What are the features of a remote delivery course and should I take it?

A remote delivery course is  an in-class course that is being delivered remotely, due to an unforeseen circumstance that has prevented in-class course delivery (example: instructor availability, campus closure, etc.). Remote delivery courses may include, some but not all, features of an online course. In a remote delivery course, instructors do not meet with learners in person and instead use online course delivery tools to simulate the in-class learning experience. Remote delivery courses have Quercus course site that allows instructors to connect with learners, organize and deliver course content and assess learners’ course work. There may be synchronous and asynchronous components within a remote delivery course.


Time commitment expectations are similar to online course delivery. In a typical course, you are expected to commit for our six hours per week to course related activities. These activities might include live webinars, pre-recorded lectures (if applicable), reading, studying, completing assignments, project work and/or exam preparation. These expectations may vary from course to course so be sure to ask your instructor prior to the course withdrawal or transfer deadline if you require clarification regarding time commitments. ELearning activities, simulations, quizzes and other online components are not typically featured in a remote delivery course.


Please refer to the ‘Remote Delivery Learning Tips’ job aid for more useful tips and best practices to ensure full success in completing your remote delivery course.



You are encouraged to review the course outline at the beginning of the course to ensure this type of course will meet your needs, prior to the course withdrawal or transfer deadline.



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