Course Delivery Options

Our courses and programs are offered through a variety of methods.

Online (WEB)

Course content and interactions occur over the internet through the university's learning management system (Desire2Learn).  Please ensure that your computer meets the necessary System and Software Requirements.

Students registering in an online course receive a "confirmation of registration" email. This message contains information about how to log into the learning management system, obtain course materials, and identify an examination location.  

Course sites are typically open on the first day of term unless otherwise stated.   A "Not Authorized" or similar message appears if a student tries to access the site before it is open.  

The terms and conditions for online sites can be viewed at mycourselink Terms and Conditions.  

videoconferencing (VID)

Lectures are delivered simultaneously between the Thunder Bay and Orillia campuses. The university’s immersive telepresence classrooms provide a high quality, alternative option for running synchronous classes at both sites. The classrooms’ HD video, audio, and content-sharing capabilities enable instructors, staff, and students to interact between the two locations more naturally and effectively than traditional video conferencing.  For more information, visit Immersive Telepresence Classrooms.

videoconferencing WITH MOBILE OPTION (MBL)

Lectures are delivered simultaneously between the Thunder Bay and Orillia campuses, with the option of additional locations to accommodate mobile learners. The mobile option extends face-to-face collaboration and content sharing beyond the classroom to remote learners using their desktops, tablets, and smartphones.

Students participating through the mobile option are expected to connect at the regular class times (Eastern Standard Time) as noted on the course timetables. Upon registration, students are issued a link to download the "RealPresence Desktop" application that allows them to participate in the classes in real time. For more information, including technical requirements regarding compatibility of devices that may be used, visit Immersive Telepresence Classrooms.

Lecture-based (LEC)

These courses are delivered through traditional, on-campus lectures.

Studio-based (STU)

The lecture format for these courses is studio-based and involves hands-on experience.