What you need to know if you're starting a program this fall

Originally posted: September 09, 2020

What will classes look like at MITT 2020/21?

MITT will be a hybrid learning experience that will include a combination of online learning and scheduled on-campus training throughout their program.  Student will connect live with their instructors and fellow classmates through a virtual learning platform called Brightspace for online training. For designated blocks throughout the program students will participate in hands-on training that meets strict health and distancing protocols.  We will resume with full-time in-class training as soon as we are able to safely do so. 

For further information, please visit: https://mitt.ca/291/blogs/updates-from-mitt-regarding-covid-19-coronavirus

Are campuses open?

Campuses are currently closed to the general public, but students will be provided access to lab spaces throughout the duration of their program. 

Can I visit for a campus tour?

Unfortunately, our campuses are currently closed to the public. If you are a prospective student interested in a campus tour, you can watch our virtual tour videos at: https://mitt.ca/explore-mitt. You can also book a one-on-one consultation with a recruitment specialist to explore our programs. Here's how to contact us: recruitment@mitt.ca or 204 989 7376.

How can I send my transcripts and supporting documents?

Applicants can send transcripts and supporting documents to our Admissions by email or mail c/o:

admissions@mitt.ca

or

Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology

Admissions Office

7 Fultz Blvd

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

R3Y 1G4

What campus amenities are available?

Limited services and amenities will be available based on the current public health orders. This includes food services, student lounges, and other shared spaces on-campus. Our campus re-opening plan includes a four-coloured advisory (red, orange, yellow, green) that guides the level to which we need to ramp up or ramp down on-campus delivery of learning and services. This system is directly informed by public health orders of the day and is clearly communicated (and updated as necessary) on MITT.ca for all staff, students, and guests to see. 

What are you doing to keep students and staff safe?

MITT’s campus re-opening plan for fall meets the Province’s June 1 requirements for post-secondary institutions as part of Phase 2 of its Restoring Safe Services plan*. We will continue to monitor the public health orders in Manitoba and follow the Province’s lead, adapt our planning, in the event of any changes. Returning students and staff will see a range of measures in place to ensure their protection and guide their participation in safe on-campus learning.

* For further details, please visit: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-two.html#collapse8

What will the class schedule be (online vs. on-campus)?

Class schedules will vary by program and intake.  For further details, please visit: https://mitt.ca/291/blogs/updates-from-mitt-regarding-covid-19-coronavirus

What is the D2L Brightspace Learning Management System (LMS) platform?

Brightspace offers a wide range of online learning experiences that complement the live classroom experience. Students will have the convenience to learn by distance by connecting live with their instructors and fellow classmates for their regularly scheduled classes.

For further information, please visit: https://mitt.ca/296/blogs/mitt-to-launch-college-wide-learning-management-system-lms-for-fall

Will I get one-on-one time from my instructor?

Students will connect live with their instructors daily, and will be provided opportunities for one-on-one meetings throughout the program.

What additional supports will be available?

Student will also have access to a variety of academic supports throughout their program, including Student Advisors, Career Advisors, Accessibility Services and Counselling.  For further details, please visit: https://mitt.ca/student-services and watch our Covid Support Video at: https://youtu.be/LvlUis0pqwM

What if I am having anxiety about online learning?

First off, know that it is completely natural to experience strong emotions and anxiety at this time.  Feedback that we've received from students has been very positive, and after a brief adjustment period, students have been able to learn effectively and even thrive in their programs!  Know that we are also here to support you every step of the way, and it is our highest priority to ensure a safe and quality learning experience for you.

 What computer equipment will I need?

To access the Brightspace Learning Platform, the following internet, hardware and software will be required, at minimum:

INTERNET

High speed with minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload.  To check the speed of your internet connection, visit: https://www.cira.ca/improving-canadas-internet/initiatives/internet-performance-test

Please note:  A slower internet connection may result in audio and/or video issues, which will hinder your ability to participate in online courses.  In evaluating whether your connection will be adequate, please remember that if others are using the same internet connection as you, you may not have sufficient bandwidth to participate in course delivery.

 

 

 

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