Courses | Using myEC | FAQ

To access myEC, go to starthere.ecuad.ca

If you haven't used myEC yet or are having trouble registering, please read through the following information.

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USERNAME

What’s my username?

PASSWORD

What’s my password?
I tried logging in a few times and now my account is frozen.
I forgot my password.

REGISTRATION

How do I read the course codes?
How do I search for courses and add them to my plan?
How do I view and edit my plan?
How do I register for courses from my preferred list?
How do I drop a course?
How do I check on my waitlist status?
I missed the message that I could register from a waitlist and now I can’t register.
How do I find online courses?

What is the Degree Specific Release Day?

ERROR MESSAGES

My account has been disabled due to too many incorrect login attempts.
It says my courses conflict but I don’t think they do.
It says my course is full, what do I do?
It says I’m in an course overload. How many credits can I take?
I’m trying to drop from all my classes and it won’t let me.

USERNAME

What’s my username?
Your username is your first initial and last name. (e.g. Brian Smith = bsmith)

If that doesn’t work, there may already be a user in the system with the same first initial and last name as you. In this case, you will have been assigned a unique User ID.  (e.g. Betsy Smith = bsmith1834)

You can find out what your username is by clicking on “What’s My User ID?” link. Enter your last name and your seven digit student number (colleagueID).

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PASSWORD

What’s my password?
Your password is your birth date: Mmddyyy (e.g. August 5, 1997 = Au051997). Note that the password is case sensitive.

We recommend you change your password after logging in the first time. You can do that by clicking the "change password" link under the "My Account" heading.

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I tried logging in a few times and now my account is frozen.
After 3 unsuccessful attempts at logging in your account will be temporarily suspended (for about 15 minutes). You can wait and try again or re-set your password.

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I forgot my password.
Click on “Reset password”. You can check your password hint or re-set your password.

  • To check your password hint, click on “show my password hint” and enter your userID.
  • To re-set your password, click on “reset my password” and enter your last name and seven digit student number (colleagueID). Select your email address from the drop down menu. You will receive a new password in an email with the subject “Web Advisor Response”. After logging in using the new password you can change your password to something personal by clicking on the "change password" link under the "My Account" heading. Your new password cannot be similar to previous passwords.

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REGISTRATION

How do I read the course codes?
Each course has a specific mnemonic: course subject-course number-section number (synonym).

For example, AHIS-103-S001 Intro to Visual Culture (15375). The mnemonic tells you that this is section one of a first year Art History course offered in the spring semester.

Subject Area: This tells you which area the course falls under. For a full list, click here.

Course Number: This tells you the year level of the course.
100-199 First Year
200-299 Second Year
300-399 Third Year
400-499 Fourth Year

Section Number: This differentiates each offering of a course. The letter indicates the semester: F (fall), S (spring), SU (summer). The number is specific to each offering.

  • Online courses have section numbers in the 90s (e.g. S090)
  • BFA-External courses have section numbers in the 40s (e.g. S040)

Synonym: This number is only used for express registration.

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How do I search for courses?
Once you’ve logged in to MyEC, select  “Plan + Register” from the blue registration pane on your MyEC dashboard.

This will take you to the yur Student Planning overview. Select the “My Progress” graphic, or from under the Student Planning Menu.

Using your degree requirements as a guide, you can search and place courses relevant relevant to each on your plan schedule (Viewable under 'My Plan + Schedule').

 

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How do I view and edit my Plan schedule?

Under the student Planning Menu, slelect " My Plan and Schedule". This will take you to a page with a semester schedule (you may need to arrow forward from the current semester-- arrows on the top left). To the left of the schedule is a sidebar of the courses you added to your plan using "My Progress". Click on the sidebar courses to see where they will land on your schedule. You can freely place them using each section's buttons on the sidebar and remove them by selecting the 'x' on the planned course.

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How do I register for courses on my plan/schedule?
Courses you have added to Planning Sidebar

You can either:

  • select one action for all of your planned courses that you have placed on your schedule by selecting the Register Now button on to top right hand side of the Schedule.OR
  • register individually for each course  by selecting 'register' from that section's listing on the planning sidebar.

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How do I drop a course?
From "My Plan + Schedule"  find the course you wish to drop and select the "drop" button. A dialogue box will open from which you can drop other courses or add other courses in the same action. Note that if you are choosing multiple actions, the system will may only process part of the action (for instance, it may drop you but not add you if the desired course does not have space.)

Please note that you cannot drop all courses from a semester. This would be considered a full semester withdrawal and you would need to submit a withdrawal request form to Student Services.

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How do I check on my waitlist status?
Go to "My Plan + Schedule and find the waitlisted course on your Planning sidebar. Your position in line will be indicated, and, depending on your status, there will be a button allowing you to drop the waitlist, or-- if you have received permission to register-- there will be a 'Register' button.

How do I know if I have Permission to Register?

Students are notified of their permission to register using EC webmail. If a spot opens up in the class and you are fist on the waitlist, you will receive an email that says "Waitlist Space Available"

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I missed the message that I could register from a waitlist and now I can’t register.

You have a limited time to register for a course once you have been given permission to register. If you do not register before your time expires you will be removed from the waitlist and the open spot will be offered to the next person. You can add yourself back to the waitlist if you still want a chance at taking the course.

How do I find online courses?

From Search/Register for Sections, select the Term and then select "Online" from the Location drop down menu.

How do I find courses offered at North Island College?

From Search/Register for Sections, select the Term and then select "North Island College Campus" from the Location drop down menu.

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What is the Degree Specific Release Day?

Degree Specific Release Day is the day courses reserved for a specific Major and or year level are opened to all year levels of that same Major and other year levels of other Majors within that same degree, for example: Second year Illustration courses reserved for Second year Illustration Majors open to Third and Fourth Year Illustration Majors as well as Second, Third, and Fourth years of the other Bachelor of Fine Arts Majors.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Majors:

  • Visual Arts
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Critical + Cultural Practices

Bachelor of Media Arts Majors:

  • 2D-Animation
  • 3D-Animation
  • Film + Screen Arts
  • New Media + Sound Arts

Bachelor of Design Majors:

  • Communication Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interaction Design

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ERROR MESSAGES

It says my courses conflict but I don’t think they do.
It could be that one of your courses is 6 credits and therefore overlaps with your other course. Courses that are 6 credits have 6 hours of class time. Courses that are 3 credits have 3 hours of class time.

myEC may only display the first 3 hours of a course. To see the full schedule, click on the course title. You will be taken to the course description on the Emily Carr website. Scroll down and you will see the course meeting information.

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It says my course is full, what do I do?
From the “Register and Drop Sections” page you can add yourself to the waitlist by selecting “Waitlist” from the drop down menu next to your course. You will be notified via your Emily Carr email if a spot becomes available. You will have a limited time to register for a course once you have received permission to register. If you don’t register in time you will be dropped from the waitlist and the open spot will be offered to the next person.

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It says I’m in an course overload. How many credits can I take?
You can register for 12 credits of studio courses and 18 credits overall. Once the semester starts you may register in more studio courses by coming in to Student Services and speaking with an academic advisor.

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I’m trying to drop from all my courses and it won’t let me.
Dropping all courses constitutes a withdrawal from the University. If you are withdrawing you must fill out a withdrawal form and submit it to Student Services. You can only drop courses online if you are still maintaining registration in at least one course.

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