Online Learning

Taking a self-directed course online provides you with the flexibility to learn off-campus on a schedule that suits you. You do not have to log in or do work at a specific time of day. Simply follow the timeline set by your facilitator in order to meet assigned due dates, and, if applicable, write your final exam during the scheduled exam period.

Our self-directed online courses are designed to engage students with their facilitators. You may communicate any time via the online course discussion board or email with your facilitator. You can also interact with your classmates through course discussion boards and group activities. In fact, many courses require you to participate in online discussions as part of your overall grade.

In addition to the traditional semester intakes (September, January, May) many of our self-directed online courses are available to start on a monthly intake basis. Choose the intake that best suits your schedule.

Click here to view a list of our current online offerings.

Technical Requirements

In general, all you require is a home or office computer with a high-speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) internet connection. An Apple or PC platform will work.

If you have a PC:

  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 are compatible operating systems
  • Web browsers supported include Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher

If you have an Apple (Mac):

  • Compatible operating systems include OS X
  • Web browsers supported include Firefox, Chrome or Safari

While mobile devices may allow some participation in an online course, functionality may be limited and they are not guaranteed to meet all your coursework needs. We recommend students do not attempt assignments or quizzes when using a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet, due to compatibility issues.

Most courses require word-processing software. Individual courses may have additional software requirements such as programs for playing audio or video, or a specific software application such as Excel. In some instances, it may be necessary to upgrade your version of Flash or Java to meet course requirements.

There is always 24/7 technical support available for questions regarding your online course environment!