The School of Continuing Studies online courses are instructor-led and delivered primarily through an online course site using one or more collaborative, communication and/or social technologies. If the course you are interested in is offered in multiple formats (in-class, online or hybrid) be assured that these formats use the same learning materials and will allow you to achieve the same learning outcomes.
Three days before the course start date, you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to access your online course site. If you register less than five days before the course start, you will receive the access information three days after registration. The email may be filtered to your junk mail, so please check there as well. If you do not receive the access information, please submit a help request, speak to us through our LiveHelp, or give us a call.
Although you won’t attend a physical classroom in an online course, the course still follows a schedule and the relevant learning materials are organized around weekly modules. Taking an online course allows for greater flexibility as you can schedule your studying and assignment and/or project work around your own schedule. It is, however, recommended to stick to a weekly studying schedule so that you can keep up with the assigned (recommended) weekly schedule. One thing that you should avoid at all costs is to fall behind, as that can be detrimental to your overall success in completing the course.
Some online courses include scheduled (periodic) live webinars where you will be able to connect and engage with your instructor and fellow learners. Webinars usually last about an hour to an hour and a half and your instructor will provide you with the specifics once the course has started. The specific course webpage may also have details about course-specific webinar schedules.. If you are not able to attend a scheduled, live webinar, you will be able to view a recording of the webinar on demand
In a typical twelve-week course, you are expected to devote four to six hours per module on course related activities all together. That includes live webinars, reading, studying, assignments, project work, and/or exam preparation. If the course you are interested in is offered in multiple formats (in-class, online or hybrid) be assured that these formats utilize the same learning materials and will allow you to achieve the same learning outcomes.