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 registration is now closed. Courses are full.
GLC2O begins November 9th.
Semester 1 is Underway!
All Semester 1 courses are up and running. GLC2O (Careers) begins on Nov 9, 2018. Semester 2 registrations will open mid to late October.event 9/13/18
New Student Orientation Meetings
There will be several meetings held throughout the week of September 4th by our Student Services teacher, Mrs. Kuypers, welcoming new students and helping them navigate their way through our program.event 9/4/18
Semester 1 Start Update
Students will begin to have access to courses from Wednesday September 5th. Courses will continue to be opened throughout the week and the week of September 10th. As each course is loaded, it will appear in the student dashboard.
Please monitor emails and this website for more information.
Please do not contact the office for timetables or teaching assignments as we are trying to process late applications and load students into courses.event 8/31/18
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
We invite everyone associated with the VLC to join in honouring all those who attended residential schools. By wearing an orange shirt on Friday, Sept 28, 2018 and sharing your stories on social media you can help spread the word, raise awareness, and honour our Indigenous communities. #orangeshirtday2018
Way to go Team VLC. We have raised $150 so far!
We have launched our Annual Terry Fox Fundraiser. Please check the student guide announcements for full 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.