Technology Requirements

An internet connection is required to complete all three phases of your virtual orientation*. There are four specific online applications you will need throughout your orientation: 

  • MyNMU
  • Zoom
  • Moodle
  • Starfish

MyNMU can be accessed at If you have yet to set up your NMU user account, visit the Helpdesk website for instructions. If you have set up your NMU user account, simply log in using your username and password. 

For Phase 1, you will need to access Zoom, our video conferencing application. From a laptop or desktop computer, simply visit and enter the meeting ID provided by NMU. You do not need to download the Zoom application for this option. If you are joining from a mobile device or tablet, you will need to download the app in order to access the meeting. 

Android Application

iOS Application

If you have any more questions, you can contact the Helpdesk at (906) 227-2468, or visit Zoom’s website for further instructions on joining a meeting

Your Moodle Learning Module link will be sent to you via your NMU email at the end of Phase 1. You can log in to Moodle using your NMU username and password. If you are having any technological issues, please contact the Helpdesk at (906) 227-2468.

Starfish can be accessed through your MyNMU account. Once logged in, click on the “Student Services” tab near the top. In the middle column, Starfish can be found near the bottom. Again, if you are having any technological issues, please contact the Helpdesk at (906) 227-2468.

*If you are concerned about having to access to technology or the internet to complete orientation, please give us a call at 906-227-1707 or email us at


The NMU Helpdesk is available for any technical solutions. You can contact them Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through any of the following options: 

Reminder: Have your NMU IN or username ready for assistance.