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COVID-19 information and screening.

Learn how we’re keeping our campus community safe, healthy and engaged during our gradual return to campus.
Note: The university’s mandatory vaccine directive is now in effect. Learn more about vaccine requirements.

Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Virtual Classrooms

Overview

Our program is fully online and uses virtual (synchronous) classrooms. With a good Internet connection, a webcam, and a headset with a microphone, you can communicate and interact with instructors and students from around the world from the comfort of your own home!

These classes are NOT lectures.  Instead, we focus on small-group, engaging discussions and activities.  Our faculty has been teaching in virtual environments for over a decade.

Our Classes

Our classes are specifically designed for working professionals, although we welcome full-time students as well. Each class meets one evening per week in the virtual classroom, usually from 6 to 9 p.m.  This allows many of our students to pursue their graduate studies while working full-time. 

Using leading-edge technology and resources, our classes are highly interactive. They feature group discussions, both large and small, through the use of ‘breakout rooms’ as seen in the above video. This allows for a dynamic form of collaboration not often found in online learning.

Technical Requirements

With minimal equipment, you can join our interactive online classes. Here is what you will need:

  • A computer that is relatively new (within the last two to three years)
  • A webcam
  • A good-quality headset with a microphone (you cannot use your computer’s speakers because they will create an echo for everyone else in the class). Our students have found that the brands Jabra, Plantronics and Logitech work well
  • An Internet connection with a minimum download speed of 5 Mbps, and a minimum upload speed of 1 Mbps; Check your speed at speedtest.net
  • You may wish to use a large computer screen (21-inch or larger). This is not required but can be helpful when bringing up multiple windows in class