Overview of Programs

Our Programs

e-Learning Day School

e-Learning courses have been developed by the Ministry of Education and are delivered online by TDSB teachers. e-Learning courses are primarily asynchronous and students access course material through electronic and digital resources such as learning modules, internet sites, videos and discussion groups. The courses cover the same expectations as regular day school courses. In e-Learning courses, students are expected to log in daily and commit 75 minutes to engage in and complete work independently. About 1 hour (60 minutes) per week will be synchronous and a live lesson will be delivered by the teacher. The synchronous lessons are recorded and posted. Students may choose to attend the lesson when it is delivered or access the recording at another time. The remaining hours will be asynchronous, and students receive support from the teacher through posted material, tutorials, office hours and individual conferences. e-Learning courses count toward the e-Learning graduation requirement. To learn more, please click here

This is unlike “virtual” or “remote” courses. In “virtual” or “remote” courses, students receive synchronous, in-person instruction online. Attendance in “virtual” or “remote” courses is mandatory and students are expected to be present online with the teacher and classmates for the full duration of the class. “Virtual” or “remote” courses do not meet the e-Learning graduation requirement

Secondary students across the TDSB may take one e-Learning course per semester as part of their day school timetable. That means students must also be taking courses in their day school while they are enrolled in their e-learning course. Students will remain on the roll at their day school and require their guidance counsellor's approval to take an e-Learning Day School course.

All enrolled students are invited to attend an after-school, online orientation session to meet their e-Learning teacher at the beginning of each semester (September and February). The orientation session is recorded and is available for late-registering students to view.

Please visit the e-Learning Day School page for more information.

e-Credit (18+) 

The e-Credit Adult program is for adult learners age 18 and over who are no longer attending a day school and want to earn credits online. This program offers two semesters from September to June.  

Our eligibility criteria require that students enrolled in the e-Credit Course Program must not be attending another TDSB or non TDSB day school simultaneously. If you are enrolled in a full-time day school program you will be removed from your e-Credit Course.

Please visit the e-Credit (18+) page for more information.

e-Summer School

Our popular summer online program is offered in two sessions throughout July and August. This program is open to TDSB and other Ontario secondary school students aged 13-20.  e-Summer courses have been developed by the Ministry of Education and are delivered online by TDSB teachers. e-Summer courses are primarily asynchronous and students access course material through electronic and digital resources such as learning modules, internet sites, videos and discussion groups. The courses cover the same expectations as regular day school courses. In e-Summer courses, students are expected to log in daily and commit 5-6 hours to engage in and complete work independently. About 1 hour (60 minutes) per day will be synchronous and a live lesson will be delivered by the teacher. The synchronous lessons are recorded and posted. Students may choose to attend the lesson when it is delivered or access the recording at another time. The remaining hours will be asynchronous, and students receive support from the teacher through posted material, tutorials, office hours and individual conferences. e-Learning courses count toward the e-Learning graduation requirement. To learn more, please click here.

Please visit the e-Summer School page for more information.

Benefits of Learning Online

It's all about expanding choice and opportunity. TDSB e-Learning provides students with learning experiences that are:

  • Flexible: students can learn anytime, anywhere
  • Relevant: students prepare for their future in an increasingly digital world
  • Engaging: students enjoy rich, interactive online content