1. Video Presentation
  2. Fall Course Delivery Types
  3. How will the Winter 2022 term be affected?
  4. Should I come back to Ottawa for the Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 terms?

Carleton University is planning for a significant proportion of courses – and in particular seminars, labs, experiential learning and smaller classes – to be offered in-person on campus in a safe way in Fall 2021, subject to government regulations and public health guidelines

The Fall 2021 course schedule will include a combination of in-person and online course delivery types to provide flexibility for students. Course delivery types will appear in the “Section Information” listing in Carleton Central. Descriptions of each course delivery type are listed below.

While we strive to minimize alterations to the class schedule, please note that changes to the schedule, including course delivery types, may be made between now and the first day of classes. To ensure your course selection is based on the most up-to-date information, we recommend you revisit your timetable periodically throughout the summer and again before the beginning of classes in September.

The course delivery labels listed below have been designed for fall term courses and are subject to change for the winter term.

Video Presentation

This video will explain the course delivery types that will be available in Fall 2021.

Course Delivery Types | Carleton Central How-To (YouTube)

Fall Course Delivery Types

The following course delivery type will appear in the “Section Information” listing in Carleton Central:

  • ONLINE SYNCHRONOUS SECTION. A real-time, online course where the instructor and students meet via web conferencing tools, at scheduled days and times. Instructors and students share information, ideas and learning experiences in a virtual course environment. Participation in synchronous courses requires students to have reliable, high-speed internet access, a computer (ideally with a webcam), and a headset with a microphone.
  • ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUS SECTION. An online course where the instructor and students share information, ideas, and learning experiences in a virtual course space. Asynchronous courses do not have live, scheduled meetings online. However, students are expected to remain up to date with the deadlines and due dates provided by the instructor. These courses require high-speed Internet access and a computer.
  • ONLINE BLENDED SECTION. An online course where there is a mixture of synchronous meetings and asynchronous activities. This means students need to be prepared to meet some of the time online via web conferencing tools at scheduled days and times. The specific dates will be communicated by the instructor in the course outline. The asynchronous activities are intended to provide flexibility to students when the class is not meeting synchronously. Students are expected to remain up to date with the deadlines and due dates provided by the instructor. These courses require reliable high-speed Internet access and a computer (ideally with a webcam), and a headset with a microphone.
    IN-PERSON SECTION WITH FLEXIBLE ONLINE/ON CAMPUS ATTENDANCE (HYFLEX). In the Hybrid-flexible (HyFlex) model, a single section is offered simultaneously to both on campus and students studying online by the same instructor. Students may choose how they will attend each class, either in-person on campus or online via Zoom. Students attending online may actively participate in the course. Instructors may choose to record their course, but this is solely at their discretion. Note: online and on campus students are part of the same section. Max enrollment of the section is limited by the room capacity.
  • IN-PERSON SECTION WITH ALTERNATIVES FOR ONLINE STUDENTS. In-person section; however, students who are studying online are welcome to register. Arrangements will be made for students who choose not to come to campus, possibly including recorded classes, or other arrangements.
  • IN-PERSON SECTION. DEPARTMENTAL PERMISSION REQUIRED FOR ONLINE STUDENTS. In-person section. Students who are studying online should contact the department and obtain permission to register.
  • IN-PERSON SECTION. NOT SUITABLE FOR ONLINE STUDENTS. In-person section only; students who are studying online should not register.

How will the Winter 2022 term be affected?

We anticipate an even more significant return to campus and in-person learning for Winter 2022, depending on public health guidelines and regulations. Online options will be available, where possible, for those students who are unable to travel to Ottawa or return to campus due to travel restrictions or medical reasons. The Carleton University Scenario Planning (CUSP) will consider all relevant factors and consult with stakeholders in developing recommendations for Winter 2022.

Should I come back to Ottawa for the Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 terms?

We recommend that students return to Ottawa for Fall 2021, recognizing that medical reasons or travel restrictions may limit the ability of some students to do so.

We are planning for a significant proportion of courses – and in particular seminars, labs, experiential learning and smaller classes – to be offered in-person on campus in a safe way in Fall 2021. We are also expecting an even more significant return to in-person courses in Winter 2022. These plans are, of course, subject to government regulations and public health guidelines.

Online options will be available for those students who are unable to travel to Ottawa and/or return to campus. Please note, however, that not every course will have an online option.