Students can earn Ontario high school credits online through our Board's e-Learning program. Courses meet all curriculum expectations and standards and all courses are taught by fully qualified teachers in collaboration with eLearning Ontario.

An e-Learning course is conducted entirely online using Desire 2 Learn, a Learning Management System (LMS). Taking an e-Learning course gives students more flexibility in their timetable and opportunities to earn credits while building valuable independent learning skills that will be beneficial to any post-secondary pathway.

Success in e-Learning courses requires students to be independent and self-motivated learners. E-Learning is not intended to replace face-to-face classes, however, it provides options to students in particular scenarios, such as:

  • the need for flexible timetabling due to special circumstances;
  • access to courses that are not offered at the student's school; and
  • timetable conflicts that cannot be resolved at the student's school.

E-learning courses

During the school year, the following Grade 12 courses are offered through DCDSB. Check the Course Calendar on myBlueprint for descriptions.

  • BAF3ME (Introduction to Financial Accounting)
  • BAT4ME (Principles of Financial Accounting)
  • BBB4ME (International Business Fundamentals)
  • BDI3CE (Introduction to Entrepreneurial Studies
  • BDV4CE (Entrepreneurship)
  • BOH4ME (Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals)
  • CHI4UE (Canada: History, Identity and Culture)
  • CHY4UE (World History: The West & The World)
  • CIA4UE (Analysing Current Economic Issues)
  • CLU3ME (Understanding Canadian Law)
  • EWC4UE (The Writer's Craft)
  • FIF3UF (French Immersion)
  • HFA4UE (Nutrition and Health)
  • HHS4UE (Families in Canada)
  • HSE4ME (Equity and Social Justice)
  • ICS3UE (Grade 11 Computer Science)
  • ICS4UE (Grade 12 Computer Science)
  • IDC4UE (Interdisciplinary Studies - Peer Tutoring)
  • MDM4UE (Mathematics of Data Management)
  • PSK4UE (Kinesiology)
  • SCH4CE (Chemistry)
  • SNC4ME (Health Science)
  • SPH4CE (Physics)

Online Learning Graduation Requirement

In accordance with Ministry of Education's Policy/Program Memorandum 167, students are required to earn two eLearning credits to graduate from secondary school with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), beginning with students who entered Grade 9 in the 2020-2021 school year. 

The Online Learning Graduation Requirement is intended to support students in developing familiarity with learning in an online environment, as well as developing digital literacy and other important transferable skills that will need for success in their selected post-secondary pathway.

For further details, including frequently asked questions, please visit the Online Learning Graduation Requirement webpage.