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Adult Education

Hybrid Learning

Flexible: Online, full or part-time.

Are you a working professional? Wondering if going back to school will fit your lifestyle? You can balance your work, life, and school commitments with our unique hybrid format classes. Each class is a blend of face-to-face and online learning.

Frequently asked questions about ADED hybrid learning

Is part-time study available?

Yes. Complete any of the Adult Education undergraduate programs by full-time or part-time study. Many students study part-time by taking one or two courses per semester.

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Are classes online or in person?

We deliver all classes in an online hybrid format. Each class has mandatory online participation each week and mandatory attendance (in-person or for distance via video conferencing) in specific scheduled class meetings during the semester.

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What is a Hybrid format course?

Hybrid format courses are a blend of online learning and face-to-face meetings. Students are expected to have a high level of participation online and full attendance during all the face-to-face sessions. Faculty will provide participation expectations to students.

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How many face-to-face sessions per course?

Each course has 3-6 face-to-face sessions per semester.

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When are face-to-face sessions scheduled?

The schedule for face-to-face sessions are normally between 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm on weeknights or between 8:30 am-5:30 pm on Saturdays (Pacific Standard Time).

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What campus are face-to-face sessions located?

Abbotsford campus delivers all Adult Education courses.

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Can I take courses as distance student?

Students located outside of the Fraser Valley Regional District can complete courses as distance students. Distance students are still required to participate in face-to-face sessions via video conferencing (Blackboard Collaborate) during the scheduled times.

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How do distance students participate in face-to-face sessions?

Distance students use video conferencing tools in Blackboard Collaborate to virtually attend face-to-face sessions. The Adult Education classroom is equipped with front-face and rear-facing projections, ceiling-mounted microphones, and a video-conferencing camera. This means distance students can see and hear all classroom activities in real-time.
Distance students will have their webcam live-streamed on screen. In-class students can see and hear distance students in real-time.
All students actively participate in the classroom regardless of where they live.

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Can in-class students and distance students interact during sessions?

Yes. Distance students will have their webcam live-streamed on screen. Distance students will be able to see the classroom and ask questions in real-time. Distance students will also be able to participate with other students in the classroom during breakout group discussions.

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What technology is required for class?

A computer is required for all face-to-face sessions – for students attending in person or by video conferencing. Distance students are also required to have a webcam and headset.
Read the technical requirements (link opens in new tab) or use the System Tech Checklist (PDF) to test your system.

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While many are still adapting to online learning, Adult Education at UFV has been leading the way! I’ve taken online courses from other institutions, and UFV’s dedication to technologies made for my best overall online learning experience. The most important thing about my experience at UFV is the feeling that I mattered to the school and my instructors. I wasn’t just a faceless student, even in an online environment. 

  • – Lynn Cartan
  •    Educational Consultant, McMaster University
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