Good to see you here! You created your user account and you are able to explore the site and receive emails from us. This post is just a brief guide to get started quickly as institutional or open learner. In the confirmation mail which you have just received, you will find a link to this page for future reference.

ONL191 community space

In the ONL191 community space all the course activities, discussions and sharing will take place. Everyone participating in the course will belong to the main ONL191 community. Here you can share and discuss with all course participants as well as the course team. 

You should at the moment have access to one group: #ONL191 (see the menu “ONL community” at the top right corner).

Please try out the menues and start to familiarise your self. Below is what you can do to get started!!

Google Drive

Apart from your user account on, you will need to have a Google account in order to access Google Drive. The Google drive folder of your PBL group will be integrated within each group space. If you have a email address, you also have a Google account and you are set. If you do not, please read on. The Google account does not neccessarily have to be a e-mail address, though. You can create a google account and access Google Drive without a e-mail address. If you do not have a Google account sign up for one here.

Your blog

The course reflections are an important part of your learning process. In ONL you will publish your reflections on each topic on your own blog. Five blog posts are required if you want to receive a certificate for the course. Instructions and suggestions for this will be posted for every topic.

Things to do

  1. [profile url=”profile/” text=”Update your profile”]
  2. Introduce yourself in the #ONL191 group
  3. Create a Google account if you do not have one
  4. Create your blog
  5. Download and import categories if your blog is powered by WordPress
  6. Connect your blog to the ONL course homepage
  7. Please explore the site and make yourself comfortable

Read also more on the Week 1 – Getting started page as well as all subpages with background information under the top menu “About ONL”.


If you have any questions about using the learning spaces mentioned above or any other difficulties in getting started with the course we have arranged a number of drop-in video meeting times where one of the course team will be waiting to help you. The link to the helpdesk is (only available during the times listed below).

The helpdesk times will be scheduled as follows (check time zone converter):

  • Monday, 18 February, 14:00-16:00 (CET – Stockholm)
  • Tuesday, 19 February, 14.00-16.00 (CET – Stockholm)
  • Wednesday, 20 February, 10:00-12:00 (CET – Stockholm)
  • Thursday, 21 February, 09.00-11.00 and 14.00-16.00 (CET – Stockholm)