Ontario's e-Learning Strategy

Roles and Responsibilities

Both the Ministry of Education and school boards have important roles in delivering the e-Learning Strategy.

The Ministry of Education provides leadership and support, while school boards retain full responsibility for the implementation of blended learning, e-learning credit courses and the use of digital resources.

The Ministry of Education

  • Acquires and manages:
    • a provincial Learning Management System (LMS) for online blended learning, e-learning credit courses, and
    • the Ontario Educational Resource Bank for digital resources.
  • Set policies board participation in the e-learning strategy.
  • Coordinate the development of digital learning resources, including e-learning credit courses and course/subject packages.
  • Provide professional development opportunities including face-to-face, webinars and focused video tutorials.

For more on the role of e-Learning Ontario, see About Ontario's e-Learning Strategy.

School Boards

  • Maintain all aspects of e-learning delivery within the board, including registering and tracking students, granting credits, hiring staff, setting program direction, and maintaining control over quality.
  • Customize courses and digital learning resources to meet local needs, while ensuring that they meet the expectations in the appropriate curriculum policy documents.
  • Ensure that all relevant Ministry of Education policies including the e-learning policy and ancillary acceptable use policies are adhered to.

Find more information on the roles and responsibilities of the Ministry of Education and school boards, in the Provincial e-Learning Strategy: Master User Agreement, Fall 2013 (PDF, 465 KB)