Faculty of Extension learners in fully online or blended courses use eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool, to access their course content and connect with fellow learners and instructors.
If you are new to online learning, please consider participating in the eClass Essentials.
Additional information can be found on the Learning Engagement Office (LEO) Website.
The faculty’s new Open Doors classroom space (2nd floor Enterprise Square) is Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) enabled. BYOD means that you can bring your own portable technology (laptop, netbook, tablet, or smartphone) and connect to the internet via the campus WiFi.
BYOD will enable you to use your own device to conduct research, take notes, and pursue topics that are part of your courses. Using your own device means working with a familiar device and one you can continue working on once at home or at work. You will also be able to collaborate with fellow students outside our learning spaces.
- network name: ‘UWS’
- log in with your CCID and password
Charging Your Devices
It is best to come with your device fully charged. If your device needs charging, there are numerous electrical outlets within the corridors of the Open Doors central areas, including USB outlets, distributed throughout the student spaces. Remember to bring your power cord.
You can charge your device before class, at lunch, or during breaks. Please do not leave devices unattended at any time.
Safety is a priority at the University of Alberta. Phones left on the floor or power cords hanging from tables are tripping hazards, so charging will not be allowed during class time.
Some of our courses are computer assisted
These courses include computer-based activities, and you may need to download software in advance of the course start date to maximize your learning. If you plan on using your own device, ensure that the course-required software is loaded and your device is charged before coming to class.
Not bringing your own device?
Designated courses will have access to the Faculty of Extension's suite of 20 laptops for students attending class without their own devices.
Most Extension courses allow you to access all online resources of the University of Alberta Libraries for an extended period that starts two weeks before the official course start date and ends two weeks after the course end date.
The library’s electronic resources include a wide range of electronic journals, e-books, databases, and other online resources. Use them to get ready for your classes, to help support your studies, and to go deeper after the course has ended.
How to get the most out of your access
- To find a resource, go to University of Alberta Libraries and use any of the available search boxes.
- Once you locate an item you want to access, click on it—you’ll then be asked for your CCID and password.
- Don’t have a specific publication in mind? You may want to search through the library’s Google Scholar login. Enter your CCID/password and then search with keywords as you’d do on Google. If the library has a subscription for the item you want, the link for the full article will be displayed on the right side of the page.
- Having trouble with access? Talk to a librarian through their chat service, available most weekdays until 8:30 pm and for limited hours during the weekend.