Smarthinking is an online tutoring service that Northeast Iowa Community College makes available to its students. Smarthinking provides tutoring in mathematics (basic math through calculus, including bilingual math), biology, anatomy and physiology, chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, economics, accounting, finance, statistics, Spanish and writing. The tutoring services are available 24/7.

With Smarthinking you can:

  • Connect with an e-structor and interact with a live tutor.
  • Submit your writing for any class to the Online Writing Lab.
  • Submit a question and receive a reply from a tutor.

Using Smarthinking

All current students will notice a "Student Resources" section on the full menu within the Xpress courseroom. On this menu is a link to the Smarthinking website. Students are automatically logged in to Smarthinking when this link is clicked; no additional username and/or password is needed.

Xpress Platform Login Information

Courses will be delivered through the Xpress Coursecruiser platform. Students can find access to it from the NICC website. Simply click on the NICC Xpress Login link at the top of the page where you will be directed to log in to Xpress with your user ID and password.

  • Your User ID is usually your last name and the first initial of your first name, all lower case.
    Jane Northeast = northeastj

  • Your Password is your last six digits of your social security number.
    SS# 123-45-6789 = 456789.

Once logged in, students will see their individual MyNICC Dashboard page.

Remember, this is confidential information; do not share it or leave it exposed to the view of others.