Blended Learning and E-Learning Credit Courses 

The provincial Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), formerly known as the Learning Management System (LMS), provides students with the opportunity to take online credit courses, and to learn in face-to-face classroom settings. Students have the opportunity to receive instruction and support from qualified Ontario teachers.

Blended Learning and e-Learning Credit Courses provide learners with the flexibility they need to succeed, and provide diverse learning opportunities as they work towards graduation.

Blended Learning

Blended Learning occurs when students use digital learning tools in a face-to-face classroom setting with their peers and their teacher. This can involve the use of many resources and tools in the classroom. Learn more about the tools and resources used in Blended Learning here​.​

Learning Credit Courses

E-Learning Credit Courses are taught by e-Learning teachers. The online credit courses allow secondary students to select from a wide range of subjects that may not be offered at their school, or cannot take due to a scheduling conflict at school.​

Students participating in an e-Learning Course can:

  • Access a wide variety of high-quality online courses, as well as videos, activities, maps and interactive multimedia.
  • Recover compulsory course credits needed for graduation.
  • Access digital learning resources anywhere, anytime.
  • Reduce timetable conflicts.
  • Practice new skills online and prepare for tests and exams.
  • Enhance their knowledge of and experience using digital tools.

E-Learning credit course offerings (in Grades 10-12) for the 2017-2018 school year are:​

​Semester I ​​Semester II
 Health for Life
(Grade 11l)
PPZ 3CE

Chemistry (College)
(Grade 12) 
SCH 4CE
International Business Fundamentals
(Grade 12)
BBB 4ME
​Chemistry (University)
(Grade 12)
SCH 4UE
Media Arts
(Grade 10) 
ASM 2OE 
Health for Life
(Grade 11)
PPZ 3CE

Human Development Throughout the Lifespan
(Grade 12) 
HHG 4ME

Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course 
(Grade 12)
OLC 4OE 

 Personal Life Management 
(Grade 12)
HIP 4OE

Physics College
(Grade 12)
SPH 4C

World Cultures 
 (Grade 12)
HSC 4ME

*Please note that an e-Learning course must be taken as one (1) of eight (8) student courses, and cannot be taken as an additional ninth (9th) course.

Students may also have access to online credit courses offered by other Catholic District School Boards in Ontario through the Ontario Catholic eLearning Consortium​. Please contact your secondary school’s guidance office for more information or to request a specific course.

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