of your course listing, you may have to search for your classes. The best way to search is to use the semester designator number in the search box. The semester designator number is the four-digit year (2014, 2015, etc.), the month the classes start (1 - January, 5 - May, 8 - August), and a final zero. To search for Spring 2015, you would search for 201510.



HOW TO OBTAIN HELP

Can you connect to the Internet? If not, your problem is with your computer, or your Internet Service Provider. Although we cannot repair these problems, you may contact us; and we will try to offer some suggestions.

If you can connect to the Internet, but you cannot access the Northeast State Web Courses by typing in https://elearn.NortheastState.edu, it may be because of an error in typing in the above address; or it may be caused by other problems. You can either call us or e-mail your problem to  tbwallace@NortheastState.edu. Please include the exact error message you are receiving so we can determine the problem.



If you can connect to our Online Course Support page at http://www.NortheastState.edu/default.asp?DocumentID=2293 but cannot get into D2L, check the FAQ’s located on our Web site. Check this page first to see if your problem is listed. If not, you can submit a question at this time; and we will try to get the information back to you. Please be as detailed as possible.


Rules for Online Success

Check all E-mail accounts daily. You may receive e-mail via your private e-mail account or your D2L e-mail.

Do not wait until the last minute. Web courses require more time than do on-site courses.