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June 2020 Graduates
Attention all June 2020 Graduates
Our diplomas have arrived.
We will be processing them this week and shipping them via purolator to arrive throughout the week beginning October 19. VLC graduating students may receive them on October 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd or 23rd.event 10/14/20
We have received the following message from EQAO regarding the OSSLT.
"EQAO plans to administer the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) online in spring 2021. Additional details will follow at a later date."
As we receive more information we will post details to our student guide and website.event 10/13/20
Semester 2 Registration
CURRENT VLC students should check the Student Guide announcements for information on registration.
Second semester registration for NEW students opens October 26th at 10:00 a.m.event 10/5/20
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
In light of COVID-19 we have reviewed our exam proctoring policy.
Based on current social distancing guidelines we have decided to move from in person proctoring to a web based service called Proctorio. Our exams will still be scheduled and information will be posted on the homepage of each course by November 3rd. This software will permit students to complete their exams in the same location they typically complete their course work. When students start their exam they will have to complete a security screening where they authorize their computer to share their webcam and screen with us, then they will experience the same exam/test process they are used to seeing. This will eliminate the need for families to submit proctor forms or secure their own proctors.
We will be providing information in the Student Guide on how to access Proctorio. We will post an announcement when we have added this information.
Students will need to use a windows, mac or chrome OS computer with a chrome browser installed. They will also be required to have a webcam and microphone in order to take their final exams. Ipads and tablets cannot be used for final exams.
Teachers will be providing students with an opportunity to complete a test or quiz prior to the exam using this new software. This will allow students to ensure they are comfortable with the software before writing their final exam.
What if I have trouble with the screening process?
There will be a chat function on the screen that students can click on to receive live support with getting the exam started.
Is someone watching me while I take my exam?
No. If your institution requires video, audio, or screen capture, Proctorio will store that data and provide an automated suspicion report to your instructor. No Proctorio employee has access to this data.
Who can view my exam recordings?
Only authorized school officials can unlock and view the exam recordings, not Proctorio. Additionally, our state-of-the-art, double-encryption technology ensures that all of your exam data is safe from hackers.
Once again, our school will be participating in the Terry Fox School challenge! We have taken part in this fundraiser for the last four years and we have raised over $7600! The Marathon of Hope is celebrating its 40th year in 2020 and this year, the Run’s theme is “One Day. Your Way.” Due to public health concerns, the organization is requesting that no large groups of people get together.
We are challenging students to get out and walk/run/bike/skate/hike/wheel in support of the Terry Fox Foundation and help raise money to support cancer.
On October 9th at 12 pm we would like all participating students to get outside and walk/run/bike/skate/hike/wheel for the challenge.
If you would like to register or donate on behalf of the school please visit our school's fundraising page.
Attention all returning and new students:
If you are experiencing login issues at our site, please review the following instructions: Accessing the Virtual Learning Centre
All students including new and returning students were emailed the above instructions when they were added to each of their courses.
Returning students should be using their email@example.com account.
firstname.lastname@example.org accounts are no longer valid.
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.