Online Student Orientation is a self-paced online course, and your quick-start guide to your University of Wisconsin-Platteville Distance Education.

You will have access to the course for approximately six months. The course is provided at no charge, so you have nothing to lose and much to gain. The course will show you how to be a successful distance education student and introduce you to online resources you will utilize as you complete your degree.


Once you have been admitted, you will be invited to participate in Online Student Orientation. Watch for an email directing you to the course log in page.

If you have any questions, contact Wendy Pothour-Miller at 800.362.5460 or

Topics Covered

  1. Your Advisor
  2. Student Resources
  3. Canvas
  4. Tips for Success

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the resources available to students.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of Canvas.
  3. Identify the basic components of online courses.
  4. Identify the keys to being a successful student.

Contact Information

Professional Program Support

2100 Ullsvik Hall