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.

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


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.

Intake Start Date Register Between Withdrawal Deadline End Date
October 2020 October 1, 2020 September 24 to October 8 October 15, 2020 January 7, 2021
November 2020 November 2, 2020 October 26 to November 9 November 16, 2020 February 8, 2021
December 2020 December 1, 2020 November 24 to December 8 December 15, 2020 March 9, 2021
January 2021 January 12, 2021 January 4 to January 22 January 26, 2021 April 20, 2021
February 2021 February 1, 2021 January 25 to February 8 February 15, 2021 May 10, 2021
March 2021 March 1, 2021 February 22 to March 8 March 15, 2021 June 7, 2021
April 2021 April 1, 2021 March 25 to April 8 April 15, 2021 July 9, 2021


• Go to www.ontariolearn.com
• Select the Log In button (top right)
• Enter your username (maximum of 15 characters) following this example:

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BREAKDOWNnoDash (-)The first 3 characters of your first nameThe first 9 letters of your last name
Jane Smithno-jnasmith
Richard Crawfordno-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.


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.

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.

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