Preparing for your Online course

There are different online courses available through Sheridan College. Whether you’re looking for a specific course or hoping to find something out-of-the-ordinary, you’ll find it here.

To start, you'll need to register for a Sheridan student account. From there, the world of online learning is your oyster. Register for the course that ignites your interest and open a world full of inspiration.

Purchasing Textbooks

You can buy books, texts and/or course materials for online learning through the Davis Campus bookstore in Brampton.* To find out what books or materials are needed for your course, have your Sheridan course code handy and contact the Davis Campus bookstore.

If Trafalgar is more convenient for purchasing your course supplies, you can buy your text from the Davis Campus bookstore by phone and the Bookstore will courier your order to the Continuing and Professional Studies office at Trafalgar for you to pick up.

Phone: 905-874-4337

Regular Hours: Monday–Friday, 8am – 4:30pm
*You will need the Sheridan course code as a reference.

Logging in to Your Course

Please note: You will not have access to your course until the start date

NOTE: Students will no longer be able to use Internet Explorer to access D2L/Slate. Please use Microsoft Edge. 

Online courses are offered through different learning environments: SLATE, and ONTARIOLEARN. Because there are two different learning environments, there are two different ways to login to your course, depending on which learning environment you’re attending. Please refer to REGISTRATION & FEES under Studying Online for more information about login for each environment.

SLATE Course Login

Are you a new student using SLATE?

A great reference is Getting Started with SLATE video  this should answer all your questions.

Wondering how to forward your SLATE email to your personal email account?

To login to SLATE, please visit

If you are having difficulties with SLATE email the SLATE help desk at:

Or call: 905-459-7533 ext 2150

OntarioLearn Course Login

To login to OntarioLearn, please visit, then click login.

If you are having trouble logging in, please watch the: Log In Tutorial Video

Visit the OntarioLearn Help Desk at:

Or call: 1-800-695-5008

Before calling, please have your User ID, password and OntarioLearn course code handy.

If you have general questions about online learning or require non-technical help, feel free to contact us at or call 905-459-7533 ext 2961