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Taking an online course is a great way to study! There are many advantages to this mode of education; as well, there are some things you should be aware of, so as to be as prepared as possible for your new experience.

CDSBEO e-Learning Courses are delivered through this website: e-Learning Ontario

A student considering an Online course MUST be comfortable using a computer. At the very least we require students to be able to:

  • use email and have an acceptable personal email address for possible contact during the course
  • send and receive attachments on email messages
  • work with a word processor (Microsoft WORD is preferable), creating and formatting documents
  • save and organize files in folders on your hard drive or workspace  for later retrieval
  • use a spreadsheet program (EXCEL is the format we require) with basic functions
  • conduct efficient Internet searches
  • copy and paste text from one application to another
  • multi-task (work with multiple software applications simultaneously)
  • open and manipulate files using Adobe Acrobat (.pdf files)
  • download and install “plug-ins”
  • work with different file formats

From our experience, we find that students must have a strong motivation to succeed in an online course. Students must be able to make their own study schedule and stick to it to ensure that work is submitted regularly and in a timely fashion to meet the course deadlines.


Registration Process

For registration, please contact the guidance counselor at the students home school,


for out-of-board students or mature students please contact the e-Learning Coordinator at


for mature students, please contact the e-Learning Coordinator at



For Semester I or Semester II e-Learning Courses:

Students who are attending a high school within the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario should speak to a Guidance Counsellor if interested in enrolling in an online course. If permission is given for this, then the Guidance Counsellor will register the student for the course.

Students who are enrolled in a high school with another Ontario School Board are eligible to enrol in an online course through the CDSBEO e-Learning Program only with the permission of your school administration.  A signature is required from your school administrator. Your school will be billed for each credit you take with our program. Please email should you have any questions concerning the cost of the courses.

Ontario residents who live within the boundaries of the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario, who are not currently enrolled in any high school full-time, but who need some credits to complete a diploma, are eligible to enroll. You will need a copy of your most recent transcript when completing your registration. Go to the CDSBEO high school nearest you, and register there. Be sure to explain that you want to enroll in e-Learning credits only, no day program classes. The school will then register you with the e-Learning Program.

For students who do not live within the boundaries of the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario, please go to the high school nearest you, and ask about e-Learning opportunities available to you through your local School Board.

Appropriate behaviour is expected at all times.  Students are expected to show respect towards their teachers and other students in their class.  Failure to comply will result in an automatic withdraw during the summer session.


For the Summer Session

Students who reside in Ontario are eligible to enrol in our Summer Program.



Texts required for a course are the responsibility of each student. See the Course List for any texts required for your course.


Information for Parents

All courses offered through the e-Learning Program satisfy the requirements for these credits as specified by the Ministry of Education documents. In each course, the specific expectations of each module are stated at the outset, and can be compared to those stated on the Ministry of Education website.

Each course has an instructor assigned to a class of students. The instructor is a professional teacher, licensed in Ontario, with many years of experience in the classroom and a strong background in online learning.

Parents of students under 18 years of age are welcome to correspond with their child’s instructor and keep up to date on the student’s performance in an e-Learning course. Please provide a parental email address on the registration form, when you register your student. This information will be passed along to the instructor.

Contact us for more information.