Alternative Course Delivery

Most undergraduate courses and/or course components for the winter 2021 semester will be delivered in an alternative delivery format through CourseLink and other online platforms. What do these delivery formats mean?

  1. Asynchronous (AD-A; REMOTE) learning happens without the need for real-time interaction. It has no requirement for attendance at a specific time or location for any activities or exams. Your instructor will provide materials for reading, lectures for viewing, and assignments and assessments with deadlines, and you can access the material and satisfy these requirements based on your own schedule.

    One example of asynchronous learning at U of G is Distance Education (DE), which uses a variety of tools and resources to provide students with an enriched and flexible online learning experience. DE courses will display differently than other asynchronous courses on WebAdvisor; please see the "How will courses display on WebAdvisor" section.

  2. Synchronous (AD-S; VIRTUAL) learning happens in real time. This means that you, your classmates, and your instructor interact through a specific online medium (e.g., Zoom), at a specific time (e.g., 9:30 to 10:20, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) for some or all course activities. Attendance at a specific location is not expected for any activities or exams.

Traditional face-to-face course delivery may take place in some programs. Refer to WebAdvisor to determine if your course involves face-to-face instruction. Health and safety protocols will be in effect for all face-to-face courses on campus. These include wearing masks and allowing for physical distancing, which will require allowing yourself up to 30 minutes both before and after each face-to-face class. Please keep this in mind when selecting and scheduling courses.

How will courses display on WebAdvisor?

For help determining whether a course has asynchronous, synchronous and/or face-to-face components when searching and registering on WebAdvisor, click on the buttons below to view screenshots.