Starting Your Course Checklist

1. Your ONID account (OSU Network Identification)

This account is required for you to access Canvas, and provides you with your university email address. Sign up for your ONID account. Your ONID email is your official OSU email, billing notification and all other OSU communications will be sent there. Be sure to check it regularly.

2. 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

3. 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.

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. Technical help

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

6. Proctored exams

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