Computer and Distance Education
Room 20, Guigues Hall
CMS-MSC@ustpaul.ca
Telephone: 613-236-1393
1-800-637-6859
Ext: 2234
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Courses Offered

The Different Types of Courses

All courses offered at Saint Paul University have an online component via a learning management system named BrighSpace. However, Adobe Connect, Zoom or Teams can also be used.

All electronic communications between professors and students happen via the @ustpaul.ca email system for professors and via the @uottawa.ca email system for students.

Four types of courses are offered at Saint Paul University:

In-class courses

  • This type of course is offered in the classroom, in the presence of the professor and students.

Distance courses

  • This type of course is broadcast live (in synchronous mode) by the professor via the learning management system.
  • Students can log on to the course in real time (in synchronous mode) or, if the course has been recorded, in delayed mode (in asynchronous mode). Important: not all distance courses are recorded.
  • Even when some courses are at times given simultaneously in the classroom and remotely, a student registered in a distance course cannot attend in class. In the same way, a student registered in an in-class course must attend classes in person.

Online courses

  • This type of course is pre-recorded and offered only online (in asynchronous mode) via the learning management system.

Hybrid courses

This type of course combines two types of courses. Here are the most common examples:

  • Part of the course is offered online (in asynchronous mode); the other part is offered as a distance course (in synchronous mode).
  • Part of the course is offered online (in asynchronous mode); the other part of the course is offered in-class on predetermined dates.
  • Part of the course is offered at a distance (sometimes mandatory synchronous, sometimes synchronous or asynchronous); the other part of the course is offered in-class on predetermined dates.

Courses are supported by a technical team that responds to the needs of students and professors.

Contact the Computer and Distance Education team for a demonstration or to find answers to your questions about this approach to learning: cms-msc@ustpaul.ca

For all inquiries about registrations, please contact an Academic Advisor at: Premier.CycleUndergrad@ustpaul.ca or Etudes.Sup-Grad.Studies@ustpaul.ca