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TLSS - Teaching and Learning Support Service

Online courses and distance education

Online Courses

The University of Ottawa has been offering online classes for several years. Since 2011, the TLSS and its Centre for Innovative Pedagogies and Digital Learning (CIPDL) has developed a dozen of them. In 2011, the Vice-President Academic and Provost launched and financed the creation of 11 online courses that involved various faculties. That same year, 5 other courses through online courses in French development were also funded by specific funds for the development of educational resources in French.

In 2013, the E-Learning Working Group Report was submitted and outlined 9 recommendations. The main recommendation was to develop blended courses at a large-scale, which gave birth to the Blended Learning Initiative.

The report also recommended offering more online courses. The Centre for Innovative Pedagogies and Digital Learning (CIPDL) has continued its efforts to encourage a few faculties to transform some of their courses.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has allocated millions of dollars for the creation of a provincial portal and the development of undergraduate online courses by launching a competition opened to all Ontario universities and colleges. Since 2014, the TLSS has received funding for the creation of 10 courses. In parallel, many other initiatives of the Ministry for French and 14 other courses are currently in development and will be completed in fall 2015.

Other courses will likely be funded over the next two to three years.

Click here to see the list by Faculty of the course offered entirely online at the University of Ottawa.

Whether you're a professor, a student or a teaching assistant, check out our guides and our resources for online courses.

You are a professor who would like to offer an course in an online format?

Please contact the list of courses (by Faculty) offered entirely online.

We also have plenty of resources available to professors enabling them to design an online course and that make you think about the different elements that we must first consider before starting the process. To find out more on this topic, check out our tools!


Distance Education

Check out the University’s Distance education guide:  pdf2018 Student Distance seducation guide

Click here to learn more about Distance education...