Start on Track – Online

Preparing to come to Dalhousie

Start On Track - Online
 is a program for new Dalhousie students and a great way for you to get a head start and prepare yourself for your first semester. 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 there 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) 

The modules will open on June 25, 2019

How to access the modules: 

  • Visit
  • Login using your NetID & password
  • Click "Online Community - Start on Track Orientation" under "MyCourses" 

Topics you will explore

  • Preparing for your academics at Dal
  • How to manage your money in university
  • Taking care of your health
  • Alcohol & substance use safety
  • Creating a consent culture on campus
  • Your new Dalhousie communities
  • Using the Dalhousie libraries
  • About academic integrity


With special thanks to Dalhousie's Centre for Learning & Teaching


Add Start on Track to your Co-Curricular Record (CCR)

Your Co-Curricular Record (CCR) is an official document from Dal that records your extracurricular and volunteer activities. Add Start on Track – Online to yours when you complete all 8 modules