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(s) when the course begins at the start of the semester.
When you login for the first time, you will complete the Student Guide course – the orientation for our program. After completing the guide you will select one of the courses you are enrolled in and an introductory message from your teacher will greet you in the Announcements section. 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. Please be sure to go into each course you have enrolled in for the semester. We do have a staggered start, so as courses begin the first week of the semester they will become available in your course homepage.
Teachers will hold scheduled live meetings in a Zoom classroom each week that students can attend. Each live lesson is 75 minutes long. If a student cannot attend these sessions, they can watch the recorded posted lesson. Weekly modules will be assigned with readings, assignments, tests etc. that students must complete and submit online by the due date.
Course timetables are not given to students until the start of each semester. Courses in our program are scheduled Monday to Friday between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. Due to class size limitations, students will be assigned to classes. We are not able to offer self-selection options.