Prepare Yourself for Success by Completing BloomTech Orientation

April 9, 2020

Congratulations on your decision to apply to Bloom Institute of Technology (formerly known as Lambda School)! Choosing to enroll in one of our online programs is a big commitment, and we commend you on your decision to retrain for a new career in tech.

By now, you’ve created your Learner Profile, chosen your track, completed the precourse work or aptitude tests, chosen your tuition option, and signed your Enrollment Agreement. Only are few percent of applicants reach this stage, so great job! You’re almost ready for your first day of class, but before you dive into the curriculum, there’s one more step: completing your BloomTech Orientation course in Canvas

What is BloomTech Orientation? 

BloomTech Orientation is our self-paced new learner orientation course where incoming learners receive an introduction to the BloomTech experience, community, and culture. During the orientation course, you’ll learn effective strategies for remote learning, be briefed on our academic expectations, get a crash course on how to use the technologies necessary for your course, and receive instructions for how to get help when you need it. You will hear from BloomTech staff members and guest speakers on topics like The Learner Journey and How we Learn here at BloomTech, what community looks like and how you can get involved, and who the Learner Success Team is and how they plan to support you throughout your journey at BloomTech. You will also learn more about the Careers and Labs portions of the program.

Welcome Week

The week before classes begin is called Welcome Week! Throughout Welcome week we will be offering exclusive optional live events for new learners to attend. These events include a Tech Check meeting to make sure you are able to successfully log in to all of your BloomTech tools, a New Learner Meet & Greet, a live Q&A with our BloomTech CEO Austen Allred, a special guest speaker from Amazon ATA for all of our Backend learners and a time to meet your instructors and have a live Q&A with them! You will be able to sign up for any of these optional Welcome Week events through your Orientation Canvas course.

Preparing for BloomTech Orientation

You will find your BloomTech Orientation in Canvas. Canvas is the learning management system we use here at BloomTech so we wanted to give you the chance to get familiar with it as soon as possible! You will receive access to Canvas one week before your Orientation course is due so you will have plenty of time to complete it along with your Pre-course work if applicable. The Orientation course will take approximately 1 hour while the Pre-course work can take up to 25 hours so please plan accordingly as they are both due the Thursday before class begins. 

Please note that although this is a self-paced course, completion by the given deadline is mandatory. Failure to complete your orientation course will result in you being dropped from the course.


Have additional questions about BloomTech Orientation or having trouble logging into your BloomTech tools such as Okta? Please email or submit a support ticket in The Hub.