NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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Educational Resources

NDSU Distance and Continuing Education strives to offer a variety of educational resources that are made available to all NDSU students.  The resources we have collected on this page are intended to make our online students more aware of additional tools that may help them succeed in their education.

Advising Resource Center
Center for Writers
GPA Calculator
How To Study and Succeed in College Class
NDSU Library
Smarthinking (online tutoring)
Student Organizations at NDSU
Tips for improving your GPA
Thesis writing tips
TutorND (online tutoring)
Versatile PhD
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Advising Resource Center

A new resource is available for distance-education students looking for academic advising assistance. The Advising Resource Center (ARC) is located in the Memorial Union on the main NDSU campus, but also has resources available for students that are not able to visit campus. You can call or email questions you may have about academic advising, and you will receive a response within 24 hours Monday through Friday.

The ARC is not designed to replace traditional advising but, rather, to supplement the academic advising needs of all students and disciplines, including distance-education students, by providing a central point of contact to help you learn how to contact your assigned academic advisor or other academic resources as you navigate your degree program.
Online advising is appropriate for:

To contact the ARC, call 701-231-8662 or send an email with your questions to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Look for even more remote advising options in the future!


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Atomic Learning

Atomic Learning is an online learning resource containing short instructional videos about many popular software titles and applications. This resource is made available by Distance and Continuing Education.

You will find technology training on Microsoft Office programs such as Excel and PowerPoint, Photoshop, Skype, and more! Do APA and MLA Styles confuse you? Atomic Learning has video tutorials explaining these citation formats in a clear and easy way. The videos cover everything from the basics to more advanced options.  Just when you thought you knew everything about Facebook, these tutorials might teach you something new. Take advantage of this opportunity now so you can begin to apply what you learned to future assignments!

Access Atomic Learning
You will use your same login information you use with Blackboard. Please bookmark the site after initially logging into the portal.


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How to Study and Succeed in College

A study skills workshop, held annually in September, designed to provide participants with the kinds of skills necessary for successful academic achievement in a competitive environment.


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NDSU Library

The NDSU Library has a wealth of resources available to students.  Search the library catalog for books and other materials.  View their online databases for journal articles and other research materials. The NDSU Library also participates in an interlibrary loan (ILL) system which expands the resources available to NDSU students.

Other helpful direct contacts:

Visit the Reference Desk page on the Web for more information or to leave a message:http://library.ndsu.edu/research-help/home/reference-desk/


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Versatile PhD

The Versatile PhD website helps graduate students identify and prepare for non-academic careers.  The site is mainly for humanities and social science graduate students, but may benefit others as well. This resource is made available by the NDSU Graduate School. 

This website is a supportive community that offers information about interesting alternative careers for Ph.D.'s.  Get great advice, view actual resumes and cover letters, and learn how to identify your transferable skills.

Access Versatile PhD's premium content
You will use your same login information you use with Blackboard.


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