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Current Student FAQ

What online system is used?

The learning management system, Brightspace (onQ) will facilitate students’ experience within the program by providing a virtual home base for all learning activities. The Entrada platform is being developed to interlink with Brightspace (onQ), to provide unique tracking and assessment functionality to the program, as it offers exceptional customized curriculum mapping, reporting, ePortfolio, assessment, and evaluation features which support the competency framework.

Do students have access to the Queen’s University Library?

Yes.  All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program, and all faculty and staff involved in its development have unlimited access to Queen’s University Library (QUL) resources through use of the Queen’s University web proxy service. This includes access to all research databases and search engines, journal subscriptions, the Queen’s University Library Catalogue (QCAT), the Queen’s Research and Learning Repository (QSpace), and the Inquiry Toolkit for Online Learning Environments. In addition, reference services and research assistance are available via email and toll-free telephone to allow students to consult with a librarian using online services or from a remote location. QUL provides online news updates via email to keep students, faculty and staff up to date with newest QUL resources, workshops and services.

Can I attend Convocation in Kingston to receive my degree?

Yes.  All graduates are welcome to attend the Convocation ceremony in Kingston to receive their diploma.  If they choose not to attend, then the degree will be sent to graduates by mail.

Are there specific times for online learning?

Core course content may be completed at any time, day or night.  Students have the flexibility to build their learning into their existing daily schedule.  There may be specific times for discussion forums or other collaborative work.