Getting Started with Online Courses

This checklist provides the steps necessary to get started in an online course. Once you are able to check off all items in this list, then you are ready to go...

Get Ready

Find out if online courses are for you.

Get Set

Get admitted to Saddleback College.
Select your course(s) from the course schedule.
Check to see that you meet the technical requirements for your selected course(s).
MySite: Enroll in your course(s). (see instructions & demos)
MySite: Set your preferred email address via MySite.
Purchase your books and materials.


Your instructor will provide you with instructions on how to get started in your course. You may contact your instructor directly via email for instructions on course access and getting started in your course(s). You may find instructor information in the online class schedule by clicking the red man icon if it is available. 

New: Canvas Basics for Students (link is external) (Student Videos)
These videos provide both how-to tutorials as well as general tips for success
for all students who use Canvas in their classes.

Canvas:  (844) 303-0343