2021 Winter Session Courses: In-Person, Online & Hybrid

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COVID-19 and UBC's response

Learn more about UBC's COVID-19 response and campus return plan. Stay up-to-date with UBC Science's plans.

UBC is currently planning a return to on-campus activity for 2021/22 Winter Session. Courses will be primarily delivered in-person, with the expectation that students will be on campus in September. A limited selection of courses are available with online delivery.

We are strongly encouraging all members of the UBC community to receive a vaccination as soon as they are eligible; free COVID-19 vaccinations will be available to all incoming UBC students. Please visit covid19.ubc.ca for the most up-to-date information from the university and answers to frequently asked questions.

Quick Tips for Course Registration

  • There are 3 modes of delivery this Winter session: Online, In-person and Hybrid.
  • Use the “Mode of Delivery” and “Requires Attendance” fields in the Course Schedule to identify which courses, discussions, tutorials, and labs are in-person, online, or hybrid.
  • Always check the Section Comments for additional information relating to your course. An “online” Mode of Delivery does not guarantee that all course elements are fully online.

 

Which courses are in-person vs. online?

A new labelling system has been developed to address the wide variety of modes of delivery for courses in 2021/22 Winter Session, and the uncertainty for some students to be able to return to campus by September.

There are three modes of delivery this Winter Session:

  • In-person: The course component takes place in-person on the UBC Vancouver campus.
  • Online: Regular course activities (e.g. lecture, lab) is online, but all elements of the entire course may not be eligible to complete remotely. Check the Section Comments for details. For example, assessments like midterms and finals may be in-person. Exception: students who are prevented from being present on campus, for reasons outside of their control, will apply for an alternate format exam – more details about this application will be available at the start of term. 
  • Hybrid: The course component takes place in-person, but will also be provided online for students who cannot come to campus. See the section comments for each course to determine if the course design aligns with your needs.

The Course Schedule search tool now allows you to search and distinguish between courses that are delivered online, in-person, or through a hybrid model, and if they require in-person attendance or can be completed remotely.

Filter by Mode of Delivery

Use the Mode of Delivery field to identify which courses, discussions, tutorials, and labs are in-person, online, or hybrid.

 

An “online” Mode of Delivery does not guarantee that all course elements are fully online. There may be some in-person elements, such as the final exam. Check the Section Comments for every course to confirm the details. When the term begins, consult the syllabus for the most up-to-date and accurate course information.

Filter for courses that require (or do not require) in-person attendance

If you are unable to attend classes in-person in Term 1, use the Course Schedule search tool and select “NO” in the “Course Requires In-Person Attendance” field. This search filter will restrict your search to display only courses that will be delivered online.

Many courses are labeled “YES” or “NO”. Some courses are labeled “SEE SECTION COMMENTS”. Within the Section Comments, you’ll find clarification whether the course or section has some in-person components or if it can be completed fully online.

 

 

Before returning to campus

Students will need to complete a mandatory COVID-19 Student Safety Training course before returning to campus. The course takes 10–15 minutes to complete and is delivered on Canvas.

For up-to-date information on UBC’s Campus Return Plan, please visit covid19.ubc.ca/.

 

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