Distance education

Distance students attending an on-campus class
Distance students attend a five-day on campus class—a great opportunity to get to know your professors and classmates.

Flexible learning

Distance education helps you fit your learning needs into your daily life. Distance education uses online learning technologies to deliver courses to students across Canada over the web.

In our flexible BSW program, you could combine distance education and on-campus classes, or complete your entire degree online in your home community. 

Distance education course delivery

Distance education learning requires students to have regular, reliable computer and internet access for the duration of their program of studies in order to participate in web based learning, and for program administration purposes. A high speed internet connection is required.

NOTE: All BSW distance education students are required to attend real-time/ synchronous class sessions as part of SOCW 312A or may be required to attend an on-campus face-to-face component of SOCW 312A. In the Fall 2023 term, SOCW 312A will be delivered online synchronous (live) format. Students are not required to travel to Victoria. Please check UVic Academic Calendar for the upcoming course schedule.

Effective September 2020 term, UVic has adopted Brightspace (by Desire2Learn) as its new learning management system. All Social Work distance education courses are delivered using Brightspace. To learn about Brightspace and other UVic online tools available for your learning, please visit:

UVIC Learn Anywhere - Online Tools: Learn Anywhere