Online learning tools

The University utilises a range of online learning technologies:

  • Blackboard

    In our Blackboard learning management system you can access your course materials including pre-recorded or streamed lectures, as well as self-led or interactive tutorials and links to course readings. Blackboard allows you to learn wherever and whenever you are online.

    You can log into Blackboard via the Students page or by using the Blackboard direct link which you can ‘bookmark’. In either case you will need to have your Notre Dame login and password ready.

    Please note that Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome are the recommended web browsers for Blackboard. Some Blackboard functionality may not work properly when accessed via other browsers such as Internet Explorer or Apple Safari.

    Support for using Blackboard

  • Collaborate Ultra

    Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a real-time video conferencing tool that allows presentions and interaction, sharing of applications and files, a virtual whiteboard and a variety of other tools that facilitate anonymous polls, group work, session recording and more.

    Support for using Collaborate Ultra

  • Turnitin

    Turnitin is a useful tool for education about Academic Integrity (AI). The Turnitin quick guide explains the two major functions of Turnitin and outlines the steps to using it successfully, also providing the links to the guides that will help you with the task.

    Support for using Turnitin

  • myND Portal

    A range of online learning tools are available under Your Tools on the Students page. They are also accessible through MyND portal.

    • Blackboard
    • Student Centre
    • OneDrive
    • Prudentia
    • PortalGuard
    • Allocate+
    • Sonia
    • IRMA
    • LinkedIn Learning
  • Office365

    A suite of office productivity applications that includes Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. Students are able to access the latest version of Microsoft Office at home for university-related purposes as part of the University's Microsoft Agreement. Office install must be used in accordance with the terms and conditions of the licensing agreement.

    Install Office

  • Zoom

    Zoom is a virtual meeting room (VMR) and video conferencing system ideal for online classes and meetings. Zoom accounts are provided to all current students and staff, and all you need to do is log in with your Notre Dame username and password. Zoom is our recommended tool for internal and external communication and collaboration.

    Zoom for students

  • File Server

    Student files and folders are stored on a central storage system known as shared drives.

    • H:\ Drive - Home drive linked to an individual student account. (Cannot be seen by other students)
    • S:\ Drive - Student drive to share files and folders with students.

    These shared drives are available on all computers on campus and via remote access using the File Server. All shared drives are accessible with the same folder structure found on the shared drives on campus computers.

    The File Server is accessible at and also via the MyNDPortal on the Notre Dame website.

    Access File Server

  • OneDrive

    OneDrive is the personal file storage available with Microsoft 365. OneDrive is useful for saving personal study-related files, initial document drafts, and files online.

    OneDrive access

  • PortalGuard: Password Management

    Locked out? Forgot your password at the worst possible time? Take control of your account with PortalGuard. Access the online portal to reset or change your password or unlock your account.

    • Change Password: Change your password before or after it has expired.
    • Unlock Account: Restore access if your account is locked out.
    • Forgot Password: Use to reset your password.

    Password requirements PortalGuard Online Password Issues

  • LinkedIn Learning

    Reach your full potential with LinkedIn Learning’s on-demand library of videos taught by industry professionals with real-world experience. There are over 15,000 courses already online with more added each week on Business Technology and Creativity.

    Discover relevant and in-demand skills needed to be productive and successful through LinkedIn Learning's global platform of online training modules. Get recommended courses based on your degree, skills, and current trends to help develop your professional and personal skill set.

    LinkedIn Learning is available to all Notre Dame students to independently use anytime and anywhere.

    LinkedIn Learning