Concepts in Continence Care is offered in an online format with scheduled
instructor-led online tutorials. It is important that you consider the learning
format and its suitability for you to ensure that you have a successful
learning experience. McMaster University Continuing Education uses the
Learning Management System (LMS), and Brightspace (Desire to Learn) to deliver
its online courses. McMaster uses the term “Avenue to Learn" (A2L) for the LMS.
methods could include readings, facilitated discussion boards, videos, narrated
presentations, group and individual exercises. Courses include one-hour live instructor-led tutorials throughout the term and self-paced discussion board groups to
encourage student engagement with class materials online.
should expect to allocate approximately 8-10 hours per week to complete the
are provided at the start of the course. A pre-course email with information on
the course will be sent prior to the course start date. Courses are activated
in Avenue to Learn 3 days prior to course start date.
Considerations for Taking an Online Class
How do I know if an online class is for me?
are good at keeping yourself on task to complete a project.
are comfortable asking for clarification when needed and expressing
yourself in written form through email or a discussion board.
are able to read the material on your own and understand the
- You are
able to work independently and in small groups.
have a quiet place to complete your work.
are comfortable using technology.
What equipment do I need to use the online course
software and tools?
following equipment is required for taking a course online:
or Mac computer.
connection (high-speed broadband is best).
(built-in or USB headset).