When will I get my final marks?
Final report cards will be issued on the last day of class. Report cards must be personally picked up at school. After the program ends, all unclaimed report cards can be picked up at the CEC, Continuing Education Dept., 320 Bloomington Road W, Aurora.
When are report cards issued?
All students MUST pick up their report cards on the final day of classes. Unclaimed report cards will not be mailed. All final marks will be electronically submitted for YCDSB students.
How can I get my marks to College/University?
Final report cards for non-YCDSB students will be emailed to their home school. Final marks for YCDSB students will be uploaded to their transcripts and a copy of the report card will be sent to their home school.
For Summer School: Graduating students are responsible for submitting their final report card to the College/University.
What if I miss or am late for a class?
Prompt, daily attendance is expected. Students are expected to attend from the first day of classes. Students who incur more than 3 absences face the risk of being withdrawn. Students with excessive lates can be withdrawn.
Will I be notified of course cancellations?
It is the responsibility of the registrants to check the Continuing Education webpage frequently and especially before the opening day of a course to see whether the course has been cancelled or moved to a new site. If your course status changes, you will receive an email with instructions to accept or decline the change..
What if a class is cancelled due to the weather?
Every effort will be made to communicate any class cancellations. Should classes be cancelled due to inclement weather or an emergency of some type; staff, students, parents and adults will need to refer to the YCDSB website or call the Continuing Education Department at 416-221-5051 extension 13609.
How do I register for a Summer eLearning course?
Visit the Con-Ed Registration site and select the course of your choice. If you are a current YCDSB student you will need to login using the OEN as the Username & Password. Your OEN number is printed on the top of all your Ontario Report cards.
If you are not a YCDSB student, just select your course and click on View Registration Form. You will need to have a Credit Counselling summary available to be uploaded with your registration.
If you have difficulty registering for the course, please contact the YCDSB Call Centre at 1-888-767-4778 option #3 from Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm
If you are having problems with D2L , contact your teacher. If you cannot contact your teacher through D2L, you can email your teacher via regular email or call D2L . 1-800-222-0209
D2L Support: If you are having difficulties using any of the course tools, please check out the D2L Online Knowledge Base or contact D2L Technical Support at 1-800-222-0209.
Password Support: YCDSB Customer Support at http://help.ycdsb.ca by submitting a ticket for D2L
How do I know that online learning is a good fit for my learning style?
eLearn provides an alternative method of delivering curriculum that meets the learning needs of students. Having said that, eLearn does not suit everyone’s learning style. If you would like to get a better idea of whether eLearn is a good fit for you, complete the online survey.
Are there any face-to-face requirements?
While there are no face-to-face requirements for your course – everything will be conducted online via Desire2Learn / Brightspace (the YCDSB elearning management system), there will be weekly scheduled video conference tutorials meant to provide students with support and direct contact with teachers. Note the video conference tutorials will be scheduled at times of the day that accommodate the greatest number of students. There will also be make-up sessions for those who miss.
Do I have to login to my course at a specific time of the day?
No. Aside from weekly video conference tutorials, which will be set up at times that best accommodate the needs of both students and teachers, you do not have to login at a specific time. This is an asynchronous approach to learning, so as long as you are meeting your assignment deadlines and participate in video conference tutorials, then you are good to go.
How many eLearn courses can I take in the summer?
While we do not recommend that any student take 2 eLearn courses during the summer due to the intense pacing and workload of each course, it is conceivable, that a very hard working, focused student could complete two eLearn credits during the summer
How do I drop an eLearn course? When are the drop date deadlines in terms of full disclosure?
Students will indicate their intention to drop the course to their eLearn teacher by completing and submitting the drop request form.
I am not a YCDSB student, can I take a Summer eLearning course?
Yes. The YCDSB Virtual School eLearn courses are open to all students in Ontario. You will need to upload a current Credit Counselling summary or Transcript in order to register.
I am an adult over 21 years of age, can I take a Summer eLearning course?
If you are a mature student (20+) and resident of Ontario, who has not completed your OSSD and would like to earn credits towards to your high school diploma, you are eligible to register and take an eLearn course
I will be travelling or working this summer, can I still take a Summer eLearning course?
A. Yes. As long as you have Internet access and are able to commit 3 – 5 hours a day to completing your work, you can continue in your course. Having said that, it is important that ensure yourself the learning environment and opportunity while vacation. Remember, it is your responsibility to ensure your ability to complete your work in a timely fashion while on vacation.
B. Since this is an asynchronous model of learning (not happening at the same time), you are able to take the eLearn class and complete the assignments at your convenience. Only requirements on your time is that you complete the assignments as indicated by the teacher and that you are able to participate in video conferences, which will be scheduled at times that will work with you and the teacher.
What do eLearning courses look like?
Preview our online courses and the Desire2Learn software platform,
Choose “e-Learning Ontario” from the list of organizations. Click “submit” and enter:
Will my course have an exam?
While there will be no face-to-face final exam, student’s will be required to complete some sort of culminating assessment. What that looks like will vary from course to course. The teacher will outline all assessment expectations at the start of the course.
What if I have an IEP (Individual Education Plan?
If you require any accommodations, it is important that you let your teacher know at the beginning of the course. In addition to that, we would ask you to scan and send a copy of your IEP to your teacher, so that we can put any accommodations you need in place. Please do not hesitate to discuss your learning needs with your teacher.
How much does it cost to take an Summer eLearning course?
There is no cost for residents of Ontario. If you are a VISA student you will be prompted to pay for the course as you work through the registration process.
Does it matter if I use a Mac or a PC?
No. Desire2Learn / Brightspace is compatible with both Macs and PCs. What’s more important is to always use the most recent version of your browser. The most up-to-date versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer all work with Desire2Learn.
What textbooks will I need for the course?
None. All content will be provided to you online through the D2L learning environment. In those cases where you are expected to read a novel (i.e. English), the expectation is you select a book that is accessible to you at your local library or bookstore.
When will my video conference tutorials happen and what if I miss a video conference ?
A. It will vary. Video conference tutorials will be scheduled differently for each course. Every effort will be made to schedule the tutorials at a time that best accommodates the greatest number of students. Please consult with your teacher for the schedule.
B. Your teacher will be setting up make sessions for those who miss the scheduled video conference or will contact you to bring you up to date and ensure that you complete all required assignments connected to the video tutorial.
Does it matter which internet browser I use?
It is suggested that students use Google Chrome or Safari.
What’s my username and password and what if I forget my password. What should I do?
A. Once a student has registered for their eLearn course, a username and password will be sent to them. If you are a current YCDSB student, you will be able to access your D2L course with your day school username and password.
B. Con-Ed Registration site: Forgot Password . A temporary password will be sent to the email address in the account.
Desire2Learn: Click on the Forgot Password link on the login page for D2L
When does the Saturday/Summer/Night School Semester 2 begin?
- Saturday school registration opens in August and typically runs from mid- September to June.
- Summer school registration opens the end of May and typically runs from July into the first week of August.
- Night School Semester 2 registration opens in August and typically runs from mid-February to June.
How many days can I be away from Saturday/Summer/Night School?
You are allowed to be away for three days before being withdrawn from the program. You are responsible for your absences. Due to the nature of our programs, unexcused absences will lead to withdrawal from our program.
I only receive confirmation for one of my choices, can I switch?
The email you receive is the only course we have for you. If you wish to switch, you must delete your first confirmation and re-apply for the course again. Please note that you will lose your place in the sequence.
I have not received an acceptance email, does this mean I am NOT accepted?
Acceptance emails will be sent out if there is a spot for you in the course starting on the second week of June.
What are the odds of getting in the course I want?
Acceptance into a course is dependent on how many of our current YCDSB students are taking the course and how popular the course is.
Are there any costs or course fees?
A text book deposit is required for all credit courses (cheque only). The deposit cheque will be returned to the student on the last day of class if the book(s) are returned. A $25 fee will be charged for any Returned Cheque.
Can I register if I am a Visa Student?
Yes. Visa students may register for a full credit course; however they will be required to pay by certified cheque a fee of $1,650.00 per course. External or NON YCDSB Visa students must have appropriate documentation.
I am not Catholic; can I still enroll into the program?
Everyone is welcomed to enroll into our program providing they have the necessary course requirements regardless of faith.
I am an adult returning to school, what do I need to return to school to obtain my diploma/credit?
Unfortunately, the Continuing Education Department only issues report cards, NOT diplomas.
Do you issue Diploma's or Transcripts?
No. The Continuing Education Department will only issue a transcript, however it is your responsibility to ensure that the Continuing Education Program marks are recorded correctly on your transcript. For a Diploma, you must contact your previous secondary school for information and procedures as “we” (the Continuing Education Department) do not issue diplomas at all. To obtain this information you can contact your previous secondary school.
I will be going on vacation so can I write the exam early?
No. In order to obtain a credit you must attend class according to the schedule. This schedule cannot be altered.