eLearning at the YCDSB

Note: Our Second Semester eLearn classes start 8:00am on February 12, 2024 via D2L Brightspace
Empowering Student Minds,
Shaping Futures Online

Log in to the Virtual Learning Environment (D2L Brightspace)

The YCDSB recognizes that our students have a diverse set of needs, skills, goals and preferred learning styles. Regardless of their differences, we are at our best when we help all students discover and develop their God-given gifts and their sense of vocation and purpose. Guided by the principles of excellence, access and equity, we look for innovative ways to ensure a successful outcome for every student.

Secondary students can enroll in an eLearning course as one of their four day-school courses in either Semester 1 or Semester 2.

eLearning Model

The eLearning model of instruction is delivered via “asynchronous” learning. This means that students and their teacher do not have to be on-line at the same time. Asynchronous eLearning makes it possible for students to log on to the Virtual Learning Environment at any time of the day or week, and engage in course materials, resources, activities along with communicating to classmates and their teacher. This approach allows for much needed flexibility in student timetables.

The eLearning Experience

circle of people sitting at computersIn many respects, eLearning courses differ from traditional face-to-face classes in the learning modality only. As is the case with our regular day-school classes, eLearning courses are delivered from a distinctly Catholic perspective. In addition, every teacher of an eLearning course is a full-time teacher qualified with the OCT. These educators use a wide range of collaborative communication and administrative tools to support student learning and success.

This program is only available to YCDSB students or out-of-board students registering through an Ontario eLearning Consortium member board.

For further inquiries contact:

The YCDSB eLearn Team