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SMSU offers 24/7 access to free online tutoring through accessible through D2L Brightspace. Tutors are always available, even late at night when your instructor may not be. Stuck on a problem? Want someone to review your paper? This tutoring service is easy to use and can be accessed on any device that connects to the internet. 

When you access, you'll be able to:

  • Utilize the academic support platform - LEO Classroom
  • View replays and transcripts of previous sessions
  • Drop off an essay for review and feedback
  • Save your favorite tutors and see their schedule of availability
  • Access services from your mobile phone or tablet


Click the connect button above to log into D2L Brightspace. Click on "SMSU Tutoring Services" and then "" in order to connect with a virtual tutor.

Need help navigating and its features? Check out the following lessons by clicking on each image:

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Tutors are available to help you in a wide range of subjects including: Math, Science English, History, Computer Science, Social Sciences, Writing, Career Prep, Life/Study Skills and more.

For a complete list, please visit: Flyer - All Subjects
  • Click the link above to connect
  • Using your Star ID and password, log in to D2L for access to The link can be found under the "SMSU Tutoring Services" tab or within each of your course pages.
  • Select your topic, subject, and fill out the question and/or subject area you'd like help with.
    • Please have your question ready for your tutor before you connect. Enter your question and any important notes in the pre-session survey as this will save you time while you are in your tutoring session.
    • You can attach a file or screenshot of something you would like help with by clicking “attach a file” in the pre-session request form. 
    • Remember to indicate if you’d like to connect with your tutor via chat only or chat + voice.
  • After your session with a tutor, you can review the transcript at any time or save your tutor as a “favorite" so you can easily reconnect at a later date. 
  • You also have the ability to schedule a session with a specific tutor at a particular time. 
Please contact the Deeann Griebel Student Success Center at to request additional hours.
Yes! has a variety of resources to help you be successful. First, they have tutors that you can connect with to discuss tips on life skills, study habits, and even career help. You can log on any time to connect with a tutor for assistance in any of these areas. also has a Student Success Webinar Series that can be found on their YouTube page. Check out their webinar playlist here: Student Success Webinar Series

FACULTY INFORMATION: is an online, 24/7 tutoring service for students across the Minnesota State system, including SMSU, to connect with an expert tutor in a variety of different subject areas. Online tutoring services can be accessed from any internet-enabled device through the main page in D2L and your course page. Students have access to 15 hours of free tutoring support through per academic year. If a student runs out of hours, requests for additional hours may be submitted to the Deeann Griebel Student Success Center at To learn more about, please view the faculty training video found on their YouTube page: Faculty Training

We also encourage you to promote the service with your students in course announcements and materials such as your syllabus. You are welcome to use the example below: 


Did you know that you have access to free online tutoring to support your efforts in this course? can help you work through problems, prepare for quizzes and assignments, as well as provide you with valuable study resources. Not to mention, tutors are available on-demand 24/7 for your convenience. To connect with a live tutor, log into your D2L and click on "SMSU Tutoring Services" and then choose "" in the drop down menu. We hope you find this resource beneficial.

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