For Students

A curated list of student-facing resources available for easy download and redistribution. 


Student Handouts

Planning and Scheduling

Tips and suggestions to help students organize and schedule coursework into their lives.

Study Skills

A curation of study skills students can employ to bolster their learning experience.

Mindset and Motivation

A curation of resources geared towards increasing motivation and fostering a positive mindset.

Student Services

Presents a wide range of services and resources to assist students in attaining their educational goals.

NU Student Success Flyer

Provides information on the NU Student Success Department.

NU Student Resources

NU Student Services

National University's range of services and resources for all NU students.

Center for Student
Engagement and Activities

Get Connected with Student Clubs and Organizations.

CSEA Student Voice Blog

This blog offers tips, insights, and inspiration to the NU Student Body.


Blackboard Resources

Student Blackboard Resources

A comprehensive one-page handout of student Blackboard resources. Includes information on: course navigation, notifications, announcements, course syllabus, course calendar, course email & messages, discussion threads, rubrics, assignments, instructor feedback, course grades, and blackboard collaborate.

Student Blackboard Specialty Skills

Instructions on how to submit alternative types of assignments. Includes information on: blogs, journals, wikis, group wikis, and discussion boards.


Blackboard Collaborate Resources


Student Blackboard Collaborate Resources

Provides students with an overview of Blackboard Collaborate. Includes: getting started, accessing recorded sessions, participant tools, and best practices.

Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate

Provides students with instructions on getting started with a Blackboard Collaborate session.

Accessing a Recorded Session

Provides students with an overview on how to find and access a Blackboard Collaborate recording.

Blackboard Collaborate Breakout Groups

Provides students with instructions on how to participate in Breakout Groups.

Kaltura Resources

Downloading Kaltura Personal Capture

Provides students with instructions on how to download the Kaltrua Personal Capture desktop application.

Creating a Video

Provides students with an overview on how to create a video in Kaltura.

Uploading a Pre-Existing Video

Provides students with the steps on how to upload a pre-existing video to the Kaltura media repository.


Writing and Tech Resources

NU Writing Resources

Provides an overview on writing resources offered at NU. Includes: APA Format, MLA Format, note-taking strategies, plagiarism prevention, and reading strategies.

NU Library APA Reference Guide

Provides an overview on how to write using APA Format. Includes: APA description, core elements, reference samples, in-text citation examples, and additional resources.

NU Library MLA Reference Guide

Provides an overview on how to write using MLA Format. Includes: MLA description, core elements, citation instructions, and additional resources.

NU Student Email User Guide

Provides an overview on the NU Student Email. Includes: accessing student email, installing Office 365, troubleshooting, and FAQs.

NU Tech Resources

Provides an overview of tech resources. Includes:
an introduction to computers and applications, Word Document resources, and PowerPoint resources.



Student Resources

Curated resources to support students in Brightspace courses.