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Studying Online

Studying Online

We're here to support your online learning experience, starting with these tips for how you can prepare to learn online before your program begins.

  1. Get to know Brightspace

    Brightspace is the online learning system where you will access class resources and participate in discussions with your classmates. Explore how to use the platform before you start
  2. Be prepared to work independently

    Participating in online classes is different from in-class. Our online, online (scheduled) and blended learning formats require you to get comfortable with working independently.

    Online learning
    If you’re learning online through our eCampus, your courses will include a variety of learning activities, but no scheduled, real-time class sessions. You get to decide when you will log in to your course – daytime, evening, it’s up to you.

    - There are still due dates and requirements throughout the term. You will need to manage your time effectively.
    - You should set aside 4-6 hours each week for your online class (multiply by the number of online classes you’re taking). That includes participating in online discussion and doing readings or assignments.

    Online (scheduled) learning
    This is a new delivery format for programs that were previously delivered in-person on campus. You’ll take part in scheduled, real-time online class sessions.

    Blended learning
    You’ll complete your program through a combination of online scheduled and on-campus learning.
  3. Buy your books

    You can purchase course materials online for delivery or pick-up at any campus bookstore location. Bookstores will be operating limited hours, and hours of operation are subject to change. Order textbooks and view bookstore hours

    If you're an eCampus student, please order your books through the eCampus store
  4. Expect to collaborate

    You'll work with classmates online, collaborating on documents, projects or as part of a study group. Your classes may include real-time video conferencing where you will use Microsoft Teams to talk with classmates.

  5. You have an Advisor

    By now, you’ve likely already connected with your Student Services Advisor. This person knows your program and can help you understand the expectations of learning online. Your Advisor can help answer any of your questions. Not sure who your Advisor is? You can contact us to find out who your Advisor is
  6. Technology support is available

    Once you’ve registered for a course, tech support is available. If you need help using Brightspace or other online tools, you can submit a ticket to the Technology Service Desk