Live Sessions

The LaunchPad Live!

The LaunchPad Live! sessions are casual drop-in presentations hosted online via Blackboard Collaborate that include a question and answer segment. Not only will you get a chance to try out the Collaborate technology, but you will also be able to connect with other new students and Student Services staff members to get your questions answered. The LaunchPad Live! features four sessions, each covering different topics:

Student Life at Royal Roads University

This session provides a general overview of life at the university. They include information such as campus details and location, events and volunteer opportunities, basic housing information and the function of the Student Engagement department.

Financial Wellness: Funding Your Education at RRU

These sessions will provide useful information about the services and opportunities offered by the Financial Aid and Awards team. We want to ensure that you know about all the financial resources that are available to you and how to access any financial opportunities at the beginning of your program.

Physical Health and Wellness

At Royal Roads University, we have a holistic approach to student success. The physical wellbeing of our students is important to us, and our health experts at the Recreation Centre offers strategies on how to maintain your health and wellness. Physical wellness goes beyond gym workouts; join these sessions to learn tips from a member of the Recreation Centre on how to stay healthy!

Digital Literacy for Students

Would you like to learn more about navigating online platforms such as Blackboard Collaborate and Moodle? If so, one of these sessions is for you! These sessions will provide you with the necessary information required to use these platforms and increase your comfort level if you have minimal to no prior experience.


Each interactive session will last for approximately an hour and is designed to be drop-in, so please stay for as short or as long as you like. Collaborate allows you to either participate using a mic and headphones (like Zoom) or to ask questions over a chat function. You will require speakers or headphones for the session.

Please note, we are not able to provide program-specific information during The LaunchPad Live! sessions. However, we will be able to refer you to the right person to get your questions answered.

To log into The LaunchPad Live! session, simply click on the day/time you’d like to participate, type your name into the session log in page and click “join session”. Please note that this online space (“room”) will only be attended during posted session times; however, you will be able to view the “room” at any point.

For more information on Blackboard Collaborate, or for technical assistance, please visit the Collaborate support page.

 If you can’t make the LaunchPad Live! session, but still have questions you’d like answered, please contact Student Services.