This guide lists resources to help you succeed as an online learner.
Learning online may be a new experience for some students with distinctive challenges and opportunities. Are you wondering what you need to improve to help you learn online? Check out this Self-Assessment to point you in the right direction. It will help you to get started in understanding your strengths and weaknesses for learning online and which resources to access so you can get the support you need.
Students may find as they take online courses that they struggle with staying motivated, navigating technology and studying smart. The Learning Online hub offers some strategies and tools that will help students be successful while learning online.
Counselling and Accessibility Services are available through phone and email:
Outside of our hours of operation, if you are in crisis or have any immediate concerns you may contact any of the following for further assistance:
The Learning Centre continues to be the one-stop location for delivering academic support to students and is now online. We are providing Supported Learning Group (SLG) study sessions, workshops and 1:1 tutoring online. We are here to support you, so you can learn the strategies that will help you succeed academically.
Seneca Libraries offers 24/7 access to a large selection of electronic resources.
Online services include:
The Sandbox supports a variety of digital assignments through a range of online resources:
Looking for events and workshops to stay connected? We’ve moved online.
Check out the calendar. From mindfulness to nutrition to connecting to indigenous culture virtually, you'll find something for you.
There are daily 15 minute drop-ins on Instagram – trivia, wellness tips and learning to speak Spanish. Follow @SenecaCollege
You can also find resources about your start at Seneca on the Orientation website.
Are you ready for online learning at Seneca?
This module will take 10 minutes to complete. You will be provided with resources specific to your needs at the end of the module. The time needed to read/watch the specific resources will vary depending on how much support you need.
Career Development is available to support students in their career planning throughout their academics. If you have questions about your career path, need assistance with your resume or want to be connected to careers in your industry please book your one-on-one with a Career Development Coordinator.
Please see our Technical Requirements for Online Courses page for more details on the hardware and software you may need.
All full-time students at Seneca can use the following software for free:
Additional apps are available for Windows users through MyApps.
Students may download Windows 10 through Seneca Software Centre.
In addition to traditional methods of reaching your professor by emailing or calling, students will be able to ask questions and meet with their professor through online office hours to get extra help. There are several different tools to do this including Collaborate, Big Blue Button, and Webex.
When you become involved with online discussion groups, remember that there are acceptable rules of behaviour to follow during this online meeting. It is important to know the proper code of behaviour when using this technology. Here is a module on netiquette, which is about etiquette during online sessions.
When each member of the Seneca Community embraces and incorporates these values into our teaching, learning and working environments, then we are able to maintain the college’s reputation as a leading educational institution and to graduate high quality students who are poised to succeed in their careers and contribute meaningfully to society.
View this resource for more information for students about Academic Integrity.
Seneca COVID-19 Updates: If you have any questions and concerns regarding COVID-19, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see our FAQs for both general and Seneca-specific information.