The current pandemic has brought interesting challenges for teaching and learning that test our ability to adapt to new formats and learning models. We’ve compiled this list of resources from local post-secondary institutions to help you find the various accommodations that have been granted to different programs and courses in B.C.
Back to School 2020 – Recommendations and Observations
The provincial government has developed and released its guidelines for post-secondary institutions across the province as they prepare for the fall intake of students.
CourseCompare.ca has compiled this list of over 150 universities, colleges, and institutes across the country to share the delivery models they’ll be using for the fall intake.
Online or On-Campus?
B.C. Council on Admissions and Transfer – BCCAT has created a page of publicly released communications from the post-secondary institutions of B.C. You can find institution-specific information on their site.
As post-secondary institutions determine the best approach for their students, many are offering new grading options and/or extended add/drop deadlines. Follow the link to the relevant page below:
- University of Victoria
- University of Northern British Columbia
- University of Waterloo
- University of Toronto
- Thompson Rivers University
- University of Alberta
Some institutions are offering free or low-cost access to remote learning resources, such as laptops or software:
To help students make changes to adapt to an online learning environment, some institutions are providing online or phone consultations with their accessibility specialists:
- British Columbia Institute of Technology(BCIT) – Accessibility services
- Douglas College– FAQ and information about extra time for exams, audio recordings of lectures, text-to-speech software, and other support services
- Langara College– Offering real-time tutoring via their writing centre
- Simon Fraser University(SFU) – Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL)
- Thompson Rivers University (TRU) — Accessibility services available by phone or BlueJeans video conferencing
- University of Victoria (Uvic) – Centre for Accessible Learning
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