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Resources for Online Students

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Northern Vermont University will join with Castleton University and Vermont Technical College to become Vermont State University on July 1, 2023. Learn more and apply for fall 2023.

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North is supportive.

As an NVU Online student, you have access to all the support services our on-campus participants enjoy, as well as some resources developed specifically for you. Whether this is your first distance-learning course or you’ve participated in online courses before, please take a few minutes to review the resources available to you.

Course Delivery

NVU Online courses are delivered via the Canvas learning-management system or e-Learning platform. You will receive an NVU email account and student ID number that you will use to set up a password-protected account on the portal (our internal website) where you can access Canvas. Your NVU email account will be used for all official communications from NVU. Be sure to check your NVU email account for important information regarding course registration, financial aid, and other matters.

Technology Requirements

NVU Online courses require students to use the Canvas learning management system on a weekly basis throughout the term. In order to ensure that students can access their course content in Canvas without problems, students should comply with the following technical requirements.

Portal Instructions

Your instructors will communicate with you via your NVU email address and Canvas.

The portal serves as a centralized location to register for classes, check grades, find out about current campus events, chat online with classmates, and receive messages targeted directly to you.

How to Search and Register for Classes on the Portal


NVU does not mail paper bills; instead, we send bills via email using your NVU email address. You are responsible for checking your NVU email account for date-sensitive messages regarding tuition, fees and payment deadlines.

Help Desk

The NVU Help Desk provides technical assistance related to technology issues. Help Desk staff are available Monday-Friday (except holidays) from 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m. You may contact the Help Desk at or 800.635.2356, ext. 1415 (802.635.1415 locally).

Library Services

NVU Online students have access to library resources via computer and email. Visit the NVU Libraries website for more information about how we serve our off-campus students.

NVU Bookstore


Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) Resources

You are encouraged to schedule an appointment with an Educational Counselor from VSAC’s Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) program who can assist you in accessing college and career training options, identify potential funding options and apply for financial aid. In partnership with NVU Online, EOC counselors can connect you with local community resources to provide support with your educational journey.
Please call 877.961.4369 to set up a time to talk with an EOC counselor. To learn more about the VSAC EOC program, visit