What is virtual and remote learning?
Virtual and remote learning means you’ll have the opportunity to do all your learning from wherever you are.
Whether your program will be delivered entirely through remote and virtual learning or will include some on-campus experiences, you will have the opportunity to learn together with your peers and develop the skills and abilities required for your future career.
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Remote learning means you will:
- Access course content, materials, and resources online, anytime through MyCanvas, Mohawk's online learning management system
- Connect and collaborate with your classmates and instructors
- Access to tools such as Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Teams at no extra charge
- Remain connected and engaged in your learning
- Attend classes and participate in learning and assessment activities using a suite of web-conferencing tools.
- Ask questions via discussion boards and live chat
Virtual learning means you will:
- Use a range of apps and online tools to simulate real work scenarios
- Gain experience through activities such as role-play, case studies etc.
In some programs, students will have the opportunity to participate in simulated virtual, augmented and mixed reality environments and scenarios.
How you’ll learn
Our faculty and staff have worked to build engaging virtual and remote learning environments and activities to ensure students learn and apply their knowledge and skills. By using technology and simulation you will gain the valuable experience that employers are looking for in today’s workforce.
In your program, you will:
- Engage with faculty and peers in a mix of scheduled, real-time, and on-demand learning
- Develop the skills to work independently and as part of a collaborative team to solve real-world problems
- Establish your professional communication skills through researching, reflecting, and presenting your learning
- Have flexibility to manage school, family, work and other commitments
Frequently asked questions
Learning in this environment will strengthen in-demand skills like:
Learning to balance school, work, and family commitments will enhance your time management skills.
Exploring a variety of communication tools, such as online chat and discussion boards, will elevate your communication skills.
Using industry-leading software to complete assignments and activities will improve your computer skills.
Adopting new ways of interacting with peers, including virtual group work and online collaboration, will teach you to solve problems in new ways.
As leaders in virtual and remote education, we are ready to provide an exceptional learning experience, whether you are joining Mohawk for the first time this semester or returning for another semester.
This fall, programs will be delivered in one of two ways:
Fully remote: all courses will be delivered in a fully remote and virtual environment. Students will not be required to attend in-person.
In-person requirements: courses will be delivered by a combination of remote learning and some in-person requirements. One or more courses in the program will require students to attend in-person on campus, or attend an off-site placement.
If you have questions regarding placements or online delivery for a specific course please reach out to the contact listed on your program page. Find your program using the program search.
- Learn how to read your timetable
As a leader in experiential learning, Mohawk provides hands-on experiences to prepare you for a successful transition to the workforce. From simulations to capstone projects, co-op to placement, our programs include many forms of experiential learning.
Students accessing virtual learning from abroad
- A reliable Internet connection and computer are required to access virtual and remote learning. Learn more about technology requirements and options for accessing the Internet if your connection is not reliable.
- If you are unsure how to set up your technology for success, contact Academic Technology Services.
- All international students must download the iCent app to receive important information about studying at Mohawk. Once downloaded, students will receive notifications and information about relevant tips to be successful in their studies.
- If you are feeling isolated and need a fellow student to talk to, consider joining the First Year Experience (FYE) program. Learn more about the program online and register today! Students will get added to the program starting the week of August 16, 2021, and will run throughout the fall semester.
- If you are studying from a different time zone, be sure to let your professor(s) know so they are aware. It is not always possible to schedule meetings and classes at a time that is convenient for everyone but it is helpful for your professor to know if you are accessing the course from a different time zone.
- Similarly, if you have group assignment, be sure to let your team members know that you are studying from a different time zone from them. Agree to timelines, goals and expectations at the outset so that team members are aware of group expectations and each member’s situation and ensure constant communication. See this Group Work resource for further tips on group work and see the Tips for Learning page for even more study tips.
- If you need extra help or are falling behind, be sure to discuss any issues with your professor(s) as soon as possible. Your professors want you to succeed and may be able to recommend resources to support you. Also, see the list of online student services for a list of supports such as Student Success Advisors and the Learning Support Centre. Even though you are not in Canada, free virtual supports are available to help you!
- Stay organized – as you are studying in a different time zone, make sure you record all of your assignment, test, class meetings and project due dates in EST. It will help to make sure you don’t accidentally miss any deadlines. Take some time when you receive this information from your professors and plan it out for your semester. You may wish to use a time zone converter to convert any dates in EST into your own time zone so that you are aware of when deadlines occur. There are many free time zone converters on the web. For example, The Time Zone Converter – simply enter the name of a city to see the conversion. (You will need to enter the city “Toronto” to view the time zone here at Mohawk College.)
The Future Ready Toolkit is full of helpful information to support your college journey. However, we know there are times when you need more immediate support. The following resources will help you get the support you need.
- Need help using technology such as MyCanvas or Microsoft Office? Contact the Academic Technology Services
- Having technical issues logging in or accessing your accounts? Contact Student Technical Support
Use the Library's one-on-one chat service for more information about:
- Library resources
- Understanding APA
- Searching databases
- Finding ebooks
- The Books To Go service
Academic Program Support
- Connect with your Program area using the program search
- Connect with your Student Success Advisor
- Connect with a peer tutor Learning Support Centre | Mohawk College
Mental Health and Wellness
Contact: counselling [at] mohawkcollege.ca
All other questions
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