Online Course Preparation Tutorial

Beginning with the Winter 2015 semester, all students enrolled in an online course must have completed the Online Course Preparation Tutorial prior to accessing the course for the first time.  The tutorial is a self-paced module in NMU EduCat™ that provides information about the strategies, tools, and technology needed to be a successful online learner at Northern Michigan University.  Depending on your previous experience with online courses and your pace moving through the tutorial’s activities, it will typically take between one and three hours to complete. The tutorial is a one-time requirement. After completing it, you will gain access to all of your currently ongoing online courses within 10 minutes, and you will not be prompted to complete it again in future semesters.

To access the tutorial, please log in to EduCat at

If you have questions about accessing the tutorial, please contact the Computing Help Desk.