online classes

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Last-minute switches to online courses hurt students

This fall semester, UVic marked the return to in-person classes after a year-long hiatus due to COVID-19. In their early announcements about the return to campus, UVic indicated that 100…
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Nocturnal studying, disconnection, and stress: The life of an international student studying online from South Asia

Time differences have disrupted my body clock, social life, and connection with Canadian culture  Like many students, I started online classes in September 2020. However, unlike most of my classmates…
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UVic anticipates more in-person classes in summer semesters, adjusts key dates and re-opens general bursary for spring semester

Here are some updates on what we can expect regarding an eventual return to face-to-face classes, an update on those key dates, and how to apply for financial aid through…
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UVic survey shows students struggling with heavy workloads, accessibility, and support in online courses

As the spring semester approaches, UVic students and instructors are quickly preparing for another semester online. According to a newly released working report, the fall semester left students with difficulties…
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Martlet survey reveals students feel online classes are not the same quality as in-person instruction, have mixed reviews of UVic’s response to COVID-19

408 students responded to questions about online classes, affordability, and UVic’s COVID-19 response As summer classes progress and B.C.’s COVID-19 case count trends downwards, students finally have time to process…

Eight helpful tips for success in your online classes

Online education is an adjustment, but there are ways to make it work better This summer, all of UVic’s classes will be online. Premier John Horgan has also confirmed that…