Get ready for your online course

To make sure you are prepared for your Winter 2018 online course please review the following:

Access to your course

You will have access to your course(s) in LEARN, Waterloo's Learning Management System on the first day of the term.

Make sure you review the 2017-18 important dates on the Quest website to be sure you meet all your deadlines.

Confirm your final examination arrangements

Please read the information in our examinations section.

If you are taking both on-campus and online courses:  you will automatically be scheduled to write your final exams in Waterloo. You should login to Quest before the exam period to check your seat and room assignment.

If you are taking only online courses: 

  • if you live within 100 km of an examination centre, you must select that centre in Quest by January 14.
  • Otherwise you will need to find a proctor. Your proctor's information should be submitted by February 13. You need to do this every term you are taking only online courses.

The exam schedule will be posted on February 2, you will be able to make changes to your examination centre from February 7 - 21.

Get your textbooks

Visit MyBookLook on the Waterloo BookStore site to see which textbooks you need. You can also email or call them at 519-888-4673 (1-866-330-7933 toll-free within Canada).

Confirm your contact information is correct

The University communicates with you via the information on your file in Quest. All email is sent to your official uWaterloo email address.

Keep your contact information, including email address, mailing address, and phone number up to date, even on a co-op term. This information is also used to determine where you will write your final examination.

Review the University's Statement on official student email address.

Review system requirements

Check your system and software to ensure you'll be able to access your online course in Waterloo LEARN. Internet access is required for all online courses.

Visit our student resources page

Review our Student resources page for information that will help you during your studies at Waterloo.