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).