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On this page, we provide definitions for the terminology used to describe online course delivery in various University documents and platforms, including the Timetable and WebAdvisor/Student Planning. 

Click on the session you are registering for to go to the relevant information:

 

NOTE:  Always read the "meeting information" and "notes" sections of a course carefully for specific details about course delivery!

***For advice, resources, tips on online learning, see our website:  Remote Learning Hub

 

 

Fall & Winter Term 2021-22 

Live Online - Scheduled class times will take place using an online platform. Students must be available during the posted lecture times for live streaming and/or group interactions. High speed internet and access to an electronic device with a webcam (e.g., smart phone, laptop) is mandatory.

Hybrid Online - Online + live components. Students must be available during the posted lecture times for live streaming and/or group interactions. Some components will also require independent online learning. High speed internet is mandatory. Section material is accessed via nexus.uwinnipeg.ca. All tests, midterm exams and live discussions will be held during the scheduled times at the discretion of the instructor. A device with a webcam (e.g., a smart phone or laptop) is required.

Online Asynchronous - There are no live lecture components to this course. High speed internet is mandatory. Section material is accessed via nexus.uwinnipeg.ca. Tests and midterm exams MAY be held at scheduled times.

 

 

Spring Term 2021 

In the Student Planning catalog:

Online - Synchronous – A course is delivered at specific times using an online platform, such as Zoom or other video conferencing platform.  The course is not saved on the Nexus site, so it must be viewed at the specific times listed; otherwise students do not have access to it.  In “Additional Information,” this type of course is listed as “LIVE.”

Online - Asynchronous – A course is delivered through pre-recorded videos, powerpoint presentations, readings and/or other materials that do not have a live component.  The course may be accessed by students at any time for the duration of the course.  There may be assignment due dates or tests/exams that take place at certain times, but all other aspects of the course are available to students 24 hours per day on the Nexus site.  In “Additional Information,” this type of course is listed as “NEXUS.”

Online - Synchronous and Asynchronous – If a course shows both synchronous and asynchronous times and locations, then it is a combination of the two formats.  There are aspects of the course in which you will work on your own and other aspects that require you to participate in live elements at specified dates/times.   Make sure you are available to participate at the specified dates/times.   In “Additional Information,” the course will be categorized as “NEXUS+.”

 

In WebAdvisor and Timetable: 

LIVE  – via Zoom or other video-conferencing platform –  Lectures will be delivered live on fixed days at fixed times.  This delivery method is exactly the same as if both the instructor and students were on-campus; the only difference is everyone is attending virtually.

NEXUS –  Course materials are posted online throughout the course and remain available 24-hours a day to students until the end of exam period.  This delivery method may include pre-recorded lectures in the studio (1L10)/Video on Demand, PDFs, PowerPoints, and YouTube videos.

NEXUS+ - This is a combination of "Live" and "Nexus.” You must be available to participate in the Live components on the specified dates/times, plus there is additional course material available 24-hours a day to students on Nexus. The Live components may include live lectures, discussions, and/or group work and the Nexus components may include articles, pre-recorded videos, and other posted course materials.