Keep Learning!

We hope you find the following resources and tips useful for your continued learning in your online courses.  Click on the titles to view the information in each section.

Welcome students to Summer 2020!

All NMSU Courses will be online for Summer 2020. The date for the Summer semester are

Summer sessionStart DateEnd Date
Ten-WeekMay 27August 6
Eight-WeekMay 27July 21
Summer 1 – Five-WeekMay 27June 30
Summer 2 – Five-WeekJuly 1August 6


If you are not sure when your summer course starts, please review your Schedule in the Registration section of the Student tab of

Visit Important Dates for more date such as deadlines for add, drop, and withdrawal.

Accessing your Summer Courses

Your courses should be published and available to access on or before the start date of the summer term. To access your course:

  1. On the first day of classes, log into Canvas site and look for your course(s) using your NMSU username and password.
  2. If your course is listed, click on it and begin following the getting started instructions.
  3. If you do not see your course, contact the instructor or call your Dean’s Office.
    • College of Agriculture, Consumer & Environmental Sciences: 575-646-1120
    • College of Arts & Sciences: 575-646-2001
    • College of Business: 575-646-2821
    • College of Education: 575-646-5858
    • College of Engineering: 575-646-2912
    • College of Health Sciences & Services: 575-646-4691
    • Honors College: 575-646-2005

NMSU COVID-19 Information

Visit NMSU’s COVID-19 webpage for updates and important information.

Coronavirus NMSU status updates.

NMSU Information Line 575-646-7373 for information concerning operations during the COVID-19 situation.

Does this change my campus?

The temporary transition of face-to-face courses to online does not change your campus.  Current NMSU – Las Cruces students although your face-to-face course(s) have to transition online, your home campus will remain NMSU – Las Cruces students. NMSU Online is a technical campus for students pursuing a New Mexico State University Online (NMSUO) fully online or distance-based program.S

Get Prepared

Get Started

  • Save your instructors’ contact information. Just in case you have to contact your instructors outside of Canvas, having their contact information on hand is highly recommended, especially in case of an emergency. 
  • Setup Notifications in Canvas. Customizing your notification preferences will keep you current on course updates and help you stay on track in your courses. Notification preferences apply to all your online courses. 
  • Review the course syllabus. Review the syllabus carefully to make sure you are aware of policies, procedures, and requirements for your course.
  • Check exam proctoring requirements. Review any exam proctoring requirements. You might have to download Respondus Lockdown Browser to your computer. 
  • Use one calendar. Use the Canvas calendar to keep important due dates in one calendar. To keep yourself organized, review the assignments and due dates for all your courses.  

Stay on Track

  • Create your learning plan. Schedule your learning time, similar to attending your face-to-face classes. 
  • Log in everyday. Getting online for class everyday is an important strategy for implementing your learning plan, staying organized and on schedule, and staying informed about any changes.
  • Communicate with your instructors. There are different ways to communicate with your instructors both in Canvas and outside of Canvas. It’s important to ask questions, let instructors know what’s going on, and be “present” in the course.
  • Connect with fellow students. There are different ways to connect with your fellow students in Canvas and outside of it. Establish those communication channels and use them to support each other and the class to stay on track in the course.
  • Submit assignments on time. Due dates are due dates. If you haven’t submitted assignments online, it’s not hard. However, be aware of the allowed assignment file formats. Let your instructors know in advance if you’ll be late submitting an assignment. Provide the reason and when you will be submitting the assignment.
  • Keep track of the open and close dates and times for Quizzes. If you miss an exam/test or there is a technology glitch then contact the instructor about the possibility of reopening it. 
  • You can do this! Ask for help from your instructors, fellow students,,, and other units so you finish the semester strong!


NMSU 10 Tips for Distance Learning

Texas A&M’s Tips for Working from Home


Determine if exam proctoring is required by your instructors and if the exam requires Respondus LockDown Browser (LDB). Download NMSU’s installer for Respondus Lockdown Browser. If you need help installing LDB, contact or call (575) 646-5125.

Please note, Respondus LockDown Browser is only compatible with Windows, OS X and iOS. It doesn’t work with the Chrome browser and Android devices. 

There might also be issues with devices  (computers, laptops, tablets, etc.) that are too old to run Respondus LockDown Browser. 

Respondus LockDown Browser Student Resources 

Exam Proctoring Online with ProctorU

Exam proctoring online is available with ProctorU for a fee, which students will be responsible for paying. Review the NMSU ProctorU information for more details.

For more information or help creating your ProctorU account, contact or call 575-639-4638.


Online Tutoring

Campus Tutoring Services is offering individual and group tutoring by appointment through Zoom.  Visit the Campus Tutoring Services to schedule a session. Tutoring days and hours are as follows: 

Monday – Friday10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday -SundayClosed

For additional information call 646-1342 or e-mail   

Online Tutoring

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Get Help

ICT Help Desk

Phone: (575) 646-1840

Extended ICT Help Desk hours

Monday – Friday8  am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sundayclosed

Online Tutoring

Campus Tutoring Services is offering individual and group tutoring by appointment through Zoom.  Visit the Campus Tutoring Services to schedule a session. Tutoring days and hours are as follows:

Monday – Friday10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday -SundayClosed

Summer Tutoring Marketing Image

For additional information call 646-1342 or e-mail   

Online Tutoring

Academic Technology

Phone: (575) 646-5125

NMSU Online

Phone: 575-646-8213; 575-646-5632; or 888-729-6678