Smarthinking Online Tutoring

Smarthinking is an online tutoring service available to all MSU students. With online tutoring services from Smarthinking, students receive on-demand, individual instruction and support from expert online tutors across a wide variety of subjects — from beginner to advanced, up to 24 hours a day.

To access Smarthinking:

  • Review the MSU Student Quick Start Guide
  • Login to Blackboard
    • You will login with your NDUS User ID and Password which is the same login and password you use to login to Campus Connection and your MSU email account.
  • Click on one of your online courses or on The Beaver Dam - MISU Campus News & Information course
  • Click on the Student Help and Resources link in the Tools menu on the left
  • Click on the Smarthinking MiSU link
  • Complete the System Check to verify you are using a supported browser, have popups enabled, and have Javascript enabled.
  • If you have any questions, please contact MSU Online at 701-858-3218 or 1-800-777-0750 Ext. 3218 or

Watch Smarthinking's tutorial videos for help on how to use their service.

Smarthinking Technical Requirements

Minimum technical requirements - Click on browser checker to verify that your system is compatible

For Instructors

Instructions to add a Smarthinking link to Blackboard Course Menu