Remote Learning

Below is information on Wycliffe's remote learning. This page is in the process of being updated so check back often.

Technology Recommendations and Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Technical Requirements

Minimum technical requirements needed for students to access remote/online learning:

Requirement Windows-based PC Apple Mac/macOS-based PC
Operating System Windows 10 macOS X
Web Browser Firefox or Google Chrome Firefox or Google Chrome
Processor Intel Core i5 based model Intel Core i5 based model
RAM/Memory 4 GB 4 GB
Storage 5 GB of available space 5 GB of available space
Screen Resolution 1024 x 768 1024 x 768
Connectivity Ethernet or WiFi; available USB port(s) to accommodate recommended accessories Ethernet or WiFi; available USB port(s) to accommodate recommended accessories

PC refers to a personal computer. A suitable PC may be a Windows- or macOS-based desktop or a laptop. A laptop is recommended. While much can be done with Chromebooks, tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices, they are not guaranteed to support all course related software requirements.

Please reference the information below for additional information regarding recommended accessories, internet connectivity and frequently asked questions.

Recommended Accessories

Speakers, Microphone or Headphones

Many courses will have synchronous (live) online meetings using webinar software, such as Zoom. While many PCs are equipped with speakers and a microphone, using headphones with an attached microphone for these sessions is recommended.

Video Camera

Internet Connectivity

Internet Speed

High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) with minimum download speed of 5Mbps is strongly recommended.

Wired Connections

A wired connection (ethernet) to the home router is also recommended over WiFi connectivity to achieve the most reliable results.

Using Mobile Devices for Tethering

If broadband connectivity is not available, tethering to a mobile device such as a smartphone with strong signal and minimum download speeds of 5 Mbps is an option, although not recommended. Mobile Internet connectivity through a tethered mobile device will likely not be adequate for online video collaboration as the network latency and unreliable nature of cellular connectivity can result in poor video quality.

Data Plan Allowances

Expanded use of your Internet connections (broadband or mobile) may cause you to exceed your monthly data plan allowance and result in significant overage charges. An unlimited data plan, if available, is highly recommended.

Microsoft Office

Many courses require the use of productivity software – word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet applications. The Microsoft Office suite of applications is available for free to University of Toronto students (UTORid and @utoronto.ca email address required). Office applications (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint) may accessed via a browser or may be installed on your PC.

Access: https://mail.utoronto.ca.
The online app menu can be accessed by clicking on the waffle icon in top left hand corner. PC installable software may be downloaded by accessing the app menu and clicking on Office 365. From the Office 365 page, select Install Office.

Course Delivery


Wycliffe College uses Zoom as it's course delivery platform. To learn more on how to use Zoom, visit, https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials

Prior to the commencement of class you will receive an email with a link to your class as well as any other relevant information.