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Virtual courses

We've created this handy guide to help you every step of your Winter School experience – from getting started with Canvas to joining live sessions, to making the most of your course.

Please make sure to review this guide carefully before your course starts.

In this guide

Get started | Get learning | Get sharing | Get certificates  | Get more


Here to help

Our friendly Events Team are on hand to assist from 08:30 – 16:00 CET on weekdays in week one and 09:00 – 17:00 CET in week two – just email


For course-related queries, get in touch with your Instructor via Canvas. Just head to the Inbox section (far left on the menu bar) to access the messaging facility.


Log in to Canvas


Get started

Log in to Canvas early using the credentials sent to you by our Events Team, and familiarise yourself with the learning environment and your course.

Have trouble logging in? Email

Check if any preparatory work has been allocated to your course in Canvas, such as pre-course readings, recordings and assignments. Any pre-course work must be completed before the start of your course.

For queries regarding content hosted on platforms outside of Canvas, please contact your Instructor. Simply visit the Inbox section in Canvas (far left on the menu bar) to access the messaging facility.

Make sure you have familiarised yourself with class times; these are indicated in your course outline. All class times are in Central European Time (CET).

You deserve a positive event experience. Please take a few moments to read our Code of Conduct which outlines our expectations regarding the conduct of participants at all our events.

Your instructors might use either Zoom or Big Blue Button for their live sessions.

Links to join your live sessions will be added to your course in Canvas by your Instructor.

Before joining, familiarise yourself with features you may need to use.

Need a little help? Get started with these useful guides:

Get learning

Step 1: Find and click on the link to your live session in your course in Canvas.
Step 2: Simply follow Zoom/Big Blue Button prompts to get connected.

Get sharing

We'd love to hear about your Winter School experience. Share your thoughts with us on Twitter using #ecprws23.

Please take a few minutes to complete our survey.

Your feedback really helps improve our events for scholars like you. The link to complete the survey will be circulated in Canvas on the last day of your course. 

Get certificates

If you have attended 100% of live sessions and completed pre-course assignments, you can download your Certificate of Attendance via My ECPR after you have completed your course in four simple steps:

  1. Head to My Events;
  2. Find the event you had attended;
  3. In the 'Select Certificate you would like to download' field, select your role from the drop-down list
  4. Your PDF certificate will download automatically.

If you had attended more than one course in the event, you can download a separate certificate for each course.

If you have attended 100% of live sessions and engaged in all class activities/assignments, you will automatically receive 3 ECTS credits.

If you would like to receive 4 ECTS credits, please let your Instructor know on the first day of your course. All ECTS Credit Certificates will be sent by Friday 14 April 2023.

Please note that only those receiving 4 credits will receive a grade on the certificate. 3 credits will not include a grade.

Get more

Make the most of the course materials and pre-recorded lectures over the next few weeks. You will have access to your course in Canvas until Friday 31 March 2023.

Notice of photography/filming
ECPR may record all events in the form of photography, screen capture, filming, and audio recording of interactions such as discussions in plenary sessions.


This media may be used by us to promote ECPR activities. These activities may include publishing it at, or using it in digital and email marketing, on social media, and in other promotional materials.


If you do not want to appear in such media, please turn off your video and remove your name during the sessions. If you or any other participant want to take a screen capture for personal use, such as sharing on social media, you / they should request permission from the Instructor or session Moderator.