Taking the "e" out of eLearning.
Learning as a community in real-time and with a shared responsibility to engage, inquire and grow.
GLC20 Start Date: November 6th
Mid Term Reports
Mid-term report cards are being sent out from the office today (Nov17). Please allow 5-7 days for delivery.
Please Note: CHV2O (Civics) grades will not appear on mid-term reports as they are final grades. They will appear on Final Report Cards at the end of semester.event 11/17/17
Semester 2 Registration is Now Open
Use the "Register" button (top right) to begin your application. Current students should read the announcement in the Student Guide.event 10/12/17
Semester 2: February 2018 - June 2018
Please review the Student Services, Course Offerings, and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) sections on our website.event 10/12/17
The Virtual Learning Centre has been offering Ontario Secondary School students a wide range of flexible, and well-designed high school courses since 1997. It is a renowned program that is unlike any other eLearning initiative in Ontario.
The VLC offers students a full range of learning opportunities powered by the latest online technologies available.
We are committed to setting very high standards for distance learning and know that the student-teacher interaction is key to student success. For this reason, we encourage all of our students to attend web meetings, and to adhere to the course schedule and all due dates. This level of rigor builds a strong work ethic and forges a classroom and school community thereby preparing our students for post-secondary studies.
For more information please review the FAQ section on our website.
If you need further help feel free to drop us a line:
or call us at 705-328-2925 (Monday to Friday, 8:00 – 4:00 EST)
Open School Ontario
Do you require a single senior-level math or science course with the flexibility to match your busy lifestyle? Our companion program features intakes every three weeks and offers the ability to accelerate through the course at your own pace. Visit Open School Ontario for program details and to see what we have on offer.
Friday, November 24th is a PA Day. No classes/open office sessions will be held.
Deadline for withdrawal from Gr 11 and 12 courses and not have them appear on transcripts is Friday, November 24th, 2017. Withdrawals after this date will appear on transcripts.
VLC supports Take Me Outside Day on Wednesday, Oct 25th. See Student Guide announcement for details.
How are online courses taught?
When you register for an online course within the Virtual Learning Centre, you will be provided with login information such as a username and id. You will also receive an Internet address (URL) to your course. When you login for the first time, an introductory message from your teacher will greet you. This message will outline the course content and describe how the course will be delivered and what is required of you. Although all of the Virtual Learning Centre’s online courses look the same, your teacher is ultimately in charge of how the course will run.
Who teaches the online courses?
Certified teachers who are employed within the Trillium Lakelands District School Board deliver online course material for the Virtual Learning Centre. Each teacher receives training and support so that they are comfortable with the online approach to both teaching and learning.
Will I benefit from online courses?
In most cases, this form of course delivery works well. Obvious prerequisites include motivation, computer familiarity, and the ability to work independently and meet deadlines. Remember, though, that although there is daily contact with others in the class, there may not be any face to face meetings. For students with some learning styles, taking online courses may not be an appropriate choice.