Overview

Faculty, students and staff can access their current and past online course sites by logging into onCourse, the college’s learning management system. The brief navigation menu to the left (scroll down the page) highlights a few of the most essential onCourse resources, including an onCourse FAQ.  A much more comprehensive and detailed OnCourse Design Help site for faculty is also provided within onCourse at this location.

Scroll down this page to see the contact information for the onCourse staff.

Getting started

Which browser?

Firefox or Chrome are best, and Safari also works well.  Keeping your browser up to date is one of the easiest ways of ensuring that you’ll be able to use all the available features in onCourse.

Logging in to onCourse

There are a few ways to access onCourse:

Log in with your Wheaton w# and email password.  You should see a list of my courses once you’re logged in.  If your enrolled courses are not visible:

  • Students:  Check with the professors for each of your courses to confirm that they have opened their course sites so that you can see links to the course sites in your my courses page
  • Faculty and staff:  Contact the onCourse staff

Course enrollments

  • Enrollments are produced by the Banner student information system.  When students select classes in April or November, they are enrolled in those courses unless wait-listed
  • If students enroll in a class during drop/add week, they need to present a gray card to the Registrar’s Office or make the change online in InsideWheaton before they are officially enrolled
  • The only time a student may need to be manually enrolled is if s/he is auditing a course.  Those students enrollments can be done by the faculty member (refer to the onCourse Design Help site or the FAQ page to find out about the procedure for doing this

Course settings for faculty

You’ll find several course settings in the Course Administration block on the left side of your main course page.  You can choose:

  • Whether your course is available for the enrolled students to access and view (all new courses are initially unavailable by default)
  • To access the student enrollment list for your course
  • How to format your main course page (topic or weekly)
  • Whether your course displays grades to students (hidden by default)
  • etc.

Anytime you make a change to one of these settings you should scroll down the settings page and save the change by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.

onCourse staff