Taking the "e" out of eLearning.
Learning as a community in real-time and with a shared responsibility to engage, inquire and grow.
Summer School registration is now closed. Courses are full.
VLC final exams run from Thursday, June 21st, 2018 to Tuesday, June 26th, 2018. All exam times will remain posted on course home pages.event 6/19/18
Late Registrations for Fall 2018/19
June 15th, 2018 is the final date for "on-time" applications for Semester 1, 2018-19. Registration will remain open until late August, however, any registrations received after June 15th will be considered late applications.event 6/11/18
End of Year Celebration and Graduation
Just a reminder to VLC students that the Year-End Graduation/Social will be happening on Thursday, June 28th, 2018!! ALL students are welcomed and encouraged to attend.
Sign up information is posted in the Student Guide course announcements.event 5/16/18
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
Students who wrote the OSSLT this year should check the Student Guide course for an important announcement.
The deadline for late or outstanding assignments was Friday June 15th, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.
On World Environment Day, the VLC is encouraging all students to join the #beatplasticpollution movement. If we all reduce the number of disposable plastic items we use, we can have a big impact on the health of our planet.
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.