How do I create an account?

On Stanford Online, you need to first register on the site before you can enroll in a course. First, make sure you are using a supported browser (Internet Explorer won't work!).

Then, head to the registration page at lagunita.stanford.edu/register to create your account.

In the registration form, enter the following information: your email address, your full name as you would like to have it appear on any Statements of Accomplishment you may earn, a unique username, and a password of your choosing.

Usernames

Usernames are unique account identifiers, meaning the username you choose must not already be in use by any other account at lagunita.stanford.edu.

If you see a message stating that the username already exists, that indicates the username has already been taken by another user. Please try entering a different and unique username. For example, you might try combining your first and last name together, or you could enter your first name followed by a few extra letters or numbers.

Passwords

If you see a message stating that your password is invalid in some way, please check to make sure that your password meets the following requirements:

  • your password must be 8 characters or more
  • it must contain 1 or more uppercase characters
  • it must contain 1 or more digits

Possible error messages for this are:

Activation

If you have already registered this email address with Stanford Online, or if you have started the registration process but not yet activated your account, you will see a message stating that the account with the email address in question already exists. 

You can activate your account by clicking on an activation email that was sent to you.  To have another one be sent to you, go to lagunita.stanford.edu/login and enter your email address and password.  An activation link will automatically be resent to you.

If you have already registered and also activated your account, you'll want to go to the login page at lagunita.stanford.edu/login to log in to your existing account.

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