Choose Where Your Classroom is With Royal Roads University

By Royal Roads University Modified on June 23, 2022
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Your Royal Roads classroom is wherever you are in the world.

 Choose Where Your Classroom is With Royal Roads

With Royal Roads University, your classroom could be on-campus, online virtually from any place around the globe, or both. Whether you want to work while you study or get the full undergraduate experience, the choice is yours!

Online learning

At Royal Roads, you’ve come to the right place for online learning — we’re experts! We’ve been delivering online education since the ’90s using leading platforms and apps to give you an engaging way to learn remotely.

So, whether you want to work while you learn or simply study online, you’ll have the option to choose from programs that are fully online or programs that are blended (a mix of online and in-person classes). With both options, you can keep your job while increasing your skills and knowledge.

What will online learning look like?

Virtual learning can be intimidating when you don’t know what to expect. Here’s what your online class could look like:

Sharing and learning

Students log on to discussion forums to collaborate on projects and take part in classroom activities and conversations. Your classes will use a platform called Moodle. Moodle is how you’ll access course content and resources, submit assignments, and see your grades. You’ll also use Moodle to collaborate with classmates and connect with your instructor.


Some virtual classes use pre-recorded presentations and lectures. You can watch the videos or listen to podcasts when it works best for them.


Other classes are synchronous. These take place live, at a set time, just like everyone was in the same space.

What are the benefits to online learning?

Studying online has its advantages:

  • convenient and flexible learning
  • increased virtual communication and collaboration
  • 24-hour access to course material
  • improved self-motivation
  • ability to work while you study
  • no commute needed
  • enhance your time management

Amanda McGregor, a Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management graduate, supports online learning as she says, “The online world at Royal Roads created an immense skill set for me. The most appealing aspect about the online program at Royal Roads University is that it's a perfect combination of real-life learning of project management and working in teams. Positions today are more spread out from the head offices, and technology allows a higher level of connectivity in the workforce, with projects often being completed in an online environment.”

On-campus experience

Gardens. A lagoon. A castle. A national historic site. Royal Roads University campus is located on 260 hectares of parkland on the traditional lands of the Xwsepsum (Esquimalt) and Lekwungen (Songhees) families. You can sign up for an on-campus program and explore our beautiful oceanside setting. You'll have a more traditional university experience with opportunities to get involved in on-campus student life, conduct research in the university library, visit professors during office hours, and meet classmates for a walk around campus.

To get a better idea of what your future campus will look like, check out our virtual tour:

Being on campus for your studies offers a lot of great activities and resources that you can check out, such as:

So, no matter what style of learning you choose, your education — and your future — are in good hands at Royal Roads University. We create educational experiences that inspire change-makers like you: people with the courage to transform themselves and the world.

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