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Learner Support Services

Learner Support Services

Although the convenience of independent learning may appear to require less effort-no regular classes to attend and no scheduled completion dates for assignments-it requires more discipline and self-motivation. As a distance student, you will learn to budget your time, stay motivated, and complete your academic requirements. Learner Support Services is dedicated to all learners from the initial inquiry through to the successful completion of your program.

Counselling Services can help you:


Advising Services can help you:


Access to Student with Disabilities (ASD)

If you are a student with either a temporary or permanent disabling or medical condition; ASD may assist with:


Other Learner Services and Resources

  • AU Learning Link is on site at the University of Alberta in HUB Mall. The Learning Link is here to provide an opportunity for students to obtain information and assistance in planning their educational programs without leaving the UofA campus.
  • AU's Library provides distance library service to AU students.
  • Math Site: This site offers self-testing for math readiness, remedial help, a way to discover your preferred learning style and numerous presentations of interest from diverse perspectives.
  • Write Site: This site is designed to assist students with academic writing assignments. Students can use this service to receive feedback about the writing component—organization, mechanics, grammar, and style—of an assignment before they submit it to a tutor for marking.
  • Technical Support (Computing Services IT Help Desk) will help you obtain information about using AU computing resources.


Student & Academic Services - Last Updated September 29, 2015

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