Please check the Glossary below as ClassFinder has changed and important updates have been made that may affect your course selection.
Mainly self-directed (asynchronous) delivery. The expectation is that students engage in learning under their own direction and there are very few, if any, assignments completed with peers; the majority of learning and assignment work is self-directed and completed on an individual basis. Scheduled time online is not required. Tutors are available to offer clarification and answer questions for support. Tutors do not provide direct instruction on the content.
Learning is both student and professor/instructor directed, with professors/instructors usually providing instruction during the regularly scheduled class time (synchronous). Some online courses are offered without regularly scheduled class times (asynchronous) but the professor/instructor is usually available and has online office hours. The more you engage, the greater the connections you will have with the learning, your classmates, and your professor/instructor.
Kelowna, Penticton, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm or Vernon
This course or section is delivered at one of the College’s campuses or a specified off-site location. It is a traditional face-to-face college course or for example a lab that is part of a course. We will respect WorkSafeBC, the Public Health Officer and provincial guidelines to ensure a safe situation for all concerned.
Building and Rooms:
Building and room are specified
The course or section will require you to attend in person. When offered in a face-to-face format, we will respect WorkSafeBC, Public Health Officer and provincial guidelines to ensure a safe situation for all concerned.
The course is delivered online with no requirement to come to a campus. However, if the course includes a lab or seminar, it may be delivered on campus and only the corresponding lecture will be online.
If a time is specified, you should be prepared to be available at that time. If the course is online, you will attend virtually. If a campus is indicated, you are expected to attend on campus at that time.
Synchronous vs. Asynchronous:
Some section notes will refer to the course being run synchronously or asynchronously.
Synchronous courses are like traditional on-campus classes where students must be in the class (virtually) at the same time. Synchronous courses are delivered and taken in real-time or “live” (virtually) and the time will be indicated in ClassFinder.
Asynchronous courses don’t require that students log into the course and meet at specific times. Students can access course materials anytime. Work is more independent.
Some sections include notes that tell you more about this section such as if sessions will be recorded or if a section is a combination of online and in-person learning. Not all departments added this information to their courses but if you see a note, read it carefully as it often contains important information.
The schedule is subject to change and you should regularly check for changes here or view your the schedule in your myOkanagan account.
This service is provided to the public for information and to students to assist in pre-planning for registration. The entries made here are not connected to the actual course registration process. This information is subject to change.
Please contact Student Services if you need help with course planning. For Continuing Studies courses, please use the Continuing Studies ClassFinder.