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Liberal Arts and Professional Studies – The e-Services Office

Location: Suite 2120 Technology Enhanced Learning Building, Tel.: 416-736-5831, Fax: 416-736-5637, Toll Free Number (in North America): 1-866-261-1790, e-mail: (computing technical assistance), (Distance Education inquiries)

The eServices Office (eSO) in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS) provisions for the administrative needs of the Faculty’s eLearning programming which is described as online (Internet), blended (combined in-class and Internet components) and web-enhanced courses. The eSO also provides assistance for specialized needs in the fully online (Internet) course sphere, including digital assignment submission and off-site examination scheduling. The eServices Office supports the development of course outlines and websites for all LA&PS courses. Many LA&PS instructors use course websites to deposit and disseminate academic and administrative content and extend interactive virtual communication services to our student community. Instructors inform their students of their web platform and usage plans at the beginning of term.

Distance Education Courses (Fully Online)

Students can study at their own pace with fully online (Internet) courses and learn from the convenience of their home, office or from the other side of the world. LA&PS’ fully online (Internet) courses use the same textbooks and materials as in-class instruction and cover the same course content. In addition, they count towards your degree in exactly the same way as traditional in-class courses. Students taking fully online courses access instructional information, assignments, course requirements and relevant materials online. Students are required to complete assignments (due on specific dates) and to write supervised exams at the university or an alternative postsecondary institution as scheduled. The format for fully online course is identified as (INTR) within the university’s enrolment documentation. Students can create a more flexible schedule by mixing in-class courses with fully online (Internet) courses to possibly complete an entire program by distance.

Programs Offered Fully Online (Internet)

LA&PS offers a Bachelor of Administrative Studies (BAS) degree and a management certificate entirely online. Detailed degree requirements, prerequisites and descriptions are available online in the Undergraduate Calendar available at

Blended Courses (In-class + Internet)

In addition to fully online courses, LA&PS offers many new blended courses which combine in-class and online modes of delivery. Blended courses combine the best of both teaching methods. On-campus lectures may be reduced by approximately 30-70% and replaced with online instruction and activities. Course instructors will announce the blended organization of the course at the beginning of term. The course format for blended is identified as (LECI) within the university’s enrolment documentation.

Additional Information

Detailed information is available at This site includes information for registered students such as computer requirements/accounts, access instructions and specialized administrative information. Course listings and timetables are navigated from the York Courses website page available at Once you find your course offering, there will be a course website link that includes the outline. The course outline contains academic and text requirements.