Several post-secondary institutions around the Island are putting an end to face-to-face classes as they deal with the spread of COVID-19.
Camosun College is making the move while asking instructors to find alternative ways to deliver courses, and Vancouver Island University announced it will begin the process by “pausing” face-to-face classes this week.
Royal Roads University and North Island College are doing the same, as is the University of Victoria.
Camosun instructors are expected to communicate their plans to students as soon as possible.
“It will take time to transition,” president Sherri Bell said in a statement posted to the college’s website. “Transition will look different for each instructor based on what they teach and learning outcomes need to be met.”
The campus remains open to ensure students can complete the semester and provide services.
Royal Roads has announced that as of today all face-to-face and residency programs will be moving online.
VIU president Deb Saucier said: “VIU has more than 120 programs, three different campuses and variety of facilities. “Therefore, a one-size-fits-all approach to this transition is not appropriate.”
North Island College president John Bowman said the school will use “alternate modes of delivery and modification of methods where appropriate and possible.”