Center for Statewide E-learning

A pioneer in the world of distance education.
Northern is home to the Center for Statewide E-learning. The South Dakota Legislature established the center at Northern in 2001.

The center serves South Dakota's K-12 students through distance delivery of DDN/internet-based and online high school courses. The center delivers courses - including advanced placement - that students in rural areas would otherwise have no opportunity to take.

For more information, please contact E-learning Principal Mary Cundy at 605-626-3387 or


Please register at the South Dakota Virtual School site below, according to instructions on the

Registration Information and Course List.

Click below to access the Desire2Learn learning management system

Students learning in classroom

Courses, Policies and calendar


Deanna Mauck E-learning Scholarship

Deanna Mauck

Deanna Mauck

One $250 scholarship is available for a Northern State University incoming freshman who has participated in one or more NSU E-learning classes and has earned a grade of "B" or better.
To apply, complete the Deanna Mauck Scholarship Application and mail to:
Deanna Mauck E-learning Scholarship Committee
NSU Center for Statewide E-learning
1200 S. Jay Street
Aberdeen, SD  57401

The application deadline for 2021 has passed. The deadline for the next application round will be shared in early 2022.