Delivery Modes for Summer and Fall 2021 Courses

Summer 2021 has begun with online-only delivery. We are prepared, if conditions and public health guidelines allow, to gradually incorporate in-person elements to the student experience. We continue to closely monitor the current situation.

Please find more information and updates related to COVID-19 here.

Below are the definitions of the delivery method codes that students will find on course schedules.

Student should also be aware of the minimum technical requirements needed for students to access remote/online learning.

CodeDelivery ModeDelivery Mode DescriptionComment
INPERIn-PersonA course is considered In-Person if it requires attendance at a specific location and time for some or all course activities.

Refer to course fact sheet for details of In-Person activity requirements.

*Subject to adjustments imposed by public health requirements for physical distancing.
Used if the course has any requirement for in-person (“face to face,” “live,” “real time”) attendance at a specific physical location. An in-person course may also have synchronous and/or asynchronous components that can be completed remotely.

In-Person courses (or course sections) enrolment capacities are set by the COVID-19 room capacity following Public Health regulations.
Students in In-Person sections will be able to participate remotely as well should their personal COVID-19 situation requires them to do so.
SYNCOnline SynchronousA course is considered Online Synchronous if online attendance is expected at a specific time for some or all course activities, and attendance at a specific location is not expected for any activities or exams.An online synchronous course may also have asynchronous components that can be completed remotely on the student’s own time.

If a course with an Online Synchronous sections have corresponding In Person sections, students in the Online Synchronous sections will not be able to participate in In-Person section activities due to COVID-19 room capacities set following Public Health regulations.
ASYNCAsynchronousA course is considered Asynchronous if it has no requirement for attendance at a specific time or location for any activities or exams.Components may be online or remote (e.g. reading, writing, etc.).An asynchronous offering is not “self-paced” —there are deadlines/milestones that must be met, but the student can do the work at any time of day or night that suits them. No In-Person or Online Synchronous component, and no schedule appears.

If a course with a Asynchronous section have corresponding In-Person sections, students in the Asynchronous sections will not be able to participate in In-Person section activities due to COVID-19 room capacities set following Public Health regulations.
SYNIFOnline Synchronous (In Person Final)A course is considered Online Synchronous (In Person Final) if meeting sections might require attendance at a specific time and location for the final exam or final assessment (subject to adjustments imposed by public health requirements). Online attendance at a specific time is required for some or all other activitiesOnline Synchronous (In Person Final) will have classes with online attendance, and in-person attendance for the final exam/assessment.

Refer to course fact sheet for details of In-Person activity requirements.
INPER/DUALIn-Person/Dual FormatA course is considered In-Person/Dual if class meetings are held in person and can be simultaneously accessed by students in person and online. If capacity limits imply that there is not enough space in a classroom, a class section may be divided into subsections. Students in each subsection will be scheduled to attend class meetings in-person or to attend class meetings in-person on some rotational basis. For example, one group of students would attend class in-person one week and the other group of students would take part synchronously through BBCollaborate, Zoom, or similar platform. The following week, the groups will switch who is in-person and who is online 

Last Updated: 2021-06-29 @ 9:29 am