Continuing Education's online courses take the learning experience out of the traditional classroom.
To successfully access online courses and materials, you will need to make sure that your computer is properly configured, and that you have the knowledge to use the tools. The resources below are provided to guide you through your online learning experience.
- Courses identified as Online are designed so that you can participate at a time that works for you. You are not learning in isolation, and you are expected to take part in online discussions. Your instructor may schedule an online meeting at different times throughout your course to demonstrate or discuss a topic. All of these meetings are recorded, so if you miss a scheduled session you can view the recording at a later time.
- Online Synchronous
- Courses identified as Online Synchronous are scheduled online at specific dates and times. Your instructor leads you through the course much as they would during a face-to-face classroom course. All synchronous classes are recorded, so if you miss a scheduled session you can view a recording when you have time.
- Introduction to D2L
- Log in to your course
- Create your D2L system profile
- Receive notifications of D2L course activity
- Subscribe to a D2L calendar
- Create D2L discussion threads
- Reply to discussion topic threads
- Search discussion topics
- Save a draft D2L discussion thread
- Send email to an individual user
- Send email to selected users
- Send email to a group
- Send email to the entire class
- Submit Dropbox assignments through the Course Module shortcut
- Submit Dropbox assignments through the Assessments Dropbox tool
Important: Adobe Connect will be discontinued and replaced by Zoom for live and recorded sessions in Continuing Education courses effective September 1, 2020.
Zoom enables you to participate in online real-time sessions with your instructor and fellow students. Instructors can share their presentations, enable collaboration with others, conduct small group activities, poll students and more, all from any device with an internet connection. A Zoom app is available for your mobile device.
Students do not require a Zoom account to participate in an online class. A headset with a microphone is recommended. Zoom sessions can also be recorded and shared in Desire2Learn (D2L) or by email.
Learn how to join a Zoom meeting in D2L.
View the Guidelines for Zoom.
For all Zoom tutorials visit elearn.ucalgary.ca/getting-started-with-zoom.
For more information about online learning on campus go to the UCalgary e-Learning Website.
If the help you need isn't provided in the list above, please contact Continuing Education Student Services during office hours. Outside of regular hours, please connect with the UCIT Support Centre . Be sure to identify yourself as a Continuing Education student.