Courses delivered through OntarioLearn are a collection of shared online college courses. In collaboration with all 24 of Ontario’s publicly-funded colleges you have access to an extensive selection of online programs, courses and services. Visit for details and to review course options.

Get Ready

Choose the course you want to take and begin the registration process by contacting Purchase your textbook(s) if required, prior to the start date by going to and searching for your textbook by course name.

Get Set
Know your start date. You will not be able to access your OntarioLearn course until the start date. For those registering after the official start date, it will take 24 to 48 hours for your account to become active.


Start Date

Register Between

Withdrawal Deadline

End Date

May 2020

May 12, 2020

May 1 to May 22, 2020

May 26, 2020

August 18, 2020

June 2020

June 1, 2020

May 25 to June 8, 2020

June 15, 2020

September 7, 2020

July 2020

July 2, 2020

June 25 to July 9, 2020

July 16, 2020

October 8, 2020

August 2020

August 4, 2020

July 27 to August 10, 2020

August 18, 2020

October 31, 2020

September 2020

September 8, 2020

August 28 to September 18, 2020

September 22, 2020

December 15, 2020

Start Learning
• Go to
• Select the Log In button (top right)
• Enter your username (maximum of 15 characters) following this example:
4 PARTS Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4
BREAKDOWN no Dash (-) The first 3 characters of your first name The first 9 letters of your last name
Jane Smith no-jnasmith
Richard Crawford no-riccrawford
• Enter your password. The first time you login your password will be newone. You will be asked to change your password - follow the instructions on the screen once you are logged in.
• Review and accept the terms of the Student Code of Conduct. Review any start-up announcements, policy information and support services.
• When your course becomes available (only on the course start date), click on the Login to [Platform] button located in the My Courses area. A web browser window will open and automatically connect you so you can access your course.

How to Login Video

Additional Information
• Your Northern College Student ID number is located on your registration receipt. It will stay the same for any and all courses at Northern College, and is important when booking exams and registering for new courses.
• Students may withdraw without academic penalty within two weeks (10 working days) of the course start date. No entry for the course will appear on the student’s transcript. Tuition fees will be refunded minus a $25.00 service charge per course cancelled. No payment will be refunded after the withdrawal deadline date. A student who withdraws within five weeks (25 working days) will receive a “W” on the transcript. The transcript will show an “F” if the student withdraws after the five weeks. • Some OntarioLearn courses have in person exams. If applicable, the exam information will be provided to you when you access your course.
• You should keep copies of your course outlines from all courses.
• Grades will be posted to your MyNorthern Student Portal account 3 to 4 weeks after the end date of your course. You can find your username and password to access your MyNorthern account on your Confirmation of Registration.
• If your course is delivered on the FirstClass platform you will need to download and install the FirstClass Client software.

If we haven’t answered all of your inquiries then please send us an email at or submit using the Distance Learning Online Form.