*When registering, how do I know if a course is offered as an online or remote course?
When registering for courses in the spring semester through Memorial Self-Service, course search results are separated by campus. The online campus display sections offered online, while all other campuses (e.g. St. John's, Grenfell Campus) will be offered remotely and include a comment: “Delivered remotely" or “Course Offered By Remote Instruction.” Some of course offerings that are delivered remotely will have a classroom listed. Please note the room is listed for instructor purposes only. There are no on-campus lectures for Spring 2020 semester.
To search only courses offered online, select look-up course offerings and, under the advanced search option, select "Online" as your campus. Learn about the differences between remote courses and online courses. Updated April 14, 2:30 p.m.
Will non-tuition related student fees be suspended for the spring semester?
Memorial’s Board of Regents has approved the suspension of two student fees for the spring 2020 semester (including intersession and summer session). Memorial students will not be charged the Distance Education Administration Fee and Recreation Fee for the upcoming semester.
All mandatory fees were reviewed in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic and its ongoing impact on day-to-day university operations. We will continue to review these fees over the spring and summer as the situation develops.
The Campus Renewal Fee, Student Services Fee and Graduate Continuance Fee will continue. These fees help cover critical infrastructure and student services costs that continue to be incurred.
Many graduate students are able and choosing to continue their studies. As a result, and consistent with other Canadian universities, Memorial will continue to charge the Graduate Continuance Fee. All student fees will be reassessed prior to the fall 2020 semester.
*Will there be invigilated/supervised midterm or finals exams, either in-person or online?
Memorial has announced that there will be no invigilated/supervised in-person or online exams for the spring semester. However, there are a small number of courses that are exempt from this decision; these exams will be delivered through Brightspace and invigilated using online proctoring. Please check your course syllabus or contact your instructor for information on how assessments will be delivered in your course this semester. Updated May 14 at 2:45 p.m.
What are the implications for labs?
Instructors will be deciding how the learning outcomes associated with labs can be met using remote delivery.
Do I have to be in St. John’s to do courses, even if they are offered remotely?
No, you do not need to be in St. John’s. Classes delivered remotely can be accessed anywhere.