Starting Your Course Checklist

1. Order your textbooks and course materials

Visit the schedule of classes to find your required materials for each course:

  • Click on the subject
  • Click on the OSU Beaver Store link for the course(s) you're registered for

2. Log in to Canvas

You can log in to Canvas using your ONID username and password. Your courses will show up in Canvas when the instructor has finished preparing the course site, and it will be available the first day of the term if not sooner.

3. Technical help

Utilize our technical help before you start classes and find out if your computer meets the minimum requirements to be an online student with OSU:

  • Check your computer (This page will outline whether or not your computer meets the minimum requirements. To ensure that your system is compatible with our courses, please do not skip this step!)

4. Familiarize yourself with Ecampus student services

The current students section of our website has been designed to give you a consolidated area to locate all services, processes and resources that you may need to successfully complete your degree program or course:

  • Advising
  • Admissions
  • Registration
  • Tuition and fees
  • Starting your course
  • Exams and proctoring
  • Online tutoring
  • Grades and transcripts
  • Technical help
  • Services and resources
  • Academic regulations
  • Academic calendars

5. Proctored exams

Some Ecampus courses require one or more proctored exams. If the course notes in the schedule of classes or your course syllabus indicates a proctor is necessary, please log in to the Ecampus exams and proctoring form to make arrangements.