Access Tightrope

In addition to Florida State University, Plaid partners with many other fraternal organizations and institutions to offer online education.  Many students may already have an account on PlaidLMS.  Use the chart below to identify how you will access Tightrope and Inclusive Practices based on your organization.  After identifying how you will access Tightrope and Inclusive Practices, reference the instructions on the following pages to link your previous account to Florida State University, or to create a new account. 

The steps to setup your PlaidLMS for Florida State University will differ based on whether you have already used PlaidLMS with your Fraternity or Sorority. Many Fraternities and Sororities already use PlaidLMS for New Member Education, Tightrope, and Inclusive Practices. Please choose the correct instructions based on your circumstances.

Membership Portal Potential Existing PlaidLMS Account New PlaidLMS Account
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Theta Chi
  • Delta Chi
  • Kappa Delta
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • All Other Organizations

SET UP A NEW ACCOUNT ON PLAIDLMS

  1. We highly recommend using the Google Chrome browser because there are known compatibility issues with Safari.
  2. In order to complete the courses, you must turn off your pop-up blocker or allow pop-ups from beingplaid.com and cloud.scorm.com.  Click here to see instructions about how to allow pop-ups in Chrome.
  3. Go to http://www.PlaidLMS.com
  4. Click on the "Sign Up" button to create your account.
  5. Enter the access code (“FSU-Fra” or “FSU-Sor”) you were provided.
  6. Complete the required fields. The password you choose must be at least 7 characters long and must contain lowercase letters, uppercase letters, numbers, and special characters. Accept the Terms and Conditions, click the box next to the phrase “I’m not a robot,” and then click "Create an Account.”
  7. After creating the account, you can immediately login.
  8. After logging in, you must first click on the course you want to enroll in. The courses are located in your Course Catalog in the lower left of the dashboard. When you enroll in a course, the course will move from the Course Catalog to the Your Enrollments section of the dashboard.
  9. Once you have enrolled in the course(s), click on the “Green Arrow” next to the course's name in the Your Enrollments section located in the lower right of the dashboard. The course will appear in a new window.
  10. Click the Launch Course button to start the course. The course may launch in a pop-up window. If it appears that the screen just refreshed and nothing happened, that likely means the course was blocked by a pop-up blocker. In this case, look for a notification in the navigation bar of your browser asking you to approve the pop-up.
  11. Contact Support if you have trouble creating an account, enrolling in the courses, or completing the required courses.

MEMBERSHIP PORTAL INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Log onto the Portal for your existing Fraternity/Sorority. We highly recommend logging in using the Google Chrome browser because there are known compatibility issues with and Safari.
  2. In your Portal, click the link or button to access PlaidLMS.  The name of this link or button will differ from portal to portal.
  3. If you have never accessed PlaidLMS through the portal, you will be asked if you already have an account. You should click No
  4. You will be logged into PlaidLMS and will see your dashboard for your Fraternity/Sorority.
  5. Once you log into the PlaidLMS, click on the person in the top right corner.
  6. Click on “Account”
  7. Copy Your “Connect Code” and then close the pop-up account window.
  8. Click the "Person" icon in the upper right and click logout.
  9. Continue onto "Link your PlaidLMS Account to Florida State University

EXISTING ACCOUNTS WITHOUT A PORTAL

  1. We highly recommend using the Google Chrome browser because there are known compatibility issues with Safari.
  2. In order to complete the courses, you must turn off your pop-up blocker or allow pop-ups from beingplaid.com and cloud.scorm.com.  Click here to see instructions about how to allow pop-ups in Chrome.
  3. Go to http://www.PlaidLMS.com and Click Login.
  4. Log into PlaidLMS using your existing username and password.
  5. Go to http://www.PlaidLMS.com and Click Login.
  6. Once you log into the PlaidLMS, click on the person in the top right corner.
  7. Click on “Account”
  8. Copy Your “Connect Code” and then close the pop-up account window.
  9. Click the "Person" icon in the upper right and click logout.
  10. Continue onto "Link your PlaidLMS Account to Florida State University

LINK YOUR PLAIDLMS ACCOUNT TO FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

  1. We highly recommend using the Google Chrome browser because there are known compatibility issues with Safari.
  2. In order to complete the courses, you must turn off your pop-up blocker or allow pop-ups from beingplaid.com and cloud.scorm.com.  Click here to see instructions about how to allow pop-ups in Chrome.
  3. Go to http://www.PlaidLMS.com and Click Login.
  4. Click "Link a Plaid Account"
  5. Type your FSU Access Code “FSU-Fra” or “FSU-Sor” in the first box. Paste the Connect Code you just copied into "Connect Code" box.
  6. Click the box next to the phrase “I’m not a robot” and click “Create Link”.
  7. After creating your link, you can immediately log in.
  8. After logging in, you must first click on the course you want to enroll in.  The courses are located in your Course Catalog in the lower left of the dashboard.  When you enroll in a course, the course will move from the Course Catalog to the Your Enrollments section of the dashboard.
  9. Once you have enrolled in the course(s), click on the “Green Arrow” next to the course's name in the Your Enrollments section located in the lower right of the dashboard.  The course will appear in a new window.
  10. Click the Launch Course button to start the course.  The course may launch in a pop-up window.  If it appears that the screen just refreshed and nothing happened, that likely means the course was blocked by a pop-up blocker.  In this case, look for a notification in the navigation bar of your browser asking you to approve the pop-up.
  11. Contact Support if you have trouble creating an account, enrolling in the courses, or completing the required courses.

 

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