To get started with your fully online or blended courses, registered students may follow the steps below.
Getting Started With Online Learning
1. Update your contact information
Update your mailing address, phone, e-mail information from your Student Record Online.
2. Review your LA&PS Course Outlines
To review your course outlines prior to the start of term visit the Course Timetable website. Once there you will find the “Course Outline” link at the Notes/Additional Fees Heading. Please note some instructors only post their course outlines securely in eClass.
3. Purchase your Course Materials
Purchase your required textbooks, course kits and/or materials listed at the course outline from the York University Bookstore.
4. Contact the Academic School or Department for any academic/enrolment questions
For fully academic and enrolment related questions, please contact the affiliated LA&PS Faculty/Departments & Schools.
5. Familiarize yourself with York’s Student Information Technology webpages
At this website, you will find the tech basics, and information for: Email, eClass, Passport York Account, Software, Student Portal my.yorku.ca, Internet wireless access, Computing labs, Printing, In-Class technology and Security
Getting Started with Information Technology at York U
Additional information technology information is available at:
Google Apps for Undergraduate students – Ensure you set up your Google E-Mail, Drive/Docs and Calendar –check your email regularly for course updates and important York U notices.
Passport York Account – This account is needed to access your eClass course websites, please ensure you set it up and it is active every term.
Microsoft 365 Software and Access – Information for downloading and accessing Microsoft 365 applications if needed.
6. Access your eClass Course Website and Zoom Meetings
York’s learning management system “eClass,” is where instructors host course lectures, materials, communications and assessment. eClass course website access starts within the first week of the term. For late enrollees it takes two business days from the time of your enrolment to access the eClass websites once the semester has started. Course materials begin to be released on the course website during the first week of the semester. To log in to your eClass course visit the York U eClass Portal and login with your Student Passport York Account. If you are creating and participating in Zoom meetings you may also go directly to the York U Zoom Portal.
To get familiar with eClass and Zoom please review the Student Guide to eClass and Zoom. Also please review the Digital Learning Webpage that includes information on the Laptop Borrowing Program, Using eClass and Zoom Video Conferencing.
7. Prepare to Learn with Technology
Students are encouraged to review the LA&PS Going Digital Student Resources Website that supplies online/remote learning information and resources.
The Student Community and Leadership Development have also supplied the following webpages for additional learning technical tips.
Getting Tech Ready Laptop borrowing program, How to login to Zoom, Using Zoom for Class and Netiquette
Attending Class Online Where do I find my online class- eClass and PY Links
Online Presentations Zoom features for presentations and Using Zoom to interact with participants
Forming Online Study Groups Zoom Features for collaboration
Additional learning skills resources are available from: Learning Skills Services Webpage