Taking the "e" out of eLearning.
Learning as a community in real-time and with a shared responsibility to engage, inquire and grow.
GLC20 Start Date: November 6th
Holiday Wishes and Office Hours
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 joy. 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. Niibaa' Anami'egiizhigad & Aabita Biboo (Ojibwe); Gayayr Nwel (Metis); Merry Christmas; Hanukkah Sameach; Habari gani? (Kwanzaa). Peace to all.
Our office will be closed as of Friday, December 22nd at 4 pm, and will return to normal business hours at 8:30 am on January 8th, 2018.event 12/21/17
Semester 2 Registration - Update
Registration opened for Semester 2 on October 30th, 2017.
At this late juncture, please select at least two alternate course choices when registering. Courses that you select may be full by the time we receive your supporting documentation. We may have to adjust your first course choices with alternate choices in order to provide you a timetable with the number of credits requested.
Applications submitted after December 20th are considered late. Late applications will be reviewed beginning the week of January 8th, 2018.event 12/20/17
Remind App - VLC Communications
Mrs Kuypers has set up a Remind account for parents to join to get reminders about: registration, course start dates, upcoming school events, graduation, and post-secondary application information.event 9/20/17
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.
Welcome back to the final stetch of Semester 1. We hope everyone is well rested and ready for the few weeks ahead.
Semester 2 courses are filling rapidly. Please register for courses as soon as possible. Ensure you include alternate course selections in case your first preferences are full.
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.