Online Class Demo


    You begin an online course by logging in to the Northeastern University's online learning platform.

    On the typical online course site you'll find announcements and news from your instructor, upcoming due dates for assignments, and more.

    To learn more about your instructor, visit the Faculty Profile page. In most courses, you begin by introducing yourself to your instructor and classmates by posting a short audio or text-based introduction.

    View a closed captioned version of the Beginning an Online Course Demo.

  • All online courses at Northeastern University follow a consistent weekly work routine. You can complete your lesson during the week when it is convenient for you, as long as you keep pace with your course’s weekly schedule and meet your instructor’s due dates. Each week, your instructor presents a list of learning objectives. The tools used enhance collaboration and interaction in online courses by providing students and instructors with additional communication capabilities.

    View a closed captioned version of the Completing Activities and Assignments Demo.

  • You’ll connect with your peers and instructor either synchronously, that is in real time, or asynchronously, at a time and in a way that’s convenient for you.

    Many instructors also hold virtual office hours so that they can connect with students one on one no matter where they are located.

    Collaboration with classmates can take many forms online: you may have a debate, work with others to solve a specific problem or research a topic, or discuss how theories relate to professional practices.

    View a closed captioned version of the Connecting with Students and Faculty Demo.

What's a week look like?

It's up to you. You can schedule your week's class assignments around your work and family schedules, structuring your day to best suit your needs.

Successful Online Learners Tips To Manage Your Time

Tips To Manage Your Time

Technical Requirements

  •  PC (Vista/7/8) or Mac (10.6+)
  • Mic and SpeakersMany classes require a microphone and webcam
  •   High-speed internet connection
  • Firefox (final release channel) recommended
  • Internet Explorer 11+ and Safari 6+ are also supported
  • ie9Chrome (stable channel) is compatible with most functionality

What do I need to know?

  • E-mail
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Uploading, downloading, & attaching files
  • Navigating the Web