Studying Online

Transform your future with online instructor-guided programs

Where life and learning happen together.

Online learning gives you the flexibility to fit learning into your life, not the other way around.

Flexible Learning
Attend classes online but have the freedom to study when and where it works best for your learning style.

Collaboration
Connect with peers and instructors online through Brightspace discussion boards, instant messages, video calls and more.

Lifelong Career Support
Our Workforce Team is here to help you in all aspects of your career journey, from crafting your resume to starting your job search.

How It Works

What it’s like to be an online student.

Attend scheduled online classes.

Your classes will be held online, through Brightspace. You have the option to attend scheduled virtual classes with your peers and be able to chat with your instructor and classmates through online discussion boards, instant messages and video calls. When you want to hit the books, that’s up to you. 

Submit assignments through Brightspace.

Brightspace is our online learning hub and the place where you’ll submit assignments, complete quizzes, access resources and communicate with your class. Brightspace helps you stay on track and hold you accountable while giving you the flexibility you need.

Most of our programs offer online learning.

Our School of Business, School of Technology and Community Services are the only schools that offer online learning for their programs. Play with the program page filters to find out which programs are eligible.

Know you’re never alone.

Even though you’ll be learning online, you’ll have constant support from your instructors. Through Brightspace, you will also have the ability to collaborate with your peers. Plus our Workforce Team will be there for you throughout your time on campus (and beyond) if you need extra support.

Interested in learning online and on campus? Check out our hybrid learning Health and Community Services programs.

Flexibility with the right amount of accountability.

Some online diploma programs make it hard to stay on track by being entirely ‘self-led’ or giving unlimited time to finish the course. Our online instructor-guided courses offer the perfect balance: you have the class structure and course progression to stay on track with the flexibility to learn when and where it best suits you.

Online learning is perfect for students who enjoy changing up their surroundings, working while in school and those who ultimately want the flexibility to keep living their life and not have school take over it. 

What makes online learning great?

We’ve invested in new initiatives to enhance the student experience.

You’re in control, we simply support.

Whether you want to start your career, build on your current skills or change careers, our online programs hold you accountable and ensure your success while giving you the flexibility you need.

Meet on-campus at The Junction.

Coming this Spring – the Junction is a space for students to gather and collaborate, share ideas and find a sense of community at Robertson. Our campuses are open to all our online learners to meet with classmates in person.

Learn in one convenient place.

Brightspace is accessible 24/7 and allows you to access course content, submit assignments, and check your grades under a single login, so you never have to wonder where to go for your online work.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answering your top questions about learning online at Robertson.

What’s the difference between online diploma courses and micro-courses?

Online diploma programs are instructor-guided, which means you will have the benefit of attending online lectures at predetermined times. Micro-courses are self-led, meaning you can complete your coursework at any time, independently. Micro-courses are also individual courses that may be eligible for credit transfer into a Robertson diploma program.

How do I apply for Robertson College micro-courses?

All you have to do is go to the micro-course page that interests you and fill out the form.

What are micro-course bundles?

Micro-course bundles give local businesses an avenue to diversify and strengthen their skills in areas where they desire more training, fast. Each bundle has beginner and intermediate options tailored to a specific set of skills to help a variety of business types.

What can I expect from online learning?

Online learning gives you the flexibility to learn remotely and fit learning into your everyday life. You’ll meet virtually with your instructors and use Brightspace, our online learning hub, to access course resources and submit assignments. Once you’re done, you’ll graduate with a rich skillset that will help you find a meaningful career.

How much does an online class cost?

Our online programs and micro-courses vary in cost (and some are even free) so make sure to check the program page for more information.

How do I get access to my class material?

All online courses are hosted on Brightspace, our online learning hub. You can attend scheduled online lectures, study anywhere, anytime and access your course materials 24/7.

Are there set class times?

Yes – your instructor will schedule online classes every week, but you have the flexibility to study when it fits into your schedule. In other words, classes are scheduled, study time is not.

When is my practicum?

You can expect to go on your mandatory practicum immediately after you complete your courses. Check your Program Schedule (provided by your assigned Student Admissions Advisor) for your last day of classes.

Practicum Services will contact you 6-8 weeks prior to your start with a survey and more details. They’ll be able to answer all your questions before you start!

What are the computer/system requirements?

You’ll access all your course materials and assignments through Brightspace, our online learning hub. Mac computers will fit the program system requirements for all programs except for Accounting. Mac computers won’t support the accounting software you need so we recommend using an alternate machine with a Windows operating system. Your instructor can also help you answer any technical questions you have.

What happens if I don’t pass a course?

A passing grade for our courses is 70% or higher. If you don’t pass a course, we will do our best to offer a retake if it’s available within your program schedule and does not conflict with your practicum.

Do online students get a graduation ceremony?

Absolutely! We are proud of each and every one of our graduates and want to celebrate all your accomplishments.

Based on your location and date of program completion, you will receive an invitation for your local Robertson ceremony (subject to health order restrictions).

Which programs are taught online?

All programs in our School of Business and School of Technology, along with some programs in our School of Community Services, offer online learning. When you search for a program you’re interested in, filter the learning options to find out if online is an option.

What’s the difference between online diploma courses and micro-courses?

Online diploma programs are instructor-guided, which means you will have the benefit of attending online lectures at predetermined times. Micro-courses are self-led, meaning you can complete your coursework at any time, independently. Micro-courses are also individual courses that may be eligible for credit transfer into a Robertson diploma program.

What are micro-course bundles?

Micro-course bundles give local businesses an avenue to diversify and strengthen their skills in areas where they desire more training, fast. Each bundle has beginner and intermediate options tailored to a specific set of skills to help a variety of business types.

How much does an online class cost?

Our online programs and micro-courses vary in cost (and some are even free) so make sure to check the program page for more information.

Are there set class times?

Yes – your instructor will schedule online classes every week, but you have the flexibility to study when it fits into your schedule. In other words, classes are scheduled, study time is not.

What are the computer/system requirements?

You’ll access all your course materials and assignments through Brightspace, our online learning hub. Mac computers will fit the program system requirements for all programs except for Accounting. Mac computers won’t support the accounting software you need so we recommend using an alternate machine with a Windows operating system. Your instructor can also help you answer any technical questions you have.

Do online students get a graduation ceremony?

Absolutely! We are proud of each and every one of our graduates and want to celebrate all your accomplishments.

Based on your location and date of program completion, you will receive an invitation for your local Robertson ceremony (subject to health order restrictions).

How do I apply for Robertson College micro-courses?

All you have to do is go to the micro-course page that interests you and fill out the form.

What can I expect from online learning?

Online learning gives you the flexibility to learn remotely and fit learning into your everyday life. You’ll meet virtually with your instructors and use Brightspace, our online learning hub, to access course resources and submit assignments. Once you’re done, you’ll graduate with a rich skillset that will help you find a meaningful career.

How do I get access to my class material?

All online courses are hosted on Brightspace, our online learning hub. You can attend scheduled online lectures, study anywhere, anytime and access your course materials 24/7.

When is my practicum?

You can expect to go on your mandatory practicum immediately after you complete your courses. Check your Program Schedule (provided by your assigned Student Admissions Advisor) for your last day of classes.

Practicum Services will contact you 6-8 weeks prior to your start with a survey and more details. They’ll be able to answer all your questions before you start!

What happens if I don’t pass a course?

A passing grade for our courses is 70% or higher. If you don’t pass a course, we will do our best to offer a retake if it’s available within your program schedule and does not conflict with your practicum.

Which programs are taught online?

All programs in our School of Business and School of Technology, along with some programs in our School of Community Services, offer online learning. When you search for a program you’re interested in, filter the learning options to find out if online is an option.

Online learning for all types of students.

At Robertson, we’re excited to offer two online learning formats for students. Whether you like complete autonomy or prefer a bit of structure, we have an online learning option for you.

Instructor-Guided Online Programs

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Online Programs

Self-Guided Online Programs

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Micro-Courses

Ready to Get Started?

Once you take the first step, one of our Student Admissions Advisors will get in touch to better understand your goals for the future.