Pre-Start Checklist

Please note that this page will be updated with details for 2020-21 closer to the start of the fall semester.

Welcome to Williamsburg Learning! Below you will see the Pre-start Checklist designed to give you everything you need to start the semester off right. Please make sure to complete each task on the list to ensure a smooth start to the semester. Need help? Email or call 800-200-6869.

Pre-Start Checklist Tasks
1.Register for Courses
Log into SIS using your parent account. Under your student's name, click "Registration." Select your student's courses according to the guidelines for your child's grade in the Enrollment menu above.

Please note:
  • Times listed for classes are in Mountain Time.

  • If you need to change your schedule, try the "Drop/Switch" feature in SIS. If you have any questions, please contact Support.

  • SIS is where you can check your student's schedule, grades, and pacing and also communicate with mentors. It may be helpful to bookmark the site. You'll also find a link to SIS at the top right of this website.

2.Perform a Tech Check
Go to the Technology Requirements & Support page and:
  • Read “Technology Tools” together. Be sure you have a computer that will work and has the required software programs.

  • Read “Technical Support for Canvas and SIS” together. Students, be sure you can log in and see your courses in both Canvas and SIS. You should be able to see your courses in Canvas about a week before the start of the semester.

3.Purchase Books
You will find a list of required books and materials in your SIS "My Students" page.
4.Log-in to Canvas
Help your student log into Canvas. Canvas is the Learning Management System (LMS) where all course syllabi and class assignments are found. Courses are published and available to students on May 22 for summer and August 7 for fall. That week, please do the following:
  • Parents of New Students: If your child hasn't already created their SIS login, have them check their email. An invitation was sent to create their login when you started their application process. Once they have a login and you have registered them for classes and the courses are published (i.e. May 22 for summer, August 7 for fall), SIS will create a "Canvas" account for them within the next 15 minutes. Your child's Canvas username and password will be the same as the login they created for SIS. If your child is still not able to get into Canvas after you have waited 15 minutes, please contact Support.

  • All Students, login to Canvas, bookmark this link, and then customize your Course menu. Here’s a screencast that shows you how.

5.Complete New Parent & Student Orientation
  • You will receive an email with a recording of our online orientation session.
  • New student orientation assignments are available in the Homeroom course in Canvas. All orientation assignments are due on Tuesday, May 26 for summer; Monday, August 10 for fall..

6.Plan for First Week of School
  • Summer classes begin on May 26. Live student orientation for fall students is Thursday, August 13 at 10:00 AM MT, with live classes beginning Monday, August 17