Welcome to Online Learning!
Welcome to the wonderful world of online learning where your classmates are worldwide.
Online learning is a combination of courses delivered online through a Learning Management System or Web Based and print-based texts and workbooks. The online system serves as a virtual classroom that you can attend anytime that suits you. Here, you are able to interact with fellow students and your instructor, and receive and submit assignments. Learning is facilitated by an instructor who keeps in touch with you through the online conferencing system and e-mail.
Most of our online learning courses and programs are in partnership with the OntarioLearn Consortium. This consortium is made up of all of the Ontario Community Colleges who have come together to deliver online courses. You will see terms such as 'host college' and 'registering college' if the course you take is offered through Niagara College and the OntarioLearn consortium. The 'host college' is the college that has hired the instructor to teach the course to a number of students from a number of colleges. The 'registering college' is the college that you have registered with (the one that you paid your course fee to). You will be logging on to the OntariioLearn portal to access your course (see How to Log into Your Online Course).
Many of the online exams have an in-class exam that you will write at the college. You can pre-register for your exams online (see How to register for your exams). All assignments and exams must be completed by the final date of the course.