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While Carleton University has a long-standing history of delivering high-quality online education, we realize you may have questions about your unique first-year experience. Although the delivery of your courses may be different from what you were expecting, we are putting everything in place to support your success in these exceptional circumstances.
With the support of Carleton’s dedicated Teaching and Learning Services office, our award-winning faculty are putting significant thought and effort into preparing outstanding online courses in an inclusive learning environment. When you join Carleton this September, you will:
Together with Carleton Online, our new hub for online learners, Carleton has developed many resources and strategies to help you succeed in an online environment:
University-wide, we’ve seen faculty, students and staff come together and adapt to our current circumstances. Read about how Carleton’s Journalism program pivoted to online learning in March, or how the Sprott School of Business has embraced the benefits of going digital. See how students within the Faculty of Engineering use specialized software to run simulations and interact with on-campus lab hardware in real-time.
Browse our list of free workshops, mini courses and refresher classes that you can take this summer and throughout your first year. Make sure to check in with your specific faculty or department to see all the ways in which they are preparing to welcome you to Carleton this September.
In Carleton’s online courses, students interact with the instructor, course materials and other students completely online.
With our online learning system, cuLearn, you’ll have all the tools you need to succeed in your first year at Carleton. You’ll have access to program-specific modules that you can watch and replay and discussion boards where you can engage with your professors and peers.
Have a look at how instructor Chris Rudyk presents his courses, or sit in virtually on one of professor Kim Hellemans’ Neuroscience and Mental Health 1202 classes. Please note this lecture was filmed while students were still on campus – even pre-pandemic, Carleton was offering students an online learning option.
Carleton’s unique sense of community is at the heart of everything we do. We are certain that the legendary warmth of our community will continue to shine through in these unprecedented circumstances.
Be sure to check out our centralized webpage of information on how to best get in touch with the services that will assist you in every step of your academic journey.
You belong to a special cohort of students who are navigating this time of transition together. We know that a huge part of any university experience is the ability to meet new friends and have fun experiences. While we must continue to respect physical distancing this fall, Carleton has introduced many virtual programs to ensure that your first-year remains full of exciting ways to connect with your classmates.
Browse the long list of activities that Carleton’s Student Experience Office (SEO) is now hosting to ensure that our students are staying connected. Here are some more highlights you can count on for the fall:
“I’m amazed by how fast and how well my transition to online is going. It feels good that our professors are here to support us no matter what. Everything is changing quickly, but we’re all learning and adjusting. We are one community and we all want to make the situation better.”
Bachelor of Science (Biology) student
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