UCLA Extension utilizes an online learning management system called Canvas. Within Canvas you can interact with your instructor and peers, find course materials, activities, assignments, quizzes, and more. Some courses also use Zoom to conduct scheduled, live-online class sessions.
If the course(s) you enrolled in uses Canvas, course content will be made accessible online through the Canvas platform beginning 2 days before the course start date (after 1:00 AM PT) until 30 days after the course end date.
You should receive an email when you may access Canvas, typically within 3 hours of completing registration. You can then follow the steps below to log in or request a password.
Zoom Web Conference Tool
If your in-person class has transitioned to online delivery, your instructor may schedule live online meetings in Canvas using Zoom.
Zoom is a web conferencing tool that allows you to interact with your instructor and peers online, in real time. You’ll find this tool within your Canvas course Zoom area.
Before Accessing a Zoom Meeting
- Make sure you are running the latest version of Zoom. Download the latest version
- Test your audio, video, and Internet connection by joining the Zoom Meeting Test.
How to Enter a Zoom Meeting
- Access your course in Canvas
- Click on Zoom in the course navigation menu
- Click the “Join” button to the right of the scheduled meeting
- Click on "Open Zoom Meetings"
- Success! You’re now in the Zoom Meeting
Getting Started with Zoom
Participating in Zoom Meetings
Zoom Meeting Best Practices
Please allow for a 24-hour response time, excluding weekends and holidays. See the UCLA Extension Calendar for university holidays.
Remote Learning Instruction Methods
UCLA Extension currently offers three modes of remote learning: online, hybrid, and remote instruction. View Instruction Methods.
Course materials are available online. To learn more, see the UCLA Bookstore's textbook FAQs.
For frequently asked questions (FAQ's) regarding remote (online) instruction, please download the FAQ's for International Students (pdf).
If you have questions regarding your visa or traveling, please email the International Student Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.