Enrolment process for online courses

Find essential steps and information to enrol in online courses at uOttawa. Whether you are pursuing a degree or simply taking courses, our process ensures access to a variety of learning opportunities.

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.

Non-degree students

See the enrolment details for non-degree 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)
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Ontario Online Learning Consortium (OOLC)

The University of Ottawa is part of a provincial initiative called the Ontario Online Learning Consortium (OOLC), which has 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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