e-Learning in Rainbow Schools

e-Learning Login

Rainbow District School Board provides a number of online secondary school courses throughout the school year as part of the provincial e-Learning strategy.

Each of the Board’s ten secondary schools in Sudbury, Espanola and Manitoulin offer at least one online course. Six courses will be available during semester 1 and 11 courses will be available during semester 2.

Through e-Learning, students can earn credits and achieve success. Rainbow District School Board teachers deliver the online courses using a learning management system that students will be able to access at school and at home.

Students can supplement their timetable with an online course, giving them greater flexibility and choice in completing their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Students can also take courses that are not available at their home school or not accessible due to scheduling conflicts.

The online courses will also provide a new learning option for students – one that maximizes the use of technology. e-Learning courses are very interactive. A wide variety of technology will be used to support online learning including electronic whiteboards, chat rooms, e-mail, and discussion groups.

Students can register for e-Learning courses through their Guidance Department.

New Online Graduation Requirement

The Ministry of Education has introduced an online learning graduation requirement.

IMPORTANT: The Ministry of Education recognizes that in-person learning is the best delivery model for the majority of students and has provided an opt out provision for online learning. Students who would like to opt out will be required to complete a survey in the spring.

For students who entered Grade 9 in 2020-2021, one secondary school credit completed during the period of remote learning from April to June 2921 has been deemed as earned towards the new graduation requirement. One more learning credit is required.

Students who entered Grade 9 in 2021-2022 and onward are required to complete two online learning credits in order to graduate.

Online learning is different from the remote learning during the pandemic

Online learning is most often referred to as a-Learning. e-Learning courses are asynchronous, which means students must be self-directed as they work through course content online. Teachers of e-Learning courses provide support, answer questions, and assess work. They do not teach lessons. Technology is required to access e-Learning through the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

Given that e-Learning students work independently, they require good time management skills and the discipline to complete course content of their own. Daily participation is essential to success.

Source: PPM 167

Access the resources below to learn more about the online graduation requirement.


Letter to families re: online learning graduation requirement survey - February 25, 2022
Letter to families re: new online learning requirement - February 18, 2022


Getting started with e-Learning
PPM 167: Online learning graduation requirement

e-Learning Courses 2021-2022

Rainbow District School Board is offering the following e-Learning Courses during the school year:

Semester 1Semester 2
Grade 10
CHV 2O: Civics
GLC  2O: Career Studies
Grade 10
CHV 2O: Civics
GLC  2O: Career Studies
Grade 11
HPC 3O: Parenting
PPZ 3C: Health for Life
Grade 11
EMS 30: Media Studies
MEL 3E: Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life
SBI 3U: Biology
Grade 12
CHY 4U: World History since the 15th Century
EWC 4U: The Writer’s Craft
SNC 4M: Science
Grade 12
HIP 4O: Personal Life Management
HSB 4U: Challenge and Change in Society
HZT 4U: Philosophy
MEL 4E: Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life
OLC 4O: Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course
PSK 4U: Introductory Kinesiology

Registering for e-Learning Courses

Students can register for e-Learning courses through their guidance department.

Tips for e-Learning Success

  • Log in daily
  • Read over content and instructions carefully
  • Create a support team (classmates, teacher)
  • Ask questions
  • Be aware of deadlines
  • Set aside a regular time and place to work
  • Watch the orientation videos and familiarize yourself with the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

To learn more, please contact [email protected].