First Steps: Download and Login

Print Your Email

If you have enrolled for an online campus course, you will received an email 10 days before the course starts with the information required to begin your semester. In the event you no longer have access to the email or its contents, here is a general overview of what you need to know as you begin the semester.

Login to Your Online Learning Center

Login to the online learning center (OLC) for your course(s) by following the directions below:

Web Address: https://www.westernseminary.edu/olc

Login: Click on the Login link in the top right corner of the homepage. At the login prompt, enter your...

Username: Your Student ID

Password: Returning students have the option to use the same password used in previous semesters. New students will receive their password by email. If you cannot locate the email or simply can't login, try clicking on "Forgotten your username or password?" then follow the instructions carefully. If you are unable to login and cannot reset your password, please contact the Online Campus offices immediately.

Password Change: The first time you login, you will be required to change your password to ensure privacy. Please choose a password that you can remember or write it down in a secure location; Online Campus personnel have no access to your password, but, if necessary, will be able to reset it upon request. Our Online Learning Centers require a strong password, meaning it must be at least 8 characters in length, and include at least one capital, one number, and at least one special character (i.e. ! * %). 

Complete and Submit the First Week "Online Confirmation"

Federal regulations require that you complete and submit the "Online Confirmation" FOR EACH COURSE within the first week of your session. This is critical; it affirms your attendance at the beginning of the course. Failure to submit the form, in affect to attend class, may result in your being withdrawn from the course and could negatively impact your financial aid status.

Download and Install Integr@te Desktop (Recommended)

To download your full course, if you have not already done so, you will need to install the Integr@te desktop application. Integr@te uses the Adobe Air platform and is compatible with both Macintosh and Windows operating systems. To do so simply:

  • Visit Integrate Control http://www.westernseminary.edu/integrate/
  • Download and install Adobe Air
  • Download and install the Integr@te application
  • Start the application by double-clicking the red Western Seminary logo icon on your desktop. Or choose Integr@te from your list of programs. When the application opens, you will see a login screen where a drop-down menu allows you to choose either to login for an online course or a campus classroom. Choose the OLC option and login using your Moodle OLC (Online Learning Center) username and password. Note: If you have to close Integr@te, or shut down your computer, the Download Manager will remember the last component completed.

Download the Integr@te Mobile App (Optional)

We recognize that anany of our students prefer to access course resources on their cell phones or tablets as they travel or work away from their desktops. The Integr@te mobile app makes it possible to stream or selectively download course media on most Android, Apple or Amazon Fire mobile platforms.

If this option appeals to you, simply download the app from your preferred mobile device’s app store. Then, install the app on your preferred device and log in as you would to the desktop version. You will then have the option to stream course media or download them for offline viewing. To access the Integr@te Mobile download options directly from your web browser, you may visit:

Download or Access Your Course

Course media and resources for the great majority of online learning courses are available for Internet download through the Integr@te Learning and Resource Delivery system. It is expected that you will use the Integr@te system to access your distance education course.

You can also access video materials using or secondary system, Integr@te Mobile.

To download your course, you will need to install our desktop application Integr@te which will enable you to download the course content from our site. Integr@te uses the Adobe Air platform and is compatible with both Macintosh and Windows operating systems. To do so, visit Integrate Control:   For answers to many of your Integr@te questions, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Optional: Import Your Course Schedule

The ICAL file is a version of the course schedule that can be imported into many different calendar applications including Outlook, Google Calendar, ICalendar, and Integr@te. This file is found on the learning center under step #2.

Take the Next Steps

Getting started right each semester recommends a consistent activity checklist to be completed by the end of the first week. Upon gaining access to your Online Learning Centers:

  • First, download your course syllabus from the SYLLABUS link in your course navigation menu. Review the course requirements carefully as they may have changed from earlier posted versions.
  • Verify from your syllabus that you have ordered all required texts for your course. We provide active links to the Amazon.com website to help ensure that you order the correct edition of each text, but you are invited to order from the bookstore of your choice.
  • From the SCHEDULE AND PROGRESS link, review your course schedules to understand when during the semester each activity will be due. We recommend that you download the iCAL file associated with each of your courses and import them into the calendar application of your choice. This will help you visualize your learning obligations for all courses during the semester to ensure their full and timely completion and to reduce last-minute stress on you.
  • We encourage you to review the time assumptions for each assignment as described in the course syllabus. These estimates have been established by the instructor and will help you determine, when considered alongside the amount of time you will set aside each week for your studies, when you should begin working on each element of all your courses.

IN YOUR FIRST WEEK

  • By federal law, we must now ensure that students participate in classes for the full length of the session or semester. By the end of your first week, having downloaded and reviewed your syllabus, simply click on the Online Confirmation link of EACH COURSE in which you are enrolled to affirm that you understand all course requirements, and, if you do not, that you will initiate contact to your instructor to resolve concerns.
  • Complete all first week assignments which may include posting to an introductory discussion forum.
  • Contact your instructor. At Western, online study does not mean that you study alone. You are encouraged to reach out to your instructor regularly; they are there to help you succeed as a Western Seminary student!
  • If you have questions about Integr@te, the Online Learning Center, or general distance education issues, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: Ph: 503-517-1899.