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

Distance learning offers students flexibility and helps them manage their time well while encouraging learning in a dynamic and personalized environment.

The Different Types of Courses

All courses offered at Saint Paul University have an online component via a learning management system named BrightSpace. However, in a few cases, the Adobe Connect platform may 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 the 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 view recordings of the classes (in asynchronous mode).
  • 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.
  • For students registered in a distance course, exams are done using the learning management system.

Online courses

  • This type of course is pre-recorded and offered only online, in asynchronous mode, via the learning management system.
  • It may sometimes happen that, within an online course, the professor requires live attendance (in synchronous mode) for one or several classes. However, this approach is rare and is always indicated in the course outline.
  • For students registered in an online course, assignments and exams are done using the learning management system.

Hybrid courses

  • This type of course combines two types of courses:

1)     part of the course is offered as a distance course (sometimes necessarily in synchronous mode, and sometimes in synchronous or asynchronous mode) or online (in asynchronous mode);

2)     the other part of the course is offered in the classroom (and is required) on pre-set dates, to do group work, to take part in discussions or for any other course component.

  • Depending on the professor, assignments and exams can be done during class in the classroom, remotely or online.

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: eddistance@ustpaul.ca

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