Distance Learning

Wycliffe College Distance Learning

Live outside of Toronto? Want to combine work, family and study? Looking for flexibility? Online courses or remoting into classes using webinar technology are for you.

Every semester, including the summer, we offer three online courses and a number of classes offered with remote access using webinar technology. 

To be a remote student you need to have a high speed internet connection and a web cam to join classes running at the college in real time. Depending on where you live and your time zone this may not always be convenient.  For example a student in Calgary would be starting a 9:00 am EST class at 7:00 AM local time.  Using the technology, you can participate in class discussions, see and hear the instructor all without leaving your home computer. Classes with remote access are shown in green on the class schedule and if you are interested in this option you should email the Registrar's Office to  arrange access.  Online classes offer even greater flexibility.


Start and Duration of Online Courses

  • Attend the class when you want. You don’t have to worry about start times.
  • In the Fall and Winter semesters, online courses last twelve weeks, the same amount of time as on-site courses.
  • In the Summer semester, online courses last for eight weeks.


Teaching Methods

You’ll find online classes are similar to on-site ones and usually involve the following:

  • Readings
  • Class notes
  • Video
  • Audio
  • Discussion forums
  • Online submission of assignments


Available Online Courses

Although not all of our courses are available online, there's a wide variety available. In fact, you can receive a Master of Theological Studies entirely online. 

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Apply for Online Courses

If you live outside of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), you’ll receive priority for online courses. In general, around 20 students can register in an online course.

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Fees for Online Courses

The tuition rate for an online course is the same as for an on-site one.

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Accessing Online Courses

Here’s what you need to know to access online courses offered on the University of Toronto teaching and learning environment called Quercus (sounds like "qwhere-kis").

  1. Get a UTORid and password. Please see below for more information.
  2. Go to the Log into Quercus Page . You’ll see the courses you're registered for.
  3. Click the relevant course link and follow the announcement instructions.
  4. Bookmark the course link.
  5. To learn more about using quercus for online courses, like submitting assignments, see the online help or contact Jeff Hocking (email jhocking@wycliffe.utoronto.ca)


Getting a UTORid and Password in the GTA

  1.  If you a degree program student, you can go to the T-Card Office at Koffler Centre, 214 College Street and obtain a T-Card.
  2. Create your UTORid and password.
  3. If you are unable to visit the T-Card office in person the Registrar's Office  will facilitate this.
  4. If you a certificate, diploma or occasional student you will be provided with a temporary UTORid by the Registrar 

 Auditing Online Courses is not permitted.

Speaking with Us

If you have questions regarding courses or programs, we’re always available to help.

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Statement of Regulation

Wycliffe College is not regulated in the state of Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education code.  It is regulated in the province of Ontario by the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance and in Canada by the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities (MTCU).  It is also accredited and regulated by the Association of Theological Schools.  Any complaints regarding regulation would be filed as a grievance under section 17 of the Basic Degree Handbook and the process is described in detail therein.