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) 

How to access the modules: 

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

When to access the modules: 

  • September 2018 start date: you should already have access to the modules
  • January 2019 start date: as of November 13, 2018 

If you don't see the modules, email studentlife@dal.ca with your B00 number and NetID. 


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

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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