Online Classroom

Blended Learning

Blended learning uses digital learning tools within a classroom setting where students are face-to-face with each other and their teacher. Blended Learning can use just a few digital tools or it may use a wide array of tools, courses and resources. These digital learning tools are part of the provincial Learning Management System.

Unlike e-learning classes where students are not in a traditional classroom with their teacher and classmates, blended learning occurs within the context of a face-to-face classroom.

Blended learning allows K-12 students to:

  • Access high-quality course materials, class calendars, and assignments during and outside school hours
  • Take part in face-to-face lessons and communicate with their teacher and classmates using a suite of secure online tools inside the password-protected Learning Management System.

Learn more about blended learning.

Online Courses

E-learning Credit Courses are courses taught by e-learning teachers using the provincial Learning Management System (LMS).

E-learning courses can be offered for students who cannot be in the physical classroom to learn. For example, a desired course may not be offered at their school or they cannot take a course because of a scheduling conflict.

E-learning credit courses allow for a variety of online classroom configurations. Students from different locations may enrol in one e-learning course. Students from one location can enrol in one course but access it during different periods of the day.

E-learning credit courses allow secondary school students to:

  • Select from a wide range of subjects, in Catholic and public versions
  • Benefit from applied, college, university/college, university, workplace, and open course types
  • Reduce time table conflicts.

The provincial Learning Management System (LMS) supports the delivery of a growing number of online credit courses from Grades 9 to 12. This teacher-mediated system contains a wide range of collaborative and administration tools such as chat, threaded discussion, blogs, whiteboards, quizzes and student tracking.

The courses on the e-Learning Ontario website are offered by school boards in the province, not by e-Learning Ontario. School boards determine which courses they will offer each year and then assign teachers to teach them. To find out what courses your board is offering and how to enrol, contact your Guidance Counsellor.