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Getting Ready for Your Online Course

Thank you for registering with the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training.

Your course(s) will be delivered in one of two delivery modes: Online Virtual Classroom or Online Self-Directed.

If you are registered in an Online Virtual Classroom, you will attend weekly online classes with your instructor and peers at the scheduled day and time.

If you are registered in an Online Self-Directed course, there are no scheduled attendance requirements (some exceptions apply); however, you are responsible for complying with all due dates assigned by the facilitator, which will be shared at the start of the course.

Depending on the delivery mode of your course(s), please ensure you familiarize yourself with the Online Virtual Classroom and/or Online Self-Directed delivery modes before the start of your course(s).

We look forward to supporting you on your academic journey. Here is some important information to help get you started.

Set-up or Reactivate Your Seneca MyID Account

New Students

  • You should receive an activation email with your login information within 24 hours of your registration. If not, please contact the Service Desk at 416-491-5050 ext. 22129 or

Returning Students

Delivery Modes

Online Virtual Classroom - This course is being offered as a virtual classroom, providing students with an opportunity to attend a weekly online class at a scheduled day and time. Classes are online and include a combination of synchronous real-time activity led by the instructor, complemented by asynchronous activities.

Online Self-Directed - This course is being offered as self-directed, providing students with significant flexibility to learn and study on their own time. Classes are online and include asynchronous activities. There are no scheduled attendance requirements (some exceptions apply). However, these self-directed courses are not self-paced. Students are expected to familiarize themselves with the course outline, the weekly schedule and important deadlines at the start of the course.

Set Up and Access Your Student Email

Your "" student email will be your primary form of communication for all course- and College-related matters. If you have not already set up your student email, please do so as soon as possible. To access your Seneca email, log on to To learn how to set up and check your student email, visit the ITS website.

Access your Online Course

  • Online Virtual Classroom - On the start date of your course, please log in to My.Seneca with your Seneca student MyID username and password. On the left-hand panel, you will see the courses in which you are enrolled under "My.Seneca – Subjects". Please read your instructor's Welcome Message under Announcements for information on your first class and more. Please navigate to your course site to get familiar with the virtual classroom environment.

  • Online Self-Directed - If you are enrolled in an Online self-directed class, you will receive a separate email with instructions on where and how to log in to your online course. If you need further assistance, please contact

Access Your Student Records System

You can log into your Student Home anytime to view your course registrations, view and update your personal information, download tax receipts, as well as view your grades and financial information.

Get the Support You Need

We are committed to continue to support our students, especially during this time of transition. Please go through this 10 minute module to assess your readiness for online learning and access the links below for more support:

Contact Us

We’re open virtually Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Our team of Customer Engagement Specialists is here to help you! Connect with us via:

Thank you for choosing Seneca Faculty of Continuing Education and Training. We look forward to you joining us for the upcoming term!