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Course Delivery

Course delivery means the way the course is implemented. Course delivery involves synchronous or asynchronous learning or a combination of both:

  • Synchronous means faculty and students meet at the same time in real time either physically in-person or digitally over the Internet via live transmission.
  • Asynchronous means faculty and students do not meet at the same time, allowing for self-paced learning while adhering to the course schedule and deadlines.

The following list describes the course delivery modes typically offered in higher education:


In-person means the course is delivered in a physical learning environment where instructional activities occur through direct in-person interaction. In-person learning is sometimes called face-to-face or traditional classroom learning.


Online mode means the course is delivered through the Internet in a digital learning environment such as iLearn, Canadore’s learning management system (LMS).

Hybrid (blended or multi-mode)

Hybrid mode means the course is delivered with a combination of synchronous components (in-person or real-time) and asynchronous (online) components.


HyFlex mode means the course offers students the flexibility to attend the same course synchronously (in-person or real-time), fully online, or both. What sets HyFlex delivery apart is that students have the flexibility to choose their preferred delivery mode at any time throughout the course.

Faculty Guidance and Support

The Academic Centre of Excellence (ACE) can assist faculty in the design of different course delivery modes and the integration of EdTech tools to enrich learning. The following links can help you get started: