Some call it online learning, others distributed learning, and still others blended learning; we call it a flexible, accessible and personalized way for our students to access our programs and courses.
At Lethbridge College, you’ll find most of our programs have an online element. Some are offered exclusively online, others offer a mix of classroom and online learning (blended), while others are strictly classroom-based. Online learning is great for those who live outside of Lethbridge, but it’s also convenient if you require flexibility in your daily schedule.
Through our flexible course offerings, you can:
earn College credits without coming on campus;
choose courses and timelines that suit your goals;
complete a College program while working;
take courses which complement on- campus courses.
Online Learning students apply to a College program following the admission procedures outlined in this calendar. You should apply early. Another option is to register as an Open Studies student which enables you to register in credit courses without applying to a designated program of study. Open Studies students may only enroll as part-time students. If a student requires full-time status, they must apply to a Lethbridge College program.
Online Learning courses at Lethbridge College are offered in two different formats. Visit the online
Academic Timetable to find out if a course is blended, or online.
Online - The entire course is delivered in an online format. This means that all the course content is available online. You are expected to communicate with the instructor and other students in the class via e-mail, class discussions, and group chats. You will also submit assignments electronically. Courses may use a variety of interactive, online activities and resources.
Blended - A course delivered in a blended format combines the face-to-face and
online environments. The amount of time in each environment varies in each course.
Registrations for Online Learning are accepted at any time of the year; however, you will be assigned a specific term to complete the course (January to April or May to August or September to December). For specific term course offerings refer to the online academic timetable or contact the Program Chair. New students should contact their Program Chair for course advisement. If you have been admitted to a program, you will be able to register online using WebAdvisor.
An instructor is assigned for each course and will connect directly with you to facilitate the course, receive and grade assignments and to answer any questions.
Exams are taken online, on campus, or at an approved testing location if you live outside of the Lethbridge area. Exam procedures will vary among courses and not all courses have an exam component. You will need to make arrangements to write exams through the following methods:
Lethbridge and area - Call Testing Services at 403-320-3368 to book an appointment at least one (1) business day prior to the date you wish to write. If you are writing an online exam, we will assist you with accessing the exam when you arrive.
Outside of Lethbridge area - Complete the " Request for Online/eCampus Examination Form" within your online course, or on the Testing Services web page. Please follow the Guide for Off-Campus Exam Invigilation when selecting a proctor. The completed exam request form can be sent to Testing Services by fax or e-mail.
Off-campus exams must be requested a minimum of 3-5 business days prior to the exam deadline in order to be received and processed.
Any fees for service by the off-site test proctor are the student’s responsibility.
Contact information for Testing Services:
Location: AN1602 (main campus)
Online Learning Supports
Students learning in an online environment have access to certain learning supports through the
Learning Café. Academic support for skills such as writing and research, APA documentation, and study skills can be arranged by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 403-382-6952. In addition, students have 24/7 access to a variety of online learning resources, including online writing feedback support, through the eLearning Café, and writing and math tutoring through eTutor Alberta. eTutor Alberta is a collaborative online tutoring service provided by Alberta’s publicly-funded post-secondary institutions and currently offers professional tutoring support in writing and mathematics.
To view fee information for your program, please go to
lethbridgecollege.ca/programs and select your program.
For more information, call the Registrar’s Office at 403-320-3323 or toll free at 1-800-572-0103 ext. 3323.
Consulting with the Program Chair or an Advisor is important to ensure the best course selection for your career goals. Please refer to the
online academic timetable for specific and accurate semester offerings and delivery options.