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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 the instructor and students meet at the same time for a class session either in a physical classroom or through a virtual (remote) connection.
  • Asynchronous means the instructor and students interact in a fully online learning environment where students follow a class schedule at their own pace.

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

Face-to-Face (F2F)

Face-to-face means the course is delivered in the physical (“traditional”) classroom, where teaching and learning activities occur through in-person interaction.


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

Hybrid (blended or multi-mode)

Hybrid mode means the course is delivered with both a synchronous component (face-to-face or real-time virtual) and an asynchronous, fully online component.


HyFlex mode means the course offers students the flexibility to attend the same course synchronously (face-to-face or real-time virtual), fully online (asynchronously), or both. What sets HyFlex delivery apart is that students have the control 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 instruction. The following links can help you get started: