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Online Learning

To access your face-to-face or hybrid course click here:

To access your fully online course click here:

For additional courses and degree programs that are offered fully online, Notre Dame College has an online site with additional information and resources at

Welcome to online learning at Notre Dame College (NDC).

NDC uses online tools to enhance courses and make them more engaging and effective. The use of online tools in a NDC course may range from an instructor only tracking attendance and recording grades to a course being completely online with no scheduled class meetings. All courses at NDC use a Learning Management System (LMS) called Moodle. Depending on how Moodle is used in a course that you are enrolled in, you may have to access the LMS using a different portal. Any NDC course that has a required classroom meeting time is considered a either a face-to-face or hybrid course in terms of Moodle. If your class meets together, even once, on the NDC campus, you will access Moodle through the portal at If your course is fully online and does not ever meet on campus, this is considered a fully online course and Moodle will be accessed through the portal at


Why are there two different portals for Moodle?

Fully online courses may have students enrolled from anyplace in the country or even internationally. Since students don’t meet together on a regular basis, these courses have other use additional tools such as virtual classrooms that have different technological requirements than the more standard functions used in face-to-face and hybrid courses. These added features for fully online courses are best facilitated when housed on its own server.

What if I need help or have questions about online issues at NDC?

Help information for each version of Moodle is located near the top of each portal (login page). You do not have to be logged into Moodle to access help.


What if I have a concern or complaint I would like to share?

Notre Dame College desires to resolve student grievances, complaints and concerns in an expeditious, fair and amicable manner. For student complaints, each distance learning program will make every attempt to resolve complaints within its academic and administrative departments at the program level. Students should contact the office appropriate to their issue (e.g., Student Accounts Office, Financial Aid Office, Finn Center Office for academic grade disputes).  Specific Academic Grade Appeal processes are noted in the undergraduate or graduate catalogs available online at


State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

The Finn Center for Adult, Graduate and Online Learning at Notre Dame College

Student support across state lines

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is an agreement among its member states, districts and U.S. territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance-education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions in a state other than the one where they reside. SARA is overseen by a national council and administered by four regional higher education compacts.

If an issue cannot be resolved internally, you may file a complaint with your State. Below is a link with student complaint process information for each state, compiled by the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO). Also provided is a link with a list of each state’s agency concerning the complaint process. Most state complaint processes require students to pursue all avenues of complaint internal to the institution before they will consider a grievance, so students are encouraged to seek internal complaint resolution before contacting a state’s appropriate agency.

Notre Dame College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission a Commission of the North Central Association.

Student Complaint Information for Each State

Contact Information for Each State Agency