Course Formats and Options

Michener’s Department of Continuing Education offers professional development in several formats.

In addition to our in class courses, we also offer online learning through Blackboard.  The method of delivery is indicated in the “Format” section of each course description.

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Customized Education

Course Formats & Options

Online Fixed: Online courses start at specific times throughout the year and usually run for at least 12 weeks. Online facilitators help you learn throughout the course.

Online Continuous: Ultimate flexibility. Start a course at anytime throughout the year. Learn at your own pace and complete the necessary course work within a year. Online tutors are available to answer your questions when you need them.

In Class: Theory and hands-on training in class to perfect skills and improve competency. Dates may change due to minimum or maximum limits.

Hybrid Courses: A combination of online and in-class. Some courses allow you to start at anytime throughout the year. Learn the theory portion online at your own pace and when you are ready, complete the course by attending one of several pre-scheduled hands-on workshops. Alternatively, other hybrid courses start on a fixed date and are followed by workshops scheduled at set dates.

Course sections

Some courses have multiple sections listed beneath the course description.

  • If you are using a paper registration form and are registering for a multi-section course, please include the section you are interested in attending.
  • If you are registering online, please select the icon beside the section you are interested in attending.

Continuing education course materials

In many of our courses, all required materials are included in your tuition.

In class courses – Course materials are usually distributed during class, but if advance preparation is required, they will either be emailed to you or shipped after the registration deadline.

Online courses – Your Blackboard login-in information will be emailed to you on or before the first day of class. Course materials can be accessed direclty in Blackboard.

Access to online materials

For continous intake courses, you have one year from the registration date to complete the course. You may register and begin the course at any time throughout the academic year. Please view the Student Guide for Continuous Intake Courses for more information.

For fixed enrolment courses, that have a scheduled start date and end date, you will have access to course materials for one month after the course end date.

Required textbooks

If additional materials are required or recommended ( eg. textbooks), they will be clearly indicated in the course description and may be purchased from the University of Toronto Bookstore. We regret that we are unable to provide required texts on extended loan from Michener’s Learning Resource Centre.

We also recommend you use the specific edition of the textbook listed in the course description. Although the content of previous or subsequent editions may be similar, assignment questions and selected pages may differ.

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