Registering for Fall/Winter 2020

This year, your courses will be offered in one of five different formats ranging from entirely on-campus to entirely online:

Face to Face On-Campus Instruction (FF)

On-campus activities requiring in person delivery that cannot be modified for virtual instruction. Delivery of these activities will be adjusted to comply with public health guidelines and physical distance requirements.


Hybrid Courses

A flexible course structure that combines elements of both classroom-based and virtual learning. Students will have the option of attending course components in the classroom or virtually. There are two formats:

Scheduled Instruction (HS)
Virtual Instruction will have specific “live” class times as noted in the course timetable for lectures and other activities. Pace of course content delivery, in addition to required assignments and on-going assessment will be consistent across both virtual and classroom-based environments.

Unscheduled Instruction (HU)
Virtual Instruction will be unscheduled allowing students to participate primarily on their own schedule. Pace of course content delivery, in addition to required assignments and on-going assessment will be consistent across both virtual and classroom-based environments. These courses will provide flexible options for students who wish to study online and/or who will be residing outside the province in time zones that would make it difficult for them to align with courses scheduled in the Atlantic Time Zone.


Virtual Courses

Virtual courses will take place entirely online. There are two forms:

Scheduled instruction (VS)
These courses offer specific “live” class times as noted in the course timetable for lectures and other activities. Faculty and instructors also have the flexibility to integrate additional online activities directly with the class and/or individual students.

Unscheduled instruction (VU)
Virtual instruction providing students with the flexibility to complete a course based primarily on their own schedule. These courses will provide flexible options for students who wish to study online and/or who will be residing outside the province in time zones that would make it difficult for them to align with courses scheduled in the Atlantic Time Zone.


Registering for Courses

If you are new to course registration or need a refresher, we suggest familiarizing yourself with the online course registration tutorial.

When logging into Acadia Central and searching for a course, you’ll notice that a new legend exists which identifies each new type of course format.

The codes representing each type of course format have also been added to the course timetable here:

You can hover your mouse over the course format initials in order to verify the type of delivery that has been assigned to each course.

Need Assistance?

  • If you have a question regarding the delivery of a particular course, please contact the course instructor and/or the department.
  • If you have any issues using the course timetable, please contact the Registrar’s Office.
  • If you’re a new student who needs assistance, please reach out to your geographically assigned Enrolment Advisor or email acadia4u@acadiau.ca.