Welcome to LON-CAPA at UIUC! We will be using a new platform, LON-CAPA, or The Lecture Online Network with Computer-Assisted Personalized Approach, in your Chemistry course. The software was officially piloted in MCB during Spring 2005. The program itself is a combination of learning assessment tools with course management capabilities. You may use LON-CAPA this semester to access and complete assignments, like pre-lab and post-lab questions, and for exams, in addition to using many other features the system supports.

Access Instructions:

    In order to use log into LON-CAPA you must have a username and a password. Your username is your UIUC NetID. The password for LON-CAPA will have to be established by setting up an Active Directory (AD) password with CITES. To set up your Active Directory password visit the following site:


    Click on the “Change PASSWORD” box to set up your password if you haven’t already used
Active Directory. You will then need to enter your NetID and your Bluestem password. Set up your Active Directory password (please make a note of it to avoid forgetting it later!). Once you have created an AD password visit our LON-CAPA website at:


    This log in page will ask you to enter your LON-CAPA username (UIUC NetID) and
password (CITES AD password you created). The domain, “uiuc” is already filed in for you. After successful login, you will get to a screen with your currently available courses and roles, for example ‘student in MCB 151.’ Select the course you would like to access. Once you have logged in you can move forward and backward in the content with the arrow buttons in the Remote Control (the small extra window that comes up), or you can press the NAV ("Navigate Content") button to quickly move to a page in the course. Note: in order for the Remote Control to work you must allow pop-up windows, cookies, and JavaScript,
however LON-CAPA is also fully functional without the Remote Control by using the inline menu that can be accessed at the top of the screen.


    LON-CAPA functions using all common and current web browsers, like Mozilla, Netscape, and Internet Explorer on PCs. On Macs, Netscape should work, however, some problems have been reported about Internet Explorer on this platform. Netscape and Mozilla will work well on Linux.