Online Learning Night School

Online Learning Night School (formerly Night School e-Learning) courses are taught by YRDSB teachers using Ontario's Virtual Learning Environment-BrightSpace by D2L. The platform is web-based and contains lessons and a wide range of collaborative tools. Teachers interact with students on weekdays both synchronously (real-time) and asynchronously (pre-recorded lessons, discussions, etc.) to deliver the curriculum. Students are not required to log in at a specific time each day, there is flexibility so that they may log in at a convenient time for them. Students can expect to do a minimum of 6 hours of learning each week per course. The program offers courses that are specifically designed to be taught in a fully online format (formerly referred to as “e-learning”). Online learning relies on communication between pupils and teachers. Online learning does not require pupils and teachers to be face-to-face with each other. Classes occur online using an asynchronous model, with synchronous check-in opportunities with the teacher.


Online Learning Night School (formerly Night School e-Learning) is available to the following individuals:

  • Individuals who are 18 years of age or older, with Canadian status, and living in Ontario. 
  • Students​ who are not registered in a day school with another publicly funded school board. Applicants must have Canadian status, and live in Ontario.
  • Current YRDSB students residing in Ontario, with Canadian status, and enrolled in day school courses may be eligible (Check with a Guidance Counsellor at your YRDSB school to find out if you qualify).

2021-2022 Sessions

  • Fall 2021: The registration period for external applicants is August 30 - September 28, 2021, and for current YRDSB students is September 14 -28, 2021. Review the registrationcourse list, and important dates pages prior to applying.

  • Winter 2022: The registration period for all applicants will be available in mid-December 2021.