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New World. New Possibilities.

It’s no surprise that we’ve had to reimagine the Cambrian experience for our students, and we’ve taken great care to bring you the best of what we offer in new and innovative ways – digital learning led by our professors, virtual supports, online services and experiences, and access to everything that makes Cambrian and Sudbury an amazing place to live and learn.

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Dynamic and Interactive Programs for the Fall Semester

Theory-based courses through digital learning led by your professors

Wherever possible, you’ll complete theory-based courses in a faculty-led digital and online format from the comfort of your home. Your professors will be with you every step of the way, and you’ll have lots of opportunities to interact with your classmates from across Canada and around the world.

Hands-on / practical learning experiences

Where required, you will take part in safely structured hands-on learning in our labs to apply your knowledge to real-world situations. Depending on your program, you may also complete a capstone project (a major project that allows students to demonstrate their learning), placement, or co-op that will give you the chance to grow your skills in a workplace setting. We will adapt these experiences and work with our community partners as needed to give you valuable and safe practical learning opportunities.

Learning formats

Here are some of the learning formats you may encounter throughout the semester:

Definition You’ll See in Your Course Outline

Course is delivered through asynchronous** teaching.

What This Means

Your professor will share learning resources and activities with you and your classmates in various ways (typically in your Moodle course shell). Your professor will provide regular opportunities for you to ask questions and request clarification. You, your classmates, and your professor are not necessarily using the learning tools at the same time.

Definition You’ll See in Your Course Outline

Course combines scheduled synchronous* and unscheduled asynchronous** teaching.

What This Means

Often referred to as blended learning, hybrid courses include both real-time learning with your professor and classmates and online learning activities.

Definition You’ll See in Your Course Outline

Course includes both synchronous* and asynchronous** learning and you can move between both components seamlessly.

What This Means

A form of hybrid learning that gives you the option of joining classes in real-time, or learning  asynchronously or doing both. Students can change their mode of learning weekly or by topic, according to need or preference.

Definition You’ll See in Your Course Outline

Course is delivered through scheduled synchronous teaching that may be face-to-face and/or virtual.

What This Means

Your course or lab runs on a specific date and time, and your professor engages with you and your classmates live and in real-time.

Definition You’ll See in Your Course Outline

Over 50% of course activities are delivered in a placement, clinical or co-op setting.

What This Means

More than half of your course requires you to undertake safely structured hands-on learning in a real work environment.

* Synchronous Teaching and Learning: A faculty member (your professor) is engaged with you and your classmates teaching and learning at the same time, i.e. in real time. Your courses / labs are scheduled at a pre-determined day and time.

** Asynchronous Teaching and Learning: Your professor shares learning resources and activities with you and your classmates in a flexible way (online via your Moodle course shell). Your professor confirms the regular times and channels for you to ask questions and request clarification. You, your classmates, and your professor are not necessarily accessing learning resources, tools, or online material at exactly the same time.

To find out how your program will be delivered – click here.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) / Technology Requirements

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD policy to ensure a rich and flexible learning experience. BYOD will equip and prepare you to quickly move to remote learning should a critical situation occur where the College must shut its doors for a period of time. BYOD will also prepare you for the new world by giving you the tools to work with digital course materials, collaborate in online environments, and become a skilled, confident user of various technologies.

You will be required to have regular access to a computer with a reliable internet connection, web camera, and a headset. Program-specific requirements can be viewed in the “Plan Your Future” section on program web pages. Find your program here.

Learn more about BYOD by clicking here. If you have any questions, please contact us at or (705) 566-8101, ext.7303.

Cambrian’s Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub

Our professors and staff have access to an award-winning team of instructional designers and experts in the development of their online courses, digital learning experiences, multimedia services, and more! Learn more about our Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub.

Virtual Supports and Services

You can rest easy knowing you’re not alone on your college journey. Many of our student supports and services are available virtually and online to ensure you’re successful. Here are a few examples:

The Enrolment Centre – Admissions information, registration, payments, financial aid, scholarships/bursaries, and more.

The Glenn Crombie Centre – Accessibility, accommodations, and counselling support.

The Learning Centre – Free online tutoring.

Wabnode Centre for Indigenous Services – Supports and services for Indigenous learners.

Career Centre – On-campus and off-campus job postings, resume and cover letter help, placement and co-op support.

Academic Success Advisors – Personal academic support.

IT Helpdesk – Technical assistance.

Bookstore – Shop online and get free shipping to your home.

Online orientation – Everything you need to know before you start classes.

Library – Online research help from library staff.

First Step Centre – Support for transitioning to college, peer mentorship program, referrals to external supports and services, and workshops and events.

Your Virtual Cambrian Community

Going to college is about more than just classes – it’s an experience of a lifetime. While you may find yourself spending little to no time on campus at the start of your school year, we invite you to join our active campus community online. Watch myCambrian (our student portal) and follow us on social media (@cambriancollege) for info about various events and activities

COVID-19 Updates

The latest updates are posted to our Campus Updates information page, including measures we are taking to protect the health and safety of our employees, students, and visitors while on campus.

Are you an international student?

The International Student Services team assist international students with their transition to Canada, to the Canadian education system, the Cambrian community and throughout their time at the college. The team with ensure that students experience an easy and enjoyable start to their high-quality education through an online orientation, immigration advising services and more! The International Student Services team is here to provide international students a strong community feeling and help to celebrate the global success of all students! Stay connected with the team and students can email any questions or requests to

myCambrian – Your Information Hub

Each student receives access to myCambrian, the College’s online information hub for information about your application, key dates/deadlines, orientation, and more.

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