FAQ: EP Student Orientation Course and Academic Ethics Assessment

You will be automatically enrolled in the EP Student Orientation course shortly after registering for your first course at Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals. This course can be accessed through Canvas. Passing the "Academic Ethics Assessment" in the EP Student Orientation course is required in order to access your Canvas course sites. You will not be charged for this course and it cannot be applied to program requirements. If you happen to fail, you will have the opportunity to retake the course until you pass.

Frequently Asked questions about the EP Orientation course and Canvas Course Access

  • Where is the Orientation course?
    • The Orientation course takes place on Canvas, where it will appear on your Dashboard when you login.

  • What do I need to do to complete the Orientation?
    • To complete the course you will need to pass the Academic Ethics video quiz with a 100% score. If you do not pass on your first attempt you may try again.
      • Note that the orientation quiz may not function correctly on mobile and needs to be completed on a desktop computer using a currently supported internet browser.
  • How can I check my grade for the Orientation course?
    • Within the Orientation course, on the Home page, look under Recent Feedback

    • If you have successfully passed the Academic Ethics Assessment you will see 100 out of 100.
    • If you do not have a passing score please take the quiz again.
  • I have completed the Orientation course, why don't I see my course?
    • Though you will have access to the Orientation after registering for your courses, the course sites will not appear in Canvas until the official start of the term. You can see the official term start dates on the Academic Calendar page of the EP website.
    • After the start of the term it can take up to 24 hours for your course sites to appear after completion of the Orientation. 
  • I registered for a course with the Engineering for Professionals, why don't I see Orientation?
    • After registration it may take up to 48 hours for our systems to synchronize and display the Orientation course.
  • I have previously taken a course with Engineering for Professionals, do I still need to take the Orientation course?
    • In the past only some programs required the completion of the Academic Ethics Assessment. If you have previously taken and passed the Academic Ethics module you will not need to complete it again in the Orientation course.


  • For any technical issue, first try clearing your browser cache and re-loading the page to see if this fixes the problem.
  • Make sure to click the 'Submit' button at the end of the Academic Ethics video quiz, if you do not press Submit your answers will not be recorded.
  • If you have successfully completed the Academic Ethics Assessment and have a grade of P for the course, make sure to wait 48 hours for the changes to propagate through the Hopkins systems.
  • If you have any other questions or need assistance with a technical issue, please contact the help desk with a detailed description of the problem, the internet browser you are using, and screenshots of any errors.