Alternative Course Delivery

Some courses and/or course components may be delivered in an alternative delivery format through CourseLink and other online platforms. What do these delivery formats mean?

  1. AD-A REMOTE (Asynchronous) 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.

    An Asynchronous course is similar to U of G Distance Education (DE) courses and uses a variety of tools and resources to provide students with an enriched and flexible online learning experience with no scheduled times. AD-A REMOTE courses will display differently than DE courses on WebAdvisor; please see the "How will courses display on WebAdvisor" section.

  2. AD-S VIRTUAL (Synchronous) learning happens in real time, however there is no requirement for students to attend campus for any exams or activities. 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.

  3. Hybrid courses appear as in-person on WebAdvisor but have remote or virtual alternatives for all course components and assessments which allows for them to be completed entirely off campus. For winter 2022, in the context of COVID-19, only students who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or who have an approved COVID-19 vaccine exemption are eligible to choose to attend in-person components. To determine if a course is hybrid, please refer to the Hybrid Courses webpage.

How will courses display on WebAdvisor?

For help determining whether a course has asynchronous, synchronous and/or in-person components when searching and registering on WebAdvisor, click on the buttons below to view screenshots. Instructions on searching for courses are available on the Student Planning website.