Course Delivery

Your distance education online course is delivered to you via a Learning Management System (LMS), which is in turn managed by your tutor-marker (TM). As your course progresses, you'll meet other students online and become part of the dynamic online learning community at SFU.

Note: You will need access to a device with a reliable Internet connection (and web access) to take a CODE course.

Tutor-Marker (TM)

Each distance education online course is assigned a tutor-marker. He or she will post a welcome message online the first week of classes to introduce themselves, let you know their availability, and how often he or she will respond to students. If you require assistance from your tutor-marker, you can contact him or her through your learning management system (LMS).

Your tutor-marker will mark your assignments and exams, and help with any difficulties you may have in the course. This is the person to contact if you don't understand some aspect of the material, are uncertain about your assignments, or have other questions or comments. This is also the person you should contact if you think you might have difficulty meeting a deadline.

Learning Management System (LMS)

CODE uses a variety of LMS to deliver our distance education online courses. The LMS facilitates every aspect of the learning process and provides you with the tools you need to successfully complete your distance education online course.

Comprehensive tutorials are available to guide your through learning your LMS. Take advantage of these opportunities to familiarize yourself with your new learning environment:

Canvas

Canvas is an exciting LMS that emphasizes flexibility and easy integration with social media and emerging technologies. It is designed to be accessible on mobile devices and has a friendly, intuitive user interface. Best of all, Canvas facilitates participation in a way that will open new teaching and learning opportunities for instructors and students.

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LON-CAPA

LON-CAPA is an open-source, web-based LMS used for a number of Chemistry, Math, and Statistics courses at SFU.

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Odysseas

Odysseas is an interactive LMS which uses electronic learning principles and advanced user interface technology.  The application of innovative technology is used to enhance the learning experience for the student and scholar. It is maintained by The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies at SFU.

Course access information is emailed to you at the start of the term.

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Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is sometimes used in conjuction with the above learning management systems as an interactive web conferencing and virtual classroom environment designed for teaching and learning and real-time collaboration

Log in to your course for specific access instructions.

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