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: September 21, 2021 to January 17, 2022
    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: February 16, 2022 to May 31, 2022
    Prior to applying review registrationcourse list, and important dates pages. Registration for external applicants is open from December 6, 2021 until February 23, 2022. Current YRDSB student registration begins on January 25, 2022 and ends February 23, 2022.