Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Course Delivery Formats

Courses delivered by TRU-OL are offered in the following formats:

  • Print, self-paced

    Print-based courses are delivered primarily via packages of printed materials that are sent out to students. These packages may include other materials such as DVDs and textbooks. In these courses students study individually at their own pace with Open Learning Faculty Member support. Some print-based courses include resources that require Internet access.

  • Web, self-paced

    Web-based courses are delivered primarily via the Internet using a learning management system. They may include other materials such as DVDs and textbooks that are sent out to students. In these courses students study individually at their own pace with Open Learning Faculty Member support.

  • Online, paced 

    Online courses are delivered using a learning management system and are usually based on a cohort model (includes other learners). These courses, which are led by an Open Learning Faculty Member, promote high levels of activity and collaboration within the cohort. Each class is paced and has a specific start and end date. Start dates are usually in September, January and May, subject to availability. Registration deadlines apply.