Taking the "e" out of eLearning.
Learning as a community in real-time and with a shared responsibility to engage, inquire and grow.
Semester 1 is under way.
GLC2O begins Nov 6th.
Potential 2nd Strike Next Week
TLDSB schools, including VLC, may close to students if there is a legal one-day strike by secondary school teachers on Wednesday, Dec 11th, 2019. Visit www.tldsb.ca/labour-updates for more information.event 12/6/19
Mid-term Reports and Full Disclosure Reminder
Mid-term report cards are being mailed out from the office today. 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.
Important Reminder for all Gr. 11 and 12 courses:
Students in senior courses (grade 11/12) have until November 25th at 11:59 pm to withdraw from a course without the course showing up on a transcript.
Full disclosure does not apply to students in Grades 9 or 10 courses.event 11/18/19
Previously Used Gmail Virtuallearningapps Services
As per Student Guide announcements of September 3rd, 12th and 16th, the VLC's @virtuallearningapps.ca Google domain has been discontinued. Students should be using @virtuallearning.ca for all VLC Google services now.
@virtuallearningapps.ca services will not be accessible after 12:00 pm Friday, Nov 15th, 2019.event 11/12/19
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.
Remind Messages for Parents - More Info
All secondary school teachers in Trillium Lakelands DSB will be holding a legal one day strike today, Wednesday, Dec 4th, 2019. VLC will be closed today. Classes will resume tomorrow, Thursday, December 5th, 2019
At this time there is not an agreement between the province and the Ontario Secondary Schools Teachers Federation. The bargaining teams have until midnight tonight for an agreement to be reached. If there is not an agreement, all Trillium Lakelands secondary schools (including VLC) will be closed to students tomorrow, Wednesday, December 4, 2019. This will be a ONE DAY strike only. Teachers will resume duties on Thursday, December 5th, 2019.
A message will be posted on the VLC website if an agreement is reached and the strike is cancelled.
TLDSB schools, including VLC, may close to students if there is a one-day strike by secondary school teachers on Wednesday, Dec 4th, 2019. Visit www.tldsb.ca/labour-updates for more information.
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.