Tip of the day


Tip of the day

This is where you will find useful tips on how to use NorthNet.



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Chromebooks

Can’t open a Rich Text Format (.rtf) file on your Chromebook because “This file type is not supported”? Download an extension!

  • Click Launcher:  then click on All Apps, then click on Chrome Web Store
  • Make a search for “RTF”
  • Under Extensions heading, find “RTF Viewer” by Tom Zohner and click “Add to Chrome”
  • A pop-up window appears. Click “Add extension”
  • You will now be able to open and edit Rich Text Format files in your browser

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Editor

If you cannot see the editing controls when using the text input box in NorthNet you will need to change your profile setting as below

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Etiquette

This quirky YouTube video from Network Etiquette gives you some quick but pertinent online communication rules.  

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Find what you need

You can dip into this NorthNet course whenever you like. Do as much or as little as you like. It has heaps of good stuff on information literacy to help you find the right learning resources for your research.

You can access the 'Find what you need' course any time from the Library drop down menu.

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Have a technical question about NorthNet?

We'll do our best to solve it. If you are having difficulties with getting this technology to work for you, need assistance with web browsers or anything to do with using NorthNet then ask us.

We would also very much like to hear about any bugs or glitches you find in the system, and also any feedback on usability, font sizes or colours.

Click on the 'Add a new discussion topic' in the forum  Have a technical question about NorthNet?

How to enter a course

If your tutor has enrolled you in your course, the course name will be displayed in the My courses dropdown list in the "Navigation" block on any page.

  1. Login to NorthNet.
  2. Click the My courses dropdown list in the "Navigation" block
  3. Click the course name.

How to enter a course using an Enrolment Key

If your tutor has not enrolled you in your course, and has provided you with an enrolment key, you are required to enrol yourself in your course.

  1. Navigate to the course by clicking the required Course Category.
    Note: if you are already logged in, you will need to click the All courses... link at the bottom of the "My courses" block.
  2. Click the course name from the list displayed.
  3. Login to NorthNet.
  4. Enter the Enrolment Key (provided by your tutor) in the appropriate box and the click Enrol me button.

Also check out the NorthNet Student Help.

How to log in to NorthNet

  1. Enter your NorthTec Username (this will be either your student ID or your staff name) and Password in the Login area on the main page.
  2. Click the Login button.
  3. When you have successfully logged in you will see "You are logged in as your username (Logout)" displayed in the top right hand corner of the screen.

Note: The Login block will not appear on the main site page if you are already logged in.

How to Logout of NorthNet

  1. Click the Logout link at the top right of any page.

Logout alternative:

  1. Click the Logout link at the bottom middle of any page.

Also check out the NorthNet Student Help.

How to update your profile

Your profile contains your personal information. Some detail is only available to your tutor and you can choose to show or hide your email address.

  1. Click the My profile link in the "Navigation" block.
  2. Click the View profile link in the dropdown list.
  3. Click the Edit profile link in the "Settings" block.
  4. Edit the relevant details as required. Required information is indicated with a red * (star).
  5. Click the Update profile button at the bottom of the page (scroll down).

Update your profile alternative:

  1. Click on your username in the top right hand corner of the page.
  2. Click the Edit profile link in the "Settings" block.
  3. Edit the relevant details as required. Required information is indicated with a red * (star).
  4. Click the Update profile button at the bottom of the page (scroll down).

Also check out the NorthNet Student Help.

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Instant Messaging

Remember to close any open NorthNet messaging windows when you are finished with them. If you they are still open and you leave your computer on they still interact with the NorthNet web server every few seconds. This can overload the server when there are a lot of users on.


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