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Getting Started Checklist

We’ve developed a list of the most common things you should consider in order to ensure a smooth start to your Oregon Tech experience. For additional information or assistance please visit our FAQ and Meet the Staff pages.

Log into your Oregon Tech Accounts

TECHweb is the portal to all of your Oregon Tech accounts including Canvas, email and Web for Student.

You can login using the Login button at the top of this page or directly at First-time users should follow the prompts to determine their username and default password.

Arrange for Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available to admitted degree-seeking students. Financial aid information is posted in Web for Student by the Financial Aid office. Please consult with a financial aid counselor if you have specific questions about your aid.

Notify Financial Aid if you are taking between 6 and 12 credits and want to use your aid, or if you are attending summer term. Graduate students should notify Financial Aid if they are between 5 and 9 credits or attending summer. Financial aid does not automatically release for students attending less than full time.

Register for Classes

After determining what courses you want to take, you can login to TECHweb and proceed to Web for Student to sign up for classes. Admitted degree-seeking students may need to consult with their academic advisor prior to registering for classes.

You can make changes to your schedule until 5:00pm (Pacific time) of the first Friday of the term.  Change requests after 5:00pm (Pacific time) on Friday may be emailed to  Please check the Academic Calendar for deadlines.

Order your Textbooks

You can order your textbooks in Web for Student, by clicking the textbook link from the class schedule, or going directly to the Tech Nest Bookstore

Prepare your Computer

The Microsoft Office 365 package is available to Oregon Tech students here. Sign In with your Oregon Tech credentials. Also recommended are Adobe Reader and Java. Canvas, where your classes are, works best with Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari; Microsoft Edge may work ok but Internet Explorer is not recommended.

Prepare your Workspace

While sitting on the couch watching television and simultaneously writing your assignment on your laptop may sound appealing, we always recommend you have a quiet, organized place for your studies. Online classes offer some flexibility with your schedule but keep in mind that they are just as intensive as campus-based courses.

Start Classes

Familiarize yourself with the Academic Calendar and Payment/Refund Schedule to ensure you don’t miss the start of the term or other important dates. Classes are found in Canvas using the TECHweb portal. Your class(es) are available in Canvas starting on the first day of term.