UFred students receive the same high-quality education, networking opportunities, and collaboration obtained from an on-campus program, online; students interact with professors and peers on an ongoing basis. Students can ask questions, participate in discussions, and work collaboratively on study material, completely online.
Weekly live faculty-led lectures and seminars, known as vClasses (virtual classes), are delivered using the state-of-the-art synchronous courseware, WebEx, which is a product of Cisco Systems, Inc. The WebEx platform allows for highly interactive opportunities between faculty and students, and within student groups. Features include document sharing, high-definition video playback, full-motion PowerPoint presentations, whiteboards, and virtual breakout sessions. All vClasses are recorded, allowing students to review sessions after they’ve occurred. Additionally, students are able to use the vClassrooms, or “Student Rooms”, to meet and work on projects together for their various courses.
In addition to WebEx, students have access to the 24/7 asynchronous course management system, Moodle, which houses an array of student resources such as course syllabus, assignments, reference materials and links, and discussion board exchanges. UFred uses this platform as our Online Campus.
If you’re interested in learning more about how we use Cisco WebEx, please take a look at the Cisco Case Study in which we were featured.
The University of Fredericton was also Canada’s first online university to deliver classes exclusively via Cisco WebEx. To learn more about the benefits of its adoption, click here to read more.
Here at UFred, we are dedicated to ensuring that your online experience is a positive one. If ever you have any questions regarding our learning systems, our Technical Support team will be happy to assist you. They can be reached at TechSupport@UFred.ca.
To learn more about our eLearning and IT Services department, click here.