Taking the "e" out of eLearning.
Learning as a community in real-time and with a shared responsibility to engage, inquire and grow.
This semester VLC has added in the option for students to select to be placed on a wait list if a course was already full. Students were also placed on the wait list if they selected a course that was not at the appropriate grade level.
After the December 14th application deadline, we started placing students from the wait list into these courses where we could. Students received in an email notifying them if they were placed into their requested course.
At this point, most of our courses are full and it's not likely there will be any significant movement in these courses.
We will be monitoring enrolment in courses regularly and, if space does become available, we will notify students via email up until February 8th that we have placed them in one or more of their requested courses.
Current VLC students should check the Student Guide Announcement for more information.event 1/16/19
Holiday Office Closure
The VLC office will be closed for the winter holidays from 4 pm on Thursday, December 20th, 2018. The office will re-open on Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 8:30 am.event 12/20/18
Please note applications received after December 14th, 2018, are considered late. Incomplete applications after December 14th, 2018, are also considered late. Applicants may not be able to be placed in requested classes. Be sure to include alternative course choices.event 12/20/18
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
Initial information regarding the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test for 2019 has been posted in the Student Guide. This is important information for all students intending to graduate with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
Happy New Year to all our VLC students and families! Welcome back to the final few weeks of semester 1.
The staff of the Virtual Learning Centre wishes everyone a happy holiday season. Whatever your traditions are at this time of the year, we wish you peace and happiness. Take time to celebrate family, friends and the small things which enrich our lives. Embrace the diversity which makes our community so uniquely rich and valuable.
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.