Courses offered entirely online

A course offered entirely online, also referred to as a “fully online course,” is just what it sounds like: a course that is offered via the Internet, for which you do not attend classes on campus. You can meet with your professor and classmates virtually, exchanging ideas and doing activities together just as you would in a traditional course.

The time commitment required for this course and its content is the same as for a traditional course. You carry out your course work, including online discussions, papers and other activities, from September to December for the Fall term and from January to April for the Winter term. You also follow the same important academic dates and deadlines.

Enrolment process

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.

Students from universities other than the University of Ottawa

In order to enrol, you will need permission from your home university. Please fill out the appropriate permission form (usually available from your university’s registrar or student record`s office), and deliver it  in person or send it by fax or email (scanned copy) to the University of Ottawa faculty or school offering the course that you want to take.

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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