Classes that are offered through CUOL are listed on the CUOL web page. When you search for these courses in Carleton Central Registration, you will see different sections listed.  See below to help you determine which ones to select. If you need help with the Registration system, see the Registrar’s page.

Course Sections

Section T or V is the CUOL section of courses that are recorded on campus.  For students registered in the CUOL section, the primary means of accessing the recorded lectures are:

  • Video On Demand
  • Live Streams from the classroom
  • the CUOL Student Centre viewing kiosks

Distance students should be registered in the T/V section, as should local students who do not attend the on-campus class.  See Access Your Courses for more information.

On-campus Section: There is also an on-campus section of the course which will have another letter. It is identified in Carleton Central by the words “this course will be recorded for CUOL.”   For students registered in the on-campus section, the primary means of accessing the lectures is by attending the class, although they can use CUOL services as a supplementary way to view lectures. NOTE: Distance students must not register in the in-class section.

There are some CUOL courses that are offered from previously recorded lectures, particularly in the summer, and they will not have an on-campus section or a live stream.

Web-only courses usually have the section letter R, but some use different section letters.  The notes will indicate that it is an online/web-based course. These courses are accessed through cuLearn, the course website.

Video On Demand Sections

Video On Demand (VOD) is an optional service in which both in-class and T/V section students can register in Carleton Central (fee applies).  It allows students to login through the CUOL website to access to lectures at their convenience.  Lectures can be streamed online and/or downloaded.  Register for the Video On Demand section in addition to the class.

Section TOD or VOD is the Video On Demand service for students registered in the T or V section.  Those sections appear when you do a class search, and you can select the section to add it to your registration.  Note that you must be in the T or V section first!

Section ?OD is the Video On Demand service for students registered in the on-campus section (where ? is the letter of the on-campus section).  They do not appear as a separate section.  Instead, in the “section information” of the on-campus section, the CRN (course registration number) for the On Demand section is given.  You can add it by going to Add/Drop classes in Carleton Central registration, and entering the CRN into the “add classes worksheet”.

Note that the Video On Demand sections are not credit sections, they are merely services.  You must be registered in the on-campus or T/V section in order to add the matching Video On Demand section.  If you drop the class, make sure you drop class itself, not just the Video On Demand section.

Some classes also require registration in a discussion group, lab or tutorial (i.e. V1).  Most of these are online, but occasionally a course has a lab that must be attended on campus.  In this case, the course is not suitable for distance students.  This will be noted on the CUOL course list.

Note that CUOL classes may have caps, so you may find the class is full even though the Video On Demand service is open.

If you want to have Video On Demand Access but you miss the registration deadline, you can still add the service through our own registration page (but only after Carleton Central is closed for registration).

CUOL also offers an online  Pay Per Lecture service to access occasional missed lectures.

Some Registration Examples:

A student in Manotick wanting to take ECON 1000 and view the lectures on online at the time of the on-campus class would register in section V only.  He/she would go to the live stream for the classroom to watch the lecture while the class is being held.  She/he would write the exam at the regularly scheduled time at Carleton University.

A distance student in Toronto wanting to take LAWS 1000 with the Video On Demand service would register in section V, V1 (online discussion group), and VOD.  He/she would then apply for distance exams through the CUOL website by the deadline, and would write the exam with a local approved proctor.  He/she would log in and view the lectures online at the time that worked best with his/her schedule.

A student in Ottawa wanting to take PSYC 2001 and attend the lectures on campus, but also wanting to be able to view the lectures online as a back-up, would register in section A and AOD (if A is the one specified as being recorded for CUOL).  He/she would write the exam on campus.  He/she could log in and review the lectures online at any time.

A distance student in Saudi Arabia wanting to take PSYC 2002 would register in sections V and VOD.  He/she would then apply for distance exams through the CUOL website by the deadline, and would write the exam under the invigilation of a local approved proctor. He/she would log in and view the lectures online at the time that worked best with his/her schedule.

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