Online Learning Platforms

In this course, we’ll be using three online learning platforms: one that is associated with your textbook, another which I have created (with the help of many others), and the last which is for submitting larger assignments. They are: Inquisitive, MyDalite, and Turnitin.

Western Civilizations Online Tools



The second is called Dalite and it was originally created by teachers in our Physics department, but is now being used elsewhere, including at Harvard and MIT.

In order to register, go to:

  1. Click on the word “Register” in order to create your own account.
  2. Fill in the blanks, but for the Public Username, please do the following:

If you are Faculty, please enter your name as


For example, I would be:


3. Now enroll in my Western Civilization course!


On Turnitin, you will submit assignments such as your essay and your French component.

  1. To register, go to:
  2. Click on “Create an Account” on the top right hand side
  3. At the bottom of the page, under “Create New Account,” click “Student”
  4. Our Class ID is: 13993729 and the Class password is: Plato
  5. Enter the rest of your information, and that’s it!



  • Class ID
  • Plato