SCSU Online and Distance Learning

Online Student Resources

Online student resources

St. Cloud State University offers a wide range of online courses in various accredited programs.  Our online courses are taught by highly experienced faculty and provide students a flexible and affordable academic journey. St. Cloud State utilizes leading technology to deliver online courses in different formats:

  • Online/Asynchronous- Course is completely online with no required meetings days/times
  • Online/Synchronous- Course is completely online with required meeting days/times
  • Blended/Hybrid- Course Instruction and activities are delivered both in-person and online.  Students are required to attend in-person on the scheduled days and times.
Online students access their course materials through D2L Brightspace, an online learning management system. Students also have access to online accessible resources to help you stay connected to the university.

Questions? Call 320-308-3049 or email

Tools for success

Online tutoring is a free online tutoring and academic support tool for St. Cloud State online students.

D2L Brightspace

Online course management platform for St. Cloud State and other Minnesota State schools.


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Access your university email and file space using your StarID and password.

Proctored testing

Find information about proctored testing and how to schedule exams through the Testing Center.

Technical information

Learn more about browser requirements and software necessary for completing online courses.

Additional Resources

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