Frequently Asked Questions
Where and when do I take my online course?
Depending on the course you are taking, you may be timetabled into a classroom or other location in the school, or you may be given a spare and expected to complete your course in your free time during the school day or at home. Be sure to check with your Site Administrator or Guidance Counsellor to see where and when the online course you have selected will be offered.
Do I get an Ontario Credit for my online course?
Yes, all the online credit courses adhere to the Ontario Ministry of Education guidelines, and follow the standard policies for assessment and reporting. Your final evaluation will occur at your school during your regular exam timetable in June.
Do the marks for my online course go on my regular report card or to OUAC?
You will get marks on your report card at the same time and in the same format as you do for your regular courses. Your Site Administrator will work with the online teacher to monitor your progress and to gather marks at regular intervals that are then used for any school documentation such as report cards, OUAC, University letters of reference and so on.
How many online courses can I take?
It is recommended that students take one or two online course per year, unless there are special circumstances. Students must receive permission from the school's Site Administrator and the Guidance department to take an online course.
Who do I contact if I have problems with my course or my computer?
The school has established a Site Administrator to assist students with any problems with a course or the technology. They are in constant contact with the online teacher, the school Guidance Counsellors, and the IT Department. You should contact your Site Administrator as soon as possible if you have any problems with the course, the teacher or your computer.
Do I need any special software for my computer?
Most courses will require you to have access to Microsoft Office or similar software. Additional software is usually public domain that you can download onto your computer, and much of your work will be web-based using the Internet. TGJ3M requires specialized software.