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Most course sections are being offered online for the 2020/2021 Winter Session (September 2020 - April 2021). Courses set for online course delivery in the First Term: Sep - Dec 2020 will continue online for the duration of the Second Term: Jan - Apr 2021.
Many course sections will have a timetable comment regarding the delivery of the course. Please see below for the different timetable comments and what they mean:
- Timetable comment: This course will be offered fully online and synchronous ("real-time" sessions planned or required).
What it means: The course will be regularly scheduled in the timeslot listed in the timetable. Students will be expected to attend and participate in these "live" online classes, engage in "live" discussions/chat etc.
- Timetable comment: This course will be offered fully online and asynchronous (no "real-time" sessions planned or required).
What it means: The course does not require students to be online at the same time.
- Timetable comment: This course will be offered fully online and blended (a mix of "real-time" and asynchronous sessions).
What it means: The regularly scheduled timeslots will be used for some classes. Students will be expected to attend synchronous live sessions within the regularly scheduled timeslots. Other aspects of the course will be asynchronous. This may include pre-recorded videos, discussion groups, collaborative activities, self-directed learning activities etc.
- Timetable comment: This course will be offered both F2F and online (this could be all in "real-time" or a mix of "real-time" and asynchronous).
What it means: The course will be offered concurrently face-to-face and online by the instructor to enable students to attend in person or virtually.
Other tips for reading the timetable:
- Effective Fall 2020, ENGL 135 has been changed to ATWP 135. ATWP 135 is open to all students and satisfies the
Academic Writing Requirement; instead of being housed in the English department, this course is now offered by the new Academic and Technical Writing Program. All program worksheets have been updated to reflect the new course code.
- If a course has a time and days listed in the timetable, students should expect to have class instruction during those times.
- If the time says TBA, the course delivery is likely asynchronous.
- An example of a course that is fully online and blended (both synchronous and asynchronous delivery) may look as follows: the calendar states the course has 3 hours of instruction but the courses lists only one 1 hour of meeting time in the timetable. The 1 hour meeting time listed in the timetable will be synchronous and the remaining 2 hours of instruction per week will be asynchronous.
How to tell whether courses are online or face-to-face (in addition to the timetable comments):
- Check the campus (On-line vs Main) and instructional method (Online vs Face-to-face)
- For face-to-face courses, the location still says TBA. Building and room information will be updated once WorkSafeBC guidelines for room and building utilization have been determined.