All other courses, designated as blended (BLEN), lecture (LECT) or seminar (SEMR) will be offered remotely. That means they will have some scheduled, synchronized meeting times. You may also see these courses referred to as “synchronous” or “remote”. Corresponding Labs (LAB) and Tutorials (TUTR) for remote courses will also be offered remotely.
A small number of courses will have in-person components that require you to attend in-person for completion.
- See a notation otherwise in the course description on the York Courses website; or are
- Informed by your course instructor (by email or on the course Moodle website) that a specific course has an in-person component.
Visit My Online Services for resources and ways to connect with the services you need for your academic success and mental and physical wellbeing.
Some limited on-campus services, including food services, will be available to students who are required to be on campus either because they are living in residence on campus or are in one of the small number of courses with in-person components or engaged in research requiring in-person attendance.
If you applied for a space in residence, room offers will be sent by email.
Visit the Housing & Conference Services website for updated residence information pertaining to Fall 2020.
Student-athletes will be encouraged to train and opportunities for structured team training will be coordinated through the department under provincial health guidelines.
A decision regarding the opportunity to engage in Winter 2021 competition will be made by the board of the OUA in the late fall.
Glendon’s Accessibility, Well-Being and Counselling services are also available to support you by phone.
The Faculty of Graduate Studies GradConnect Wellness Services is available by phone and videoconferencing options.
The Office of Student Community Relations (OSCR) can be reached by telephone and email, and will continue to provide services to students in residence as well as off campus.
Can I still apply for financial aid if all my courses are online? Are there any changes to the process?
Make sure you complete the Student Financial Profile so that you will be considered for any automatic financial aid support including scholarships, awards and bursaries.
Make sure sure to complete your Student Financial Profile so your applications for Work/Study, LEAP and RAY positions can be considered.
We are also accepting applications for admission for Winter (January) 2021. Dates for applying for Fall (September) 2021 admission will be published in the fall.
Can online courses taken in high-school or at other post-secondary institutions still be considered for transfer credit?
I’m an international student. Where can I find information about immigration, travel, health & safety, courses and programs and student support?
I’m a graduate student. Where do I find information about Fall 2020, financial and academic resources, graduate wellness research and degree completion?
Since late March, only those research labs conducting critical COVID-19 related research and time-sensitive critical projects have been continuing. Over the past weeks, the Office of VPRI, all York Faculties, and the Council of Research Directors of the Organized Research Units have worked closely with York Facilities Services to develop a carefully staged and gradual ramping up of research.
York researchers are expected return to campus beginning the week of June 22, 2020. The required essential staff to support these research activities will also be returning to work on campus. Visit research process and procedures for details.
Research with human participants can continue, however, due to the current COVID-19 outbreak and the possible risk of exposure for in-person contact associated with research activities, researchers should have a compelling reason why in-person interactions with participants need to occur or continue.
For studies where there are no options to in-person interactions, researchers are advised that they must follow current public health guidelines including, but not limited to, appropriate physical distancing of at least 2 metres and nose and mouth coverings, and, where necessary, full PPE during all interactions.
Learning Technology Services (LTS) offers virtual drop-in sessions daily (Monday-Friday). More information, including specific hours for each day and a link to the Zoom office hours room, can be found at https://lthelp.yorku.ca/learn-more/virtual-drop-in-hours
York University Libraries chat and Zoom consultation information can be found at: https://researchguides.library.yorku.ca/covid19services/chat
The list of contacts and support services developed for TAs, can be found at https://bold.info.yorku.ca/support/
To support the transition to remote/online teaching and learning, the Teaching Commons has developed the Going Remote website, offering 9 self-directed modules including suggestions and resources about course organization, content, and assessment. Interactive professional development programs also are available. Details can be found at: https://teachingcommons.yorku.ca/courses-certificate-programs/
As part of the Teaching Commons’ support for remote/online teaching, they offer a weekly webinar series featuring York faculty members with experience in online/remote teaching and learning who share their expertise and answer questions. The list of offerings can be found at: https://teachingcommons.yorku.ca/calendar/action~agenda/request_format~json/cat_ids~100/
LTS provides a range of support services on using Moodle for course presentation, communication, collaboration and assessment. Additionally, a number of tools have been integrated into Moodle to provide instructors with a seamless teaching and learning experience, such as Techsmith Relay for lecture recording, Zoom for videoconferencing, iClicker for student engagement, Turnitin and Crowdmark for assessment, and Proctortrack for exam proctoring.
Get started at Learning Technologies Help Centre: http://lthelp.yorku.ca
There are also a large variety of computing services and facilities that aid teaching and research at York. There are course and teaching aids, technologies for classrooms and labs, information systems about students, testing and evaluation guidance, and consulting services for research needs. For more details, see: https://staff.computing.yorku.ca/teaching-research-computing/
York University Libraries (YUL) is continuing to provide research guidance and assignment development consultations to students and faculty through Zoom, email, and other modes of online communications. If you are teaching in the summer or fall terms, we encourage you to reach out to our Content Development and Analysis Department (email@example.com) for guidance on online materials for course readings. For more about our services, please consult: https://researchguides.library.yorku.ca/covid19services/. Please also see our information about Course Reserves.
Librarians and archivists are available to teach a range of online classes from assignment-based research resources to digital literacy and research data management planning. Please contact us to organize a class tailored to your course and curricular needs: https://researchguides.library.yorku.ca/covid19services/libraryclasses. See also Teaching online site.
As we approach the Fall term, YUL is developing a comprehensive plan to safely restore in phases on-site library services and operations paused during the pandemic. Stay tuned for regular updates via the Libraries website.
Proctortrack software will be accessible to York instructors for the Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 academic terms. Proctortrack is available for courses that have final exams during the designated exam periods in S1, S2, SU and FA of 2020 and for courses that have professional accreditation requirements for proctored tests or exams.
Please note that Senate Executive has approved changes to the core required information that must be included in course outlines to disclose to students if the evaluation scheme includes an online proctored exam (https://secretariat.info.yorku.ca/files/May-6-Communication.pdf?x39162). The link for instructors to insert into their course description is https://registrar.yorku.ca/online-exams.
For assistance with Proctortrack and set up in Moodle or your local LMS, please contact your local technical support unit.
Learn more about Proctortrack here: https://bold.info.yorku.ca/remoteproctoring/
York University’s Copyright Office provides information for instructors on course syllabi and materials.
The Teaching Commons provides some additional resources and best practices around protecting Intellectual Property: https://bold.info.yorku.ca/protecting-your-intellectual-property/
Libraries & Operations
Parking is temporarily being provided on a complimentary basis on the Keele and Glendon campuses. Community members must park in a valid parking space to avoid receiving a municipal ticket. Parking & Transportation Services is developing plans for the eventual return to paid parking on campus. Visit https://parking.info.yorku.ca/ for more information.
Campus shuttle services are not currently operating. Parking & Transportation Services is developing plans for the resumption of services that may be required as on-campus activity evolves.
What are the current travel directives for Faculty, Researchers, Post-Doctoral Fellows and Instructors?
The University community’s safety and well-being remains our utmost priority and therefore, based on the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 travel advisory website, we advise all members of the University community to continue to avoid all non-essential travel at this time.
This travel guidance will be re-evaluated when the Government of Canada begins to lift travel advisories.