Online Learning

Online Learning is when you take your courses online instead of in the physical classroom. Watch the video below for more information on the Online Learning Experience at Bow Valley College!

The Course Delivery Modes Page provide an explanation of Combined Online (COOL), Real-time Online (RTOL) and Any-time Online (ATOL) delivery modes, in addition to practical strategies for Online Learning.

You can watch the the video below to learn more about the different course delivery modes.

Visit the Bow Valley College Bookstore. For information about your textbooks, please view the Bow Valley College Bookstore Information.

D2L Brightspace

D2L Brightspace is an online account where you access your course material, submit your assignments, participate in discussions, check your grades, and communicate with your instructor. Being able to use D2L Brightspace is crucial to your success at Bow Valley College.

Watch the D2L Brightspace Orientation Video for a step-by-step walkthrough of how D2L Brightspace will be used at Bow Valley College.

MS Teams

Microsoft Teams is a program that your instructor might use to teach a live, online class. With Teams, you are able to see and hear your instructor, as well as any PowerPoints or resources that they are using. You are also able to ask questions and communicate with your classmates - just like a regular, face-to-face class.

Watch the MS Teams Orientation Video for a step-by-step walkthrough of how MS Teams will be used at Bow Valley College.


The Academic Success Centre hosts a number of workshops to prepare you for success in your online courses.

Workshop topics include: D2L Brightspace, MS Teams, Online Learning Strategies, Time Management, and Academic Writing.

Visit the workshops page for dates and times.

Academic Success 101

You will have a course called Academic Success 101 (AC101) in your D2L Brightspace account that will allow you to practice using D2L Brightspace, get familiar with the technology at Bow Valley College and provide information on online learning strategies, time management, peer tutoring, and academic writing.

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    Academic Success Centre

    Room N266, North Campus, Second Floor 
    345 - 6 Avenue SE
    Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (closed holiday weekends)  

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