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What is Videoconference?

Students located outside of the Greater Toronto Area (50KM or more in distance from downtown Toronto) can participate in OsgoodePD classes via our videoconference technology. Videoconferencing uses interactive video streaming that allows students to participating in discussions, ask questions and view presentations in real time; similar to the experience they would receive attending class in person.

Please refer to the chart below for more information on which specializations are videoconference-compatible.

Videoconference Requirements

Using specific hardware, software, and a reliable internet connection, students are able to attend and participate in classes from their home or office (where applicable). The videoconferencing platform is designed to be used with a computer that meets minimum technical specifications; OsgoodePD technicians will determine whether your computer meets these requirements as part of a pre-assessment. You may need to upgrade your system or internet service in order to effectively facilitate the videoconference option.
Please note: Videoconferencing provides some flexibility in attendance, however due to extreme variability of internet reliability in public spaces, we cannot make guarantees on the quality of the technology when the system is accessed outside of your designated location(s).

General system requirements

OsgoodePD technicians will perform system test at the beginning of your specialization to ensure your system meets the minimum technical requirements – you may need to upgrade your system or internet connection to use the videoconferencing system effectively.

Videoconference (VC) Availability

Specialization Availability
Administrative Law All courses in specialization available by VC
Criminal Law and Procedure
Energy and Infrastructure Law
Health Law
Securities Law
Business Law Most Courses in specialization available by VC**
Constitutional Law
Intellectual Property Law
Labour Relations and Employment Law
Tax Law (Part-Time)
Canadian Common Law (Full and Part-Time) Specialization not available by VC
Dispute Resolution
Tax Law (Full-Time)
International Business Law

*Depending on your course selection
**Some courses may require in-person attendance. For more information, refer to the specific specialization page.


OsgoodePD will provide the required videoconferencing hardware and software for $300 in addition to your regular tuition fees. If you have specific technical questions, please contact OsgoodePD Technical Support at opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca or call (416) 736-5737.