Welcome to eLearning in Halton

HDSB Online Summer School 2019

Key Information

Summer School pre-registration closes June 26, 2019 at 4:00 p.m

You may also register at summer school sites or at the GAHS main office in Burlington on July 2nd.

Students registering on July 2nd for online classes will not have access until July 3rd or in some cases July 4th.

Summer School Information registration is done through the GAHS website.

Final Exams will be held entirely online.  

Login Information

Link:  HDSB.elearningontario.ca

Halton Public Students:   

Use school email address and password to login to the course.  You will also receive a start-up email on Monday July 1st, 2019.

Non Halton Public Students:

Check the personal email that you provided on the registration form.  You will  be sent your login information on July 1, 2019. You will be given a username and password.  The login page will ask for an email address.  This is your username with @hdsb.ca Don't forget to put @hdsb.ca after the username.

What is eLearning (Online Learning)?

In an online course, students interact and learn with their teacher, classmates and electronic resources using any Internet-connected computer.


E-Learning provides opportunities for Halton students to:

  • earn the same secondary school credits in a different way
  • develop 21st century eLearning skills
  • learn at a flexible time (eLearning courses do not have a scheduled period but follow regular semester timelines)
  • access courses that may not be offered in their secondary school
  • interact in the online classroom with students from across Halton

As well, students can continue to earn secondary school credits even if they are physically absent from their high school for extended periods of time.

Is it Right for you?
Can I do it?
E-learning can be an exciting, engaging and challenging way to earn high school credits. 
But before you dive into the online world, we suggest to take a few minutes to think about if you are a suitable candidate for e-learning.

Why Test for Suitability?
Online learning is not for everyone and requires a combination of qualities (e.g., self-motivation, initiative and fluency with reading and writing). 
Online courses are certainly not 'bird courses' and are as demanding and time-consuming as face-to-face classes. 
Although learning online involves some flexibility, students must keep up with course due dates as with any other class.

Below you will find links to different e-learning suitability quizzes.
 Try a couple of them and as you do, 
think about the skills you will need to be successful.

http://www.oelc.ca/is-elearning-for-me/        http://ontariolearn.com/index.php/en/?option=com_k2&view=item&id=3569

 We also suggest that you speak with your guidance counsellor about any decisions you are going to make in relation to your program.

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