Get ready for your online course

To make sure you are prepared for your Fall 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 important dates on the Quest website to be sure you meet all your deadlines.

Confirm your final examination arrangements

Check LEARN to see if your course has a final exam. If it does, read the information in our examinations section and follow the appropriate step below.

If you are taking both on-campus and online courses: 

If you are taking only online courses: 

  • and you live within 100 km of an examination centre, you must select that centre in Quest by Sunday September 16
  • Otherwise you will need to find a proctor. Your proctor's information should be submitted by Tuesday October 16.

The exam schedule will be posted on September 28, you will be able to make changes to your examination centre from October 9-23.

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.