PLS Classes

The Online Class Experience

New to online classes? Here’s what to expect after you register for an online graduate class:

  1. You will receive a registration confirmation email from with the course and instructor information.
  2. No later than the Friday before the class start date, you will receive an email and phone call from your class instructor that includes login information.
  3. Use your login information to access our web-based learning platform, Canvas.
    To prepare for the class, you should:

    • Review tutorials.
    • Complete your profile.
    • Set up notification preferences.
  4. You will receive an invitation to join the course directly from
    Canvas ( on the class start date.
  5. You will gain access to the course at 9 am EST on the class start date (always a Tuesday).
  6. Log into Canvas, access the course, and your professional learning experience begins!

Using Canvas: A Video Tutorial

For a quick look at how to navigate our web-based learning platform, Canvas, check out this video tutorial:

Online Class Walkthrough Video