Pathway – Access and Use eConestoga

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Faculty use eConestoga, the Colleges learning management system (LMS), to share key course information with students. See the steps below to get started using eConestoga for your course.

Step 1: Get into eConestoga

A yellow tile with a book icon labeled eConestoga.
eConestoga tile

To access eConestoga you must first obtain your Conestoga user name (Condor ID) and password. Visit the Employees IT page for more information.

Log in with your user name and password on the eConestoga sign-in page. Bookmark this link or select the eConestoga tile on the IT site for future access.

Step 2: Navigate eConestoga

See the video by Nathan Gardi, eLearning Solutions Architect, for a brief introduction to eConestoga. Viewing features (closed captions, etc.) are available on the bottom video menu.

Step 3: Get Your Existing Course Materials

How you obtain access to existing materials for the course you teach will vary by School and program. Most faculty will get course materials in one of two ways.

  1. Faculty may be given “Copy Access” to an existing course shell. This could be a MODEL course (located in your “Permanent Courses” tab) or a Past Semester offering (located in your “Past Courses” tab). The expectation is that you will use the Import process to copy these materials into your own specific course section.
  2. In some cases the existing materials may already be copied into your own specific course section (by a coordinator, course lead, or other personnel).

Contact your Chair or Chair-Designate to learn how you will get your existing course materials. Note: do not request a new course shell through the Employee Portal.

Step 4: Use eConestoga 

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eConestoga Faculty Support

The eConestoga Faculty Support page has videos and written guides to assist you as you use eConestoga. Access the page directly, or log into eConestoga, then search the database to learn about eConestoga tools and functions.

The micro-course Conestoga’s Learning Management System and Technologies for Teaching (EDEV0660) will build your skills using eConestoga in your teaching. It is strongly recommended that new faculty register for and attend this course before the start of their first semester, if schedule permits.

Learn More

As per the Course Delivery Procedure, all courses must provide students with the course’s Essential Elements at least 3 days before the course starts. Learn more about the Essential Elements to get them ready for your course.

We welcome your feedback on this pathway

Elan Paulson

Elan Paulson, PhD, has been an educator in Ontario's higher education system since 2004. Before joining Conestoga as a Teaching and Learning Consultant, Elan was on the executive team at eCampusOntario. She previously served as Program Director and as an instructor in professional education programs at Western University's Faculty of Education. With a Master's in Educational Technology, Elan specializes in technology-enabled and collaborative learning to support diverse learners. She has also conducted research on faculty participation in communities of practice for professional learning and self-care.

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