Carleton University OnLine is a flexible learning platform that offers a wide array of university credit courses. Both local students and students at a distance can take advantage of our online courses.
Whether you are at home or traveling abroad, finishing a degree, just starting one, or studying for interest, Carleton University OnLine can provide the convenience and flexibility you need to fit a university education into your schedule.
There are two types of CUOL courses: recorded lecture-based courses and web-based courses.
CUOL recorded courses are filmed on campus during a regular class. The lectures are then made available to local and distance students through a number of different channels. These CUOL classes are as close as possible to being in the classroom – you can listen to classroom discussions, hear questions and see the lectures just as they are delivered to fellow students. There is also a course website (cuLearn) where students find resources, including the course outline, discussion groups and assignments.
CUOL web-based courses are designed to be offered through a course website. A web course is often made up of modules, including recorded presentations, discussion forums, online activities and assignments. Web courses require frequent active online participation.
We offer a variety of recorded and web-based credit courses from different departments. Browse our course list for details.
Becoming a CUOL student
Registering in CUOL courses is easy. If you’re already a Carleton student, you can simply register in the CUOL section of the course in Carleton Central.
If you’re not a Carleton student but are interested in taking a course for personal interest or transfer credit, to qualify for admission or improve professional qualifications, you will first need to become a Special Student at Carleton.
See our registration page for more information about how to enroll in CUOL courses.