Accelerated eLearning

Registration for Semester 1 (July 6 to July 29) is closed. Registration for Semester 2 (July 30 to August 25) is open.

Important Information for DDSB eLearning Students

  1. eLearning letter to students - Sent to students via email  - updated July 3, 2020
  2. How do I login to the Brightspace/D2L Learning Environment? - Video
  3. How do I complete the Student Orientation Course? - Video

Courses in this program are recommended for secondary students who wish to reach ahead in a subject they have not previously studied or wish to upgrade a mark in a course that they have successfully completed.  It is ideal for students who cannot attend face-to-face classes due to specific day time, performance or sporting commitments.  Students for this program MUST be self-motivated and able to participate in the course for an average of 6 hours per day (Monday – Friday).

eLearning vs Distance Learning

Durham Continuing Education offers eLearning over the summer which is not the same as distance learning. The eLearning Summer 2020 program is a full credit (half credit for Civics and Careers) course consisting of 110 hours (55 hours for half credit) of content and a final summative evaluation.  The final mark will be determined based on 70% term work and a 30% summative evaluation.  Participation of approximately 6 hours per day, Monday – Friday is highly recommended for completion of this program.

Distance learning is the mode of instruction that DDSB students are currently engaged in during school closures. Distance learning does not always require online access and educators connect with their students through a variety of methods. Distance learning is NOT offered over the summer.

If you are a current DDSB student, click here to begin the registration process.
If you are not a current DDSB student, click here to begin the registration process.

Civics and Careers Program Information
Civics (CHV2O1) and Career Studies (GLC2O1) are separate courses and therefore require separate registrations.  Up to one credit will be granted upon successful completion of each course (0.5 credits for CHV2O1 and GLC2O1). 
Course Dates and Times

Semester 1 begins July 6, 2020 and ends July 29, 2020.

Semester 2 begins July 30, 2020 and ends August 25, 2020.

Course Guide
Course Guide
Course Information and Registration Instructions

Course cancellation information

Course descriptions

DDSB Computer Use and Acceptable Use Policies

Expectations for Summer School eLearning

Frequently Asked Questions

List of accelerated eLearning courses offered

Program information

Registration instructions for current DDSB students

Registration checklist for current DDSB students

Registration instructions for non-DDSB students

Registration checklist for non-DDSB students

Requirements for eLearning

Summer School Code of Conduct

Prerequisites
It is the responsibility of students and their guidance counsellors to ensure that all prerequisites have been met before registering for an accelerated course.
Registration Deadlines
Semester 1: June 28, 2020
Semester 2: July 23, 2020
Summative Evaluations

Semester 1: Students MUST reserve July 28 and July 29, 2020 for a summative evaluation – participation is MANDATORY. Further information regarding the summative evaluation will be available from your eLearning teacher at the beginning of the course.

Semester 2: Students MUST reserve August 24 and August 25, 2020 for a summative evaluation – participation is MANDATORY. Further information regarding the summative evaluation will be available from your eLearning teacher at the beginning of the course.

Summer School Location
E. A. Lovell Adult and Continuing Education Centre - Map
120 Centre St. S.
Oshawa, ON
L1H 4A3
Student Expectations
eLearning expectations for students
Technology Requirements

DDSB Computer Use and Acceptable Use Policy

eLearning technology requirements

NEW!  Current Durham District School Board students may only take only ONE (1) accelerated credit or TWO (2) accelerated 0.5 credit courses or a Co-operative Education Program or up to TWO (2) credit recovery courses during summer school, regardless of the mode of delivery.  Exceptions MUST be requested by the home school principal to the principal of Durham Continuing Education.  All other students may take up to ONE full course or TWO 0.5 credit courses per semester.

eLearning courses cannot be taken concurrently with any other summer school program.