Technology & Distance Education

NDUS LogoCampus Connection Help Pages

Dickinson State University along with the North Dakota University System (NDUS) uses Campus Connection as a single point of access for students to access their course schedule along with adding/dropping courses, viewing/updating their personal information, accessing financial information, viewing their program (degree) progress as well as many other functions associated with attending college.

  • Use the navigation menu on the right hand side to view Campus Connection Help Pages.

moodle-logo Online Course Access

Dickinson State University currently uses Moodle for our online courses. Online courses allow students the flexibility of completing their coursework when their daily schedule allows. Online courses at DSU follow the same academic calendar as the face-to-face courses on campus. Click here to access Moodle.

booksProctored Exams – Respondus Lockdown Browser

In order to help ensure the integrity of our online programs at Dickinson State University, some courses do require exams to be completed in a proctored environment. While online study allows students flexibility in scheduling, study time and in completing their assigned work, the proctored exams help to ensure the identity of students completing the online course work. The Dickinson State University Proctor Policy as well as Proctor Forms can be found here. Some courses may also require the use of Respondus Lockdown Browser. This is a secure browser that will prevent users from searching other websites or areas on their computer during their exams. The download link and directions can be found here.

studyingDSU Online Technology & Software Requirements

Online programs at Dickinson State University require students to have access to a working computer, internet and the required software to complete their online courses. Dickinson State University does not supply internet access or required software programs for students taking online courses. A full list of Technical Requirements for PC and Macintosh computers along with required software and hardware can be found by clicking here.

NOTE: iPads or Tablets are NOT compatible with DSU Online courses.

Tegrity logoTegrity

Tegrity Campus records class time and course content for students to watch live or review on demand.  Tegrity is used across the campus by instructors in the face-to-face classrooms, IVN classrooms and online. Tegrity recordings can be accessed from within the Moodle courses using the Tegrity Campus link or directly by clicking here. Users will use the same Username and Password as Campus Connection and Moodle to access their Tegrity account.

Atomic LearningAtomic Learning

Atomic Learning is an online, on demand, training site that offers over 50,000 tutorial videos on over 250 technology applications, including Microsoft and Adobe. Topics are subdivided into very small chunks and presented in videos of one or two minutes. 24/7 access to training offers flexible, just-in-time learning – Atomic Learning narrated video tutorials are ready when you are! Access Atomic Learning using the same Username and Password as Campus Connection and Moodle. Click here to begin.


With Smarthinking, students experience online tutoring that is simple, fast and always available. Students connect to live educators from any computer that has Internet access, with no special software installation or equipment required. Students work one-on-one, in real-time with a tutor, communicating using a virtual whiteboard technology. Smarthinking is available and accessible in all distance education courses from within the Moodle course.

Blackboard CollaborateBlackboard Collaborate

With the use of a microphone, webcam, and speakers, Blackboard Collaborate allows students and instructors to connect with each other as well as other classmates in a real-time (synchronous) fashion. This connection allows participants to communicate with each other as well as share content either through screen share or distribution of files from the moderator. Blackboard Collaborate is used for completion of the online COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking course. Blackboard Collaborate is available in all Moodle courses.