Online Writing Lab

The online writing lab is a simple way for students to get help with writing papers and to improve their writing. If you would like help with one of your papers, or need some suggestions please follow the steps below for help. The Online writing lab is designed to improve the overall structure and flow of papers, if you need more help than this please see either the Undergraduate page, or Graduate page for more specific information.


To access our online writing lab, Enroll In Canvas

1. Enter your NNU username and password 

2. Select Enroll in Course button
3. Select the Go To Course button to enter into the NNU Online Writing Lab

Upload Paper Submissions

1. Once in Canvas, select Online Writing Lab from your courses menu.
2. Select Assignments from the menu bar
3. To upload paper submissions select the following: Traditional on-campus students select: 
"Undergrad - Online Writing Lab." Online students select "NNU Online - Online Writing Lab."

5. To submit a document for review, select the following: Submit Assignment > Choose File > Select File > Submit Assignment

* You will only need to enroll once each semester. The Online Writing Lab will appear as one of your enrolled courses through the Canvas Learning Management System. 

The Online Writing Lab is not an editing and proof-reading service provided by the Center for Academic Success & Advising (CASA). Our primary focus is based around structure, flow and the document submitted as a whole. 


  • Papers submitted through the Online Writing Lab will be processed within the following 48 hours the students submit their document
  • Maximum amount of pages for 48 hour review is 10 pages. If you have a longer assignment, please upload in increments or set up an individual consulting session.
  • Submit one assignment at a time

Video Instructions - Paper Submissions

Schedule an Appointment
1. To schedule a writing consultant, visit Tutor Matching Service.
2. Create an account the first time you log in by selecting “Sign Up” in the upper right corner of the page. You may use your NNU email account.
3. Choose an NNU Writing Consultant. 
4. Select “See Calendar” and then select "Book Now". Find the date and time you would like from the tutor’s availability.
5. If you don't see the "Book" button, please send the tutor a message to propose a date and time for your session. You may also ask questions of the tutor by using the “Send Message” button.

Afterward, please go back to TMS and rate your tutoring experience. We utilize this information to continuously improve our services. Our tutors work hard, and it is good to let others know when they have done a good job!

Professor Cathy Becker is the coordinator of CASA Writing Services.
(208) 467-8808
LPLC 131