No matter how far apart we are, the Internet can bring us together. At MSVU, we’ve been embracing the digital world and harnessing its power to transform learning for decades. As the world responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to continuing to provide access to quality education through online learning.

Steps to taking courses online:

  1. View our list of online course offerings.
  2. Find a course or courses you’d like to take and make note of the course number(s), as you’ll need this for the application.
  3. Visit the Apply Now section of the website.
  4. Complete the online application and submit!

What if I’m a current MSVU student?

Current MSVU students can register for online courses via The Mount App or WebAdvisor.

What if I’m a student from another university?

You may be classified as a ‘Visiting Student.’ Visiting Students are individuals from another university who have received formal approval to take courses at MSVU to be transferred back to your home institution. Visiting Students do not need to complete an online application. Learn more about becoming a Visiting Student.

Spring and summer online course offerings

MSVU is offering a number of online courses during the spring and summer months. This is referred to as Summer Session 1 and Summer Session 2. Below are the start and end dates for full and condensed online courses for each Session:

Summer Session 1

Full Session Courses run from: May 4 – June 19, 2020
1st Condensed Session Courses run from: May 4 – May 27, 2020
2nd Condensed Session Courses run from: May 28 – June 19, 2020

Summer Session 2

Full Session Courses run from: July 6 – August 21, 2020
1st Condensed Session Courses run from: July 6 – July 28, 2020
2nd Condensed Session Courses run from: July 29 – August 21, 2020

For more information about Summer Session 1 and 2, including important dates and deadlines, visit our Summer Session Information page.


Support for Online Learners

Whether you are brand new to online learning, or you have taken online courses in the past, please know that we are here to support you as you navigate this process. If you have any questions, please contact online@msvu.ca. You can also visit the Online Support for Students page.


Academic Advising

Need help selecting your courses? Our Academic Advisors are here to help. Contact them at advising@msvu.ca.

Mount Online Learning Platform

Moodle

Moodle is the Mount’s Learning Management System. It provides a place where students can access course content, submit assignments, complete activities, and communicate with their peers and their instructor. We use Moodle to enhance both on-campus and online courses.

Please note that courses will not be available in Moodle until the first day of term.

Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is our online classroom software. It provides a virtual space where students can meet in real-time with their class, work in groups, chat, and learn together. You can practice using Blackboard Collaborate before your class begins, and to test your audio and video settings.

Still have questions? Please visit online support to learn more about Moodle, Blackboard Collaborate, Office 365 and Nearpod.


Nearpod

Nearpod is an online student response system. It provides students with the opportunity to engage in activities like polling, quizzes, collaboration spaces and educational games. Students can practice what they have learned and receive immediate feedback on their progress.


Office 365

Office 365 is a collection of apps and cloud services including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive, Stream, and Yammer.

MyMount - Services Access Point

Use myMount to access Moodle classes, read about Mount news and events, access Mount email, view your financial account statement, and more. You must be a registered student with login credentials to access myMount.

Visiting Students

If you are currently enrolled at another university and would like to take online courses at the Mount, please visit the Registrar’s Office Visiting Student’s Page to learn more about becoming a visiting student. You can also explore the current transfer credit databank for the list of courses and their Mount equivalencies.

Examinations

Students located more than 100 km from campus are required to arrange an approved proctor for midterm and final examinations within the first two weeks of term. Please review the information regarding Writing Examinations at a Proctor Site. If you have questions about this process please email exams@msvu.ca.

Course Textbooks and Materials

All course materials for online courses can be purchased from the Mount’s Bookstore online.

Important Dates

It is the responsibility of all students to note the University’s academic regulations and policies, including add/drop dates. To review the academic calendar and important dates, go to Academic Calendars.

Technical Support

IT Services in EMF (Help Desk) is your one-stop for technical support for all campus technologies, including Moodle and Blackboard Collaborate.