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Start on Track (Online)

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Start On Track - Online
 is a great way to for you to get a head start and prepare yourself for September. By completing the modules within this course, you will: 

  • Learn tips and tricks to be successful in your first year at Dal
  • Identify on-campus resources that are available to you as a student 
  • Navigate various university systems and processes (like Brightspace - did you know class information will be in here too?)
  • Connect your values to Dal (integrity, fairness, excellence, and all that fun stuff)
  • Reflect on why you're in university and consider steps around career exploration (trust us, you don't need to know the answers just yet) 

How to access the modules
 

  1. Log into Brightspace using your NetID and password 
  2. Search under My Courses (right hand column) for Ongoing
  3. Click Online Community - Online Orientation
  4. Click Content in the top navigation

Questions about Brightspace? Check out the Brightspace Student Guides

Topics you will explore (and prizes you could win!)

This course includes eight modules that cover a wide variety of topics you should explore to get the most out of your time at university. Each module also has a prize associated with it. Prizes will be drawn two weeks after the release date (tip: put the release dates in your calendar!). 

RELEASE 
DATE      
MODULE PRIZE
June 14 Getting off to an A+ start 5 free tutoring hours & study kit
June 28 Investing in your future - money matters! $100 tuition bursary
July 12 Taking care of your health Personal training package
July 26 Alcohol & safety Nutrition basket ($150 value)
August 9 Consent & sexualized violence Sexual health prizes ($150 value)
August 16 Community & citizenship 1/4 orientation week passes
September 12 Using the libraries $100 Bookstore gift card 
September 12      Academic integrity  


If you complete all 8 modules ($$$)

If you complete ALL 8 modules, your name will be entered for a chance to win one of the grand prizes: a $500 and $250 tuition bursary. You will also receive your first co-curricular record accreditation (a document that records your extracurricular and volunteer activities from Dal to have when you graduate). 

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