OCAD University School of Continuing Studies


What to expect

When taking an online OCAD course



Western Continuing Studies has partnered with OCAD University School of Continuing Studies to offer a wide range of courses to help increase your creative potential, enhance your creative career or explore new areas of self-expression.

Your Course

Your online course with OCAD University School of Continuing Studies is a self-paced course delivered through a series of tutorials and assignments that you can complete at your own pace. Your instructor is available throughout the course for questions and discussions. 

As a Western Continuing Studies student, you will receive an OCAD U username and temporary password, granting you access to the OCAD Online Classroom and the OCAD Continuing Studies Student Portal


OCAD University User Account

You will receive your OCAD University username and password via email 1 to 2 business days after you register. Watch for an email from OCAD University School of Continuing Studies.

You can reset your password here: https://login.ocadu.ca/forgot. If you need further help, don't hesitate to contact us OCAD U at continuingstudies@ocadu.ca.

Please note your OCAD username and password is a different username and password than you have for your Western Continuing Studies student account (myWCS). 


Access your online course

Click here to access the OCAD U online learning platform Canvas Cloud then log in with your OCAD U username and password.


Getting Started

Like traditional learning, no two classes are quite the same, so don't hesitate to check in if you have any questions.

Here are a few tips to help you succeed in your OCAD design course.

  1. Plan to log into the course regularly throughout the course. 
  2. Online courses are delivered in an asynchronous format through tutorials and related assignments that students complete at their own pace. Courses have a firm start and end date. We recommend that you take note of assignment deadlines at the beginning of the course.
  3. Ensure you have a purchased copy of the software in advance of the course commencing.