What is e-Learning?

e-Learning courses are asynchronous online courses instructed by a certified Ontario educator who provides on-going feedback, assessment, evaluation, and reporting. Like a regular classroom teacher, e-learning teachers also incorporate any accommodations and/or modifications identified in a student’s Individual Education Plan. The difference is that while a teacher provides the course lessons and homework, there are no formal real-time lessons where the students and the teacher are online at the same time. Instead, the coursework is organized so students can log in and access the course content anytime during the day.

Graduation requirement

High school students are required to complete two asynchronous e-learning courses before the end of grade 12. This includes asynchronous Summer School courses. (This year’s (2022-23) grade 12 students are not affected by this requirement; students who will be in grade 12 next year (2023-24) are only required to complete one e-learning course.) If a student in grade 12 has not been able to include e-learning courses in their schedule, this graduation requirement will be removed. This will be completed through a form submission process that will be outlined by the school.

Benefits of e-Learning

e-Learning allows students to:


  • access a wider course selection than that available at their home school;
  • have greater flexibility in scheduling, so those course selections are not constrained by timetabling issues;
  • learn at a time best suited to their lives, enabling them to fit the coursework around their other commitments;
  • develop their digital literacy skills;
  • learn important transferable skills that will help prepare them for success after graduation and in all aspects of their lives.

Course offerings

e-Learning courses are designated with a V in myBlueprint, and students can register for them the same way they register for regular courses. Students can also talk to their guidance counsellor to access additional courses offered by school boards across Ontario.

Students and parents can take a look at the OCSB eLearning Courses PDF to see what course selections we have available for the current school year.