Course formats for Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 terms

Our approach

Planning for the return to class in September 2022 is well underway.

In light of the recent relaxation of public health restrictions in Ontario, we’re optimistic that most students, especially new students, will be able to enjoy their courses in-person and connect with peers on campus this fall.

Of course nobody has a crystal ball, but we are on track for your fall 2022 experience to take place mainly on campus, backed with no more than 10%-to-20% of courses in online, hybrid and other formats. Courses not delivered in-person have been carefully developed and identified as being best suited for distance learning, based on lessons we have learned from the past two years.

We intend to maximize the number of spots in residence, offer a complete program of activities across campus, and provide all academic and administrative services in person. Ventilation on campus has already been upgraded to meet, indeed exceed, recommended public health standards.

We have been working tirelessly to allow everyone to return to the dynamic, exciting life at University that we all enjoyed before the pandemic. We will keep you posted as our planning takes shape.

Enrolment process for online courses

Regular students

From uoZone, go to Applications and click on Student Centre. On the Search for Classes screen, click on Additional Search Criteria.

  1. Select your Course Career: Choose either Undergraduate (Arts, Engineering, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Sciences or the Telfer School of Management) or Law.
  2. If you know which course you want to take, enter the Subject and Course Number. If you don’t know which course, continue directly to next step.
  3. Under Location, select Virtual from the drop-down menu.
  4. Unselect Show Open Classes Only in order to search for all classes regardless of the status (open, closed, waitlist) and click on Search.
  5. Click on Select next to the course you want to take.

For step-by-step instructions, please see the Student Enrolment Guide tutorial, available on the Enrol application page.

Special students

See the enrolment details for special students.

Teaching methods

All courses are offered in one of the following two ways:

Synchronous: the course is offered in real time, at a specific date and time

Asynchronous: the course does not have an assigned date and time

In order to determine if a course is offered online or in person, you can refer to the course location:

  • An online course will have its location listed as VIRTUAL
  • An in-person course will have an assigned classroom for its location (ex. 125 University (MNT) 303)
ecampus Ontario

The University of Ottawa is part of a provincial initiative called the Ontario Online Learning Consortium (OOLC), which has recently launched a web-based portal called eCampusOntario. This portal allows students to find and register for online courses in universities across Ontario. It also features many open access resources, to further online learning.

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